Almost Here is a feature where each month I talk about upcoming things in the YA world that I’m excited about. This includes new book releases, movies of YA books, book signing events, etc. Keep in mind that this is definitely not everything. It’s only the stuff that I know about and/or am most interested in.
Not a whole lot coming out in August, but that’s probably a good thing for me and my giant TBR piles. Disney Hyperion sent my sister a frigging hardcover of False Future already, so I am dying to confiscate it from her and read it (and doesn’t the cover look SO PRETTY with my theme colors?!)! And doesn’t Gates of Thread and Stone sound FASCINATING? I need that book!
Oh yes, The Giver — the first book I ever read in school and really liked! And it’s one of the few books I have reread more than once over the years, so I am eager to see this represented on film! I have to say, I’m a bit wary about the chosen cast, but I guess I’ll just have to wait and see!
And then there’s the If I Stay movie. True, I haven’t read this book yet (I know, I’m like the only person who hasn’t), but it still looks interesting, and since I doubt I will actually read it anytime soon, I figured the film is a good way to get myself acquainted.
That is correct, friends. In August, I plan to attend bookish events for three authors I have never read. My sister has read some of Jennifer Armentrout’s books, so I’ll be going to that with her. I’ve been curious about Deborah Harkness’s books every since A Discovery of Witches. And of course, I mean, John Scalzi — how could I miss that? I have several of his books on my TBR and many of my friends love his stuff, so I couldn’t pass up the opportunity!