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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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I Got My Reading Swagger Back!

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It’s well documented that I was a reading machine last Spring/Summer. I tore through The Hunger Games, Divergent books #1 and #2, the 5 available Mortal Instruments books, and 2/3 of The Infernal Devices series. Whew!

And after I finished those, I wanted more! But I decided to only start series that had already had released all the books. Nothing punches me harder in the fangirl feels than having to wait an extended amount of time for a book’s release; especially when they leave you hanging with a cliffhanger. (Looking at you, Veronica Roth!)

So, I decided on The Maze Runner. One day, I went to Barnes & Noble to use their free Wi-Fi (don’t ask), and while I was there I picked up a copy, started reading, and knocked out 7 chapters. But, I wasn’t quite hooked yet, and I rarely reached for the book again in the following months. Crazy, right? It took me about a month to get into The Infernal Devices, but nothing like with The Maze Runner. I essentially took a 6 month break!

What triggered me to pick it up again? Well, it certainly wasn’t all the news about the big screen movie adaptation that is floating around. I’m purposely avoiding all of that until I finish. I have time. Don’t worry!

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