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Procrastination Pro-Tips: DAWSON’S CREEK Reunion, DARKEST MINDS Trailer, And More!

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Procrastination Pro-Tips: DAWSON’S CREEK Reunion, DARKEST MINDS Trailer, And More!

Countdown to the weekend starts now! (JK, it started Monday morning at 8:00am.)

Here's a round-up of the best, most bookish news the internet has to offer to get you to happy hour.

Book-Related Things

EW revealed the cover for What If It's Us, the forthcoming queer love story from Becky Albertalli and Adam Silvera and it's got us all like:

Marie Lu revealed the title of the Warcross sequel via her Twitter.

If you've been anxiously awaiting the third installment of Sabaa Tahir's Ember series, you can now read an excerpt from A Reaper At The Gates which hits shelves June 12.

About a quarter of American adults haven't read a book in the past year. Here's a breakdown on those demographics.

No surprise: certain editions of Harry Potter are worth a veritable butt-load of money, as proven by this recent book heist.

Because it's a day that ends in "Y", the internet is mad about something. This time, the new cover of Are You There God, It's Me, Margaret.

Bustle's got a new rom-com book rec for every astrological sign.

Speaking of Bustle, they've got a great article on queer girls being left behind, despite growing LGBTQ+ diversity in YA novels.

You want book deals? We got twenty!* (Okay, just 15 but that doesn't work with the song.)

Breathe, Annie, Breathe by Miranda Kenneally

Blood Rose Rebellion (Blood Rose Rebellion #1) by Rosalyn Eves

Caraval (Caraval #1) by Stephanie Garber (review)

Flamecaster (Shattered Realms #1) by Cinda William Chima (review)

The Girl from the Well (The Girl from the Well #1) by Rin Chupeco

The Gold-Son by Carrie Anne Noble (review)

If I Was Your Girl by Meredith Russo (review)

Opal (A Raven Cycle Story) by Maggie Stiefvater

Of Fire and Stars (Of Fire and Stars #1) by Audrey Coulthurst (review)

Pawn (The Blackcoat Rebellion #1) by Aimée Carter (review)

Poison Study (Poison Study #1) by Maria V. Snyder

The Reluctant Queen (The Queens of Renthia #2) by Sarah Beth Durst

A Study in Charlotte (Charlotte Holmes #1) by Brittany Cavallaro (review)

Talon (Talon #1) by Julie Kagawa

Wonder Woman: Warbringer by Leigh Bardugo (review)

*FYA collects a small percentage of sales from these affiliate links. Thanks for your support!

YA Onscreen Things

This week on YA Onscreen: Gina Rodruigez is the next Carmen Sandiego (ZOMG), lots of Love, Simon goodness because we're still not over how amazing that movie is, The 100 news, and more!

Melissa Albert's The Hazel Wood is being adapted for film, and we're here for it.

Our girls Daphne and Velma are getting their own direct-to-home-media standalone movie.

!!!ALERT ALERT!!! EW had a Dawson's Creek reunion! And if all of this has you feeling nostalgic, spend your Friday perusing our Dawson's Creek Rewatch posts.

Literally everyone in Robert Downey Jr.'s Voyage of Doctor Doolittle is, like, so famous.

The Crown's got a new Older Prince Philip in Tobias Menzies (apologies to Outlander fans like me who are forever ruined on Tobias).

Kick off your weekend with a couple of trailers! First up, The Darkest Minds movie has a release date for August 3rd.


Next up, the trailer for A House With A Clock In Its Walls hits theaters September 21.

Social Media Things

Sarah J. Maas got a peek at the script for the A Court of Thorns and Roses movie. (!!!)


So, this just landed on my desk (!!!!!!). Link in bio for more details/updates on the movie! Quick heads up: There’s still a long way to go before we see this on the big screen! Constantin and Tempo are the team behind the scenes, and they are working so hard and so passionately to adapt these books and assemble the right group of people to bring it to life. We’re still looking for a director with the perfect vision for this movie, as well as a stellar cast, but I’m already super excited that they brought on the awesome Rachel Hirons to write the screenplay. Fingers crossed!! ������ #acotar #acourtofthornsandroses #acomaf #acourtofmistandfury #acowar #acourtofwingsandruin #acofas #acourtoffrostandstarlight

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Meme's y'all!

Cue the Kermit flailing:

Miscellaneous Things

Stop what you're doing and read every single word of this Tiffany Haddish GQ interview in which she discusses the night someone bit Beyonce on the face.

BookRiot has a round-up of extremely charming (get it?) Harry Potter cakes!

The definitive Ho-Ranking of every Hamlet character. Tumblr has EVERYTHING GOOD.

This handy chart automatically generates a pitch for your new novel. Unfortch, I wouldn't read my own book.

Feel free to add your fave distractions of the week in the comments!

Rosemary Hallmark's photo About the Author: Rosemary lives in Little Rock, AR with her cute husband and even cuter dog. At 16, she plucked a copy of Sloppy Firsts off the "New Releases" shelf and hasn't stopped reading YA since. (She's still got a soft spot for the swoony, contemporary stuff.) A former magazine editor, she is now a freelance writer, graphic designer, art director and photo stylist. The rest of her time is spent drinking cocktails, renovating her house and laughing at her husband's ridiculous Pretty Little Liars theories.