Book News: February 16, 2018

There is SO MUCH book news this week! Seriously, there are book announcements and cover reveals for Seanan McGuire, Deborah Harkness, Angie Thomas, Rick Riordan, and V.E. Schwab, and that’s only scratching the surface. Check it out!

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We have MAJOR Wayward Children news this week! Tor has announced that the fourth book in the series, titled In an Absent Dream, will be published next January, and you can view the synopsis of the book in the link. AND there will be at least four more Wayward Children books! The fifth one will be titled Come Tumbling Down and is expected to be published a year after In an Absent Dream.

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We have more details about the new books in the All Souls trilogy, plus a cover! The next book will be called Time’s Convert and will follow Marcus in both revolutionary America and modern day London and Paris. Keep an eye out for it on September 25!

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V.E. Schwab has also announced a prequel comic series to the Shades of Magic trilogy that will follow Rhy’s father. The first volume will be released October 8.

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It looks like Rick Riordan isn’t quite done with the world of Magnus Chase! He announced this past week that he’s coming out with a collection of nine short stories following our favorite characters from the Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard trilogy, due out October 2.

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Rep. John Lewis is writing a sequel to his graphic novel memoir March. I’ve only read the first volume so far, but I really enjoyed it and included it on my list of graphic novel recommendations. The sequel will be another multi-part graphic novel titled Run, and the first book will be published on August 14.

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Ibi Zoboi has announced a new book, and it’s a Pride and Prejudice retelling! The link below has the cover, which is gorgeous, as well as an excerpt from the book, which will be published on Sept. 18.

I’ll admit, I’ve been burned by so many Pride and Prejudice retellings that I’m pretty skeptical even though I enjoyed Zoboi’s debut, American Street, but this is a cool premise, so I’m hoping for good things.

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I just don’t even understand how there’s so much news this week, because there’s already been a ton and we still have lots to go! I have not yet read Strange the Dreamer even though I’ve heard good things because, while I enjoyed The Daughter of Smoke and Bone, I really struggled with the second book in the trilogy. Regardless, I was excited to see that Laini Taylor has shared the cover and an excerpt from the Stranger the Dreamer sequel, Muse of Nightmares, which will be published October 2.

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Angie Thomas has finally revealed the cover for her next book! On the Come Up will be on shelves June 5. Check out the cover as well as an interview with Angie in the link below.

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We also have a cover for Joanna Shupe’s upcoming book, A Notorious Vow, due out September 25. I know she has A Scandalous Deal coming out in April, but I’m actually super excited about A Notorious Vow because Shupe talked about it at the Romance and Respect panel I went to in December and it sounds awesome. From what she said, it will feature a deaf hero and pull in history about the development of American Sign Language.

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I feel like we just got the cover for Lenora Bell’s next book (which isn’t out for another month yet!), and we already have the cover for her next book, For the Duke’s Eyes Only, due out September 18.

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After revealing the cover for A Court of Frost and Starlight (check out the last Book News installment if you haven’t seen it yet!), Bloomsbury has announced a preorder campaign for the novella. Submit your preorder info through the link below and get a Night Court enamel pin.

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This isn’t really a book news item, but I really enjoyed this article about what Tamora Pierce meant to one reader while she was growing up. I identify with a lot of what she said, and now I’m extra motivated to go back and read the Tortall books!

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This is another fun article I wanted to share with you. Paul Scheer made waves on Twitter a few weeks ago after he posted a photo of a romance novel that he was poking fun at. After so many readers pointed out the derision that the genre already frequently faces, Scheer agreed to read the book and wound up live-tweeting the entire thing—and enjoying the book! As expected, it’s pretty hilarious, and it’s great to see someone give a romance novel a chance.

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And finally, in case you missed it, I’ve launched a NYC Book Signing Calendar on my blog! I’m super excited to keep all of the signing info that I track down for myself in one place that other people can use, so spread the word if you live in the NYC area, and send me any pictures of books you get signed at these events. I’d love to see them!

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Seriously. So. Much. Book. News. There are so many exciting things coming up! Which book announcement or cover featured in this post are you most excited about? Let me know in the comments!

9 thoughts on “Book News: February 16, 2018

  1. OMG I don’t even know where to start with this post…SO. MUCH. COVER. LOVE. I’m trying to find the synopsis now for the Joanna Shupe beauty…she was at event where she mentioned that one of her upcoming books has a deaf hero at a time when sign language was being developed. I read her for the first time earlier this year and she’s fantastic!! I wonder if this is the book that she was talking about. Lenora Bell and Angie Thomas also have really great covers for their latest. Honorable mention to Deborah Harkness…the cover is pretty but I’m still way on the fence when it comes to jumping back in to her world.

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    • I’m pretty sure this is the one Joanna Shupe was talking about, but you can’t really tell from the synopsis. My fingers are crossed it is because I’m so excited for it!! I’m a big fan of her Gilded Age books, and I’m excited for the one coming out next month, too.

      Lenora Bell and Angie Thomas do have great covers, but I’ve never been a huge fan of Deborah Harkness’ covers. I can definitely understand why you’d be on the fence about her new books; if I weren’t literally in the middle of reading her trilogy, I might be, too.

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    • Start with Magnate!! That one’s my favorite Joanna Shupe novel.

      And I actually wasn’t that invested in On the Come Up until I read Thomas’ interview! It sounds really interesting, and between that and the cover, I’m so excited for it!

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