Happy February, y’all! Hope the weather in your area isn’t treating you too horribly. If it is, have some links to stave off the cabin fever.
To go along with the opening of the new Star Wars land at Disney, new books are coming, along with a new YA from Zoraida Córdova.
Megan Whalen Turner’s Return of the Thief is delayed by another year (sigh).
Here’s a list of the ALA Youth Media Awards.
Jay Kristoff has a new vampire (adult, but with crossover appeal) series coming in 2020.
The latest issue of Foreshadow, a serial YA anthology, includes “Red,” a story by Malinda Lo.
Here’s a cover reveal and excerpt of Farah Naz Rishi’s I Hope You Get This Message, about three friends coming to terms with the end of the world.
Treat yo’ self to one of these e-book deals*:
Beauty: A Retelling of Beauty and the Beast by Robin McKinley
The Book Jumper by Mechthild Gläser
Followed by Frost by Charlie N. Holmberg
Generation One (Lorien Legacies Reborn #1) by Pittacus Lore
Gossip Girl by Cecily von Ziegesar
Magic Bitter, Magic Sweet by Charlie N. Holmberg
Miles Away From You by A.B. Rutledge
Storm (Elemental #1) by Brigid Kemmerer
The Testing Trilogy by Joelle Charbonneau
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 peep (heh) at Toy Story 4’s Bo Peep, Princess Diaries 3 (!!!), the Zefron Ted Bundy controversy, and more.
Rosemary posted a list of the adaptations coming to screens in 2019 earlier in the week.
So far, the CW has renewed Arrow, The Flash, Supergirl, Legends of Tomorrow, Black Lightning, Riverdale, Charmed, Supernatural, and Legacies.
The Shadowhunters 3B trailer is here.
GLAAD teamed up with The Black List for a catalog of the most promising unmade LGBTQ-inclusive film scripts in Hollywood.
Amazon has nabbed the U.S. rights for Late Night starring Mindy Kaling and Emma Thompson (and also written by Mindy).
The Wheel of Time TV series will start production this fall.
Chris Pine is being hurtful and saying Wonder Woman 1984 might be the last we see of Steve Trevor. (Though, one could have assumed that Wonder Woman was the last we’d see of Steve Trevor …)
John Mayer’s song “Heart of Life” is being turned into a TV series?
Social Media Things
Good advice from Rainbow Rowell.
I’m not sure; please use protection. https://t.co/Wrow16qG5e
— Rainbow Rowell (@rainbowrowell) January 28, 2019
If you’re an author who has ever received a one-star review on Goodreads, take heart: yours probably wasn’t from your own honest-to-god real-life grandma. pic.twitter.com/yX69p9dAl8
— Alix E. Harrow (@AlixEHarrow) January 26, 2019
[After leaving Willy Wonka’s factory]
WIFE: Lot of deaths for a to—
ME: A LOT of deaths for a tour!
— MehGyver (@AndrewNadeau0) January 23, 2019
Out of Print now has Six of Crows merch (and I might have bought two of the shirts almost immediately).
Tag yourself, I’m “an old soul”: “The Disney Movie Marathon You Plan Will Reveal Your True Mental Age.”
And here’s a profile on one of Buzzfeed’s highest drivers worldwide, a Michigan teen who’s only ever gotten compensated with free swag.
Add your fave distractions of the week in the comments!