The vampire craze isn’t over yet! Another young adult vampire novel is to be adapted for the big screen! Hollywood’s Palomar Pictures says it has optioned “Blood of Eden,” an upcoming series of teen vampire books written by bestselling author Julie Kagawa. The first book in the series, “The Immortal Rules,” will be released via by Harlequin TEEN on April 24, 2012. Considering that the film rights were bought before the book was even released, I have a feeling that this just might be an excellent book.
“In a future world, vampires reign. Humans are blood cattle. And one girl will search for the key to save humanity.
Allison Sekemoto survives in the Fringe, the outermost circle of a vampire city. By day, she and her crew scavenge for food. By night, any one of them could be eaten.
Some days, all that drives Allie is her hatred of them. The vampires who keep humans as blood cattle. Until the night Allie herself is attacked—and given the ultimate choice. Die…or become one of the monsters.
Faced with her own mortality, Allie becomes what she despises most. To survive, she must learn the rules of being immortal, including the most important: go long enough without human blood, and you will go mad.
Then Allie is forced to flee into the unknown, outside her city walls. There she joins a ragged band of humans who are seeking a legend—a possible cure to the disease that killed off most of humankind and created the rabids, the mindless creatures who threaten humans and vampires alike.
But it isn’t easy to pass for human. Especially not around Zeke, who might see past the monster inside her. And Allie soon must decide what—and who—is worth dying for.”
Palomar principal Joni Sighvatsson said she was passionate about the film potential of “The Immortal Rules” and eager to secure film rights for the book as well as the rest of the “Blood of Eden” series.
“It’s simply a great story with an electrifying heroine for the 21st century. It makes the series an ideal subject for a film adaptation,” Sighvatsson said in a statement. “Julie’s ability to familiarize the reader with this complex world in a few pages demonstrates the cinematic qualities of her imagination and complements my own sensibilities as a film producer.”
Natashya Wilson, senior editor for Harlequin TEEN, said she is thrilled Kagawa’s novels are finally coming to the big-screen.
“Julie writes in such a cinematic way, I have seen her books as films from Day 1. Her fans have been clamoring for Julie Kagawa movies for a long time and I am so pleased that they are finally going to get their wish fulfilled.”
Kagawa is the New York Times bestselling author of the award-winning “Iron Fey” book series.
What are your thoughts on The Immortal Rules? Will you give the book a read when it’s released on the 24th? Do you think it will make a decent movie?