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!!
As a part of my 2018 Bookish Goals, I really want to continue w/ my blog features & Book Bytes is one that I sadly hadn’t kept up with in 2017!
Also with so much Young Adult book news recently, I thought it was the perfect time to bring back this feature!
I’ve also decided to update it from previous Book Bytes, by adding categories, other than just dates to have it more organized and make it easier to jump to whichever book news you’d want to read about!
If there’s any YA Book news I may have missed, definitely let me know in the comments below!
1.The Sacred Lies Of Minnow Bly Starring Cast Announced
Stephanie Oakes 2015 debut novel, The Sacred Lies Of Minnow Bly was announced to have been picked up as a TV series adaptation for a 10-episode series w/ Facebook Watch.
Announced March 2 by Deadline: “Elena Kampouris (Before I Fall), Kevin Carroll (The Leftovers), Kiana Madeira (Dark Matter), and Ryan Robbins (Sanctuary) are set as leads in Sacred Lies (working title)..”
2.Netflix picks up rights to There’s Someone Inside Your House
Announced March 15, Stranger Things Producer Shawn Levy, 21 Laps, and James Wan are teaming up to adapt Stephanie Perkins’s novel into a movie for Netflix.
No release date has been announced.
3.To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before Movie Coming to Netflix in 2018
Variety announced that Netflix acquired the rights to Jenny Han’s To All The Boy’s I’ve Loved Before film.
Filming had occurred in 2017 and as of March 21, 2018 the film is set for a Summer 2018 release date!
However, there hasn’t been an official release date announced yet!
4.The Darkest Minds movie Stills + Trailer
As of March 26, EW released the first look of The Darkest Minds movie and also giving some background to the upcoming film.
The Darkest Minds film is set to be released August 3 of 2018 and as of March 28, the The Darkest Minds movie trailer was released which you can check out on the movies official twitter Here!
5.The Hazel Wood picked up by Colombia Pictures
On March 27, The Wrap announced Ashleigh Powell, who wrote the screenplay for Disney’s upcoming film: The Nutcracker And The Four Realms, has signed on to adapt Melissa Albert’s debut novel The Hazel Wood.
Also picked up by Colombia Pictures, no other news has been announced.
1.The Kingdom by Jess Rothenberg
Set to be released by Henry Holt pub. in 2019, The Kingdom is set in a fantasy theme park and follows “Ana, a human-android hybrid whose only purpose as a “Fantasist” is to make dreams come true, until she’s accused of murder.” (announced March 13)
2. I Wish You All The Best by Mason Deaver
Set to be released by Scholastic with June 2019 release date, I Wish You All The Best is “about a non-binary teen who is kicked out by their parents after coming out, but learns that sometimes from disaster one can build a happier new life. ” (announced March 28)
Cover + Title Reveals
1.Crown Of Thunder by Tochi Onyebuchi
The sequel to Onyebuchi’s 2017 debut YA Fantasy novel, Beasts Made Of Night, had its cover revealed on PenguinTeen’s site March 2.
Crown Of Thunder is set to be released October 16, 2018!
2.Darius The Great Is Not Okay by Adib Khorram
Adib Khorram’s debut novel, Darius The Great Is Not Okay, had its cover reveal on PenguinTeen’s site, March 4.
The cover reveal also included an interview with the author and cover designer, Samira Iravani.
Darius The Great Is Not Okay is set to be released August 28, 2018!
3.The Wicked King by Holly Black
The sequel to Black’s The Cruel Prince, which is titled The Wicked King, had its cover revealed, which also included an excerpt, on EW on March 8.
The Wicked King is set to be released January 8, 2019!
4.Fire & Heist by Sarah Beth Durst
Revealed on March 15, Sarah Beth Durst revealed the cover to her latest YA Fantasy, Fire And Heist, on her website!
According to her website this novel is a “contemporary fantasy about a teen were-dragon who must steal her first treasure. But a dark discovery during her heist could put her family in incredible danger.”
Fire And Heist is set to released December 4, 2018!
5.A Room Away From The Wolves by Nova Ren Suma
A Room Away From The Wolves Cover + Excerpt was revealed March 15 via Bustle!
“Along with her mother, Sabina escaped her abusive father as a child. But when her mother settles down with a man and his two daughters, it pulls on the seams of their precarious relationship. Ten years after their escape, Sabina is 17 and alone, after being kicked out of her stepfather’s house. In search of refuge, she heads to New York City and secures a room at Catherine House, an all-girls boarding house in Greenwich Village. But she quickly discovers that something isn’t quite right about the house… or anyone who lives there. But is there a sinister underbelly to Catherine House — or has Sabina been lying to everyone around her?”
A Room Away From The Wolves is set to be released September 4, 2018!
6.Realm Of Ruins by Hannah West
The companion to Hannah West’s debut YA Fantasy, Kingdom Of Ash And Briars had its cover reveal (+ giveaway) on YABooksCentral!
Realm Of Ruins is set to be released October 2, 2018!
7.Last Girl Lied To by Laurie Elizabeth Flynn
On March 21, the cover to Laurie Elizabeth Flynn’s YA Thriller, Last Girl Lied To had its cover reveal + excerpt on Paste Magazine!
Last Girl Lied To is set to be released April 16, 2019!
8.Kingdom of The Blazing Phoenix by Julie C. Dao
On March 23, EW revealed the cover + excerpt to the sequel/finale to Julie C. Dao’s Rise Of The Empress Series.
Kingdom Of The Blazing Phoenix is set to be released October 23!
9. Warcross #2 by Marie Lu Title Reveal
On March 26, the title for the sequel/finale to Marie Lu’s Warcross duology was revealed through Penguin Teen’s twitter!
The finale to Warcross is titled:
Wildcard is set to be released September 18, 2018!
10. What If It’s Us by Adam Silvera + Becky Albertalli
On March 28, EW revealed the cover + a Q&A w/ both Adam & Becky of how What If It’s Us came to be!
What If It’s Us is set to be released October 9, 2018!
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I feel not only will it help my blog because the newer banner will follow similar theme to my other ones, but I also feel that giving it an upgrade shows how much I’ve grown as a blogger!
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And that’s the YA Book News for March! Lets discuss in the comments!!~😄✨📚
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