Adaptation News, Feiwel & Friends, Fierce Reads

‘The Lunar Chronicles’ Optioned For Animated Film

On January 25, Deadline reported that Marissa Meyer’s #1 NYT Bestselling Series, The Lunar Chronicles, was optioned as an animated film adaptation with Locksmith Animation.

Starting with Cinder, followed by Scarlet, Cress and Winter, each novel follows a sci-fi twist on a classic fairytale set in a society where tensions rise between Earth and a moon colony by the name of Luna.

“Marissa’s books successfully turn well known fairy tales into an epic, modern saga that will be engaging and relevant to today’s audiences,” stated Co-Founder and President of Production Julie Lockhart. “We could not be more thrilled about collaborating with her on bringing her vision to life through animation.”

Meyer had this to say about the news: “I am absolutely thrilled to be working with the team at Locksmith to adapt The Lunar Chronicles for the screen. Everyone has shown so much enthusiasm for these books and characters, and hearing about Locksmith’s vision for the project gives me the best kind of chills. I am as eager as readers are to see Cinder, Prince Kai, and the rest of the Rampion Crew brought to life with stunning animation, and a lot of love!”

Locksmith Animation is a London-based studio which had its debut project ‘Ron’s Gone Wrong’, debut in October of 2021.

Humans and androids crowd the raucous streets of New Beijing. A deadly plague ravages the population. From space, a ruthless Lunar people watch, waiting to make their move. No one knows that Earth’s fate hinges on one girl. . . . Cinder, a gifted mechanic, is a cyborg.

She’s a second-class citizen with a mysterious past, reviled by her stepmother and blamed for her stepsister’s illness. But when her life becomes intertwined with the handsome Prince Kai’s, she suddenly finds herself at the center of an intergalactic struggle, and a forbidden attraction. Caught between duty and freedom, loyalty and betrayal, she must uncover secrets about her past in order to protect her world’s future.

What are your thoughts on this news regarding an animated adaptation?

Book Tours, Fierce Reads, The NOVL, Tor Teen

Young Adult Fall Book Tours 2019!

This fall you can expect to see some amazing authors on tour! Will these beloved and debut authors be coming to a city near you?

Today on The Booked Shelf I’ll be sharing 3 publisher tour schedules for you to plan out your fall and hopefully see one of these authors at an event!

Fierce Reads

With anticipated releases such as Marie Lu’s Rebel and the finale to Marissa Meyer’s Renegades series, you can check out both of these authors on tour:

Marie Lu’s tour for Rebel includes cities such as Boise, St. Paul, Brookline & Coral Gables. Her first tour stop will be in San Francisco at Books Inc. Opera Plaza, on October 1!

Stops for Marissa Meyer are to promote Anarchy and her tour will include cities like Denver, Portland, Tacoma, and even Canada! Full schedule can be found here!

Next, there’ll also be a Fierce Reads 2019 Fall Tour! Which will include authors such as L.L. Mckinney, alongside debut authors Sara Faring, Katy Rose Pool and Margaret Owen! This tour will start at the end of September!

Their stops will include bookstores such as Parnassus Books, Anderson’s Bookshop and more!

Little Brown Books For Young Readers (The NOVL)

Holly Black will be going on tour to promote the final book in her Folk Of The Air series, The Queen Of Nothing!

The full schedule was revealed via Entertainment Weekly on August 29! States include Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Texas, New York and more!

Her tour tour will be begin in mid-November! Also, don’t miss out on the exclusive Indie Bookstore pre-order campaign, more info can be found here!

Tor Teen

During the month of September, you can find these authors on tour from the publisher Tor Books:

Cora Carmack, Mark Oshiro, Jillian Boehme, and Lauren Shippen!

From contemporary, fantasy, and sc-fi, there’s Tor authors from many different genres headed on tour!

A couple authors will have 1 tour stop (Oshiro & Boehme) while others will have up to 5 stops across the US (Carmack & Shippen).

Will you be seeing any of these authors on tour?