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January 14, 2010 / schulerbooks

Carrie Ryan brings Forest of Hands and Teeth to Lansing Schuler!

We are so excited to announce that Carrie Ryan, author of the highly lauded young adult post-apocalyptic — yet literary — zombie novel Forest of Hands and Teeth (paperback release on Feb.9), will be coming to our Lansing store in March to promote the release of her sophomore novel Dead Tossed Waves (hardcover release on March 9), a companion novel to her debut.

I’ve raved here before about Forest, and am currently half-way through Dead Tossed Waves, and pumped to meet Ryan in person! The new book cannot properly be called a sequel, since it takes up some years after the first book ends, and focuses on Mary’s daughter Gabry, rather than continuing the original story, but it’s riveting nonetheless.

And while, apparently, this is old news in terms of announcement date, it’s new news to me that Forest has been optioned for a film (likely starring Twilight star Kristen Stewart)! Check out a short piece about the film after the jump, and be sure to head to our Lansing store (located in the Eastwood Towne Center) at 6 p.m. Wednesday, March 17, for a pizza party event with Carrie!

YA Zombies to Hit the Big Screen; Kristen Stewart Likely to Star

Carrie Ryan‘s young adult zombie novel The Forest of Hands and Teeth has just been sold to Seven Star Pictures, the studio behind Kristen Stewart‘s upcoming movie K-11.

The novel, which was published in March by Delacorte Books for Young Readers, has been an instant hit with critics and book bloggers. It tells the story of Mary, a girl living in a small village bordered by a fence to keep out the Unconsecrated — savage zombies intent on destroying the town and everyone in it. Add a little bit of romance and a gutsy female heroin, and you’ve got a teen thriller to rival Twilight.

Rumor has it that an A-list actress is tipped to star in the movie (could it be Kristen Stewart?), and a first draft of the screenplay is being written as soon as possible. With the popularity of vampires, werewolves, and all things supernatural currently dominating the literary world, it seems book adaptations are the way to go. What could be next? Our money’s on Cassandra Clare‘s Mortal Instruments trilogy. Somewhere, somebody will be closing a movie deal on that one soon.

–Article from ReelzChannel.com

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