Monday, February 18, 2013

Mainstream Monday

Happy Mainstream Monday!!!  There has been a LOT of news in the mainstream story world the past few weeks.

Julie Kagawa, author of the Iron Fey and Book of Eden series, sign a six digit contract with Harlequin for a series that isn't set to come out until 2015.  All that has been released about the series is that there are supposed to be five books.  But that isn't all of the news.  Universal has already snatched up the books, all five, to be made into movies or a series.  I am a huge Julie Kagawa fan and although as of now I would love to see the Iron Fey be made into a movie I'm excited to check out these new books and definitely excited for another book series to look forward to.

With Harry Potter's 15th aniversary coming up Scholastic announced that they will be rolling out a new shipment of covers for all of the books in paperback.  Illustator, Kazu Kibuishi, will be doing the covers.  Each cover will be a scene fromteh book and the characters in the that particular scene.  The imagery for Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone has already be released.  The Harry Potter books are the reason I love to read.  Until I started reading those, reading was a chore and a struggle so these books are near and dear to my heart.  I part of me hates the idea of the covers being redone and a part of me is planning on running out and buying them all.

Divergent, by the young and talent Veronica Roth, is also in the long process of coming to the big screen.  The only character currently cast is Shailene Woodley as Tris.  You may know Shailene from Secret Life of the American Teenager or The Descendents.  The movie rights were taken by Summit Entertainment in March 2011 and the movie is currently set to release on March 21, 2013.  The screen writer is Evan Daugherty, who is best known for his work on Snow White and the Huntsman.  A lot of people are probably going to say, "Oh it's another Hunger Games" but for these books blew the Hunger Games Triology right out of the water.  The second Hunger Games book, Catching Fire, was basically the same as the first and then the third one completely flopped for me.  I'm a rereader but that is one series I probably won't reread.  While all of the Divergent books are out yet so far so good.  The second one was just a killer as the first.  The third book, that's title and cover have not been released yet, is set to come out October 22, 2013.


 The information found for todays post is from IMDB, MTV's website, and USA Today.


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