YA Wednesday: Beautiful Creatures

Heidi on September 16, 2009
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I know. I know. Another Leviathan post. I've just finished chapter four, and can't wait to find out what happens when Prince Alek (of the clankers, who fight with fantastical machinery) meets Deryn, a girl pretending to be a boy fighting with the Darwinists, who evolve living creatures into their weaponry. This trailer lays it out:

(I'm confused by the narration style here, which is totally NOT the voice of the book. But the visuals do seem to draw from Keith Thompson's illustrations, which are lovely and feel very early 20th Century.)

Quick links...
WickedlovelyUniversal Pictures picks up the screen rights to Wicked Lovely. (Variety)

Melissa Marr gives us the skinny.

Publisher's Weekly reports on the new hot trend in teen romance: Bad-boy angels. Among the books mentioned: Going Bovine, The Unfinished Angel, Evil?.

The Los Angeles Times calls the CW's The Vampire Diaries, based on the YA series by L.J. Smith, "a good old-fashioned Gothic love story." (Via The Millions)

The Millions also posts a round-up of Twilight-hater videos, such as Twilight Meets Chainsaw and Burning Twilight Party!!!. I guess the girl who made this video won't be lining up for the New Moon premiere this fall.

The Story Siren, an excellent blog that I've linked to many times here on YAW, wins the BBAW (Book Blogger Appreciation Week) award for Best Young Adult Blog. Congratulations, Kristi!

Happy reading.--Heidi


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