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Daughter of Smoke and Bone Movie Rights Acquired by Universal

SMOKE-BONE_240Yay for Laini Taylor! Although I don't normally post much movie news on my blog, Laini is my friend, and I was thrilled to see the word this morning at Waking Brain Cells that the film rights to Daughter of Smoke and Bone have been acquired by Universal. You can read the Entertainment Weekly exclusive story here, and you can read my review of Daughter of Smoke and Bone here. Actually, here is the conclusion from my review:

"Daughter of Smoke and Bone is highly recommended for fans of young adult fantasy, or anyone who would like to be immersed in an epic love story. There are plenty of other paranormal romance novels out there, but Daughter of Smoke and Bone stands apart, with glowing prose, unusual characters, and three-dimensional world-building."

Apparently, Universal thinks that Daughter of Smoke and Bone stands apart, too. So nice when good things happen to good people. Now if they would only make movie versions of Laini's Dreamdark books...