While the Grammy Awards on are television tonight, many others are turning on their TVs for one other very important pop culture reason: the start of the new Breaking Bad spinoff, Better Call Saul.
To tie in with the new show on AMC, HarperCollins, in conjunction with Sony, has released a fun, colorful book about the one and only Saul Goodman. Saul Goodman is the character from the hit AMC show Breaking Bad — the same character who will now have his own show on the same channel. The book details the way in which the character came to be the famous, lawbreaking, beloved lawyer in Albuquerque. It explains everything from the kinds of cases he handles to the significance of the items on his desk and decor in his office, as well as who Saul’s clients and associates are. Details and stories about Walter White, Jesse Pinkman, and all of the Breaking Bad characters are intertwined throughout the book.
The book is silly. But for any fan of Breaking Bad, it’s pretty hilarious, if nothing more than a fun little coffee table book that will certainly get guests talking the next time you host a little get-together.
Get Better Call Saul in hardcover for $13.59
First comes the book, then comes the movie. Sometimes first comes the book, then comes the TV show. But every once in a while, the TV show comes first, and then spinoff books are written. Such is the case with the CW’s The Originals.
According to Entertainment Weekly, The Originals executive producer Julie Plec is currently working on three novels based on the TV series. To tell the 1,000-year history of the characters, Plec will pen three books in an Originals trilogy: The Originals: The Rise, The Originals: The Loss, and The Originals: The Resurrection. The books are due to be released in February, April and June, 2015.
The TV show itself is already a spinoff of the CW’s biggest hit show in years, The Vampire Diaries. Now in its second season, The Originals tells the story of the original siblings returning to New Orleans for the first time since the early 1900s.
Can Clarissa still explain it all? I guess we’ll find out when a new novel about the quirky 90’s Nickelodeon character Clarissa Darling debuts next fall.
That’s right. According to Entertainment Weekly, Clarissa Explains It All creator Mitchell Kriegman is putting together a new book about the character called Things I Can’t Explain. The book tells the story of a now 23-year-old Clarissa Darling as she enters the real world. She must still deal with her parents and boys, but now a real-life job as a journalist is part of the story, as well as living in her own apartment. (Will that mean no more Sam entering her room through the window??)
Apparently back in 1995, a spinoff show called Clarissa Now had been created, but was never picked up. No word yet if this book will ultimately be turned into another Clarissa TV show or movie. The book is still in its early stages, and is only tentatively planned for fall 2014 publishing date. But I certainly think it has potential.
I still have vivid memories of forcing my father to watch the show with me, no matter how much he protested, and there’s a good chance every girl who grew up in the 90’s will want to read it, regardless of age.
A few weeks ago, I told you about a new Sweet Valley High spinoff e-book series that hit the Interwebs this summer. All six of the e-books have since been released.
But according to Entertainment Weekly, they’re now also available as audiobooks.
Check out the free snippet from book #2 here.
Before Harry Potter and Twilight, there was The Babysitter’s Club and Sweet Valley High. Well now, Sweet Valley is back. Sort of.
The young adult author who wrote the series, Francine Pascal, has written a 6-book Sweet Valley spin-off called The Sweet Life. According to Entertainment Weekly, the series is only available for e-readers. It takes place three years after the setting of last year’s Sweet Valley Confidential; in The Sweet Life, the twins are 30 years old.
Each e-book comes out Sunday nights from July 15th through August 12th and only costs $1.99 a piece. But the news doesn’t end there. Starting October 1st, the first 12 books in the original SVH series will be made available for e-readers for the first time with original covers included.
Click here for an excerpt of the first new Sweet Life book.
Get Book 1 of The Sweet Life for your Kindle here for just $1.99.
Here’s the second book in the series.
And here’s the third and most recent one to come out.