Shouting from the Shelftops #25

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.

This week’s news is chock full of adaptations. Time to scream in joy!

Nubia: Real OneL L McKinney is writing a Nubia graphic novel!!

Okay normally I am not excited for DC or Marvel works, but DC’s trend of having YA authors write YA graphic novel is one thing I like. And having L L McKinney (who wrote an amazing Alice retelling, A Blade so Black) write another superpowered Black girl story? Hell yeah!

Can you be a hero…if society doesn’t see you as a person?

Nubia has always been a little bit…different. As a baby she showcased Amazonian-like strength by pushing over a tree to rescue her neighbor’s cat. But, despite having similar abilities, the world has no problem telling her that she’s no Wonder Woman. And even if she was, they wouldn’t want her. Every time she comes to the rescue, she’s reminded of how people see her; as a threat. Her Moms do their best to keep her safe, but Nubia can’t deny the fire within her, even if she’s a little awkward about it sometimes. Even if it means people assume the worst.

When Nubia’s best friend, Quisha, is threatened by a boy who thinks he owns the town, Nubia will risk it all—her safety, her home, and her crush on that cute kid in English class—to become the hero society tells her she isn’t.

From the witty and powerful voice behind A Blade So Black, L.L. McKinney, and with endearing and expressive art by Robyn Smith, comes a vital story for today about equality, identity and kicking it with your squad.

You can find a sneak peek of the novel at The Root.

June Hur has a new novel!

June Hur is writing another novel set in Joseon era, called The Red Palace! Her debut was quite atmospheric and I look forward to another YA mystery by her!

Nghi Vo is writing a Gatsby retelling!

The Chosen and the Beautiful is a two-book deal with Tordotcom to write a Gatsby retelling from the view of a queer Asian-American protagonist, and I am here for it!

Immigrant. Socialite. Magician.

Jordan Baker grows up in the most rarefied circles of 1920s American society—she has money, education, a killer golf handicap, and invitations to some of the most exclusive parties of the Jazz Age. She’s also queer, Asian, adopted, and treated as an exotic attraction by her peers, while the most important doors remain closed to her.

But the world is full of wonders: infernal pacts and dazzling illusions, lost ghosts and elemental mysteries. In all paper is fire, and Jordan can burn the cut paper heart out of a man. She just has to learn how.

Nghi Vo’s debut novel reinvents this classic of the American canon as a coming-of-age story full of magic, mystery, and glittering excess, and introduces a major new literary voice.

Cover Love!

  • The cover for Ravage the Dark by Tara Sim is making me scream because AMAYA OMG is so fierce! (Also we finally get a face cast for her!)
  • The beautiful and vibrant Marie Lu’s Skyhunter is revealed!
  • Infinity Reaper‘s blue cover would look so amazing next to The Infinity Son’s golden-orange cover!
  • Katie Henry’s This Will Be Funny Someday has an interesting cover!
  • Aaaah the cover for Julie Kagawa’s Iron Raven!!!!!

42249037. sy475 Skyhunter (Skyhunter, #1) Infinity Reaper (Infinity Cycle, #2) This Will Be Funny Someday The Iron Raven (The Iron Fey: Evenfall, #1)

The School for Good and Evil (The School for Good and Evil, #1)Adaptations news!

The School For Good & Evil is getting a Netflix movie! Guess it time for me to start completing the series!

Blessed Monsters (Something Dark and Holy, #3)Something Dark and Holy 3 has a title and a cover!

The third book in the Something Dark and Holy series has a title, and it is Blessed Monsters! Such a eyeful!

The startling conclusion to the instant New York Times bestselling Something Dark and Holy trilogy

The girl, the monster, the prince, the queen.

They broke the world.

And some things can never be undone.

In Emily A. Duncan’s Blessed Monsters, they must unite once more to fight the dark chaos they’ve unleashed—but is it already too late?

Which news made you scream?!

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