This week in YA we got the inside scoop on so many of our favorite upcoming projects! We got news from Leigh Bardugo, Maggie Stiefvater, and even the Fantastic Beasts movie. Exciting things are happening book nerds. #WhataTimeToBeAlive. Let’s get it rolling.
The Raven Cycle is Hitting Television
Universal Cable Productions acquired the television rights to Maggie Stiefvater’s The Raven Cycle! The novel is about four private school boys and a psychic’s daughter who quest for a sleeping king of Welsh legend in the mountains of Virginia, uncovering ancient magic, powerful dreams, and the devils in themselves.
Executive producers will include Michael London (Sideways, the upcoming HBO adaptation of Jennifer Egan’s A Visit from the Goon Squad) through Groundswell Productions; Andrew Miller, known for The Secret Circle, who will adapt the book series as EP and showrunner; and Catherine Hardwicke as director-and who directed the first Twilight film!!! #YASSSSSSS
Leigh Bardugo Reveals The Cover For The Language Of Thorns
“Travel to a world of dark bargains struck by moonlight, of haunted towns and hungry woods, of talking beasts and gingerbread golems, where a young mermaid’s voice can summon deadly storms and where a river might do a lovestruck boy’s bidding but only for a terrible price.” Check out more details on this new Grishaverse here, and get ready to swoon over Leigh Bardugo and her new short stories!
An Exclusive Look at The Belles
The Belles tells the story of Camellia Beauregard, a member of the Belles, a group of young women who control how people look, a precious commodity in their beauty-obsessed society of Orléans, where people are born gray until they’re transformed. Only Camellia wants more than just to be a Belle, she wants to be the best — the one chosen by the Queen herself to serve the royal family and their court.
But as Camellia — and readers discover — her dreams aren’t all they’re cracked up to be. Especially, when the Queen asks her to risk her life to help the ailing Princess Sophia. Read more about the inspiration behind the book here!
Jude Law is Dumbledore Now
The video says it all! Jude Law will be cast as Dumbledore in the Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them sequel. We are VERY excited about this.
Check Out This *Epic* New Black Superhero Comic!
Catalyst Prime is Lion Forge’s attempt to carry on the legacy of Dwayne McDuffie and Milestone Media, a ’90s imprint that produced a roster of diverse superheroes by diverse creators. The first Catalyst Prime title, Noble, will focus on an African-American superhero named David Powell and his attempts to reconnect with his family after a supernatural accident. Read more here!
That’s it for this week! Did we miss any YA news? Tell us what other newsworthy YA events happened this week in the comments below!