News Round-up #5

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Welcome to another news round-up post. This post is about two days late *coughoneweekandtwodayslatecough* but I am still excited about these news.

Challenger Deep Movie Rights Acquired by Chernin

First up is a movie adaptation news. Neal Shusterman’s book about a boy dealing with schizophrenia, Challenger Deep, has been acquired by Chernin Entertainment. Neal is supposedly going to co-produce and adapt the screenplay.

My reaction?

I am excited because movie adaptation means more recognition about this very important issue, namely mental illness. However, I am also worried. Challenger Deep is a very “visual” book. The power of the book came through vivid description of what Caden experienced as well as illustration drawn by Neal’s son, Brendan who had to deal with schizophrenia himself. I hope the movie can do it justice. It’s still in early stage though so maybe I shouldn’t worry about it too much. More details about the movie here

Speaking of Challenger Deep, the book itself recently won the National Book Award. If you’re looking for a book tackling mental illness, specifically schizophrenia, I highly recommend Challenger Deep. It’s written from first person perspective and it alternates between real world and Caden’s journey as a crew member in a ship bound for the Marianas Trench. It’s truly dark and heartbreaking.

The only thing you have for measuring what’s real is your mind . . . so what happens when your mind becomes a pathological liar?

There are the voices, and visual hallucinations when it’s really bad—but “being there” isn’t about voices or seeing things. It’s about believing things. Seeing one reality, and believing it’s something else entirely.

The scariest thing of all is never knowing what you’re suddenly going to believe.

Veronica Roth’s New Book

Veronica Roth, the author of Divergent series, recently talked about her upcoming book. Finally, the news that her fans have been waiting for!

Here’s a description from her tumblr:

So. My new book is a sci-fi fantasy story set in a time of extreme political unrest (hence the “Star Wars” comparisons you might have heard!). In it a boy named Akos, along with his brother, is kidnapped and brought to an enemy nation. When the dictator of that place threatens his brother’s life, Akos has no choice but to work with a girl named Cyra (the dictator’s sister), to save him. But Cyra’s trust—and her kindness!—are difficult to earn…to put it mildly. And the intense friendship Akos and Cyra form puts them in more danger than they could ever have imagined

More information to come the closer we get to 2017!

Source: Veronica Roth’s Tumblr

That’s all for today. Let me know what you think about the upcoming Veronica Roth book. And tell me if you have read or plan to read Challenger Deep. Are you excited for the movie?

News Round-up #3

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Hello everyone!
Welcome to yet another news round-up post. Today I’m bringing you some news from Sarah J Maas’ A Court of Thorns and Roses and Goodreads Choice Awards

A Court of Thorns and Roses

It’s time for another big news for Sarah J Maas fans. After announcing that Throne of Glass has been optioned for TV back in September, Sarah broke the news that ACOTAR has been optioned for film!

You can read the news here.

How do you feel about A Court of Thorns and Roses being adapted to the big screen? Are you excited or worried or both?
I haven’t read A Court of Thorns and Roses, but I will. Hopefully soon.

Goodreads Choice Awards

Goodreads Choice Awards 2015 has reached the semifinal round. I highly encourage you to go to the awards page and vote for your favorite(s). Voting for semifinal round will end on November 15.

That’s it for today. See you soon!

News Round-up #2

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Hey guys! I’m back with another news round-up post.
I wasn’t actually planning to make this a weekly thing, but there are some book-related news that excites me and I just need to share it to the world.

A Gathering of Shadows News

I know, you’re probably tired of me freaking out every single time V.E. Schwab announced A Gathering of Shadows news, but… YOU GUYS THIS IS REAL:

Of course, being the person with no self-control that I am, I went straight to Net Galley and downloaded it (it was auto-approved). And, to avoid posting spoiler here, I will just tell you that it was not what I expected, but I’m very much on board with where the story is heading.

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them First Look

I am still in awe that we’re about to get another movie from the Harry Potter world. And that Eddie Redmayne will be Newt Scamander. Anyway, EW has the first look of the film, and it looks beautiful and amazing and I just want to cry. You can see the pictures here. Speaking of pictures, Pottermore revealed the official logo for the movie here and it gives me shivers because it reminds me so much of the HP movies.

Goodreads Choice Awards

Last, but not least, voting for the Goodreads Choice Awards has begun. Make sure to go to the voting page to support your favorite books. Opening round is until November 8. Semifinal on Nov 10 – 15 and Final Round on Nov 17 – 23.

Right, that’s it for this week. I’ll keep you posted whether you want it or not. 😉
Tomorrow, I’ll (hopefully) be back with a review.