Posts tagged with upcoming-books

Jul 17 2014

Scholastic strikes again


Scholastic is working on another "multi-platform action adventure property", according to Publishers Weekly. Like The 39 Clues, Spirit Animals and...

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Jun 17 2014

Long overdue


Super pleased to hear this (even if I object to spelling "Yay!" as "Yea!", unless you're actually at a Ren Faire): Wordcandy favorite Lisa Kleypas has agreed to write a historical romance series, and then some contemporary novels, for Avon Books...

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May 6 2014

Yet more Princess Diaries


According to the Wall Street Journal, Meg Cabot is returning to the world of her Princess Diaries books. She's planning on releasing two vaguely connected spin-offs: an adult novel featuring her previous heroine (Princess Mia Thermopolis, heir to the fictional kingdom of Genovia) and a middle-grade novel centering around Olivia Grace...

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Mar 11 2014

Anne Rice tries again


According to Dread Central, Anne Rice is going to write another installment of her Vampire Chronicles series. The book will be called Prince Lestat, and the author briefly described the plot...

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Dec 17 2013

My eyes remain dry.


The Guardian posted an article about a trio of unpublished J.D. Salinger short stories that recently leaked online. The transcripts are apparently accurate, and have lead to considerable hand-wringing for Salinger's fans, who are torn between their desire to read the difficult-to-obtain* stories before Salinger's approved publication date of January 27th, 2060...

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Oct 24 2013

My eyes, they roll


I have serious doubts about this, you guys: BBC News recently posted a round-up article about the upcoming series of six contemporary re-workings of Jane Austen's books. The HarperCollins project kicks off this month with Joanna Trollope's version of Sense and Sensibility, due out on October 29th. Future authors include...

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Oct 16 2013

Pride and Prejudice reworked (some more)


There was some good news on the Jane Austen continuation/retelling front this week: AustenBlog posted a very positive review of Nancy Kelley's His Good Opinion, and I was pleased to see that Lara S. Ormiston's upcoming Pride and Prejudice retelling Unequal Affection has been blessed with lovely cover art...

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Oct 15 2013

Rick Riordan gives an update


And speaking of Rick Riordan's The House of Hades (which I was, at least in passing), the author recently gave a lengthy interview to Publishers Weekly, which included an update on his upcoming series about the Norse gods...

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Oct 15 2013

If that extra minute matters...


I'm definitely going to read Veronica Roth's Allegiant, but I'm not invested enough to go out at midnight on October 22 to pick up a copy. (In contrast, if Rick Riordan's The House of Hades had been available at midnight, I would have been there with bells on.) However, more hardcore Roth fans can now get a teeny-tiny head start on the story...

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Aug 27 2013

Maybe he wrote something from Phoebe's point of view...


According to the New York Times, J.D. Salinger's estate may release up to five more books written by the late author, including additional stories about the families of his most famous creations, Holden Caulfield and the Glass family (featured in Franny and Zooey and Nine Stories)...

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May 14 2013

More John Christopher


According to Publishers Weekly, the late science fiction author John Christopher is having his backlist digitized and several of his older books republished, including his famous Tripods trilogy from the late sixties...

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Apr 26 2013

Everyone I know is getting this for Christmas


Earlier this month news came out that—at long, long last—Allie Brosch's Hyperbole and a Half book is finally on the way! I am ridiculously excited. Hyperbole and a Half is an Internet treasure, and I was genuinely sorry to hear about Brosch's struggles with depression...

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Apr 4 2013

Up and coming


According to Publishers Weekly, Delacorte Press recently announced it has purchased the rights to 17-year-old Beth Reekles's debut novel The Kissing Booth, which has apparently been selling like hotcakes on the self-publishing site Wattpad...

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Feb 12 2013

Signs of life from L.J. Smith


I was looking up information on the CW's upcoming spin-off series The Originals, which will kick off with a "back-door pilot" episode of The Vampire Diaries airing on April 25th. I wanted to see if L.J. Smith (the original author of The Vampire Diaries) was going to be involved, so I made one of my infrequent visits to her delightfully hokey website...

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Nov 30 2012

A Christmas gift... that will cost you four dollars.


If, like us, you're a fan of the children's adventure series The 39 Clues, you're in luck: Scholastic is releasing an e-book called The 39 Clues: Cahill Files: Silent Night on Christmas Day. (So... many... hyphens...) The publisher did something similar last season, releasing The 39 Clues: Rapid Fire...

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Nov 15 2012

Thirteen years later and still (probably) an idiot


I am fretting over the news that Helen Fielding is planning a third Bridget Jones book. Fielding says Bridget has "grown up" in this installment, but I expect she'll still be a grade-A doofus, and I was hoping the happily-ever-after she earned in book two would have included a longer humiliation-free stretch. However, I am curious to know...

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Nov 6 2012

Here's hoping...


I'm unsure as to whether I should think of this news as a sign of the upcoming apocalypse, or proof that God loves me, but MTV announced yesterday that Britney Spears is in "discussions" with HarperCollins to publish her first novel...

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Nov 2 2012

Maybe it's better than she thinks?


Jennifer Crusie has always described her first romance novel, 1994's Sizzle, as embarrassingly bad, and insisted that she never wanted it to see the light of day again. She seems to have changed her mind, as Amazon has posted a collection of stories including Sizzle called Be Mine with a release date of January 22, 2013...

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Oct 16 2012

Eoin Colfer returns to the world of crime.


The cover and plot description are out for the new series from Eoin Colfer. Apparently, it's going to be called W.A.R.P.: The Reluctant Assassin, Colfer is describing it as "Oliver Twist meets The Matrix", and the official plot description runs as follows...

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Oct 1 2012

The best book day of the year?


Publishers Weekly is naming tomorrow, October 2nd, as the Best Book Day of 2012. They've got a list of 32(!) new releases coming out tomorrow that they're seriously excited about. I won't be charging out to buy all (or even most) of their choices, but the list features something for a wide variety of literary tastes...

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Sep 18 2012

Hopefully they shell out for better cover art


Speaking of the erotic-novel publishing frenzy ignited by Fifty Shades of Grey, Publishers Weekly informs me that Penguin's Berkley Books imprint has picked up an erotic trilogy from romance novelist Maya Banks...

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Sep 11 2012

Bits and pieces, manga edition


I have some manga-related odds and ends to cover, but none of 'em seem quite worthy of their own posts, so I'm settling for a quick and dirty list...

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Aug 16 2012

Philip Marlowe drinks again


According to The Guardian, acclaimed novelist John Banville (using his mystery-writing pseudonym, Benjamin Black) has been hired to write a new novel featuring Raymond Chandler's legendary detective Philip Marlowe and his friend, Chief Inspector Bernie Ohls...

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Aug 14 2012

The Boxcar Children, pre-Boxcar


Holy cats: seventy years after its debut, the Boxcar Children series is getting a prequel. Newbery Medalist Patricia MacLachlan, author of Sarah Plain and Tall has written The Boxcar Children Beginning: The Aldens of Fair Meadow Farm, due out September 1st...

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Aug 3 2012

Avast ye, literary pirates!


Publishers Weekly recently posted an article about non-English-language publishers' struggles with J.K. Rowling's upcoming adult novel The Casual Vacancy...

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Jun 26 2012

She's obviously not retiring any time soon


According to PublishersWeekly, Janet Evanovich has signed an eight-book deal with Random House, agreeing to churn out four more books in her bestselling Stephanie Plum series and four books in a new series that will be co-written with some dude named Lee Goldberg...

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Jun 1 2012

Busy, busy


Publishers Weekly is offering an exclusive sneak peek at the cover for The Mark of Athena, the third (or eighth, depending on how you look at it) installment in Rick Riordan's best-selling "Heroes of Olympus" series...

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May 22 2012

Is there really a demand for this?


All Neil Gaiman fans for whom money is no object (and don't already own virtually identical editions) take note: DC has announced a slipcase edition of all ten volumes of Sandman. The set will cost $199 and be released on November 13th.

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Apr 16 2012



Two thoughts went through my brain upon seeing this:

  1. Holy cats, there's going to be a A Wrinkle in Time graphic novel? About time!


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Apr 12 2012

Brace yourselves, booksellers


Some details have been announced about J. K. Rowling's upcoming adult novel: according to publisher Little, Brown & Co., Rowling's The Casual Vacancy is a dark comedy "centering on the fictional English town of Pagford, where darkness lies beneath a peaceful facade". The book is set to hit shelves on September 27, and will undoubtedly sell a bazillion copies.

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