Meet Magdalena ‘Lena’ Haloway

Last week, it was announced that Emma Roberts will be playing Lena in the Delirium TV series. Let’s find out more about the actress!

Lena had always described herself as in between. She said she was not ugly, but she was not pretty either. She is 5’2″ in height and have a brown hair. She described her eyes as not green or brown, but a muddle.

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    Who is Emma Roberts?

Emma Rose Roberts (born February 10, 1991) is an American actress, model and singer. She is the daughter of actor Eric Roberts and niece of Julia Roberts. Roberts became known for her role as Addie Singer in the Nickelodeon television series Unfabulous. She released her debut album, which also served as the show’s soundtrack Unfabulous and More. Roberts then pursued a solo singing career by recording two songs for the soundtracks of Ice Princess and Aquamarine (in which Roberts starred as one of the leads). Roberts then began to focus on her acting career, the title character in the 2007 film Nancy Drew, and her voice-over debut in The Flight Before Christmas.

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Share your thoughts on Emma as Lena in the comments! Is she the right choice?

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20 Minutes With Lauren

The Roundtable Podcast have a wonderful podcast up for download on their website featuring a twenty minute interview with our favourite author Lauren Oliver.

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The site delves into;
20(ish) minutes of intriguing conversation. Ryan Stevenson and I discover Laurens perspectives on the collaborative process, the power and virtue of YA literature, the power of understanding plot, and so much more…

So head on over to the Roundtable Podcast website and have a watch of this interview!

Books of Wonder Requiem Competition

This exciting competition from Books of Wonder and Paper Lantern Lit appeared and would be a fantastic one to win. Pre-order your copy of Requiem from Books of Wonder for a chance at a signed copy, a chat with Lauren Oliver or more!

Here are the details:

It’s been a great couple of weeks for Team Delirium! The book has been optioned for TV by Fox and Emma Roberts is attached to star in the pilot as Lena! The final book in the NYT-best selling trilogy written by PLL co-founder Lauren Oliver, Requiem, hits stores on March 5th but one of our favorite local indie bookstores, Books of Wonder, has the hook up for any reader who pre-orders from them:

-Signed copy (personalized if requested) of Requiem! (Delirium and Pandemonium are available too!)
-A chance to win a phone call/Skype session with Lauren Oliver! If local in New York, Lauren will pay a visit to your class! ONE random entrant will be selected.
-A chance to have your finished manuscript critiqued by literary agent Stephen Barbara (who represents Lauren Oliver among other bestsellers and award winners). ONE random entrant will be selected. (To be applicable for the critique, leave a comment below to inform us that you pre-ordered Requiem from Books of Wonder and have a finished manuscript. If you win, we’ll confirm with Books of Wonder that they received your order.)

Multiple copies purchased equal greater chances at winning th Lauren Oliver or the f Requiem will include a special chapter from the POV of Alex, the boy who fst exposed Lena to amor deliria nervosa, so order now!

HOW TO PRE-ORDER:
Orders can be placed online or by calling the store.
-To pre-order a copy of Requiem over the phone, please call 1 (212) 989-3475 on Mon-Fri from 11:00 A.M to 6:00 P.M and ask to speak with a Customer Service representative. If calling over the weekend, please call the sales floor 1 (212) 989-3270 where you’ll be asked all the necessary information by a bookseller.
-Email customerservice@booksofwonder.com to place your order.

Signed copies of Requiem are expected to be shipped the week of publication and can be shipped internationally! And winners for the critique manuscript by Stephen Barbara and phone session with Lauren Oliver will be announced on March 5th!

To be eligible for the manuscript review, you MUST comment on the official contest blog at Paper Lantern Lit

Lauren to Sign Books in London

Here we have a fabulous opportunity! Lauren as we know is coming to the UK. On March 19th she will be at The Big Green Book shop and she will be signing copies of all her books.

The exciting news is that anyone in the UK can go onto their website and order one of her books. The site will then have Lauren sign it for you and then post it to your UK address for free!

So get ordering here!

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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.

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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.

Emma Roberts buys Delirium

American actress Emma Roberts was spotted in Beverly Hills carrying none other then a newly purchased copy of Lauren Oliver’s Delirium!

Welcome to the fan club, Emma!

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Get Your Own Requiem Countdown Widget

Desperately awaiting the release of Requiem? Epic Reads has released new countdown widgets that you can add to your blog or website!

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CLICK HERE to get a code for your own widget by clicking the “Get Widget” tab in the left sidebar.