Book Bytes is a monthly feature I created to share news in the world of YA!
Each month, posts can contain anything from new cover/title reveals, book-to-movie news, even the latest book deals!!
I’ve now split up the news into categories, to make it easier to jump to whichever book news you’d like to read about!
If there’s any book news I missed or any you want to discuss, definitely leave a comment!
Book Bytes #15 is wrapping up all the YA Book news from August!
1.Fake ID Optioned by Sony Pictures Television
According to Lamar Giles’s twitter, he hinted at his novel getting optioned as of August 7. He tweeted a picture of his 2014 YA Debut novel, Fake ID with a letter signed off by Sony Pictures TV Inc.
No other news has been announced!
2. Between Shades Of Gray Red Carpet Premiere
As of August 17, Ruta Sepetys shared on her twitter the date for the red carpet premiere of the adaptation of Between Shades Of Gray, with the movie being titled: Ashes In The Snow!
The premiere is set to be in Los Angeles on September 21 and according to her twitter, the theatrical release is set to be in 2019!
1. Ten Thousand Rivers by June Hur
Set to be released in 2020 with Feiwel & Friends, Hur’s YA Historical Fiction is “Set in Korea in the 1800s, where a sixteen-year-old indentured to the police bureau takes a murder investigation into her own hands, delving deep into a restless city swirling with intrigue and secrets, where honor often comes before justice ” (Announced August 23).
1.Field Notes On Love by Jennifer E. Smith
As of August 7, Smith revealed on her twitter, the cover for her upcoming YA Contemporary, Field Notes On Love!
Field Notes On Love by Jennifer E. Smith is set to be released March 5, 2019!
2.Spectacle by Jodie Lynn Zdrok
The cover for Zdrok’s debut historical fantasy novel, Spectacle, had its cover revealed via Hypable on August 8!
Spectacle is a historical fantasy set in a re-imagined Paris in 1887! According to Hypable this novel follows Nathalie Baudin who’s “job is macabre, to say the least. She writes the daily morgue column for Le Petit Journal, so each day she must line up to get a look at the newest arrivals. And she wasn’t the only one. Up to 40,000 Parisians would do so regularly.
But one day, Nathalie’s routine takes a dark turn. She has a vision of a woman being murdered — but it’s from the killer’s point of view. Soon, it becomes obvious that they have a serial killer on their hands.
Now Nathalie’s life becomes a struggle between figuring out who the killer is and not becoming a victim herself.”
Spectacle by Jodie Lynn Zdrok is set to be released February 12, 2019!
3.Symptoms Of A Heartbreak by Sona Charaipotra
EW revealed the cover to Charaipotra’s upcoming YA Contemporary, Symptoms Of A Heartbreak! Her novel is “a tender YA romance set in the thick of the medical world. The book centers on 16-year-old Saira Sehga, the youngest MD in America working on the cancer ward, and traces her attempts to navigate adult challenges: getting out from under the thumb of her doting mother (who works at the same hospital), proving herself to co-workers who don’t take her seriously, and crushing on a cute boy who happens to have stage II leukemia.”
Alongside the cover reveal, was also a Q&A with Charaipotra about the story, inspiration, etc.!
Symptoms Of A Heartbreak by Sona Charaipotra is set to be released May 21, 2019!
4. Wild Savage Stars by Kristina Pérez
The sequel to Pérez’s debut Sweet Black Waves titled, Wild Savage Stars had its cover reveal + Excerpt via Bustle on August 22!
Wild Savage Stars by Kristina Pérez is set to be released August 27, 2019!
5. Descendant Of The Crane Joan He
As of August 27, Hypable revealed the cover to Joan He’s 2019 debut Descendant Of The Crane!
He’s novel centers around Princess Hesina of Yan, who “has always been eager to shirk the responsibilities of the crown, but when her beloved father is murdered, she’s thrust into power, suddenly the queen of an unstable kingdom. Determined to find her father’s killer, Hesina does something desperate: she engages the aid of a soothsayer—a treasonous act, punishable by death… because in Yan, magic was outlawed centuries ago.
Using the information illicitly provided by the sooth, and uncertain if she can trust even her family, Hesina turns to Akira—a brilliant and alluring investigator who’s also a convicted criminal with secrets of his own. With the future of her kingdom at stake, can Hesina find justice for her father? Or will the cost be too high?”
Alongside the cover reveal was an interview w/ Hypable discussing the cover and its importance to the story!
Descendant Of The Crane by Joan He is set to be released April 2, 2019!
Misc. Book News + Publisher News
1. Girls Of Paper And Fire by Natasha Ngan B&N Exclusive Edition
Announced August 4 through Natasha Ngan’s twitter, her debut novel Girls Of Paper And Fire, will be getting an exclusive Barnes & Noble edition with special content!
According to Barnes & Noble’s website it is: “…specially bound with an exclusive red hardcover with a foil stamp design, as well as handwritten, behind-the-scenes notes from the author on her favorite scene from the book!“
1.Broken Things by Lauren Oliver
Announced through Hypable on August 9, was Lauren Oliver’s upcoming tour for her upcoming novel, Broken Things.
Broken Things is set to be released October 2, 2018!
2. A Very Large Expanse Of Sea by Tahereh Mafi
Announced August 28 through Hypable, Tahereh Mafi will be going on tour for her upcoming novel, A Very Large Expanse Of Sea!
A Very Large Expanse Of Sea by Tahereh Mafi is set to be released October 16, 2018!
And That’s The YA Book News For August! 😄✨📚
Thoughts on last month’s YA Book News? + Do you have a favorite piece of YA Book News from August? 📚💻📰✨