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Fangirl in the Know: YA Book and Movie News

Keeping you updated on the latest news in young adult books and movies!

Fangirl in the Know: Movie and New Book Announcements

fangirls in the know read breathe relax featureFangirl in the Know is a new Read.Breathe.Relax. original feature that will help readers stay updated on what their favorite authors are up to next (i.e. after they finish the series we already love). This is VITAL to maintaining our fangirl status.


YA Book News

Laini Taylor’s Signs A New 3-Book Deal

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Laini Taylor, author of the Daughter of Smoke and Bone books, is authoring a new fantasy series out in 2016 called Muse of Nightmares!

According to Taylor, the book description is: “There was a war between men and gods, and men won. The few surviving children of the gods have grown up in hiding, dreading the day they know must come: when humans find them, and end them. That day is at hand.”

Read more HERE

An Ember in the Ashes Gets a Sequel

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If you can even believe it An Ember in the Ashes by Sabaa Tahir was not guaranteed a sequel!

Penguin just announced that in 2016 there will in fact be a follow up to the now New York Times Bestselling book! Plus, the film rights were optioned by Paramount Pictures for a seven-figure deal! WAT, yes!!

Read more HERE

Amazon Creates a YA Book Club

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Amazon has recognized the incredible attention and interest in YA books and started their own book club! Their May/June selection is I’ll Give You The Sun by Jandy Nelson! Nice choice, Amazon!

Read more HERE

YA Movie & TV News

Looking for Alaska Will Be Adapted to Film

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The same producers who brought us The Fault in Our Stars will be adapting Looking for Alaska by John Green! Although this isn’t breaking news (it was announced last June), John Green made headlines with his recent tweet about receiving death threats about the casting! Geez, people!

I’m still really excited for this movie though…which means I’ll need to read this book for the first time VERY SOON.

Read more HERE

The Selection Film Rights Sold to Warner Bros.

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Warner Bros has bought the film rights to The Selection series. This is great news, especially since The Heir and its sequel have been secured by HarperCollins.

After a failed TV pilot years ago, this could be the chance for The Selection to finally be made into a CW hit.

Read more HERE

Any YA book or movie news I missed?

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  • http://www.andreabuginsky.com/ Andrea Buginsky

    I’m new to John Green’s books, and Looking for Alaska is next on my list. I’m thrilled to hear it will be a movie! And I already knew about the Selection series coming to film. Now I want to read those books. I’m a huge movie buff, so yes, this influences my reading a lot.

  • Beth

    Wow- all good news! I suppose I better read The Selection soon! And Looking for Alaska. :)

  • The Witch Snitch

    OMG Thank you for this post. I didn’t know about AMAZON!!!!

  • http://www.bookbinges.blogspot.com/ Cynthia Parten

    I think I would be interested in watching The Selection movie. Not so much Looking for Alaska. The book was just not very good. Actually all of his books are pretty much the same.

  • Chioma

    They are making movies of John Green’s books and I still have not read one. I feel so behind. Also I am glad Laini is writing a new series. So exciting!
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