Long gone are the days when readers lamented about the lack of films based on their favorite books. These days, Hollywood routinely mines the written word for film ideas. Here's another handful of evidence: 5 science fiction, fantasy, and horror books that are working their way to film and TV. Read them now and add them to your watch list for later!
Seveneves by Neal Stephenson
Neal Stephenson is known for novels that are downright ambitious. Often meticulously ...
BOOK REPORT for The Reader (Sea of Ink and Gold #1) by Traci Chee
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Cover Story: Patchwork
I am super pleased to see a POC on this cover. That said, I’m not a fan of the strange patchwork overlay. I think it’s supposed to be pages of ...
There are stories, of course. Tales of great queens who left the island to become great queens again on the mainland. Others tell of queens who live out the rest of their lives peacefully and quietly, with their consorts. But Arsinoe has never believed a word. In her mind, every last queen lies at the bottom of the sea, drowned by the Goddess the moment she was done with them.
—Three Dark Crowns, by Kendare Blake
Every generation on ...
A novel of unsung voices and alternate World War I history, Ghost Talkers by Mary Robinette Kowal is a wonderful, fraught, and heart-wrenching read. Set against the backdrop of World War I, it reinvents history to allow unheard stories to be told, whilst at the same creating a marvellous piece of romantic speculative fiction.
Ginger Stuyvesant is an American heiress who serves the war effort as a medium working with the Spirit Corps. In this alternate version of our ...
Fictionalized picture books for young readers about the plight of refugees aren’t exactly crowding the shelves. Last year, readers saw the candid Two White Rabbits from Mexican author Jairo Buitrago and Colombian illustrator Rafael Yockteng. In October of this year, Lee & Low Books will release LaTisha Redding’s Calling the Water Drum, illustrated by Aaron Boyd – a book (I have yet to see) about a boy, as the Kirkus review notes, whose parents have died in an effort ...
When you’re writing a review, ‘speechless’ can be a bit of a hindrance. So, I’m gonna work on that, find my words, and try to tell you about this book.
I fully admit, as I have a few times before, that the cover for Monstress is what drew me in and convinced me to purchase the book. The art deco background elements are so incredibly detailed and rich, reminding me a bit of my recent trip to Kansas city for ...
Jen Bryant photographed by Amy Dragoo
Award-winning children’s book biographer Jen Bryant wasn’t new to the life of Louis Braille when she decided to write Six Dots, a new picture book that takes a look at him as the child inventor he was. But, as she explains in our email chat below, she wanted to bring readers his story, this one illustrated by Boris Kulikov, from a first-person, more intimate perspective. The results are good, the Kirkus review describing it as an “inspiring look at a ...
Good-bye August, welcome September!
The end of August is always bittersweet for me. I am both enormously relieved and somewhat sad to see Read-A-Romance Month come to an end.
My wedding anniversary is at the end of July and my birthday is at the beginning of September, sandwiching RARM and making me a little tired when I celebrate those special moments. This year was especially complicated because my family is going through some unexpected difficulties, so juggling family issues, everything ...