Shouting from the Shelftops #20

Shouting from the Shelftops is a bimonthly(-ish) feature to gush over book news that come to my attention, to celebrate good news amidst whatever the year is delivering to you. The basic mood for these posts is just Enthusiastic Screaming.

A Deadly Education (Scholomance, #1)Naomi Novik has a new trilogy!

Novik is writing a series, A Deadly Education, which is being described as a ‘dark feminist Harry Potter’ and I. AM. ALL. FOR. IT!!!! Education at the Scholomance is a life-or-death thing and I am getting Chamber of Secrets vibes from this already!

Lesson One of the Scholomance

Learning has never been this deadly

A Deadly Education is set at Scholomance, a school for the magically gifted where failure means certain death (for real) — until one girl, El, begins to unlock its many secrets. There are no teachers, no holidays, and no friendships, save strategic ones. Survival is more important than any letter grade, for the school won’t allow its students to leave until they graduate… or die! The rules are deceptively simple: Don’t walk the halls alone. And beware of the monsters who lurk everywhere. El is uniquely prepared for the school’s dangers. She may be without allies, but she possesses a dark power strong enough to level mountains and wipe out millions. It would be easy enough for El to defeat the monsters that prowl the school. The problem? Her powerful dark magic might also kill all the other students.

Cover Love!

I mean, look at the these gorgeous sequel covers!!!!

  • Leo Nickolls’ cover for the finale of the For a Muse of Fire trilogy by Heidi Heilig is glorious and has a nice color theme with the other two books
  • And look at that ornate door in the cover for The Ever Cruel Kingdom, sequel to The Never Tilting World by Rin Chupeco!
  • I’m screaming over the celestial beast in the golden cover for A War of Swallowed Stars by Sangu Mandanna!
  • Gold seems to be in, because the cover for the sequel to the Crier’s War, Iron Heart is SHINY!!!

On This Unworthy Scaffold The Ever Cruel Kingdom  (The Never Tilting World, #2)A War of Swallowed Stars (The Celestial Trilogy, #3) Iron Heart (Crier's War, #2)

Fence: Striking DistanceFence is going to be a novel!

Okay I read only like the first volume and a few issues of what would be the second volume, but I am thrilled this graphic novel series about fencers is getting a novel adaptation, too! It will be by Sarah Rees Brennan and is named Fence: Striking Distance!!!!

The boys of Kings Row bout with drama, rivalry, and romance in this original YA novel by The New York Times bestselling author Sarah Rees Brennan–inspired by the award-nominated comic series by C.S. Pacat and Johanna The Mad.

Sixteen-year-old Nicholas Cox is the illegitimate son of a retired fencing champion who dreams of getting the proper training he could never afford. After earning a place on the elite Kings Row fencing team, Nicholas must prove himself to his rival, Seiji Katayma, and navigate the clashes, friendships, and relationships between his teammates on the road to state championships–where Nicholas might finally have the chance to spar with his golden-boy half-brother.

Coach Williams decides to take advantage of the boys’ morale after a recent victory and assigns them a course of team building exercises to further deepen their bonds. It takes a shoplifting scandal, a couple of moonlit forest strolls, several hilariously bad dates, and a whole lot of introspection for the team to realize they are stronger together than they could ever be apart.

The first installment of this enticing original YA novel series by Sarah Rees Brennan, rich with casual diversity and queer self-discovery, explores never-before-seen drama inspired by C.S. Pacat’s critically acclaimed Fence comic series and boasts original cover and interior art by Johanna The Mad.

American Demon (Return to the Hollows, #1)How did I not know The Hollows has a spin-off???

I don’t even know how I missed the news, but apparently The Hollows series by Kim Harrison (which I finally finished last year?! I mean, I was pretty sad that there would be no more full stories in that world and then I see that it might be???) has a spin-off series coming this year in June?? And I first learned about this through the author’s ARC announcement and I was like what when did this happen?


What happens after you’ve saved the world? Well, if you’re Rachel Mariana Morgan, witch-born demon, you quickly discover that something might have gone just a little bit wrong. That the very same acts you and your friends took to forge new powers may have released something bound by the old. With a rash of zombies, some strange new murders, and an exceedingly mysterious new demon in town, it will take everything Rachel has to counter this new threat to the world–and it may demand the sacrifice of what she holds most dear.

First of all, considering how A Witch with no Name ended and its ‘look how the future is’ epilogue, I am surprised we are diving back into the world. Then again, there is a big gap that is ripe for stories. Also heck yeah new creature in the world – zombies! So excited for Rachel having new adventures in American Demon!

(It is being shelved as a new series on Goodreads, and not in continuation with the old one, so that’s why I think it is a spin-off)

There might be a What If It’s Us adapatation?!

So someone asked Adam Silvera if there’s a chance of a movie for What If It’s Us and then he repsonded yes, and a TV person said huge chance and I’m like – is there a TV show in the works????

Which news made you scream?!

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