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inkpop Fundamentals: May 12, 2011

Posted by cat eyes & skinny jeans on May 12, 2011

Melissa de la Cruz and Michael Johnston team up to pen new YA trilogy! Author Melissa de la Cruz has tried her hand at every form of fiction – from chick lit-esque a la The Au Pairs, to vampires as seen in the Blue Bloods series, to magic in the upcoming The Witches of East End, but come Spring 2013, she and her husband / co-author Michael Johnston will be going back in time with Frozen, the first book in a projected YA trilogy entitled The Other Land Chronicles. “Set in 111 C.D., one hundred and eleven years after a Catastrophic Disaster has wiped out 99% of humanity and left the earth covered in ice, this new series introduces readers to a ragtag group of friends and the dawning of a new time. The world of reason, of mathematics and science, is ending, and a new civilization is being born from the ice: a world of magic and mayhem, sorcerers and spellcraft.” GalleyCat.

Author Sarah Dessen talks movie adaptations Book to film franchise adaptations seem like they’re a dime a dozen, but aside from 2003’s How to Deal starring Mandy Moore, which combined Dessen’s That Summer and Someone Like You, her books have been largely overlooked by Hollywood – a fact that disappoints the author, who released her latest YA effort, What Happened to Goodbye, on May 10, 2011. “I think part of the problem sometimes is that there’s so much happening in my books, to whittle it down into a single script is hard,” Sarah said. “I’ve never envied the person who had to put my books together in one script. They’d say, ‘What do you think about this?’ And I was like, ‘I’m just glad I don’t have to do it,’ because it would be impossible for me. I’m not known for my brevity.” Read more of Dessen’s thoughts on books to movies here. MTV.

Stanley Tucci is…Caesar Flickerman! Lauren Weisberger’s The Devil Wears Prada, Julie Powell’s Julie & Julia: My Year of Cooking Dangerously, Alice Sebold’s The Lovely Bones…actor Stanley Tucci has held roles in all three of the aforementioned book to movie adaptations, and now he’ll be adding another title to that list – The Hunger Games! Announced Monday, May 9, 2011 is that Tucci will be taking on the role of Caesar Flickerman in one of the most-anticipated movie releases of (projected) 2012. “Flickerman is utterly familiar to all the citizens of Panem as the l host of the Hunger Games. Known for his outrageous appearance and buoyant personality, his upbeat interviews of the 24 tributes – a boy and a girl from each of the country’s 12 districts – are presented on every television in the nation. He is famous for turning any conversation around to the positive and finding humor in even the most dire circumstances.” MediaBistro.

Over to you…are you a Melissa de la Cruz fan? Will you be picking up a copy of Frozen when it is released in 2013? If you could see any Sarah Dessen book adapted into a movie, which one would it be and why? Are you a Caesar Flickerman fan? Do you think that Stanley Tucci will make a good Caesar Flickerman?

Share your thoughts in the comments section!

Erika (aka inkpoperika)

3 Responses to “inkpop Fundamentals: May 12, 2011”

  1. Lithiawood said


    The fact is that all of Sarah’s books are the exact same thing. They made one movie, they made them all.

    And she’s saying that the lack of film adaptations is because her books are too complicated? The one film they *did* make had to be based off two of her books because apparently just one wasn’t good enough.

  2. Susan said

    The Great Buzz about Melissa de la Cruz New Book “Witches of East End”. Has me very excited about adding the book and Author to my Very Soon to be read..Hv heard great things about Blue Bloods and I do read YA,thru my daughter..New Author for me..But I know this will not be my last book by her..Just because knowing the area where Witches of East End is set and the “Trailer was Amazing”

  3. Narnia Fan said

    I’m always excited to see a new YA book that isn’t a vampire/werewolf romance. XD Not that I have anything particular against them, it’s just… getting a little old.

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