Has Hollywood been reading the Best Books lists?

Daughter of Smoke and Bone, by Laini Taylor, swept most of the children’s Best Books lists to date (the Washington Post and the National Book Awards are the only hold-outs. The author’s Lips Touch: Three Times, however, was a nominee in 2009). Universal announced yesterday that they have acquired the rights to adapt it.

It has all the elements that Hollywood loves. It’s the first in a planned trilogy (making it franchise material à la Twilight, Harry Potter and The Hunger Games), it’s written for young adults (see previous parens), but has strong cross-over appeal (ditto) and is a supernatural romance (similarities anyone?).

The next book in the series is scheduled for publication in Sept, 2012.

Daughter of Smoke and Bone
Laini Taylor
Retail Price: $18.99
Hardcover: 432 pages
Publisher: Hachette/LBYR – (2011-09-27)
ISBN / EAN: 0316134023 / 9780316134026

Hachette Audio; 9781611132977

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