Tuesday, October 19, 2010

YA Movie Madness... Oh yeah!

I saw THIS post the other day and it made me wonder what other YA books have been optioned out for movies? Thanks to The Book Butterfly, we know more about some other up and coming YA Book to Movie deals in the works! So here is what we know...

Mandalay Pictures has picked up the rights to Firelight by Sophie Jordan!

About 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.

Read my review of Firelight here.

About the Book:
A Prodigal Son

A Dangerous Love

A Deadly Secret

Grace Divine—daughter of the local pastor—always knew something terrible happened the night Daniel Kalbi disappeared and her brother Jude came home covered in his own blood.

Now that Daniel's returned, Grace must choose between her growing attraction to him and her loyalty to her brother.

As Grace gets closer to Daniel, she learns the truth about that mysterious night and how to save the ones she loves, but it might cost her the one thing she cherishes most: her soul.

The Dark Divine has been optioned for a movie! Check out this article on Bree Despain's blog for more information.

Kiersten White sold rights to Paranormalcy!

About the Book: Weird as it is working for the International Paranormal Containment Agency, Evie's always thought of herself as normal. Sure, her best friend is a mermaid, her ex-boyfriend is a faerie, she’s falling for a shape-shifter, and she’s the only person who can see through paranormals' glamours, but still. Normal.

Only now paranormals are dying, and Evie's dreams are filled with haunting voices and mysterious prophecies. She soon realizes that there may be a link between her abilities and the sudden rash of deaths. Not only that, but she may very well be at the center of a dark faerie prophecy promising destruction to all paranormal creatures.

So much for normal.

I hope that these are all on the way to the big screen. So often the rights are sold but then we hear nothing else of it. I hope we see them soon!!


brandileigh2003 said...

Hmm-- this could be really good or really bad...

Brandi from Blkosiner’s Book Blog

Susan Kaye Quinn said...

Wow, paranormalcy's already been optioned? That's awesome.

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