GRACELING Sequel BITTERBLUE To Be Released in Paperback Next Week

For those of you who’ve been waiting ever so patiently to purchase Bitterblue on paperback, well, your wait is almost over! The paperback will be released on September 17, 2013 in the States.

By the way, the Bitterblue USA/Canada paperback will be released on September 17, which seems to be next Tuesday. Boy did that ever sneak up on me.

via Kristin Cashore’s Blog

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New Fandoms Will Be Introduced in TheFandom.net Site!

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Last night, TheFandom.net had their first ever live hangout session in which we got to talk about the movies that are coming up for some of our fandoms that we have on the site.  However, one of the most exciting news to come from the hangout happened near the beginning of the hangout, where we revealed that we will be adding more fandoms to the site in the very near future!

A little after the 4:20 mark, I get to announce which fandoms will be getting their own fandom site, which are listed right here:

  • Daughter of Smoke & Bone (book series by Laini Taylor)
  • Graceling (book series by Kristin Cashore)
  • Legend (book series by Marie Lu)
  • Shadow & Bone (book series by Leigh Bardugo)
  • Sherlock (BBC TV Series)
  • Supernatural (The CW TV Series)
  • Under the Never Sky (book series by Veronica Rossi)

As to the reason we chose each series, it’s really just a matter of the quality of the books and the TV shows.  They either have a certain unique quality about them, either through the story that’s told, through the characters that we learn of, or both, and we’re very excited to give these fandoms an opportunity to grow on the site and expand the fandom to many other people who are looking for new books or shows to gush over.  We hope you agree with us when you do get a chance to learn about each one of them.

You can watch the rest of the hangout episode below:

I’ll send you notice when the new fandoms have been integrated into their new homes!

GRACELING Rights Acquired By Reliance Entertainment and Kintop Pictures

And the search for good young adult literature to be made into possible movie franchise success continues!  Here’s yet another amazing story that could be brought to screen in the near future.  It was just announced that the same studio companies that are bringing The Vampire Academy (starring Zoey Deutch) just acquired the rights to Graceling.  Not only that, it’s by the same producer that created some really amazing movies, including the Academy Award-Winning movie Slumdog Millionaire.  

gracelingbookcoverLES, CA(Marketwired – Apr 25, 2013) – India-based Reliance Entertainment has acquired as a film franchise starter the rights to Kristin Cashore’s bestselling, award winning young adult fantasy trilogy Graceling in partnership with Kintop Pictures.

Producer Deepak Nayar (Paranoia, Bend It Like Beckham, Buena Vista Social Club) will oversee the project for Reliance and Kintop Pictures and will produce alongside Tabrez Noorani (Slumdog Millionaire, Life of Pi) of Tamasha Talkies and Leigh Ann Burton for Blu-Sky Media.

British screenwriter Piers Ashworth (Nostradamus, St Trinian’s 1, 2 & 3) has signed on to write the script. Graceling is the first installment of a trilogy, which also includes The New York Times bestsellers Fire and Bitterblue. These New York Times bestselling books have won numerous awards, including the Amelia Elizabeth Walden Award, the Mythopoeic Fantasy Award for Children’s Literature, the SIBA Book Award/YA, Indies Choice Book Award Honor Book, and Publishers Weekly Best Book of the Year.

Some of you may find the idea of all your favorite books being turned into movies as appalling, but really, what did you expect?  If it’s a good story, you’d better believe there’s a chance that it can be made into a movie, a mini-series, or even a TV series.  Sure, some don’t turn out the best, but there’s always a chance that it will be beautiful as well.  I can see this being beautiful before I can see it being less than.  And with the studio and the people they have backing it, it’s looking good already.

Here’s what producer Deepak Nayar said:

“We are very excited about a potential franchise with a strong and original female lead. Graceling offers an original storyline that we haven’t seen before that combines elements of Hunger Games and Game of Thrones.”

via BWWMoviesWorld.

Publishers Weekly Best Books of 2012

Publishers Weekly has posted their best books of 2012, and in the list of Children’s Fiction (apparently this is a very vague term in regards to the maturity of the books listed.)

I’m sure all these books are wonderful to read, however, I haven’t had the pleasure of being able to read them all.  However, it should be noted that John Green’s The Fault in Our Stars and Kristin Cashore’s Graceling sequel, Bitterblue are on this list.

They are well deserved to be on any “tops” list for novels.

To check out the whole list, go to Publishers Weekly Best Books of 2012.