Requiem Book Tour Dates For U.S.

The following Requiem book tour dates were posted yesterday on Deliriously Falling :

Tuesday, March 5
Bethesda Library
7400 Arlington Rd., Bethesda, MD 20814
5.00PM
Wednesday, March 6 
Provo Library
w/ guest appearance by Brodi Ashton Everbound
550 N University Ave., Provo, UT 84601
7.00 PM
Thursday, March 7
University Books
Seattle, WA
*U District Location
6.30 PM
Friday, March 8
Barnes & Noble Clackamas
12000 SE 82nd Avenue, Portland, OR 97086
6.30 PM
Saturday, March 9
Tualatin Public Library
18878 SW Martinazzi Ave., Tualatin, OR 97062
10.00 AM-12.00 PM
Eugene Public Library
100 West 10th Ave., Eugene, OR 97401
4.00 PM-6.00 PM
Sunday, March 10
Mission Viejo Library
100 Civic Center, Mission Viejo, CA 92691
3.00 PM
Sunday, March 11
Rita and Truett Smith Public Library
300 Country Club Road Bldg 300 Wylie, TX 75098
3.30 PM
Tuesday, March 12
Hardesty Regional Library
Connor’s Cove Theater
8316 E 93rd St, Tulsa, OK 74133
7.00 PM

So exciting! Go if you can!

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Emma Roberts Cast As Lena For Delirium TV Series

Right after being caught buying Delirium, the news came out that Emma Roberts has been cast as Lena for the FOX TV adaptation of Delirium.

Emma Roberts

Emma Roberts

Entertainment Weekly reported the news just this morning:

Emma Roberts is returning to TV as the star of Fox’s  Delirium.

The Nancy Drew and Scream 4 actress has been cast in the lead role in Fox’s pilot based on the bestselling young adult novels by Lauren Oliver.

The books take place in an alternative present-day Maine when civilization has been partly destroyed by war and a totalitarian government teaches that love is literally a disease (commonly called the delirium). There’s a surgical cure for love that’s mandatory for citizens 18 and older. The story follows 17-year-old Lena (Roberts) who is eagerly awaiting her turn to get the cure when she falls in love with an Invalid (a person who hasn’t taken the cure that lives in the wilderness). Not surprisingly, the story has draw some comparisons to The Hunger Games and Twilight.

Roberts previously starred in the Nickelodeon series Unfabulous then went onto big-screen roles including the upcoming Empire State and We’re the Millers. Karyn Usher (Prison Break) wrote the pilot and is an executive producer alongside Peter Chernin, Katherine Pope, Paula Mazur and Mitchell Kaplan on the 20th Century Fox TV project.

This casting news is something I don’t think any fan saw coming.

Big Changes For Delirium In The TV Adaptation

By now, I think we have all heard about the proposed Fox Television adaptation of Delirium. And I think we’ve all been very anxiously awaiting some information on the changes that are going to be made. Well, today we have some news (already!) from this article on zap2it!  And if the adaptation turns out to be like what they’re reporting, we should be expecting some very big changes.

Here are the four most radical changes they’re reporting:

1. Julian Fineman. In the novels, Julian is a character introduced in the second book, “Pandemonium.” His father is a public figure, leading the DFA — Deliria-Free America — cause against the Invalids. In the proposed television series, Julian is introduced right off the bat, as a sickly young man who lives next door to Lena’s best friend, Hana, and is confused by his powerful attraction to her, though she’s not particularly interested. Yes — Julian and Hana.

2. Lena’s mother. In the novels, Lena’s mother’s suicide makes Lena long for the cure and fear the dangers of love. In the pilot, it’s actually Lena’s father who she believes died because he was infected with “Deliria.” When she learns some shocking revelations about what actually happened to him, she’s driven to take drastic measures.

3. Ren. The pilot introduces a new character, Ren, another Invalid who is Alex’s best friend. Though Alex falls hard and fast for Lena, he’s oblivious to the fact that Ren’s feelings for him go beyond friendship. She’s a key part of the Invalid’s plan to resist the DFA, and ultimately goes undercover to infiltrate the government she’s planning to revolt against.

4. Pacing. The first episode of the TV series actually covers the entire plot of the first book, in addition to including information about Julian and the DFA that readers didn’t learn until the sequel. Of course, in order to cram all of that into 42 minutes, there are certain moments that are lost — particularly key bonding moments between Alex and Lena, like when he took her to his home in the Wilds, and the first time she was introduced to poetry. We’re hopeful that those things will come into play later.

This Julian news and the news about Lena’s mother (or father now, apparently) seem to be the most radical. How do you feel about these changes? Like them? Hate them? Mixed feelings?

Requiem International Release Dates

Lauren Oliver posted the international dates for the release of Requiem on her blog! Some don’t have specific dates quite yet, but at least there is a general time line.

The dates are as follows:

Britain: March 14, 2013
France: Spring 2013
Spain & Catalan: Spring 2013
Denmark: October 2013
Finland: Fall 2013
Germany: Fall 2013
Holland: Fall 2013
Poland: Fall 2013

Win a Signed Copy Of Requiem and Level 2!

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Want to win a signed copy of Requiem? Well, Lauren Oliver is hosting a give away! Head over to this tumblr post and follow the instructions for a chance! The giveaway also features a signed copy of Level 2 by Lenore Appelhans.

Good luck, everyone!

At Some Point In The Tunnels

There isn’t near enough love for Lena and Julian, let alone graphics. So I was happy to see this one!

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by foreverlouis