Hammer Films bought motion picture rights to Boneshaker.
The book is set in an alternate 1880s Seattle, in which the city is walled in and a toxic gas has turned many of its residents into Rotters (zombies). A young widow hunts for her teenaged son in the Seattle underworld while dealing with airship pirates, a criminal overlord and heavily armed refugees.
Exclusive Media Group’s Simon Oakes said “Boneshaker is a classic zombie movie with a modern twist which is quintessentially Hammer so it’s a perfect fit for us. Cherie Priest’s steampunk series are fantastic with a distinct, unique style and we’re really looking forward to bringing her ‘Rotters’ to the big screen.”
Talking about the deal, Cross Creek’s Brian Oliver said “It’s like Jules Verne meets Resident Evil, and we’re thrilled to have such a fun, commercial potential franchise in Boneshaker.”
Boneshaker is the first in the Clockwork Century series, and is followed by Clementine, Dreadnought, and the recently released Ganymede. (Two more books are due in this series: Inexplicables in 2012 and Fiddlehead.)
Check out these new books coming to a library shelf near you:
Damned by Nancy Holder & Debbie Viguié. As the newly appointed Hunter, teenager Jenn leads the fighting teams who defend against the Cursed Ones–the vampires who are taking over Earth–but an even more sinister force now threatens the teams of hunters, with the fate of humanity at stake.
Teagan, Finn, and Aiden have made it out of Mag Mell alive, but the Dark Man’s forces are hot on their heels. Back in Chicago, Tea’s goblin cousins show up at her school, sure she will come back to Mag Mell, as goblin blood is never passive once awoken. Soon she will belong to Fear Doirich and join them. In the meantime, they are happy to entertain themselves by trying to seduce, kidnap, or kill Tea’s family and friends. Tea knows she doesn’t have much time left, and she refuses to leave Finn or her family to be tortured and killed. A wild Stormrider, born to rule and reign, is growing stronger inside her. But as long as she can hold on, she’s still Teagan Wylltson, who plans to be a veterinarian and who heals the sick and hurting. The disease that’s destroying her—that’s destroying them all—has a name: Fear Doirich. And Teagan Wylltson is not going to let him win.
The Pledge by Kimberly Derting. In the violent country of Ludania, the classes are strictly divided by the language they speak. The smallest transgression, like looking a member of a higher class in the eye while they are speaking their native tongue, results in immediate execution. Seventeen-year-old Charlaina has always been able to understand the languages of all classes, and she’s spent her life trying to hide her secret. The only place she can really be free is the drug-fueled underground clubs where people go to shake off the oppressive rules of the world they live in. It’s there that she meets a beautiful and mysterious boy named Max who speaks a language she’s never heard before . . . and her secret is almost exposed.
Engaged to Bran, the heir to Fair Haven and Gardiners Island, Freya, a bartender and witch who has a potion to cure every kind of heartache, finds her life spiraling out of control when she is drawn to Bran’s brother and a young girl goes missing after taking one of her irresistible cocktails.
Crossed by Allyson Condie, the sequel to Matched. Seventeen-year-old Cassia sacrifices everything and heads to the Outer Provinces in search of Ky, where she is confronted with shocking revelations about Society and the promise of rebellion.
Inheritance by Christopher Paolini, latest book in Inheritance Cycle. Long months of training and battle have brought victories and hope, but they have also brought heartbreaking loss. And still, the real battle lies ahead: they must confront Galbatorix. When they do, they will have to be strong enough to defeat him. And if they cannot, no one can. There will be no second chances.
Legend by Marie Lu. In a dark future, when North America has split into two warring nations, fifteen-year-olds Day, a famous criminal, and prodigy June, the brilliant soldier hired to capture him, discover that they have a common enemy.
Destined by PC Cast, latest in the House of Night series. Zoey, safe at home with her guardian warrior Stark, confronts new forces at work in the House of Night, including Aurox, a devastatingly handsome teenage boy, created by Neferet as her greatest weapon.
Gossip Girl: Psycho Killer by Cecily Von Ziegesar. The beautiful Serena van der Woodsen returns to her privileged private school in New York to make amends with her best friend, Blair Waldorf, and decides the only way to set things straight is to kill Nate, the guy who came between them, while Blair has her own ideas about who should be murdered.
The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), as well as CCPL will celebrate Teen Read Week™ Oct. 16 – 22. As part of this event, we’re challenging you to create a visual version of your favorite book’s title. Learn more.
All photo entries must be an original work made between August 1, 2011 and Oct. 31, 2011.
There is no fee for submitting the entry.
Teens may enter as many times as they like. An entry form must be submitted to YALSA, by 11:45pm, pacific time, on October 31, 2011 via this entry form.
Photos must be uploaded to Flickr by 11:45pm, pacific time, on October 31, 2011 and tagged with TRWcontest11.
If you have questions about the contest, please contact Letitia Smith at 1 (800) 545-2433 x4390 or email@example.com.
Identify all of the paintings and fill out this entry form with the titles of the five paintings using the hints we’ve given you.
Three randomly chosen winners will each win a Kodak Mini Video Camera!
The contest ends on October 23.
Winners will be notified on October 27.
Hint: This American artist is showcasing a boy making the sound a train makes. Jiminy Cricket also does this on occasion.
Hint: This portrait is of the 27th President of the USA who was from Ohio.
Hint: The woman in the portrait lives in the place where gondolas are still in use. The artist’s middle name is the type of performance artist that is showcased on American Idol and is also the name of a famous brand of sewing machine.
Hint: The artist is Dutch and also has only one ear.
Hint: The portrait is of the author of Treasure Island.
Hero – an object of extreme admiration and devotion
Describe your own personal hero, real or literary, and you’ll be entered in a drawing for a gift bag. Just leave a comment telling who your hero is and why you admire that person or character and you’ll be entered into the drawing. Easy!