Let’s hear it for Fridays, amirite? And some links that help the day go a little faster.
HRH Rainbow Rowell and Faith Erin Hicks (The Nameless City) are working on a new graphic novel called Pumpkinhead.
EW brought us news on the romance novel from Jane the Virgin that’s actually getting published. (h/t to commenter Megan!)
Tegan and Sara will cameo in upcoming Archie comics.
Check out how these 21 YA authors describe their first drafts in one sentence. I particularly enjoy Patrick Ness’ take:
“The first draft is a secret that no one ever needs to see, but it leads to the second draft, where the book really begins.”
Black Poetry Day was October 17; here's a list of YA verse novels written by Black authors.
Here are a couple of cover reveals:
And here are some great e-book deals*:
- The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer by Michelle Hodkin (FYA Review)
- Girl on a Wire (FYA Review) and Girl in the Shadows by Gwenda Bond (FYA Review)
- Beneath the Shine by Sarah Fine (FYA Review)
- Red Rising (Red Rising #1) by Pierce Brown (FYA Review)
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YA Onscreen Things
ICYMI, this week on YA Onscreen: The cast of Sabrina the Teenage Witch reunited and they’re as adorable as ever, Clea Duvall’s joined the second season of The Handmaid’s Tale, and a first look at Love, Simon, among other good news.
The cast of the upcoming live-action (?) version of The Lion King is AMAZING.
Tessa Thompson, Scarlett Johansson, and Zoe Saldana want to do an all-lady Marvel superhero film. HERE. FOR. IT.
Social Media Things
Maggie Stiefvater shared a story about how piracy affects publishing. (I feel like this is a giant DUH moment, but I guess it’s not?)
The Stranger Things kids are THE CUTEST and I’m going to adopt all of them.
And guys. Can we talk about Steve Harrington?
the moms of stranger things season 2 pic.twitter.com/CM5oSFF1JH— Stranger Things (@itsSTquotes) November 2, 2017
Did y'all see Corrie's Wonder Woman: Warbringer Totally Lit Parties post? Someone host one and invite me, please and thank you.
The print edition of Teen Vogue is no more. :(
Feel free to add your fave news of the week in the comments!