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YA Heard Book News: January 2016

In which I make some eye-opening discoveries…

YA Heard? With RBR – January 2016

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Neil Patrick Harris in talks to star in Netflix’s A Series of Unfortunate Events

From Entertainment Weekly

I always wondered what happened to the Series of Unfortunate Events movie with Jim Carey (I guess it tanked…?). It’s now being retooled as a live-action event with Neil Patrick Harris as Count Olaf.

I haven’t read the books, so I don’t really have a particular person in mind for the role. I’m interested to see what happens!

All the Books We’re Publishing in 2016

From EpicReads

HarperCollins has shared all the YA books they’re publishing this year in one nifty infographic! I love their site. Their content is fantastic.

The Promising Case of a Non-White Nancy Drew

From The Atlantic

CBS is developing a new TV series where Nancy Drew is a 30-ish NYPD detective, and the President of CBS said said she’ll be “diverse, that is the way she is written … [She will] not [be] Caucasian. I’d be open to any ethnicity.”

I’ll definitely be checking this out!

Top Youth Literary Awards Announced At ALAYMA This Morning

From Forbes

Awards went to YA authors Matt de la Peña for a Newberry honor and to David Levithan for lifetime achievement!

‘The 5th Wave’ Author Talks About “Surreal” Process of Turning YA Book to Film

From The Hollywood Reporter

This process seems so different from author to author. Ricky Yancey says he was pretty involved in the process of making the film and was there for a lot of the filming.

YA Book Bloggers Targeted by Catfishing Scheme

From Publisher’s Weekly

This is SO crazy! Basically, this publicist at Penguin Young Readers sent her own book (NOT published by Penguin!) to book reviwers. Whaaaatttt?

….YOU GUYS. I read the whole post by Jon at Bookish Antics about his experience, and the email screen shot he showed sounded really familiar, and it turns out THIS LADY EMAILED ME TOO.

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I’m having a moment…I was catfished and I had no idea. What the actual heck?!

Have you ever been catfished? Also, any book news you’d like to share?! What a weird day…

About Lisa Parkin

I'm a hardcore lover of young adult fiction and have been reviewing books since 2011. Other interests include Downton Abbey, heat lightning storms, Harry Potter land and (begrudingly) one orange tabby.