It's Saturday which means it must be time for another news post! Here's my latest recap of YA related stories that caught my eye this week.
Paramount have acquired the film rights to The Testing by Joelle Charbonneau. The book is published in the UK in August by Templar, and having just finished it I can guarantee it's one not to miss if you're a fan of dystopia! You can read more about the book and the acquisition on Deadline.
The paperback edition of Tethers by Jack Croxall is now available. Half of the royalties made from the sales of the paperback edition will be going to M.E Research UK. You can read more about the decision to raise money for an M.E charity over on Jack Croxall's website. As an M.E sufferer myself I'm really excited to see an author supporting such a worthy cause! You can check out my review of Tethers right here.
The schedule for Leakycon Portland was revealed this week! The Harry Potter conference takes place at the end of June and will feature several YA authors contributing to panels and signings as part of Leakycon Lit. You can check out the schedule at this link.
A character poster featuring Percy from the upcoming adaptation of Percy Jackson and the Sea of Monsters has been released. Check out the poster over on Fandomsnews.com.
The trailer from the second part of The Hobbit film adaptiation - The Desolation of Smaug - was revealed this week. Watch the trailer below!
British Mortal Instruments fans will be happy to learn that the release date of City of Bones has been moved forwards to the 21st August, which matches the new U.S release date.
And the cover of the third installment in the Bane Chronicles has been unveiled. See the cover for Vampires, Scones, and Edmund Herondale over on EW.com.
Which of these news stories has got you excited? Let me know in the comments!