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Procrastination Pro-Tips: ACOFAS Excerpt, A St. Mark’s Eve Present From Maggie Stiefvater, And More

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Procrastination Pro-Tips: ACOFAS Excerpt, A St. Mark’s Eve Present From Maggie Stiefvater, And More

Y’all, I went to see Avengers: Infinity War at 11 p.m. last night. Forgive me if I just jump straight to the links.

Book-Related Things

If you don’t mind spoilers, peep this excerpt from Sarah J. Maas’ A Court of Frost and Starlight. (Out TUESDAY!)

The cover reveal for Leigh Bardugo’s King of Scars—a Nikolai-centric, Grishaverse novel—is coming Monday.

People are having … reactions … to the fact that Winds of Winter has been delayed yet again.

Epic Reads has a list of 57 YA books you might like based on your favorite Marvel Cinematic Universe movies. (I read this first as 57 YA MCU books, and I was like “WHERE HAVE I BEEN?”)

There’s a new trilogy set in Ransom Riggs’ Miss Peregrine’s Home For Peculiar Children ‘verse, starting with A Map of Days, coming in October.

Treat yo’ self to one of these e-book deals*:

180 Seconds by Jessica Park (review)

The Crown's Game by Evelyn Skye (review)

The Falconer by Elizabeth May (review)

Flat-Out Love by Jessica Park (review)

The Gold-Son by Carrie Anne Noble (review)

The Royal We by Heather Cocks and Jessica Morgan (review)

The Serpent King by Jeff Zentner (review)

The Star-Touched Queen by Roshani Chokshi

Tell Me Three Things by Julie Buxbaum (review)

Texts from Jane Eyre: And Other Conversations with Your Favorite Literary Characters by Mallory Ortberg

A Tyranny of Petticoats edited by Jessica Spotswood (review)

Wild Swans by Jessica Spotswood (review)

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

ICYMI, this week on YA Onscreen: The latest Deadpool 2 poster is catering to an FYA audience, a full-length trailer for Crazy Rich Asians, and news on a Shrill adaptation starring SNL’s Aidy Bryant.

Nickelodeon is rebooting Double Dare.

Here’s the first clip from Luke Cage’s second season.

Stephen King’s The Long Walk (which he published under pen name Richard Bachman) is getting an adaptation.

BBC America will live simulcast BBC One’s coverage of the Royal Wedding.

This season two teaser for Star Trek: Discovery offers a glimpse of familiar uniforms.

Matthew Rhys on The Wine Show and the torment of drinking expensive wines all day.

Social Media Things

Maggie Stiefvater gave us a St. Mark's Eve "present.”

The Hate U Give film adaptation will be in theaters this fall! Check out this first official photo (and feel all the feels).

A young woman calmly YouTube’ed how to deliver her own baby while she was on an international layover. This whole thread is just *stares with an open mouth*.

P.S.—Her baby is super cute.

Miscellaneous Things

Did y’all see that Allison Mack (Smallville) was arrested for sex trafficking in relation to her sex cult?

A win for justice and the #MeToo movement: Bill Cosby has been found guilty in his latest retrial.

"The Leonardo DiCaprio Baseball Cap Bracket."

Her Universe/Hot Topic/Torrid have a new Solo-inspired collection. (I don’t really get the 70s vibe, but I want that track jacket.)

Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery, a new mobile game set at Hogwarts pre-Harry Potter, is now available.

And finally, this made me LOL earlier this week (because I am a child): “Scientists confirm Uranus smells like farts.”

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

Mandy Curtis's photo About the Author: Mandy is a small town girl living in a nerdy world, or—if you want to get literal—an editor/writer living in Austin, TX. In addition to yearning for YA books—the more dystopian or fantastical, the better—she can also be found swooning over superheroes, dreaming of The Doctor and grinning at GIFs.