Bookish Kinda News 5. An Ember in the Ashes Movie Adaption

Monday, 18 May 2015

I've recently read An Ember in the Ashes by Sabaa Tahir and I instantly feel in love with it. I've now learned that the book rights have been bought by Paramount Pictures. Hopefully the casting and the movie will be prefect. But the most important is: due to these news,  it seems Razorbill, an young adult imprint at Penguin, will announce today that a sequel will be published. Aren't you excited?

"Laia is a slave. Elias is a soldier. Neither is free. Under the Martial Empire, defiance is met with death. Those who do not vow their blood and bodies to the Emperor risk the execution of their loved ones and the destruction of all they hold dear. It is in this brutal world, inspired by ancient Rome, that Laia lives with her grandparents and older brother. The family ekes out an existence in the Empire's impoverished backstreets. They do not challenge the Empire. They've seen what happens to those who do. But when Laia's brother is arrested for treason, Laia is forced to make a decision. In exchange for help from rebels who promise to rescue her brother, she will risk her life to spy for them from within the Empire's greatest military academy. There, Laia meets Elias, the school's finest soldier--and secretly, its most unwilling. Elias wants only to be free of the tyranny he's being trained to enforce. He and Laia will soon realize that their destinies are intertwined--and that their choices will change the fate of the Empire itself."

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  1. I love it when my favorite books become movies- and Paramount is a well-known studio. Are you going to do a movie vs book review?

    1. I don't know if will I do a movie vs book review because if I don't like the casting, I may not watch the movie. I know the casting isn't everything, but sometimes certain actors can ruin a movie for me.

      For example, I was super excited for Shadownhunters but when I learned who would be playing Clary all the excitement started fading. Perhaps it has something to do with how much I liked Lilly Collins as Clary - she may be my Clary Fray forever...

    2. I know exactly how you feel. I've been excited for a movie to come out and then have seen the casting and thought "HER? She's nothing like the MC!" It's a real disappointment. :/
      I guess that's one reason books are almost always better to most people than their movies. Everyone has a different idea of what the characters should be like.