Procrastination Pro-Tips: New STAR WARS YA From Zoraida Córdova, CW Renewals, And More

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.

Book-Related Things

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.

“7 Important Contemporary Books About the Immigrant Experience in America”

“How 10 Women Of Color Actually Feel About Working In Book Publishing”

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*:

The Adventure Ends by Emma Mills (review)

Allegedly by Tiffany D. Jackson (review)

Annie on My Mind by Nancy Garden (review)

Beauty: A Retelling of Beauty and the Beast by Robin McKinley

The Blue Sword by Robin McKinley

The Book Jumper by Mechthild Gläser

The Casquette Girls series by Alys Arden: The Casquette Girls (review) and The Romeo Catchers.

The Cirque American series by Gwenda Bond: Girl on a Wire (review), Girl in the Shadows (review), and Girl Over Paris

The Chronos Files by Rysa Walker: Timebound, Time’s Edge, and Time’s Divide

A Court of Wings and Ruin by Sarah J. Maas (review)

The Delphi Trilogy by Rysa Walker: The Delphi Effect, The Delphi Resistance, and The Delphi Revolution

The Falconer series by Elizabeth May: The Falconer (review), The Vanishing Throne, and The Fallen Kingdom

Flat-Out Love by Jessica Park (review)

Followed by Frost by Charlie N. Holmberg

Generation One (Lorien Legacies Reborn #1) by Pittacus Lore

The Girl of Fire and Thorns by Rae Carson (review)

The Gold-Son by Carrie-Anne Noble (review)

Gossip Girl by Cecily von Ziegesar

The Jackaby series by William Ritter: Jackaby (review), Beastly Bones (review), Ghostly Echoes (review), and The Dire King (review)

The Kricket series by Amy A. Bartol: Under Different Stars, Sea of Stars, and Darken the Stars

Last Seen Leaving by Caleb Roehrig (review)

Magic Bitter, Magic Sweet by Charlie N. Holmberg

Miles Away From You by A.B. Rutledge

The Odds of Loving Grover Cleveland by Rebekah Crane (review)

The Penryn & The End Of Days series by Susan Ee: Angelfall, World After, and End of Days

The Queen of the Tearling by Erika Johansen (review)

The Reckoners series by Brandon Sanderson: Steelheart (review), Firefight, and Calamity

The Rule of One by Ashley Saunders and Leslie Saunders (review)

Secondborn (review) by Amy A. Bartol

Storm (Elemental #1) by Brigid Kemmerer

The Testing Trilogy by Joelle Charbonneau

A few books from the Throne of Glass series by Sarah J. Maas: Throne of Glass (review), Crown of Midnight (review), and Empire of Storms (review)

Uncanny by Sarah Fine (review)

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.

Here’s a very teasery clip featuring the cast of the upcoming Birds of Prey movie, starring Margot Robbie’s Harley Quinn.

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 …)

In “this might only be interesting to me” news, both Oscar Isaac and Zendaya might be joining the upcoming new Dune adaptation.

John Mayer’s song “Heart of Life” is being turned into a TV series?

Social Media Things

Good advice from Rainbow Rowell.





Miscellaneous Things

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!