YA Buzz

Saturday, November 6, 2010


"YA Buzz" is a collection of a wide variety of news about anything related to the YA genre. This can include: any news about authors and/or books, new covers, contests around the blogosphere, and so much more.

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ya buzz

Wicked Lovely by Melissa Marr

The Book:
Rule #3: Don't stare at invisible faeries.
Aislinn has always seen faeries. Powerful and dangerous, they walk hidden in the mortal world. Aislinn fears their cruelty-especially if they learn of her Sight-and wishes she were as blind to their presence as other teens.

Rule #2: Don't speak to invisible faeries.
Now faeries are stalking her. One of them, Keenan, who is equal parts terrifying and alluring, is trying to talk to her, asking questions Aislinn is afraid to answer.

Rule #1: Don't ever attract their attention.
But it's too late. Keenan is the Summer King, who has sought his queen for nine centuries. Without her, summer itself will perish. His is determined that Aislinn will become the Summer Queen at any cost-regardless of her plans or desires.

Suddenly none of the rules that have kept Aislinn safe are working anymore, and everything is on the line: her freedom; her best friend, Seth; everything.
The Scoop:
  • Universal Pictures producing with Vince Vaughn's Wild West Picture Show Productions.
  • Director: Kimberly Peirce ("Boys Don't Cry" and "Stop-Loss")
  • Screen-writer: Caroline Thompson ("Corpse Bride")
  • The screenplay is in final stages of completion.
  • No dates have been set yet, but its rumored to hit theaters in 2012.
  • sources: wickedlovely.com and Hollywood Insider
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Firelight by Sophie Jordan

The Book:
With her rare ability to breathe fire, Jacinda is special even among the draki—the descendants of dragons who can shift between human and dragon forms. But when Jacinda’s rebelliousness leads her family to flee into the human world, she struggles to adapt, even as her draki spirit fades. The one thing that revives it is Will, whose family hunts her kind. Jacinda can’t resist getting closer to him, even though she knows she’s risking not only her life but the draki’s most closely guarded secret.
The Scoop:
  • Optioned by Mandalay Pictures
  • Peter Guber and Cathy Schulman are producing
  • Maura Kye-Casella at Don Congdon Associates made the deal for "Firelight"
  • Mandalay has also optioned Horns by Joe Hill, Machine Man by Max Berry, and Lonely Hearts Club by Elizabeth Eulberg.
  • No dates have been set yet.
  • source: Variety
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Matched by Ally Condie

The Book:
In the Society, Officials decide. Who you love. Where you work. When you die.

Cassia has always trusted their choices. It’s barely any price to pay for a long life, the perfect job, the ideal mate. So when her best friend appears on the Matching screen, Cassia knows with complete certainty that he is the one . . . until she sees another face flash for an instant before the screen fades to black. Now Cassia is faced with impossible choices: between Xander and Ky, between the only life she’s known and a path no one else has ever dared follow—between perfection and passion.
The Scoop:
  • Disney and Offspring Entertainment optioned movie rights for the Trilogy.
  • Disney won bidding war over Paramount.
  • Producers: Adam Shankman and Jennifer Gibgot ("Step Up")
  • No dates have been set yet.
  • source: Reelz Channel
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Here Lies Bridget by Paige Harbiason

The Book:
Heroine, Bridget Duke, rules her high school, but when she crashes her car and ends up in limbo, she must confront the people she has wronged, all of whom want her to go to hell. The outcome of these meetings will decide her final destination.
The Scoop:
  • Being produced by Galgos Entertainment.
  • Russell Nuce and Mark Bozek have acquired screen rights.
  • Deal was made by Jane Rotrosen Agency.
  • No dates have been set yet.
  • source: Deadline


ya buzz

Melissa Marr has recently announced a new deal with HarperCollins for a new trilogy coming 2013.

Tyra Banks landed a three-book deal with Delacorte Press for a ya fantasy series called Modelland. Book scheduled for release in the summer of 2011.
"The story of a teen girl in a make-believe society who finds herself competing for a way of life that's both hotly desired and woefully out of reach at an academy for Intoxibellas, the most exceptional models known to humankind. (press release)"


ya buzz


Wolfsbane by Andrea Cremer (Nightshade #2)
Spirits of the Noh by Thomas Randall (The Waking #2)
The Darkest Secret by Gena Showalter (Lords of the Underworld #7)


Jenna & Jonah's Fauxmance by Brendan Halpin
Small Town Sinners by Melissa C. Walker
Lost Voices by Sarah Porter


Beauty Queens by Libba Bray
Stolen Nights by Rebecca Maizel (Vampire Queen #2)
A Need so Beautiful by Suzanne Young


Die For Me by Amy Plum
Bumped by Megan McCafferty
The Day Before by Lisa Schroeder



Falling for Hamlet by Michelle Ray
Raziel by Kristina Douglas
Flawless by Lara Chapman



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1 comment:

Dana Wright said...

I love this article! That is so cool about the movies being made. I have read Wicked Lovely and Firelight and thought they would be great as movies. I have Matched, but it is in the TBR pile. Guess I'd better get on the stick and read faster.

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