I don’t hide the fact that I am currently obsessed with two YA series that are also both (or will be) movie series too. Of course I’m talking about “The Hunger Games” and “Twilight.”
I know what you’re probably thinking. But Angie, you’re a romance writer, not a YA author! I know. I know. Believe me, I know. I used to only read strictly romance or mainstream novels until I went and saw the first “Twilight” movie with my niece and nephew (teens at the time). It was cheesy. It was overly dramatic. It was full of face shots that held waaay too long on the actors who wore waaay too much pasty makeup. I absolutely loved it! So I ran out, got the books and devoured them in record time. It took me longer to catch onto “The Hunger Games” because — let’s be honest — the premise sounds godawful, doesn’t it? Kids being forced to kill kids. Who wants to read that?!? Well, me, apparently, cause I finally read it on recommendation and LOVED it. Suzanne Collins did a fantastic job with that series. Don’t let the morbid premise deter you.
Why do I mention these things? Because my giddy little fangirl heart is all aflutter with excitement and can hardly stand to wait for next week to get here. First, Good Morning America will premiere the full-length trailer for “The Hunger Games” movie on Monday. Squee! Second, “Breaking Dawn Part 1” — my favorite book in the series, I might add — hits theaters midnight Thursday/Friday a.m. Squee! Squee!
I know I should probably be participating in NaNoWriMo along with so many of my fellow authors, but I’m too busy setting my VCR (yes, I still own a VCR — so what?) and spending all my free time channel surfing for interviews with the Twilight cast.
Priorities, people. What can I say?