The Booked Shelf Chronicle is a monthly feature on the blog to wrap-up the fantastic YA book news of the month!
Each issue will highlight bookish news from around the Young Adult book community that may not have been covered in the previous month by The Booked Shelf.
Today’s topic is all about book-to-screen adaptations, from first looks, teasers to trailers, upcoming releases and everything else you need to know about the slate of summer projects!
Issue #3 of The Booked Shelf Chronicle is fresh off the press and is wrapping up all the book adaptation news from May 2022!
The Summer I Turned Pretty teaser & full trailer revealed for the upcoming Amazon Prime series
On May 5, the official Amazon Prime and TSITP Twitters revealed the 47-second teaser introducing Belly and the main cast, stating “I though this summer was going to be like all the other summers, but its not…because I won’t let it be.”
The teaser also unveiled a re-released song from Taylor Swift “This Love (Taylor’s version).”
Amazon Prime debuted the full trailer to the upcoming YA romance on May 31. A full summary for the series reads: Every summer, Belly and her family head to the Fishers’ beach house in Cousins. Every summer is the same… until Belly turns sixteen. Relationships will be tested, painful truths will be revealed, and Belly will be forever changed. It’s a summer of first love, first heartbreak and growing up — it’s the summer she turns pretty.
Showrunner is Gabrielle Stanton and co-showrunner includes author Jenny Han. Lola Tung stars as Belly, alongside Christopher Briney (Conrad), Gavin Casalegno (Jeremiah) and Sean Kaufman as Belly’s older brother (Steven).
The Summer I Turned Pretty is set to have eight episodes for the first season and is premiering June 17!
First Kill 1st Look & Official trailer premiered for upcoming series releasing with Netflix
On May 5, Netflix unveiled the first look to the 8-episode series First Kill. Then on May 12, Netflix revealed the first official trailer. Inspired by a Victoria Schwab short story of the same name, First Kill was originally published in the 2020 Young Adult vampire anthology edited by Zoraida Córdova titled “Vampires Never Get Old: Tales With Fresh Bite.”
The series has been pitched by Netflix as follows: Falling in love is tricky for teens Juliette and Calliope: One’s a vampire, the other’s a vampire hunter — and both are ready to make their first kill.
Imani Lewis stars as Calliope, who comes from a lineage of monster hunters and Sarah Catherine Hook as Juliette, a vampire. The two girls, who attend the same high school, soon find themselves drawn to one another and will decide what they’re willing to risk for their first love. Felicia D. Henderson is the showrunner, executive producer and screenwriter.
First Kill is set to stream with Netflix on June 10!
Love & Gelato gets first teaser and full trailer for upcoming film with Netflix
While around late May the first teaser was officially published to the Love & Gelato Netflix title page, a full trailer was finally revealed on June 3.
On May 26, author Jenna Evans Welch revealed the official movie poster through Instagram. Cast includes Susanna Skaggs (Lina), Anjelika Washington (Lina’s best friend Addie), Valentina Lodovini, Owen McDonnell, Alex Boniello andTobia De Angelis.
The full summary reads: To fulfill her mother’s final wish, Lina spends the summer before college in Rome, where she discovers romance, adventure — and a passion for gelato.
Love & Gelato is coming to Netflix on June 22!
Which upcoming YA adaptations are you looking forward to? 📚🎥