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YA Heard Book News: November 2015

More YA book deals and collaborations than ever are on the books!

YA Heard? Book News: November 2015

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Rick Riordan to Release New 5-Book Series

From Rick Riordan’s blog

According to Riordan himself, on May 3, 2016, The Hidden Oracle will hit shelves! The new five-book series The Trials of Apollo is set in the world of Camp Half-Blood and Camp Jupiter.

He added: “The Trials of Apollo is told first person from Apollo’s point of view. During the series you will see all the characters from the previous Percy/Heroes of Olympus series so you can get a chance to see what they are up to.”

More Greek god action coming atcha!

‘Twilight’ Author Stephenie Meyer, Lionsgate Developing Show for Hulu

From Variety

Stephanie Meyer and Lionsgate have created Rook, a one-hour series that will premiere on Hulu. The Rook is based off a novel by Daniel O’Malley. Adaption books to movies isn’t new to Meyer, she also previously work on The Host (her own book to movie) and Austenland.

Color me surprised!!

Penguin Random House Relaunches #GiveABook Campaign

From GiveABook.us

From the website: “GiveaBook is an online campaign to promote books as gifts and to give back to children in need. For every use of the hashtag #GiveaBook on Facebook and Twitter between November 16th and December 24th, Penguin Random House will donate a book to First Book to promote literacy, up to 35,000 books.”

How great is that? I’ll definitely be participating.

Allegiant Trailer Released

Watch on YouTube

It’s here! The first part of the Allegiant book to movie adaption has been released! I have mixed feelings about the book and now the movie.

Elle Fanning, Nicole Kidman begin ‘How To Talk To Girls At Parties’ shoot

From ScreenDaily

The short story “How To Talk to Girls At Parties” by Neil Gaiman has been adapted into movie starring Nicole Kidman, Ruth Wilson, Elle Fanning and Alex Sharpe.

HELLO. I am beyond excited just knowing these few details. Plus I linked the short story in its entirety up on Gaiman’s site.

A Conversation With Philip Pullman

From The Slate

An interview with His Dark Materials author Phillip Pullman reveals insight on his work, plus a quick look at young adults as his readers.


What’s the YA news on the street? Anything I missed?

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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.
  • I just watched the Allegiant trailer….that’s not how I remember that story. Seems they took some liberties for the sake of ‘summer blockbuster’ elements like explosions and high-tech silliness. Hrm. On the other hand, more Neil Gaiman!

  • Sally @ BarksandBaking

    Holy cow! On the one hand, I *freaking love* The Rook, so I’m excited to see it coming to the small screen. On the other hand, I wasn’t a fan of any of the Twilight movies (which I believe Meyer did advise on) or Austenland…
    I’d probably also feel a lot better about it if SyFy were involved rather than Hulu.