Thursday, June 19, 2014

Book News

Several exciting things have been happening recently in the young adult book world. Today, I'm sharing the things I'm most excited about.

First up, the news about Dangerous Girls, by Abigail Haas, being optioned as a movie. Abby McDonald, the author, (Abigail Haas is a pseudonym) Tweeted about it in May.

Just because the book has been optioned as a movie doesn't mean it will actually be made into a movie, but I'm hoping that in this case, it'll make it to the big screen, since it's one of my all-time favorite books.

Love Letters to the Dead, by Ava Dellaira, has also been optioned as a movie, with Dellaira set to write the screenplay. Ava Dellaira is from Albuquerque, and Love Letters to the Dead takes place in Albuquerque, so I'm hoping this means that if filming starts, it'll be filmed in Albuquerque.

Delirium, by Lauren Oliver, has been picked up by WIGS and Hulu as a TV series. The book was originally developed as a TV show for Fox, but the network passed on the series. WIGS and Hulu have picked up the show only for a month, starting on June 20.

The cover for Dangerous Boys, the companion to Dangerous Girls, has been revealed.

Three teens venture into the abandoned Monroe estate one night; hours later, only two emerge from the burning wreckage. Chloe drags one Reznick brother to safety, unconscious and bleeding; the other is left to burn, dead in the fire. But which brother survives? And is his death a tragic accident? Desperate self-defense? Or murder? Chloe is the only one with the answers. As the fire rages, and police and parents demand the truth, she struggles to piece together the story of how they got there-a story of jealousy, twisted passion, and the darkness that lurks behind even the most beautiful of faces…
There isn't a U.S. release date for Dangerous Boys yet, but it comes out in the U.K. this August. 
(Image and summary courtesy of Goodreads.)
The cover of Ensnared, the final book in A.G. Howard's Splintered trilogy was also revealed.
After surviving a disastrous battle at prom, Alyssa has embraced her madness and gained perspective. She’s determined to rescue her two worlds and the people and netherlings she loves. Even if it means challenging Queen Red to a final battle of wills and wiles... and even if the only way to Wonderland, now that the rabbit hole is closed, is through the looking-glass world—a parallel dimension filled with mutated and sadistic netherling outcasts. In the final installment of the Splintered trilogy, Alyssa and her dad journey into the heart of magic and mayhem in search of her mom and to set right all that’s gone wrong. Together with Jeb and Morpheus, they must salvage Wonderland from the decay and destruction that has ensnared it. But even if everyone succeeds and comes out alive, can they all truly have their happily ever after?

(Image and summary courtesy of Goodreads.)
The last thing isn't about a young adult book, but it is about a Stephen King book. I recently heard that the movie IT was going to be remade; the Internet Movie Database lists the remake as being in development. There's no word yet on when the movie might be released, but I'm still excited to see how it will compare to the original movie.

Is there anything happening in the book world that you're excited about? Tell us about it in the comments!

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