Hollywood's recent recognition of the untapped potential that the YA genre holds, means that quite a few popular series are currently in production, or being shown.
While the ABC family network in the US has produced Pretty Little Liars (originally by Sara Shepard), The CW (US) has transformed two of L.J. Smith's series; The Vampire Diaries, and The Secret Circle into extremely popular television shows with great fan bases. Furthermore, Alcon Entertainment and Warner Bros. Entertainment have transformed the 'delicious southern gothic supernatural tale' (Lorena Blas, USA Today) into a feature film starring Alice Englert as Lena Duchannes, and Alden Ehrenreich as Ethan Wate alongside well known actors such as; Viola Davis, Jeremy Irons, Emma Thompson, and Emmy Rossum.
If you haven't read the hugely successful book by co-authors Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl, then here is a little bit of what it is about:
There were no surprises in Gatlin County.
We were pretty much the epicenter of the middle of nowhere.
At least, that's what I thought.
Turns out, I couldn't have been more wrong.
There was a curse.
There was a girl.
And in the end, there was a grave.
Lena Duchannes is unlike anyone the small Southern town of Gatlin has ever seen, and she's struggling to conceal her power and a curse that has haunted her family for generations. But even within the overgrown gardens, murky swamps and crumbling graveyards of the forgotten South, a secret cannot stay hidden forever.
Ethan Wate, who has been counting the months until he can escape from Gatlin, is haunted by dreams of a beautiful girl he has never met. When Lena moves into the town's oldest and most infamous plantation, Ethan is inexplicably drawn to her and determined to uncover the connection between them.
In a town with no surprises, one secret could change everything. (goodreads)
I loved this trailer, it captures the mood of the novels, and provides a great teaser for the plot, with great visuals - I must give them snaps for using "Seven Devils" by Florence + The Machine aswell!
To read more about this upcoming film, here are some useful links: