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YA Heard Book News: March 2016

All the YA news that’s fit to print blog!

YA Heard? With RBR – March 2016

ya heard young adult book news


Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children Trailer Released

Take a look for yourself! The wildly popular book series is finally coming to the big screen, imagined by Tim Burton himself.


The Shortlist for the YA Book Prize Announced

From The Bookseller

According to the site, “The YA Book Prize is now in its second year. Launched in 2014, it awards any YA title written by an author living in the UK or Ireland.”

Shortlisted titles include One by Sarah Crosson, The Rest of Us Just Live Here by Patrick Ness and The Sin Eater’s Daughter by Mel Salisbury.

J.K. Rowling Releases New Stories: History of Magic in North America

From Pottermore

The stories include 1920s Wizarding America, Fourteenth-Seventeenth Century and Seventeenth Century and Beyond.

I haven’t read these yet, but am strangely weary. I’m so in love with the British wizarding world, I’m worried our own history here won’t live up to theirs.

Princess Diaries 3 May Be in the Works, Says Garry Marshall

From Vanity Fair

There really aren’t a lot of details other than hoping to film after Anne Hathaway has her baby. I LOVED The Princess Diary series in middle school! I chose to view the books and movies in totally separate worlds (like they belong) and managed to enjoy boy.

More Chris Pine, plz.

The X-Files Origins series to follow Mulder and Scully as teenagers

From Entertainment Weekly

Got any X-Files fans in the house?! The X-Files Origins series will be made into a pair of YA novels about 15-year-old Dana Scully and 17-year-old Fox Mulder.

“Each story is set in the spring of 1979, when serial murder, the occult, and government conspiracy were highlighted in the news.”

Neil Gaiman To Publish Coloring Book

From GalleyCat

This coloring book from the popular author be released April 30th and feature 20 black and white drawings from his books like Coraline, The Graveyard Book, and Fortunately, the Milk!

This looks fun and weird, which is perfect for Neil Gaiman.

Marie Lu, author of the Legend series, to write new duology

From Entertainment Weekly

While Legend wasn’t for me, I really loved The Young Elites!

According to the article: “The first book in the upcoming series is called Warcross, slated for a Fall 2017 publication. Warcross, according to the publisher, will follow two teenage bounty hunters who are “hired by a young billionaire to catch a hacker in the world’s most phenomenally popular virtual reality video game.”

I’M IN!!

And that’s all the book news I have for this month! Perd Lisa, out!

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.
  • AnneBennett

    I wasn’t a fan of the Legend series either but I haven’t read The Young Elites. Guess I’d better. This is the first I’ve head of the YA Book Prize. I hope the Patrick Ness wins, only because I’ve read it and not read the others. Ha!

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

    Lots of cool events coming! Thanks for sharing.

  • Leah

    I am so excited for The X-Files books! And good luck to Patrick Ness–The Rest of Us Just Live Here was one of my favorite books of 2015.