It certainly is great to be a YA fan these days; so much exciting news has been posted online in the past couple days that the only way to cover it was with a roundup post. Here are a few things that made my week:
A new Hunger Games poster was released! And it looks pret-ty cool, with Katniss and Peeta’s grim faces reflected in screens across the arena as they take in the spectacle (and what a sight!).
My only complaint? It could do with 100% more Gale. (Yes, I know he wasn’t in that part. Your point?)
While I haven’t yet read Meg Rosoff’s How I Live Now myself, it’s been high up on my TBR list ever since H&H blogger Sarah Goldberg included the book’s protagonists Daisy and Edmond in her “Top 5 Young Adult Romance Couples” post. And you can bet that I’m even more eager to read it after learning that pre-production is under way for a film adaptation starring the newly cast Saorise Ronan as Daisy.
I caught a sneak peek of the book trailer for Switched, Book 1 in the Trylle trilogy by self-publishing sensation Amanda Hocking, and it was awesome (as was the cake—there was one for each book in the trilogy!). Be on the lookout for the trailer’s official release next week.
And finally, in yet more movie news, THR.com reported that rights to Laini Taylor’s Daughter of Smoke and Bone were swept up by Universal Studios after what they describe as a “heated battle” between studios. The book, which centers on an art student in Prague who falls for an angel, could make for a gorgeous movie.