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inkpop Fundamentals: December 9, 2010

Posted by cat eyes & skinny jeans on December 9, 2010

New YA dystopian romance series to hit the big screen and the bookstore! Back in September of 2010, debut author Veronica Rossi sold Under the Never Sky – a YA dystopian trilogy “…about forbidden lovers from radically different societies – following a girl banished from her enclosed, technology-bound city out into the deadly natural world, where she encounters a savage boy who becomes her only chance to survive and return home…” – sold her coveted series to HarperCollins. Though the first book in the trilogy – Under the Never Sky – isn’t slated to hit bookstores until winter 2012; Warner Brothers has already optioned it for a feature film adaptation, hoping that it will follow in the footsteps of the Twilight Saga. YA Muses.

‘Glee’ spawns more musicals Reality television may have dominated the airwaves for the past number of years; but due to the influence of FOX’s breakout hit Glee, and Disney Channel’s High School Musical and Hannah Montana series, word on the street is that more musicals are coming your way – and soon! ABC has two primetime musicals in the works – including a Gilmore Girls-esque “mother-daughter relationship drama”. Though the projects are still in the development stages, ABC is attempting to get the shows on TV sometime in 2011. Deadline.

Cooking up magic with ‘Harry Potter’ While Part One of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows is busy burning up the box office; the seven-book series about everyone’s beloved wizard has been flying off bookstore shelves. But there’s an extra volume tossed in the mix that readers can’t seem to get enough of…Dinah Bucolz’s The Unofficial Harry Potter Cookbook: From Cauldron Cakes to Knickerbocker Glory – More Than 150 Magical Recipes for Muggles and Wizards. Though not written or endorsed by Harry Potter creator J.K. Rowling; The Unofficial Harry Potter Cookbook has fast become a fan favorite, allowing readers to whip up the tasty treats they have only read about in the fiction series – such as Treacle Tarts, Pumpkin Juice, Pumpkin Pasties, and Molly’s Meat Pies. Publisher’s Weekly.

Over to you…are you excited to read Veronica Rossi’s Under the Never Sky trilogy – why or why not? What do you think of primetime musicals – yay or nay? Do you think that any new primetime musical will be able to live up to the popularity of Glee or High School Musical – why or why not? If you had the chance to concoct one Harry Potter creation in the kitchen, what would it be and why? Will you be picking up a copy of The Unofficial Harry Potter Cookbook?

Share your thoughts in the comments section!

Erika (aka inkpoperika)

One Response to “inkpop Fundamentals: December 9, 2010”

  1. Zoie Gale said

    Under the Never Sky sounds interesting. I always enjoy good dystopian fiction, and it seems like there’ve been a lot of really good ones here lately. I look forward to it.
    A Harry Potter cookbook? I have to admit, I’m not an HP fan, but this is a cute idea. Sounds like a lot of fun. I would look into the cookbook, just out of curiosity. 🙂

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