Book Bytes is a monthly feature I created to share news in the world of YA!
Each month posts can contain anything from title reveals, book to movie news, even the latest book deals!!
1.The Young Elites Finds A Screenwriter
On August 2 it was announced that Jessica Sharzer, screenwriter for American Horror Story and the latest YA Adaptation Nerve will be in charge of the script for The Young Elites, Marie Lu’s latest trilogy (which will have its final book released this Fall).
Full article from Tracking-Board can be found Here.
2.Unscripted Joss Byrd Finds A Director/Screenwriter
Lygia Day Peñaflor, author of Unscripted Joss Byrd which will be released August 23, announced on August 3 that Joseph Greco was attached to both direct and adapt her upcoming novel.
3.Daisy Ridley attached to Chaos Walking
Daisy Ridley is set to star in Patrick Ness’s 2008 Dystopian novel Chaos Walking, book 1 in the Chaos Walking Trilogy.
Announced August 4, this project is currently with Lionsgate.
Full article from Tracking Board can be found Here.
4.Wires & Nerves Cover Reveal
On sale January 31,2017 this is a graphic novel centering around Iko from the Lunar Chronicles Series.
Full cover, summary and excerpt can be found on The Lunar Chronicles website Here
As of August 5, Fierce Reads shared this news on their twitter page:
5.Maggie Stiefvater’s New Trilogy
On August 7 author of The Raven Cycle announced she would be writing a “Ronan-Centered Trilogy.”
6.Renee Ahdieh’s New Dualogy
Bustle revealed on August 9 Renee Ahdieh, author of The Wrath And The Dawn dualogy, would be releasing a new dualogy titled:
Flame In The Mist
This novel is set to be released May 2017 and has been pitched as Mulan meets 47 Ronin following heroine Mariko, whom Ahdieh calls “an inventor and an innovator,” and it is set in feudal Japan, using legends, myths, and history to tell a unique story.
7.An Ember In The Ashes Gets 2 More Books
Tahir’s Roman-Inspired YA Fantasy, originally set to be a dualogy is now a quartet with 4 books total!
During a periscope live-stream from the author herself on August 16 stated, “I always had the idea in my head of four books.”
After the amount of hype and enthusiasm for Torch, Penguin picked up 3&4!
However fans may have to wait a while after Torch, with Book 3 not set to be released until 2018.
8.By Your Side by Kasie West Cover Reveal
As of August 24, EpicReads shared the cover for Kasie West’s new novel.
By Your Side, her upcoming 2017 YA Contemporary: “When Autumn Collins finds herself accidentally locked in the library for an entire weekend, she doesn’t think things could get any worse. But that’s before she realizes that Dax Miller is locked in with her. Autumn doesn’t know much about Dax except that he’s trouble. Between the rumors about the fight he was in (and that brief stint in juvie that followed it) and his reputation as a loner, he’s not exactly the ideal person to be stuck with. Still, she just keeps reminding herself that it is only a matter of time before Jeff, her almost-boyfriend, realizes he left her in the library and comes to rescue her.
Only he doesn’t come. No one does.
Instead it becomes clear that Autumn is going to have to spend the next couple of days living off vending-machine food and making conversation with a boy who clearly wants nothing to do with her. Except there is more to Dax than meets the eye. As he and Autumn first grudgingly, and then not so grudgingly, open up to each other, Autumn is struck by their surprising connection. But can their feelings for each other survive once the weekend is over and Autumn’s old life, and old love interest, threaten to pull her from Dax’s side?”
9.Gemina Illustrated by Marie Lu
Announced August 30, author-duo behind The Illuminae Files, a new sci-fi trilogy, revealed that Legend Trilogy/Young Elites author Marie Lu will have illustrations in Gemina, the sequel to Illuminae.
What Book News Have You Heard? 🙂