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First Footage From ‘Divergent’ Movie!

I posted about one of my YA book/movie faves, The Mortal Instruments, yesterday. So, I thought I’d follow it up, today, by talking about the screen adaptation of Divergent, starring Shailene Woodley and Theo James, and based on the trilogy by Veronica Roth (whom I met last year). They finished filming a month ago, or so, and now the first footage is getting its premiere during the MTV Video Music Awards.

But the Divergent Facebook page and MTV wanted to give us a short sneak peek before the awards show and all my fangirl feels reignited. Oh, YA Gods, why do you tease me in these ways?!

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Walking In A YA Wonderland

The Mortal Instruments Official Movie Posters

The past couple of months have been quite eventful in the land of all my young adult literature fandoms. My cup runneth over, y’all! I’ve pretty much in nonstop super fangirl mode for the past week. So many exciting announcement and reveals are happening!

Let me give you the rundown right quick!

1. The Hunger Games started its own official Instagram account. Check it out: instagram.com/thehungergames! On there, they’ve begun hinting that something is going to go down on May 14th. Eeeekkk!

2. Continuing the Instagram theme, The Mortal Instruments’ Instagram page was teasing official character posters all week. We got to see Simon, Valentine, and Magnus Bane’s posters. So exciting!
TMI Instagram account teasing character posters

3. Over in Divergent land, a lot was happening as well! Veronica Roth revealed the cover art for the final book in the trilogy, Allegiant, on the Today Show. It comes out on October 22nd and I can’t wait!

4. Keeping it in Divergent-land, it looks like the sequel is already in the works! Deadline Hollywood reported that Brian Duffield had signed on to write the script for Insurgent, the second book in the trilogy. This is an extremely good sign as Divergent has only been filming for a few weeks! What a vote of confidence!

5. Divergent isn’t the only one of my beloved series to get the greenlight towards a sequel movie adaptation, though. In Cannes, it was just announced that The Mortal Instruments: City of Ashes (book #2) is being put into production and will begin shooting later this year.

6. The Mortal Instruments‘ prequel series, The Infernal Devices, also has a script in the works. This news didn’t break in the past week, but it’s still fresh enough in my mind to make me include it in this post! Oh yeah!

7. And lastly, let me tell you about the most recent book I’ve read, The Maze Runner. Filming is set to get underway on Monday, in New Orleans. Some really amazing concept art has bee premiered by Entertainment Weekly. It was even more detailed and chilling than I even imagined it! Now, I’m not paying too much attention to the cast and production of the movie just yet because I’m not done reading the series. I still have to start/finish The Scorch Trials, The Death Cure, and prequel book, The Kill Order. I’d rather do so while creating the characters in my own head. Then, I’ll re-read the series later after getting up-to-speed with movie filming.

Sooooooo, that’s why I’ve been smiling ear-to-ear this week! The worlds I escape to, when real life is just too much, had a lot happen recently and it really brightened my spring!

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Evolution Of My Reading Obsession

Veronica Roth signed my books!

Remember last year when I announced my New Year’s Resolution was going to be reading more? I justified buying my Nook Color, Lula Mae, by saying it’d help me read more. Well, 2011 was slow, as I read 4 books, but that’s 4 more than I read in the past 5+ years combined! Baby steps, right?

Then 2012 came along — specifically The Hunger Games — and now I can’t stop reading! Since March, I’ve read 10 books! Yes, 10! And all of them have been read on my Nook Color! Success!

Something about the Hunger Games trilogy just sucked me in, completely. I was literally obsessed with all things Hunger Games. Still am, to a point! But then the Hunger Games fans recommended another series to me Divergent (It’s only 2/3 completed/released as of this posting). So, I devoured Divergent, and its sequel Insurgent. Fell in love again. I even drove to Cincinnati and met the author at a book signing. I can’t believe I went a book signing! Me! 2011 Suz could never have envisioned that this would have happened, but it has!

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