Hi reader friends! Here is all the book and adaptation news for the second half of June, there is so much exciting book news and diverse releases that I can hardly wait to share it.
Gu Miyoung has a secret–she’s a gumiho, a nine-tailed fox who must devour the energy of men to survive. Because so few believe in the old tales anymore, and with so many evil men no one will miss, the modern city of Seoul is the perfect place to hide and hunt.
But after feeding one full moon, Miyoung crosses paths with Jihoon, a human boy, being attacked by a goblin deep in the forest. Against her better judgment, she violates the rules of survival to rescue the boy, losing her fox bead–her gumiho soul–in the process.
With murderous forces lurking in the background, Miyoung and Jihoon develop a tenuous friendship that blossoms into something more. But when a young shaman tries to reunite Miyoung with her bead, the consequences are disastrous . . . forcing Miyoung to choose between her immortal life and Jihoon’s. Goodreads →
The Lady’s Guide to Celestial Mechanics
As Lucy Muchelney watches her ex-lover’s sham of a wedding, she wishes herself anywhere else. It isn’t until she finds a letter from the Countess of Moth, looking for someone to translate a groundbreaking French astronomy text, that she knows where to go. Showing up at the Countess’ London home, she hoped to find a challenge, not a woman who takes her breath away.
While Lucy spends her days interpreting the complicated French text, she spends her nights falling in love with the alluring Catherine. But sabotage and old wounds threaten to sever the threads that bind them. Can Lucy and Catherine find the strength to stay together or are they doomed to be star-crossed lovers? Goodreads →
In the Shadow of Spindrift House
Welcome to Spindrift House.
The stories and legends surrounding the decrepit property are countless and contradictory, but one thing is clear: there are people willing to pay a great deal to determine the legal ownership of the house. When Harlowe and her friends agree to investigate the mystery behind the manor, they do so on the assumption that they’ll be going down in history as the ones who determined who built Spindrift House—and why. The house has secrets. They have the skills. They have a plan. They have everything they need to solve the mystery.
Everything they need except for time. Because Spindrift House keeps its secrets for a reason, and it has no intention of letting them go. Goodreads →
More new releases…
- The Girl in Red by Christina Henry (post-apocalyptic Little Red Riding Hood retelling).
- In at the Deep End by Kate Davies (a Bridget Jones–like twenty-something who discovers that she may have simply been looking for love — and, ahem, pleasure — in all the wrong places (aka: from men)).
- The Haunted by Danielle Vega (paranormal story about dark family, dark family secrets, deep-seated vengeance, and the horrifying truth that evil often lurks in the unlikeliest of places).
- All of Us With Wings by Michelle Ruiz Keil (San Francisco fairytale where being queer is the norm).
The Eyes of Tamburah by Maria V. Snyder (treasure hunting has never been more dangerous… Tomb Raider meets Poison Study).
➳ Scholastic has announced a Hunger Games prequel
Suzanne Collins is writing a Hunger Games prequel set to be published on May 19th, 2020. The published noted the prequel will take place 64 years prior to Katniss competing in the annual Games. Could this prequel be about Mags I wonder…
➳ Neil Gaiman’s Sandman might be heading to Netflix
It’s rumoured that Netflix and Warner Brothers are nearing a deal for the streaming service to adapt one of Neil Gaiman’s most beloved comic book series, Sandman. There have been many attempts to adapt this comic series, but due to it being a massive financial commitment, as well as Gaiman withdrawing rights as well.
➳ Wheel of Time casts Rosamund Pike as Moiraine
“Based on Robert Jordan’s best-selling fantasy novels, “The Wheel of Time” is set in a high fantasy world where magic exists, but only certain women are allowed to access it. The story follows Moiraine as she embarks on a dangerous, world-spanning journey with five young men and women, one of whom is prophesied to be the Dragon Reborn, a powerful individual who will either save humanity or destroy it.” Read more on Variety →
➳ ‘Maniac’ creator Patrick Somerville to adapt “Made for Love” and “Station Eleven,” for WarnerMedia’s upcoming streaming service
Based on Alissa Nutting’s 2017 novel Made for Love, it follows Hazel Green, a woman trying to carve out a new life for herself after escaping her marriage to an unstable tech billionaire. Her husband however, has access to the most sophisticated tools at his disposal. She discovers he has implanted a revolutionary monitoring device in her brain that allows him to track her, watch her and know her thoughts and feelings as she tries to stay alive. Hazel is forced to take drastic measures in order to find a home of her own and free herself from Byron’s virtual clutches once and for all.
Station Eleven is a post-apocalyptic saga spanning multiple timelines that tells the stories of survivors of a devastating flu as they attempt to rebuild their lives. The show will be a 10-episode limited series based on Emily St Jong Mandel’s novel of the same name. Read more on Variety →
➳ The Medieval-A-Thon
MedievalAThon is being hosted by Holly Hearts Books, the intention is to read more books in increase your nobility. MedievalAThon begins on July 1st – July 31st. Watch Holly’s video and to see the nobility graph she created and figure out how you can earn enough points to rank as King/Queen.
➳ The Iron-Tome-A-Thon
Aimal from the blog Bookshelves and Paperbacks is hosting #IronTomeAThon, an adult fantasy readathon. This readathon takes place from July 1st to July 31st. This readathon is based on George R.R. Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire series and part of the fun of this readathon is that you get to nominate a house for yourself. At the end of the readathon Aimal will calculate all the points each house has earned, and the house with the most will be declared the winner of the Iron Throne! It doesn’t end there – Aimal has also created a plethora of fun challenges for readers, that aren’t obligatory to do even if you’re participating in the readathon. Visit their post to find out more information if you’re looking to join in!
➳ Magical Readathon: N.E.W.T.s 2019
The Book Roast is hosting the second part to her Harry Potter themed readathon series. The readathon is based around the magical exams students take at Hogwarts, the first being O.W.Ls and the second being N.E.W.Ts. The O.W.Ls readathon occurred in April, and now N.E.W.Ts will run from 1st of August to the 31st of August. You can still participate in N.E.W.Ts, even if you didn’t participate in the first part of the Magical Readathon. Watch the Book Roast’s video for more information!
➳ Limited edition copies of the Throne of Glass series being published in November
➳ Cover Reveal for Marie Lu’s new book, The Kingdom of Back
…and an excerpt!
➳ Trailer: The Kitchen
Based on a DC Graphic Novel by Ollie Masters and Ming Doyle, The Kitchen is set in 1970s New York City neighbourhood Hell’s Kitchen, stars Melissa McCarthy, Elisabeth Moss, and Tiffany Haddish playing the wives of Irish Mobsters. After their husbands are arrested by the FBI, they find themselves in a financially tough spot, until they decide to take over their partners organised crime operations.
➳ Trailer: The Good Liar
Based on the novel by Nicholas Searle, The Good Liar is a thriller starring Ian McKellen as a seasoned conman, whom after meeting a rich widow (Helen Mirren) online that he planned his latest scheme against, begins to fall for her in this part love story, part cat-and-mouse game.