What’s coming to bookshelves, and TV screens in 2020?
Epic Reads presents a list of books you might want to check out. I’ll definitely get the finale of the Truly Devious trilogy, and may check out Infinity Son by Adam Silvera as well as House of Dragons by Jessica Clueless.
Infinity Son would be my first Silvera book, but it has been getting mixed reviews at best, making me less sure about picking it up. Epic Reads offers a quick overview of the book and an excerpt to help, though I’m still not completely sure what to make of it.
As for the Truly Devious finale, I still think I know who will be revealed as the ultimate culprit, though if my history on such guesses ids anything to go by, I’m probably wrong. Epic Reads also has an excerpt for this book.
The Fandom’s list of anticipated 2020 releases includes the sequel to One of Us is Lying. It will focus on a mostly new cast at the same high school, and while the original story was driven by the murder victim’s gossip website, this time a truth or dare challenge will drive the narrative. Sand if like me, you were wondering what the title of this book would be after Karen McManus used Two can Keep a Secret for a different book, turns out it will be One of us is Next. The List also includes the start of new series from YA favourites Cassandra Claire and Sarah J. Maas.
Penguin Teen presents a couple of excerpts from books I’ve definitely been keeping an eye on. Rebelwing is a dystopian story featuring a cybernetic dragon, while The Last Confession of Autumn Casterly is a thriller about a heroine trying to find her sister, who is clinging to life.
Hailey in Bookland’s anticipated releases video includes thriller All Your Twisted Secrets, which seems similar to One of Us is Lying in that a Breakfast Club group of teens are lured together, but instead of being murder suspects, they are told to choose one of them to die, or they all will.
As for television projects, ABC is again looking at a fashion show with The Prince, while Fox could adapt The Perfect Couple, about a murder that happens just before a wedding. The CW is considering Infamous, a show about disgraced celebrities who work for the CIA in exchange for getting their career back on track. ABC is considering a fairy-tale anthology show from Once Upon a Time writers. The only anthology show I really want to see is Fear Street, but hey, if anthologies become more prevalent, maybe it will happen?
Published by Andrew Clendening