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Black is the Color…of a movie screen! (*headdesk* ugh *sigh*)

Posted on April 21st, 2011 by annakjarzab

(Why am I the worst at coming up with subject lines for my blog posts, you guys? Really, I’m awful. Take the blog away from me!)

I just wanted to pop on to tell you (if you hadn’t already heard elsewhere) that the film rights to my friend Alex’s BRILLIANT sci-fi trilogy about a near-future America in which, upon puberty, children either die or develop frightening psionic powers, where those that survive the so-called “Kid Killer virus” are experimented upon and placed in internment camps, have been optioned!

My love for BLACK IS THE COLOR is well documented on this blog, so as you can probably imagine I’m BEYOND pumped. It’s hard for a person like me to love a book so much and not be able to talk to anybody about it, since I want to talk about everything, all the time. I can read The Hunger Games (as I am doing now, rereading it, actually, and also I’ve moved on to Catching Fire) and chat about it for hours with my coworkers, my friends (who’ve all read the series), people on Facebook, etc. It’s painful to love a book nobody else but a few privileged few have read yet! So I can’t wait for it to come out (summer 2012!), and I’m crossing my fingers for a film version, although I’m not quite sure there’s a young actor in the world who can live up to the Liam in my head (as evidenced by my hesitancy to accept Josh Hutcherson as Peeta).

Yay! Go Alex!

The world just got a little more BLACK IS THE COLOR

Posted on February 24th, 2011 by annakjarzab

So I don’t know if you guys heard, but my amazing friend Alex Bracken just sold her first TRILOGY last week! Here’s the announcement from Publishers Marketplace:

February 23, 2011 Children’s:
Young Adult  Alexandra Bracken’s BLACK IS THE COLOR, a near-future thriller trilogy about a sixteen-year old escapee from a “rehabilitation camp” and her quest to understand her abilities as she tries to determine who to trust and how to stay alive, to Emily Meehan at Disney-Hyperion, in a significant deal, in a three-book deal, for publication in Spring 2013, by Merrilee Heifetz.

I think I’ve mentioned BLACK IS THE COLOR on this blog before, but I have been in love with this book from the jump. The minute Alex told me about it (over margaritas, I guess, although I don’t really remember it, which might be because there were margaritas involved) I knew that I was going to absolutely adore it, and I do! I’ve read probably like, what, five drafts of it? And I can honestly tell you that it’s one of the most exciting YA novels I’ve ever read, with THE BEST ROMANCE. Seriously, you are going to swoon for her male lead. BLACK IS THE COLOR is also totally heartbreaking in places, which I just love–I often say that if a book doesn’t leave me either grinning like an idiot (i.e. Anna and the French Kiss) or feeling like I’ve been punched in the gut, the author is doing it wrong. This book does both, so it’s pretty much the best.

Yay Alex! I cannot WAIT to go to the store and buy this book for everybody I know.