Tidbit Tuesday #9: 5 YA Retellings to Look For in 2017


Tidbit Tuesday is a feature on The Candid Cover spotlighting and reviewing bookish events, news and bits of books.

With the live action Beauty and the Beast moving opening soon, I figured it is only fitting to feature some retellings that are getting me just as excited! If I were to pick one genre that is my absolute most favourite of them all, it is a retelling. There is something exciting to me about reading a timeless tale that has been completely reinvented. Sometimes I will admit there can be disappointment with this genre, but most of the time I am totally swept away.

Here are a few YA Retellings that have yet to be released, but are already piquing my interest:

Spindle Fire by Lexa Hillyer releases on April 11th. This is one Sleeping Beauty story that sounds as though it is going to be creepy and darker than the original tale. I can’t wait to read it!

Hunted by Meagan Spooner releases on March 14th. This Beauty and the Beast retelling is coming out just a few days before the film. So, I suggest that this is one book you try to tide you over if you are a fan of the Beauty and the Beast story.

Forest of a Thousand Lanterns by Julie C. Dao releases on October 17th. This fantasy is a reimagined Evil Queen from Snow White story that is based on Asian folklore. How amazing does that sound?

Beast: A Tale of Love and Revenge by Lisa Jensen releases on September 12th. This fantasy is said to be a Beauty and the Beast origin tale. I am not sure that I have read anything that gives insight to how the story might have begun. I am really looking forward to reading it. There is no cover for this book yet, but Jensen’s Pinterest board does give some hints about the content of the story.

Piper by Jay Asher and Jessica Freeburg  releases on October 31st. I stumbled across this new graphic novel that reimagines the story of the Pied Piper when looking up information about Asher’s Thirteen Reasons Why. The fact that it is a love story that has a main character who has a disability is really intriguing to me. We are still waiting on a cover for this one as well.

Tidbit Tuesday #8: KCP Loft a New YA Imprint to Get Excited About!


Tidbit Tuesday is a feature on The Candid Cover spotlighting and reviewing bookish events, news and bits of books.

You may be aware of the new YA imprint coming to us this spring from Kids Can Press, KCP Loft, but did you know how many amazing titles they are publishing soon? I was very fortunate to receive a few of them for review and let me tell you, they are going to be ones that you will want to add to your TBRs if you haven’t already.

Just a Normal Tuesday by Kim Turrisi sounds like a gripping story that deals with mental illness and suicide. Releases May 2nd.

Keeping the Beat by Marie Powell seems like a perfect summer read that contains a murder mystery and takes place in Hollywood. Releases April 4th.

Zenn Diagram by Wendy Brant is about a math genius who has psychic powers. The whole concept and the paranormal aspect has me really intrigued! Releases April 4th.

Textrovert by Lindsey Summers is a YA contemporary that looks to have an interesting protagonist and a love story. Releases May 2nd.

There has also been some exciting news recently about some future publications as well!

I am super excited to read these titles and I think that this imprint is going to give us some inspirational and entertaining books. Check out the trailer below for more details!

Tidbit Tuesday #7: Before I Fall Special Screening at TIFF Next Wave Festival


Tidbit Tuesday is a feature on The Candid Cover spotlighting and reviewing bookish events, news and bits of books.


I was very fortunate last week to have stumbled upon this really amazing Film Festival that has been happening at the Toronto International Film Festival for the past few years, the Next Wave Film Festival. Essentially, this is a teen film festival entirely put on and curated by teens. There are workshops, challenges and a ton of exciting films to watch that are mostly free of charge to anyone under 25 years of age. How cool is that?


As part of the festival, one of the special screenings was for the adaptation of Lauren Oliver’s Before I Fall. I have been so excited about this movie ever since I listened to the audiobook this past summer. When I found out about the festival and the screening, I jumped at the opportunity to attend. The film is beautifully adapted and is sure to be enjoyed by all of Oliver’s fans. A full review will be available closer to the release date!


What was even more incredible was the discovery that the main character, Sam, portrayed by Zoey Deutch and the film’s director, Ry Russo-Young, were to attend the screening and host a Q & A after the film. Both Deutch and Russo-Young were delightful and quite insightful in regards to how the film was adapted and the challenges to producing an indie film. It was truly incredible to learn that the movie was filmed in Vancouver in less than a month because it is such a fantastic and perfect adaptation of the novel. Before I Fall releases in Canada and the U.S. on March 3rd and I highly suggest heading out to see it if you can because it is a very moving and beautiful film.

Tidbit Tuesday #4: Duologies and Cover Reveals



Tidbit Tuesday is a feature on The Candid Cover spotlighting and reviewing bookish events, news and bits of books.

I don’t know about you, but I get really excited about announcements for duologies because they are my favourite type of series. It is exciting to know that there will be more to come in a well-loved series, yet the commitment to read the next part is just one more book.

If you are a fan of Marie Lu, you will be thrilled to know that there is now a release date for Warcross and we now have a summary! Although the cover is still to come for this one, the excitement that I have for this series is growing daily.

Julie C. Dao took to Twitter last week and shared 3 amazing announcements  about her duology, Rise of the Empress. I love this title and I think that this series sounds incredibly epic with its ties to the Evil Queen legend in an East Asian fantasy. How awesome does that sound?

There were also a few cover reveals last week and I must say that all of them are stunning! First of all, Elly Blake revealed the US and UK covers for the second book in The Frostblood Saga. I have yet to read the first book, Frostblood, but it is receiving some wonderful reviews and I think that this book is going to be similar to Aveyard’s Red Queen series.


Another gorgeous and intriguing cover was revealed over on YA Books Central for Gray Wolf Island  by debut author Tracey Neithercott. This book has a theme of friendship and searching for treasure. We will have to wait until October 2017 for it to be released, but if you head over to YA Books Central, there is a giveaway running for a signed ARC!

Tidbit Tuesday #3: YA Bookish Announcements


Tidbit Tuesday is a feature on The Candid Cover spotlighting and reviewing bookish events, news and bits of books.

So many exciting new Young Adult books are coming our way! Some of these books were hinted at a while ago and others are completely new to me. It’s amazing how many thrilling events happen in the book world over the course of a week.

First of all, Tahereh Mafi revealed the title of her new YA novel that is a dark Persian fantasy about a girl who washes dead bodies for a living. WHICHWOOD definitely sounds intriguing and I am really looking forward to finding out what the cover will look like. Tahereh always has the most beautiful book covers.



Also, E. Lockhart fans will be thrilled to know that her new book, GENUINE FRAUD, was announced on Mashable last Thursday. This new psychological thriller sounds just as intense as We Were Liars and I am so excited to read it in September.

It seems that so many YA novels are being optioned for film, even before publication. Jennifer Mathieu’s book, MOXIE, is going to make for a really interesting and most likely enlightening story and movie. It is about a girl who starts a modern day feminist revolution. The Hollywood Reporter announced the movie deal last Friday.

As well, watch for an intriguing YA debut novel from Tehlor Ky Meija. WHEN WE SET THE DARK ON FIRE is bound to be an epic and diverse book that we will have to wait until 2019 to read!

What books are you excited to know more about? Do you have any bookish news to share that I have missed?