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‘Dorothy Must Die’ Author Danielle Paige Goes One-on-One with ‘Beautiful Creatures’ Author Kami Garcia

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I have to admit that my love for Kami Garcia goes back to 2010 when she first released Beautiful Creatures, co-authored by Margaret Stohl. Ohhh man, was I hooked. Fantasy, southern romance and magic are at the heart of this entire series and I flew through each book faster than the next. I was sure to tell every friend I came in contact with that they needed to read this series and that they had no idea what they were missing (Of course, then the movie was released — but don’t even get me started on that.)! Fast forward past the Beautiful Creatures series, and the Dangerous Creatures spin off novels and I was thrilled to learn that Garcia would be releasing…

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Zoey Deutch Picked for Film Adaptation of Lauren Oliver’s Before I Fall

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Deadline is reporting that the Lauren Oliver critically acclaimed, New York Times bestselling novel, Before I Fall (Harper Collins, March 2010), has officially nabbed its leading lady for the film adaptation. Zoey Deutch, daughter of actress Lea Thompson, will play Samantha Kingston, “a high school senior who finds that she may be living the last day of her life over and over until she gets it right,” Deadline writes. “If you had only one day left on earth who would you kiss, who would you tell the real truth to, who would you save? Amid that, she must untangle the mystery surrounding her death—and discover the true value of everything she is in danger of losing.” Deutch, who’s starred in both television and film,…

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Which Book Adaptations Failed It and Which Nailed It?

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For an avid reader, there’s nothing scarier than having your favorite books adapted into movies or TV shows. There’s so much room for failure, and so much tentative hope that maybe -– just maybe -– they’ll get it right. When Hollywood nails an adaptation it’s like the clouds are parting, angels are singing and we’re all staring at the screen trying not to weep. But that kind of achievement is rare, unfortunately. So in honor of those hits and misses, here’s one adaptation that sadly failed it and one that absolutely nailed it. Failed It: Beautiful Creatures Let me be clear: I’m a giant fan of the Beautiful Creatures (Little Brown & Co., September 2010) young adult series by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl. Full of…

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