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Bookish News You May Have Missed: June 13-July 3

We got a little busy these last couple of weeks. This post will be a round-up of bookish news from June 13 to July 3. The bookish news will be separated out by week so that you can see everything as it was revealed. Please note that some of the following book-related news may seem familiar as it may have already been shared in our stories on Instagram.


Week of June 13-June 19

Book Title and Cover Reveals

Eyes that Speak to the Stars by Joanna Ho: Joanna Ho wrote a companion picture book to Eyes that Kiss in the Corners, focused on young Asian boys. She wrote the book originally so her son could have representation in a book, but it morphed into a book that offers representation for all Asian men and boys. Eyes that Speak to the Stars will release in January of 2022. Eyes that Kiss in the Corners was one of Skyler’s favorite books that she’s read this year.

Book of Night by Holly Black: It was announced during TorCon that Holly Black’s adult debut will be called Book of Night. A cover has not been revealed yet, but we do know the book will be released on May 3, 2022. It is currently available for preorder anywhere you may buy books.

Signed and Exclusive Books

The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue by VE Schwab, anniversary edition: Titan Books will be releasing a white, signed edition of Addie LaRue for the first anniversary. It will join the blue (US Indie Bookstores) and red (B&N) editions that are also releasing. You can preorder from Forbidden Planet or Waterstones.

Redemptor by Jordan Ifueko: FairyLoot revealed the cover of their edition of Redemptor this week! It will match perfectly with their edition of Raybearer as well as include stencil-sprayed edges, exclusive foiling on the hardcover, and two bookplates from the author. It will cost £18.50 + shipping. Those who ordered Raybearer will receive an early access email on August 3rd at 1 p.m. BST. The general sale will be August 5th at 1 p.m. BST.

Bookish Shop News

Afterlight by Illumicrate: Illumicrate announced this week that they would be starting a romance box called Afterlight. The box will include a new release romance paperback (with an author letter and signed bookplates as they can get them) and 3-4 items with a focus on self-care and non-fandom items. It will cost £18 + shipping and VAT, where applicable. The first box ships in August, so keep an eye on their Instagram for more information on the subscription sale. You can sign up for the waitlist in their LinkTree, which will also give you 10% off your first box.


Week of June 20-June 26

Book Title and Cover Reveals

Some Mistakes Were Made by Kristin Dwyer: Kristin Dwyer released the title and cover of her debut novel. Some Mistakes Were Made will released on April 26, 2022, and it is already available for preorder. If you’d like to check out the summary, here is the link to the Goodreads page.

Mr. Wrong Number by Lynn Painter: Lynn Painter revealed the cover for her next novel, Mr. Wrong Number. It will be released on March 22, 2022. The novel is pitched as an enemies-to-lovers trope, so definitely check it out and preorder it wherever you order books. The link to the summary can be found here.

Gallant by Victoria Schwab: Victoria Schwab’s next young adult novel had a cover reveal! The UK cover has not yet been revealed, but the Instagram post linked above shows off the beautiful US cover. It will be released on March 1, 2022. Victoria pitches it as “The story of a girl haunted by ghouls and a garden wall and the thing that waits beyond in this standalone novel in the vein of Crimson Peak + Secret Garden.” To check out the full summary, click here.

Furysong by Rosaria Munda: Rosaria Munda revealed the title of the third book in the Aurelian Cycle (starting with Fireborne). The novel will be released in summer of 2022. There is no exact date nor is there a cover reveal yet. Once we see the cover reveal or exact date, we’ll be sure to update you all!

House of Eclipses by Casey Bond: Casey Bond’s next novel will be called House of Eclipses! It will be released on August 13, 2021. The cover reveal will happen on July 13, 2021 (so keep an eye on Casey’s Instagram or here, as we will post the cover reveal). Here is the summary as there seems to be no Goodreads page:

Capture his heart.

Steal his crown.

Noor is the unwanted, unloved third born of the Aten, chosen vessel of the sun goddess, Sol. While she has no chance at inheriting her father’s title, what she truly longs for is peace from his unrelenting hatred. Hope builds that she may finally be able to claim that reprieve when a missive arrives from the House of the Moon.

The new Lumin, chosen of the moon god, Lumos, seeks to broker peace with the Kingdom of Helios for the first time in ages. He envisions open trade routes and an end to archaic rivalries. His dedication to this cause extends to visions of a union between the two families by marrying one of Aten’s daughters, if one of the matches is a fit.

Driven by his own twisted agenda, Noor’s father is willing to sacrifice his daughters as pawns to steal the crown for him to further his despotic reign, pitting sister against sister in a brutal battle for power. But Noor must come out the victor, either by capturing the Lumin’s heart or stealing his crown. For whomever wears the crown of moonlight, holds the power of the moon itself. With such strength at her command, she could finally defeat her tyrannical father.

Yet this endeavor cannot be accomplished without great sacrifice. As Noor learns more about Lumin Caelum, guilt over her betrayal consumes her, burning hot as the sun itself. If only he wasn’t kind, and selfless, and exactly what she wanted. If only she had greater dominion over her heart…

Can Noor carry out her plan and end her father’s vile reign? Or will unlikely alliances allow a new day to dawn?

-Casey bond, House of Eclipses

A Forgery of Roses by Jessica Olson: Jessica Olson’s next novel got a title reveal! It will be released on March 1, 2022. It is pitched as “a gothic fantasy murder mystery perfect for fans of Kerri Maniscalco and Erin A. Craig.” The Goodreads link can be found here. Keep an eye out for a cover reveal and how to receive ARCs.

Signed, Exclusive Books

Kingdom of the Cursed by Kerri Maniscalco: The Bookish Box revealed that they would be doing a signed, exclusive edition of Kingdom of the Cursed. This edition will feature a dust jacket with reversible art, custom endpapers, a stamp on the hardcover, sprayed edges, and artwork on the inside. It is currently on sale on The Bookish Box’s website. The cost is $37 USD (shipping is free for US buyers).


Week of June 27-July 3

Book Title and Cover Reveals

The Weeping Tide by Amanda Foody: The second novel in Amanda Foody’s Wilderlore series will be called The Weeping Tide. The first link will show you the beautiful cover and take you to Amanda Foody’s Instagram page, while the second link will take you to the Goodreads page so you can add it to your TBR and check out the description. It will be released on February 1, 2022.

Beyond the End of the Earth by Amie Kaufman and Meagan Spooner: The next novel in Amie Kaufman and Meagan Spooner’s The Other Side of the Sky series had a cover and title reveal this past week! To check out the Goodreads page, click here. It will be released on January 18, 2022. You can already preorder the book in the US, but the links for Australia will be up later on.

My Fine Fellow by Jennieke Cohen: The cover was revealed for My Fine Fellow recently! It will be released on January 11, 2022. If you are looking for a signed, special edition, we know Bookish Signs and More will be doing a signed, sprayed edition. Keep an eye on their Instagram for more information.

Crimson Reign by Amélie Wen Zhao: The conclusion to Amélie Wen Zhao’s debut trilogy, Blood Heir, received a cover reveal! Crimson Reign will be released on March 1, 2022. Preorder links are available on Amélie’s Instagram as well as wherever you buy your books.

Bound By Firelight by Dana Swift: The second novel in the Wickery series, Bound By Firelight, had a cover reveal recently! The first novel, Cast In Firelight, was released earlier this year and was one of Rachael’s favorite reads for 2021 so far. Bound By Firelight will be released on January 18, 2022. It is already available to preorder!

Readalongs

Penguin Teen’s readalong of The Beautiful: Penguin Teen started a readalong of The Beautiful by Renée Ahdieh on June 28th. They are currently in Week 2 (chapters Des Questions, Des Questions to Words Are Weapons). To see the full schedule, click this link. There will be a readalong for The Damned in August, so keep an eye out for that information.

Book Festivals

YallFest 2021: YallFest will be happening in-person (!!) November 12 and 13 in Charleston, SC. There will be more information in the coming months regarding schedules and authors attending. We will be there, so keep an eye out for posts!

ApollyCon 2022: ApollyCon is returning to Washington, DC for 2022! The dates are July 28-31. There will be more information in the coming months as well as a new website! They will be releasing information on their Instagram.

Signed, Exclusive Books

Once Upon a Broken Heart by Stephanie Garber: OwlCrate will be doing a special edition of Stephanie Garber’s next novel, Once Upon a Broken Heart. It will feature an exclusive, white cover as well as a large foil design on the hardcover and will be signed by Stephanie Garber. This edition will cost $19.99 USD plus shipping. An email will go out to all active subscribers and those who bought the Finale box in 2019 on July 8 with the date and time of the sale.

Bookish Shop News

A Lesson in Vengeance by Victoria Lee: Emboss and Spine will be doing a special edition box of Victoria Lee’s next novel, A Lesson in Vengeance. The copy will be signed and personalized as well as feature indigo sprayed edges. The box will include 3 items from Fiction Bath Co and a candle from Blue Forest Black Moon. There will be several add-ons, so check out the first link to view all the add-ons. This box will cost $60 plus shipping, and rep codes do apply. Sales for the box will close at midnight on July 13 if it has not sold out before then. To purchase, click this link.

Untethered by Kaylynn Flanders: The second novel in the Shielded series will be in a book box! Reading Portal will be doing a special edition box for Untethered. The box will include a hardcover copy of Untethered, a signed bookplate from Kaylynn Flanders, 3 candles, a bookmark inspired by the book, and stickers inspired by the series. The box costs $65 USD with US shipping included. It is currently on sale and can be found on their website.

Book-to-Screen Adaptations

Good Omens Season 2: Amazon Prime Video released that there would be a second season of Good Omens! There is not much information known about season yet. Keep an eye out for more information.


If there is any other bookish news that we forgot, please leave it in the comments! We’ll add the news to our list and credit you.

Published by Always, Bookish Lovers

We’re a sister duo and a best friend from Virginia, USA who absolutely love books! We all met while Danielle and Skyler were in college. Danielle and Skyler are teachers and Rachael is aspiring to be a librarian. As well as having a bookstagram, we co-run a blog together where we review books, post unboxings of other subscription boxes, and offer reading resources for parents and educators.

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