Monday, December 10, 2012

The Teen Menu

Welcome to the last Teen Menu of 2012. Another year has flown by, one filled with all kinds of YA-related news and the release of some great young adult books. I'm sure there will be even more in 2013.

YA News

One of the films hitting theaters next year will be Ender's Game in November. The first publicity shot was recently released. You can see the image of Asa Butterfield (Ender) being stared down by Harrison Ford (Colonel Graff) in this Entertainment Weekly article.

The Carrie Diaries will be premiering on the CW in January. Here's a sneak peek.

YA Reviews

I'm looking forward to the film adaptation of Warm Bodies by Isaac Marion, due to hit theaters in February. So this month I decided to read the book because the movie trailer looked so interesting. Warm Bodies is a zombie novel, but it's like no zombie tale I've ever read or watched. The protagonist is R -- he can't remember his full name -- and he's one of the zombies who lives at an airport after some plague basically turned the world to crap. He makes his home in an abandoned airplane and even likes to play records on an old record player he scavenged.

Every so often, a group of zombies leaves the airport and shuffles its way into a nearby city to search for the decreasing number of people to nom on. Most of the survivors have relocated to a former football stadium where they have built a city inside its walls. But R and his fellow Dead come upon a group of people who are out scavenging for supplies. He does what zombies do...until he lays eyes on Julie Cabernet. Contrary to his nature, he decides he must keep her safe. Gradually, Julie sees that he isn't like what she's always thought zombies to be, and that he seems a bit more human every day. In fact, maybe none of the zombies are as they've always been perceived. Maybe it wasn't a virus or a plague that turned so many into the living dead. And just maybe R, and his relationship with Julie, can bring hope back to a world that lost it long ago.

Here's the trailer for the upcoming movie:

PJ, popping in to congratulate Trish on the release of her latest book, HILL COUNTRY HEARTS, a contemporary romance available in e-book format!  

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  1. Hi Trish!

    First off, congrats on your new book! I downloaded a copy and am looking forward to reading it.

    Warm Bodies sounds intriguing. I'm not usually a huge zombie reader but I like the sound of this one.

  2. Hi, Trish! I saw the trailer for Warm Bodies last week and thought it looked cute and humorous. It definitely made me want to watch it. :)

    Also, congratulations on your new release!!

  3. Thanks for the mention of the new book, PJ! I need to hire you as my PR person. :)

    Andrea, I think they've made the movie a little more humorous and R a bit different than in the book, but it was fun to be reading along and come across things that were in the trailer.

  4. Interesting. Zombie movies are not something I watch. This seems to be quite a departure from the norm.