Hello, book lovers! What’s happening in your orbit? I am so excited about all the glorious books headed our way this summer. And all the book news! I hope you’re having a swell July so far. Enjoy your week! Be excellent to each other. – xoxo, Liberty
Sponsored by The Disappearances by Emily Bain Murphy, a HMH Book for Young Readers.
Every seven years something disappears in the town of Sterling: reflections…dreams…colors. When Aila arrives, she learns the town is cursed to lose experiences that weave life together…and the theory is that Aila’s deceased mother, Juliet, is to blame.
Aila sets out to clear her mother’s name with the help of George, whose goofy charm makes him a fast friend; Beas, the enigmatic violinist who writes poetry on her knees; and William, whose pull on Aila’s heart terrifies her.
The Disappearances is a bewitching tale full of intrigue and dread that will leave you entranced.
Deals, Reels, and Squeals
Sandhya Menon announced a sequel to When Dimple Met Rishi: When Ashish Met Sweetie!
I’M A SHARK: Nimona animated movie gets a 2020 release date.
Robert Kloss (author of The Alligators of Abraham, one of my favorite books), has announced his new novel!
Silicon Valley actor Jimmy O. Yang is writing a book.
Fantastic Beasts sequel reveals plot details, adds cast as shooting starts.
Dame Angela Lansbury will star as Aunt March in Little Women for Masterpiece.
Casting call for speaking roles in The Hate U Give movie!
HEART EYES: Gerard Way’s Umbrella Academy reportedly headed to Netflix.
Brittany Cavallaro revealed the cover for The Case for Jamie, the third book in the Charlotte Holmes series. (March 6, 2018)
New cover for The Obama Inheritance: Fifteen Stories of Conspiracy Noir edited by Gary Phillips. (Oct. 10)
The Lore podcast has a book coming out: The World of Lore: Monstrous Creatures. EW has the cover!
Book Riot Recommends
At Book Riot, I work on the New Books! email, the All the Books! podcast about new releases, and the Book Riot Insiders New Release Index. I am very fortunate to get to read a lot of upcoming titles, and I’m delighted to share a couple with you each week!
The Heart’s Invisible Furies by John Boyne
OHHHHHHHHHHH THIS BOOK. Boyne’s powerful, heartfelt story of the life of Cyril Avery in post-war Ireland might very well be my favorite book of 2017. The novel takes us from 1945 through 2015, as Cyril travels from Dublin to Amsterdam to NYC, searching to discover who he is, both literally and figuratively. This wonderful saga is perfect for fans of John Irving, Robertson Davies, and Donna Tartt. It’s marvelously funny, a bit bawdy, and tremendously heartbreaking. I LOVE IT SO. (Hogarth, Aug. 22)
The Epic Crush of Genie Lo by F.C. Yee
High school and the pressure to perform well was stress enough for Genie Lo. Then she finds out she’s a celestial spirit with superhuman strength. Suddenly she’s bashing hell-spawn in between applying to colleges! But if she can’t save her city from demons, there won’t be school or anything any more! This is a really fun entry in the supernatural YA market. (Amulet Books, Aug. 8)
And this is funny.
I never get tired of a This is Just To Say joke.