Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Universal Fleshing Out The "Daughter Of Smoke & Bone"

In another move by the studios to target young teenage girls looking for 'forbidden romance' (usually with vampires, werewolves, demons, angels), Universal Pictures, the home of the most famous monsters in filmland, reports it has acquired worldwide rights to the young adult fantasy novel "Daughter of Smoke & Bone" by author Laini Taylor, the first in a trilogy.

"...around the world, black handprints are appearing on doorways, scorched there by winged strangers who have crept through a slit in the sky. In a dark and dusty shop, a devil's supply of human teeth grown dangerously low. And in the tangled lanes of Prague, a young art student is about to be caught up in a brutal otherwordly war.

"Meet 'Karou'. She fills her sketchbooks with monsters that may or may not be real. She's prone to disappearing on mysterious 'errands'. She speaks many languages--not all of them human. And her bright blue hair actually grows out of her head that color. Who is she? That is the question that haunts her, and she's about to find out.

"When one of the strangers--beautiful, haunted 'Akiva'--fixes his fire-colored eyes on her in an alley in Marrakesh, the result is blood and starlight, secrets unveiled, and a star-crossed love whose roots drink deep of a violent past. But will Karou live to regret learning the truth about herself ?..."

The second book in the trilogy will be published September 2012.

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