Dutton Children's Books Believes they have Signed the Next Stephenie Meyer
A Publisher's Weekly article announces the signing of a new author Ally Condie. Dutton believes that Condie's three book series will appeal to fans of Meyer's Twilight series. These books aren't published yet, and there is no release date, but this author may be something to look out for. Her first book is currently titled Matched. Read more about this new author and her 7 figure book deal on PW's site:
Scholastic Announces Release of Hunger Games book 3
In another PW article, Scholastic announces exciting news for fans of Suzanne Collins's Hunger Games series. The thrid book in this exciting series featuring the character Katnis is due to be released August 24, 2010. After Catching Fire left us all hanging on the edges of our seats, we anxiously await August and the third book in this exciting series. Read more at:
HarperTeen.com Announces the Purchase of Movie Rights for Popular YA Titles
In HarperTeen.com's "In the News" section on 12/11/09 they announce popular YA books that have been optioned for movies.
- Wicked Lovely by Melissa Marr optioned by Universal Studios.
- L.A. Candy by Lauren Conrad screen wrights aquired by Temple Hill Entertainment.
- Wings by Aprilynne Pike is being made into a movie by Disney. It will star Miley Cyrus as Laurel.
- Beastly by Alex Flinn is being made into a movie by CBS Films. It will star Mary-Kate Olsen and Alex Prettyfer.
For more information check out HarperTeen.com's In the News Column at:
Hope you enjoyed this first edition of Novel Notes. I hope to have more exciting information about teen lit and movies next week. If you are interested in reading any of the above titles, please feel free to contact the library. (Matched by Ally Condie is still in the works, and will not be available for some time, but don't worry we will keep an eye out for it.) Happy Reading!