The CW and Steven Spielberg's Amblin Entertainment are working on the development of a new TV series for the network for next year based on Jessica Shirvington's Embrace novels. Violet Eden, a woman in her 20s, is the centerpiece of the books. She's half-angel and extremely important to a centuries-long battle involving fallen angels.
There's all kinds of casting news for Catching Fire, the sequel to The Hunger Games. You can check out all the new faces here. I personally am really excited about Sam Claflin playing Finnick Odair. I really liked him as William in Snow White & The Huntsman.
The first trailer for Beautiful Creatures, the film based on the novel by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl, has been released and looks really cool. The film is set to release Feb. 13. See the trailer here.
The film adaptation of Veronica Roth's Divergent now has a release date, so mark March 21, 2014 on your calendars.
Bowker Market Research recently released some interesting statistics from its biannual study of children's book consumers. More than half (55%) of YA sales are being made by those 18 and older, and the largest group was those 30 to 44, like myself. And 78 percent of the time, those in that 30-44 age group are buying those YA titles for their own reading enjoyment. So I'm definitely not alone in my love of the YA genre.
J.K. Rowling said in an interview with the BBC that her next book will very likely be for children, albeit a slightly younger audience than the Harry Potter books. She also left open the slight possibility of returning to the world of Harry Potter if she had a great idea, though Harry's story is complete.
Want to live in the house where the Harry Potter books were written? Then you'll have to fork over at least $3.64 million U.S. to get in the running. Check out the photos here, even if that's a wee it out of your price range.
This series takes place in a spaceship called Godspeed, which is on its way to another planet, a new home for the more than 2,000 people on board -- both those living and working on the ship each day, and the ones who have been frozen in cryogenic chambers since the ship left Earth generations ago. The story revolves around Amy, a teenage girl who was unfrozen before she was supposed to be in Across the Universe, and Elder, the only boy her age on the ship who also happens to be the new leader of Godspeed. Elder has a different vision for life aboard the ship, one devoid of lies and drugging the inhabits as his predecessors had. But giving the people on board free will doesn't turn out exactly how he hopes. In addition to the stress of being the leader and dealing with dissent, there's the budding romance with Amy. Or is there one? Amy struggles with wondering if her feelings for Elder are real or just a result of him being the only guy her age on board and awake. Together, they navigate the dangers of their confined world and discover the biggest lie of all.