In a break from your scheduled (somewhat) sensible book reviews, I bring you this fangasm bulletin –
Yesterday, the 10th April 2017, was an absolutely amazing day of geek news. From Leigh Bardugo’s new book cover, to the new Thor: Ragnarok trailer, it was full of reasons to be cheerful.
But the biggest thing for me was the news The Raven Cycle is going to BE ON TV.
Now of course, there’s concern in the fan community that casting has to be PERFECT and that in itself causes problems because it’s well known that nobody ever reads the same book. Everyone has their different interpretations. Some fans want Ronan Lynch to be black, while some see him as ice-cream-white Irish. To be honest? So long as the spirit of him doesn’t get squashed (SQUASH ONE) I don’t actually care which actor gets the honour of playing my angry baby.
I see Blue and Maura Sargent as WOC and would love for that to be represented, while Jimi and Calla are their WOC wonderful selves. Persephone is white enough to be like the moon.
SO WHAT AM I EXCITED ABOUT MOST?! LET ME SEE…
- PYNCH SLOW BURN ROMANCE
- GANSEY FRIGGIN’…. KING OF LEY LINE NERDS
- 300 FOX WAY. 300. FOX. WAY.
- DREAM THIEVES, DUDE!
- OMG AND WHAT ABOUT THE GREY MAN?!
- NOAH BETTER GET THE TREATMENT HE DESERVES, MY FLOWER, MY LOVE
- CALLA – OH MY GORGEOUS VIPER
- AAAAALL THE ACCENTS
So yeah, while American Gods has me raising an eyebrow because I’m not sure that (personally) it reflects the feel of the book, I have faith this one will. Because MOOD. ATMOSPHERE. THESE BOOKS HAVE IT.