Happy Friday! I don’t know about you, but I really appreciate these distractions today. Let’s get to it. (And by it, I mean avoiding actual work …)
BUT FIRST, have you voted for the Teen Queen Madness Wild Card? If not, go do it! We need your vote before we can present the full brackets.
We’re getting a sequel to the Fug Girls’s The Royal We! The Heir Affair is coming in spring 2020.
Jasmine Guillory and Nicola Yoon on why it's important to see Black women starring in romance novels.
You can vote for the cover of B.R. Meyer's Rogue Princess, an upcoming Swoon Reads book.
And here are the four latest/upcoming Swoon Reads books.
Check out this trailer for Mera: Tidebreaker, a new DC graphic novel written by Danielle Paige releasing April 2.
Treat yo’ self to one of these e-book deals*:
Eat Like a Gilmore: The Unofficial Cookbook for Fans of Gilmore Girls by Kristi Carlson
Followed by Frost by Charlie N. Holmberg
Frankie by Shivaun Plozza
Honor Among Thieves (Honors #1) by Rachel Caine and Ann Aguirre
How to Love by Katie Cotugno
The Infinite Pieces of Us by Rebekah Crane
Into the Dim by Janet B. Taylor
Isle of Blood and Stone (Tower of Winds #1) by Makiia Lucier
The Language of Thorns: Midnight Tales and Dangerous Magic by Leigh Bardugo (review)
The Naturals (The Naturals #1) by Jennifer Lynn Barnes
Never Never by Brianna Shrum
Stormcaster (Shattered Realms #3) by Cinda Williams Chima
The Traitor's Game by Jennifer A. Nielsen
The Upside of Falling Down by Rebekah Crane
The Vampire Diaries: The Awakening by L. J. Smith
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YA Onscreen Things
ICYMI, this week on YA Onscreen: A
James McAvoy His Dark Materials teaser, Emma Thompson being a Queen, a One Tree Hill reunion, and more.
The Baby-Sitters Club is BACK (on Netflix).
Related, we’re sending all good thoughts to Luke Perry.
Space Jam 2 starring LeBron James will be released July 16, 2021.
Social Media Things
Harry Potter and the Cursed Vacuum
“You’re nothing like my Firebolt!” Harry screamed. “You’re just a Muggle machine.”— Nat Alison (@tesseralis) February 19, 2019
“Silly boy,” said the robot. It projected the word “ROOMBA” in ghostly letters. “Let me show you who I truly am.”
The letters rearranged themselves to read... “A BROOM”.
“No!” cried Harry.
Creepy accurate horoscopes.
Never has a horoscope felt so real �� pic.twitter.com/WsebN5aKhB— Books Are Magic (@booksaremagicbk) February 25, 2019
more vampires should have obsessive weird hobbies— Jessi Sheron makes mermaid comics (@JessiSheron) February 21, 2019
"I'm making a stop motion animated film out of bonsai trees, i've been at it since the 70s its 3 minutes long"
This whole thread.
What's a perfectly "normal" movie whose basic premise horrified you?— Ana Mardoll (@AnaMardoll) February 23, 2019
For example: Parent Trap involves the parents splitting up their twins and never telling the other about them, FOR THEIR ENTIRE LIVES.
Queen of F.A.R.T.S, I'll take it! �� https://t.co/ET8AYg2nxu— Dolly Parton (@DollyParton) February 26, 2019
"YA is so unrealistic!"— hannah capin (@tldaaollf) February 24, 2019
bold of you to assume i did not overthrow a dystopian regime, participate in a vampire/werewolf love triangle, + have my scandalous life regularly chronicled on a gossip blog as a teen
So I made a thing pic.twitter.com/ngntTZrwXy— Omar Alonso (@omalonar) February 26, 2019
Chris Evans is the Best Chris/a true-life Captain America. (Plus, THAT VELVET JACKET, Y’ALL.)
In other MCU-actors-being-wonderful news: Brie Larson is the HERo we need.
First look at Disney's Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge theme park. (There be autoplay.)
Add your fave distractions of the week in the comments!