Hello Fellow Readers,

I can’t believe more than one month has passed since the last round of “In Case You Missed It…”. Life was wild these last couple of weeks, and I was relying mostly on scheduled posts, and I didn’t have time to prepare new contents.

If you don’t know what this post series is, with “In Case You Missed It…” I am putting together recent (and mostly YA related) news I’ve seen around. It’s part of a couple of posts/projects I want to trial for this blog. I can’t promise it will be a weekly section for now but I will aim to make it at least monthly.

Let’s start with some adaptation news:

📌TV adaptation news: One of Us is Lying trailer is here and it will start streaming on October 7, 2021.

One of Us Is Lying is the story of what happens when five strangers walk into detention and only four walk out alive. Everyone is a suspect, and everyone has something to hide. 

On Monday afternoon, five students at Bayview High walk into detention.

Bronwyn, the brain, is Yale-bound and never breaks a rule.

Addy, the beauty, is the picture-perfect homecoming princess.

Nate, the criminal, is already on probation for dealing.

Cooper, the athlete, is the all-star baseball pitcher.

And Simon, the outcast, is the creator of Bayview High’s notorious gossip app. 

Only, Simon never makes it out of that classroom. Before the end of detention, Simon’s dead. And according to investigators, his death wasn’t an accident. On Monday, he died. But on Tuesday, he’d planned to post juicy reveals about all four of his high-profile classmates, which makes all four of them suspects in his murder. Or are they the perfect patsies for a killer who’s still on the loose?

Everyone has secrets, right? What really matters is how far you would go to protect them. 

Don’t miss the trailer! But, more importantly, what does it mean for us in the UK!? When will we be able to watch it and where? Stay tuned while I try to find out. In the meantime, add this book to your Goodreads.

📌More TV adaptation news: HBO Max will bring to the screen Maulik Pancholy’s book The Best At It.

From actor Maulik Pancholy comes an incredibly charming, heartfelt middle grade debut about Rahul Kapoor, a gay Indian American boy coming into his own in a small town in the Midwest. 

Rahul Kapoor is heading into seventh grade in a small town in Indiana. The start of middle school is making him feel increasingly anxious, so his favorite person in the whole world, his grandfather Bhai, gives him some well-meaning advice: Find one thing you’re really good at. And become the BEST at it. 

Those four little words sear themselves into Rahul’s brain. While he’s not quite sure what that special thing is, he is convinced that once he finds it, bullies like Brent Mason will stop torturing him at school. And he won’t be worried about staring too long at his classmate Justin Emery. With his best friend, Chelsea, by his side, Rahul is ready to crush this challenge. . . . But what if he discovers he isn’t the best at anything? Funny, charming, and incredibly touching, this is a story about friendship, family, an the courage it takes to live your truth.

📌Book News: Tara Sim unveil the cover of her new novel The City of Dusk

Set in a gorgeous world of bone and shadow magic, of vengeful gods and defiant chosen ones, The City of Dusk is the first in a dark epic fantasy trilogy that follows the four heirs of four noble houses—each gifted with a divine power—as they form a tenuous alliance to keep their kingdom from descending into a realm-shattering war. 

The Four Realms—Life, Death, Light, and Darkness—all converge on the city of dusk. For each realm there is a god, and for each god there is an heir. 

But the gods have withdrawn their favor from the once vibrant and thriving city. And without it, all the realms are dying. 

Unwilling to stand by and watch the destruction, the four heirs—Risha, a necromancer struggling to keep the peace; Angelica, an elementalist with her eyes set on the throne; Taesia, a shadow-wielding rogue with rebellion in her heart; and Nik, a soldier who struggles to see the light— will sacrifice everything to save the city. 

But their defiance will cost them dearly.

Add this book to your Goodreads.

📌Alicia Keys will adapt her million-selling single “Girl on Fire” into a graphic novel.

That’s it for this round.

Do you have any YA news you want to share and you are excited about?

Let me know in the comments!