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You might have noticed that last week’s book news was missing — I’ve decided to start putting these out every other week since I’ve been struggling to find enough interesting things to include in a weekly wrap up, but they’re still something I want to keep doing. So keep an eye out for book news wrap ups every other week going forward! And if you want latest news immediately, be sure to follow me on Twitter.
Leigh Bardugo had HUGE news this week: she’s writing another book set in the Grishaverse!! It will be a duology about Nikolai and will be titled King of Scars. There’s no definitive release date yet, but right now they’re saying it’ll be out sometime in 2019. I’m sooooo excited! If it’s anywheres near as amazing as the Six of Crows duology, it’s going to be pretty epic. EW has the full scoop, which you can check out in the link below. They also have a pretty badass movie trailer, and I’m usually not a movie trailer fan.
Another announcement I was excited to see this week was the title and cover for the first book from Rick Riordan’s new imprint! I’m so excited he decided to create this imprint. I’m among readers who have been wanting Riordan to explore new mythologies from around the world. This imprint will give us that, but even better is that these books will be written by people who are from those cultures. The first book, titled Aru Sha and the End of Time, is pitched as Percy Jackson meets Sailor Moon. That sounds awesome! It’s written by Roshani Chokshi; her debut novel, The Star-Touched Queen, wasn’t my favorite, but I’m still really excited to check this out when it’s published next March. Follow the link below to see the cover and read excerpt an excerpt.
I posted in a book news last month that Victoria Schwab found out her Russian publisher was redacting Rhy/Alucard’s storyline from her Shades of Magic series because it runs afoul of Russia’s “gay propaganda” laws. Schwab posted an update last week that she has found another publisher willing to print unredacted versions of her books, though they will have to be shrinkwrapped and labeled 18-plus to comply with Russian law. You can read more about it in The Guardian article here.
I saw on Sam and Adriana’s channels (Thoughts on Tomes and perpetualpages) that they will be co-hosting a graphic novel readathon on October 6-8. I don’t really read graphic novels — I’ve tried a few (including Saga) and just wasn’t that into them. But I’ve been wanting to pick up My Favorite Thing is Monsters after hearing Emily at Possibly Literate rave about it so much (check out her spoiler free review here), so I ordered a copy to read during the #GetGraphic Readathon. I won’t be doing separate posts on my blog for it, but follow me on Twitter/Instagram if you want updates!
And that’s it for this news roundup! Are you freaking out about King of Scars? What do you think of Roshani Chokshi’s new book? Do you think you’ll participate in the Get Graphic Readathon? Let me know in the comments!