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Author Lauren Oliver Reflects on 'Delirium' Not Getting Picked Up To Series

Author Lauren Oliver Reflects on 'Delirium' Not Getting Picked Up To Series

Who remembers when Lauren Oliver‘s addicting book, “Delirium”, was going to be turned into a television show, and then it just didn’t happen?

JJJ definitely remembers and while speaking with the author recently about her newest book “Broken Things”, we had to chat about what happened with the series, and what she thought went wrong, if anything.

But, we didn’t get far in finding out.

“I actually was very much excluded from the pilot process, so I’m unsure why the adaptation didn’t really succeed,” Lauren told us about the series which originally starred Emma Roberts, Daren Kagasoff and Gregg Sulkin.

But she’s not giving up hope about a visual adaption though. “I am still scheming ways to adapt it, though!” she shared.

And let’s not forget, too, that her other book, “Panic” is becoming a series at Amazon.

“We start filming in September and I am SO excited about the cast we have assembled, about our director, Leigh Janiak, and about our show runner, Elle Triedman,” Lauren gushed. “It’s awesome to be working with so many talented women to bring this story to life. It’s always been one of the books I am proudest of.”

We can’t wait to hear more about both!

Author Lauren Oliver Opens Up About New Book 'Broken Things': 'It Was Actually Really Difficult To Write'

Author Lauren Oliver Opens Up About New Book 'Broken Things': 'It Was Actually Really Difficult To Write'

Lauren Oliver has a brand new book coming out and JJJ has the exclusive scoop!

Out on October 2nd, “Broken Things” centers on three best friends – Mia, Brynn and Summer. Everyone thinks Mia and Brynn killed Summer – but they didn’t do it.

On the anniversary of Summer’s death, a seemingly insignificant discovery resurrects the mystery and pulls Mia and Brynn back together once again, to solve it.

“This book was loosely inspired by real-life cases involving obsession with fiction and the explosions of violence that can result from a collapse of reality,” Lauren tells us of the inspiration for the novel.

Friendship themes though is something that was always important to her. “It speaks to themes of friendship, fantasy, and toxic versions of love that have long interested me to explore.”

Lauren also told us about how the book was actually really difficult to write, especially from an “emotional standpoint.”

“I loved all the girls, even Summer, who is so troubled, and had difficulty following them down into the darkest points of the story,” she says. “It was the first time I have ever been scared while writing a scene–the one thing I didn’t really know, even as the author, was what occurred that day between the three girls in the woods. I discovered it as I was writing.”

Lauren added that the biggest thing that she hopes readers will learn is the “power of stories themselves: The wrong ones entrap us. The right ones set us free.”

Check out the book trailer below!

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Chris Colfer Confirms 'Land of Stories' Prequel Series Is Coming!

Chris Colfer Confirms 'Land of Stories' Prequel Series Is Coming!

Chris Colfer signs a poster of his upcoming “Land of Stories” companion guide during a meet and greet event at the 2018 Book Expo of America over the weekend in New York City.

Just before the signing event and his panel, the 28-year-old author revealed that he’s working on a prequel series to his “Land of Stories” novels!

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“I am writing a ‘Land of Stories’ prequel series,” Chris confirmed during his Instagram Live chat. “I plan to put a LGBTQ+ character in that.”

And if you’re wondering about if they’ll have powers – they will.

Chris also says that while he can’t reveal any “Land of Stories” movie updates just yet, when he can, you won’t be able to shut him up.

Check out his full chat below!

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John Green's 'Looking For Alaska' Being Developed as TV Series for Hulu

John Green's 'Looking For Alaska' Being Developed as TV Series for Hulu

Looking for Alaska might actually see the light of day!

After hearing many rumors about a big screen adaptation, like John Green‘s other novels “The Fault in Our Stars” and “Paper Towns”, “Looking for Alaska” has been optioned for an eight-part miniseries on Hulu!

Deadline reports that the project Josh Schwartz, has written the pilot, and will serve as executive producer and showrunner. John will be an executive producer on the project.

“Looking for Alaska” centers on Miles “Pudge” Halter who is done with his safe life at home. His whole life has been one big non-event, and his obsession with famous last words has only made him crave “the Great Perhaps” even more.

He heads off to the sometimes crazy and anything-but-boring world of Culver Creek Boarding School, and his life becomes the opposite of safe. Because down the hall is Alaska Young. The gorgeous, clever, funny, sexy, self-destructive, screwed up, and utterly fascinating Alaska Young.

She is an event unto herself. She pulls Pudge into her world, launches him into the Great Perhaps, and steals his heart. Then. . . After. Nothing is ever the same.

TELL JJJ: Are you happy about this “Looking for Alaska” news?

Chris Colfer's 'The Land of Stories' Is Getting a Companion Guide & We Need It Now

Chris Colfer's 'The Land of Stories' Is Getting a Companion Guide & We Need It Now

Chris Colfer just made the JJJ Book Club super happy – because he just announced that there’s a NEW companion book coming for his hit novel series, “The Land of Stories”.

The book will be “an insider’s guide” to the series and will also be a “travel guide, encyclopedia, and definitive fan compendium.”

“The Ultimate Book Hugger’s Guide” will also feature character and location guides, exclusive behind-the-scenes information on “The Land of Stories”, bonus chapters, Chris’ sketches, and much more.

So, obviously, if you’re a fan of Chris‘ stories, you need this book.

Check out the full cover below and grab it when it’s out on October 16th!