Book Bytes is a feature I created to give quick updates in the book community such as cover reveals, book adaptation & so much more!
1.Nicola Yoon’s The Sun Is Also A Star Cover Reveal + Excerpt
On April 4th EW posted an article revealing the cover for The Sun Is Also A Star!
From the author of Everything,Everything, Nicola’s newest YA Contemporary will center around “Natasha — a devotee of science and hard facts, whose family is hours from being deported to Jamaica — and Daniel — a well-behaved star student who falls instantly under Natasha’s spell. Will they let themselves fall in love, or choose one of the millions of other paths fate may have in store?”
W/ that cover reveal also came an excerpt which you can read Here.
It will be released November 1,2016!
2.Samantha Shannon Book Deal
Also on April 4th, Samantha Shannon, author of The Bone Season, announced she sold a new fantasy book titled:
The Priory Of The Orange Tree
It will be a standalone.
You can read the summary from the press release Here.
3. A Shadow Bright And Burning Cover Reveal
On April 12, Jessica Cluess’s cover for A Shadow Bright And Burning was revealed + an excerpt which you can read Here!
This YA Fantasy will be Book 1 in the Kingdom Of Fire Series, which will be out September 2016!
Summary: Henrietta Howel can burst into flames.
Forced to reveal her power to save a friend, she’s shocked when instead of being executed, she’s invited to train as one of Her Majesty’s royal sorcerers.
Thrust into the glamour of Victorian London, Henrietta is declared the chosen one, the girl who will defeat the Ancients, bloodthirsty demons terrorizing humanity. She also meets her fellow sorcerer trainees, handsome young men eager to test her power and her heart. One will challenge her. One will fight for her. One will betray her.
But Henrietta Howel is not the chosen one.
As she plays a dangerous game of deception, she discovers that the sorcerers have their own secrets to protect. With battle looming, what does it mean to not be the one? And how much will she risk to save the city—and the one she loves?
4. Tales Of The Peculiar Cover Reveal
On April 14, the cover for Ransom Riggs’s Tales Of The Peculiar was revealed on USA Today.
You can get more information about the book + read an excerpt Here!
This novel will be a “collection of fairy tales set in the same universe as Miss Peregrine’s.”
It will be released Sep. 3, 2016!
5. Caraval Cover Reveal + Excerpt
On April 15, the cover for the 2017 YA Debut Caraval by Stephanie Garber + an excerpt was revealed!
This novel is a “sweeping tale of two sisters who escape their ruthless father when they enter the dangerous intrigue of a legendary game.”
Check out the Cover + Excerpt Here.
6. A Torch Against The Night Cover Reveal
On April 18, the cover for the sequel to An Ember In The Ashes, A Torch Against The Night was revealed!
+ Ch.1 was also released! You can read it on the EW article Here.
A Torch Against The Night is set to be released August 2016!
7. Stalking Jack The Ripper Cover + Excerpt
On April 20, the cover for Stalking Jack The Ripper by Kerri Maniscalco was revealed!
This 2016 YA Debut centers around Audrey Rose Wadsworth who is a lord’s daughter, but behind his back studies forensic science in her uncle’s lab!
It will be released September 2016!
Full article can be read Here.
8. None Of The Above TV Option
Also on April 20, Deadline announced upcoming projects for Lifetime.
I.W. Gregorio’s None Of The Above, which centers around a girl who figures out she is intersex, was announced to already have Stephen Chbosky attached to direct!
More can be read on the Deadline article Here.
9.The Midnight Star Cover Reveal
On April 21, Marie Lu’s third and final book in her Young Elites Trilogy, had the cover revealed on Mashable!
The Young Elites centers around Adelina who discovers, she among others, have superpowers after a blood fever!
Full Article includes a Q&A w/ Marie about the last book!
It can be found Here.
10. The Lunar Chronicles Coloring Books
On April 22, it was announced that Marissa Meyer’s Lunar Chronicles Series would be getting a coloring book!
It is set to be released winter 2017!
Additional Info + a sneak peek can be found on the Bustle Article Here!
11. Windwitch Cover Reveal
On May 3, Susan Dennard’s sequel to Truthwitch had a cover reveal!
Revealed on EW, the article features both the cover + an excerpt!
Full article can be found Here.
Windwitch will be released January 3,2017!
12.Anna Dressed In Blood Optioned For Film
On May 3 Kendare Blake’s 2011 YA Paranormal novel was announced not only to have an actress/actor attached, but also to have a director!
Stephanie Meyer is set to direct w/ principal photography beginning in November!
Additional information can be found on the Deadline article Here!
13. History Is All You Left Me Cover Reveal
On May 9 Adam Silvera, author of More Happy Than Not, revealed the cover for his newest book!
Releasing January 2017, “OCD-afflicted Griffin has just lost his first love, Theo, in a drowning accident. In an attempt to hold onto every piece of the past, he forges a friendship with Theo’s last boyfriend, Jackson. When Jackson begins to exhibit signs of guilt, Griffin suspects he’s hiding something, and will stop at nothing to get to the truth about Theo’s death. But as the grieving pair grows closer, readers will question Griffin’s own version of the truth—both in terms of what he’s willing to hide and what true love means.”
You can see the cover + read a Q&A w/ Adam on the Bustle article Here.
14. Flower by Shea Olsen + Elizabeth Craft Cover Reveal
On May 10 Hypable revealed the cover for this 2017 YA Release!
You can see the cover reveal Here.
+ Here is a summary: These are the things that I’ve always wanted:
To get the top grades in my class.
To make my grandmother proud.
And most of all, proof that I could succeed where the rest of my family had not: a Stanford acceptance letter, early admission.
My mother and my sister were obsessed with boys and love and sex. So obsessed that they lost sight of their futures, of whatthey wanted. And in the end, they lost everything.
I’ll never let a boy distract me. I promised my grandmother that.
But that was before Tate.
Before the biggest pop star on the planet took an interest in me.
Before private planes and secret dates and lyrics meant for me alone.
There’s so much I don’t know. Like why he left music. Where he goes when we’re not together. What dark past he’s hiding. But when we kiss, the future feels far away. And now…I’m not sure what I want.
15. Empire Of Storms Cover Reveal
On May 12, Bloomsbury revealed the cover for the 5th Throne Of Glass book:
Empire Of Storms
You can see the cover on Sarah’s Tumblr Here.
16.To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before Book 3
On May 13 Jenny Han announced there would be a 3rd and final book to her To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before titled:
Always And Forever Lara Jean
Set to be released Spring 2017!!
17. Blacksouls Cover Reveal
On May 19 the cover to Blacksouls, the sequel to the 2016 debut by Nicole Castroman Blackhearts, was revealed on USA Today!
Check out the USA Today article Here to get a summary for book 2 and what readers can expect from the sequel!
It will be released 2017!
18. A Conjuring Of Light Cover Reveal
On May 23 VE Schwab revealed on twitter the cover to the 3rd and final book in her Shades Of Magic Trilogy!
This novel is set to be released February 21,2017!
You can read more about book 3 + an excerpt on the EW Article Here!
19.Between Shades Of Gray Film (Behind The Scenes)
All throughout the month of May, Ruta Sepetys, author of many spectacular YA-Historical Fiction novels, tweeted more photos from the set + locations for the film adaptation of her novel Between Shades Of Gray!
20. Embassy Row #3 by Ally Carter Title/Cover Reveal
On May 30, the cover/title for the third and final book in Ally Carter’s Embassy Row Series was revealed on Hypable!
Book 3 will be titled Take The Key And Lock Her Up!
This series follows Grace Blakely, granddaughter of an Ambassador, who finds herself back on Embassy Row & tries to solve the mystery surrounding her mother’s death!
She suspects her mother was murdered, the problem is no one believes her!
It is set to be released January 2017! You can read more about Book 3 from the Hypable article Here!
21. Shadow Run by Adirenne Strickland + Michael Miller Cover Reveal
This 2017 debut had its cover reveal on Hypable + an excerpt which you can read Here!
Firefly meets Dune in this YA Sci-fi adventure!
Summary: Qole is the captain of the Kaitan, a starship that uses magnetic nets to “fish” for Shadow, a volatile cosmic energy. Shadow is dangerous, can cause madness and death, but as the last generation of a native fishing family, her DNA and heritage give her a unique connection to it, a power over it. Qole is determined use that “affinity” to protect her small but loyal crew of misfits, orphans, and outlaws. Which is why she’s so suspicious of offworlder Nev, her startlingly handsome new crew member.
What Qole doesn’t know is that Nev is actually Prince Nevarian Dracorte. He’s convinced that Shadow is the key to preserving the royal Dracorte legacy, and that Qole is the key to harnessing its power. When her cooperation proves difficult, Nev resolves to get her back to his home planet by any means necessary, but he’s not the only one. A rival royal family is also after Shadow affinity, and unlike Nev, they’re more interested in gaining Qole’s abilities than keeping her alive. His mission to exploit her becomes one to save her, and to survive, she’ll have to trust her would-be kidnapper. The Kaitan’s crew goes from fishermen to prey as they make a death-defying run across the galaxy, and Qole and Nev are forced to revise their ideas of family and loyalty, with the fate of their worlds hanging in the balance.
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