Hunger Games Movie News and Other Items of Interest

It seems that the buzz keeps alternating between City of Bones movie news and The Hunger Games movie news. While we all wait to hear if Alex Pettyfer is going to play Jace, let’s obsess about The Hunger Games. As you’ve probably heard, Katniss has been cast. Congratulations to Jennifer Lawrence for landing this huge role. I haven’t seen any of her performances, but I hear she was great in Winter’s Bone and from what I have read about her she sounds pretty tough (she’s the only girl in a family of boys and she had to learn to skin a squirrel, chop wood and start a fire while filming Winter’s Bone. She should make a great Katniss, as long as she loses the blond tresses.) I know a lot of people were hoping for Hailee Steinfeld or Abigail Breslin, but maybe we’ll see one of them play Rue or Prim? So, now it appears that we are waiting on the men. Who will play Peeta and Gale? Stay tuned.

In other news, that I find equally exciting, I came across the new cover for the next Heist Society book, Uncommon Criminals, by Ally Carter.

I can’t wait for this book! It is due out June 21, so if you haven’t read Heist Society yet you have plenty of time to catch up. What’s it all about you ask? Well, it’s about fifteen-year-old Kat, who is the daughter of notorious art thieves, and a pretty clever con artist in her own right. All she wants is to get out of the family business and be a normal teen, but when her father is accused of stealing from a powerful mobster it is up to Kat to clear his good name (he he, his good name!). This book has is all-mystery and intrigue, humor, romance, action, and one super sassy female lead. Ally Carter definitely tops my favorites list. I think I am more excited about this than The Hunger Games movie. Both of her series, The Gallagher Girls and Heist Society are perfect for readers who like tough girls like Katniss without all the intensity and gore.

Happy Reading!

˜Megan

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