TV, Books, and Comics!

Let’s start with some rumoured Star Trek series in development. reports on four potential series believed to be in the works, including an animated show and one built around The Wrath of Khan.  There is also apparently a Starfleet Academy series in the works, with Josh Schwartz and Stephanie Savage said to be set to run it.  They are best known for The OC and Gossip Girl, with their recent adaptation of Marvel’s Runaways series getting mixed reviews.  I’m not exactly opposed to the idea of a Starfleet Academy series, but I’d rather see one of my YA sci-fi picks from my post about potential TV series get the green light instead.  Nyxia, Dare Mighty Things, or Insignia.

Meanwhile, AIPT! Has September solicitations for Dark Horse comics.  The list includes the fourth and final issue of Bedtime Stories, which looks like it could be an RL Stine story.  The list also includes Tom Raider and Terminator comics.  The site’s most recent weekly pick of five comics includes the first issue for The Lost City Explorers, a series the site had previously given a very positive spotlight review.

The Barnes & Noble Teen blog lists a selection of debuts coming in the second half of 2018.  Sanctuary by Caryn Lix, which I’ve mentioned in the past, makes the list, as well dark Little Mermaid tale Sea Witch by Sarah Henning.  The Light Between Worlds sounds very similar to The Chronicles of Narnia, except that the story focuses on the three siblings back in their London home.  While two of them are desperate to return to the magical realm, one simply wants to live her normal life.  The blog’s list of upcoming sequels includes Mari Lu’s Wildcard, the conclusion to the aforementioned Dare Might Things duology.  The follow-up to Marissa Meyer’s superhero story Renegades also makes the list.  The end of the article gives honorable mentions to the next books in a few series I’ve talked about in the past, Nyxia, Effigies, and The Thousandth Floor.

Epic Reads presents 17 books coming in July, including The Cheerleaders by Kara Thomas, of the excellent Little Monsters.  Contagion by Erin Bowman, which I’ve mentioned before, also makes the list, as well as the aforementioned Sea Witch.  The blog’s list of twelve books coming this summer include the hotly anticipated My Plain Jane, as well as the start of a new series by Sara Raasch, who wrote the Snow Like Ashes trilogy

The Penguin Teen blog actually looks ahead to 2019, and the list includes a book about witches in modern day Salem.  This is not a new book in the How to Hang a Witch series, but an original story about a teen witch who must uncover the cause of mysterious fires before her coven is destroyed.

Finally, if you need something to read right now, booktuber Sarawithoutanh suggests some middle grade options, including the excellent Nevermoor.  With the second book in the series coming in September, now would be an excellent time to pick this one up!

Published by Andrew Clendening