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Tahereh Mafi is the author of Shatter Me, Destroy Me and the soon-to-be-released Unravel Me. She drinks far too much coffee and the film rights for the trilogy have been optioned by 20th Century Fox. Check out our interview below and enter to win a finished copy of Unravel Me.

Tell us five random facts about yourself.

1. I used to breakdance. Like, competitively.
2. I once spelled “Ludicrous” as “Ludacris” on a spelling test because I was so sure Ludacris knew how to spell his own name.
3. I am probably the pickiest eater on the planet.
4. I’ve never broken a bone.
5. For many years I wanted to be a fashion designer.

What was your favorite chapter/scene to write and why?

In Unravel Me? Chapter 62. That was fun.

At what point in the development of an idea do you know that it will become a full-length novel?

I actually don’t know until I’ve written the entire thing.

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Tahereh Mafi is the author of Shatter Me, Destroy Me and the soon-to-be-released Unravel Me. She drinks far too much coffee and the film rights for the trilogy have been optioned by 20th Century Fox. Check out our interview below and enter to win a finished copy of Unravel Me.

Tell us five random facts about yourself.

1. I used to breakdance. Like, competitively.
2. I once spelled “Ludicrous” as “Ludacris” on a spelling test because I was so sure Ludacris knew how to spell his own name.
3. I am probably the pickiest eater on the planet.
4. I’ve never broken a bone.
5. For many years I wanted to be a fashion designer.

What was your favorite chapter/scene to write and why?

In Unravel Me? Chapter 62. That was fun.

At what point in the development of an idea do you know that it will become a full-length novel?

I actually don’t know until I’ve written the entire thing.

What was the most challenging part of writing your second novel?

The whole thing, probably.

The relationships in your novel are complicated. How do you decide/create those relationships?

I don’t – I try to let them take on lives of their own.

What has been the toughest criticism given to you as an author?

Too much chocolate is bad for you.

What has been the best compliment?

Hey nice shoes.

Do you most relate to your main characters, or to secondary characters?

I relate a little bit to all of them, I think. One of my favorite in this series, however, is Kenji. He’s hilarious and inappropriate and is basically the amalgamation of all my older brothers, which makes him a really easy, super fun character to write.

Do you have things you need in order to write (i.e. coffee, cupcakes, music)?

Yes! I need lots of tea and coffee and chocolate and noise-cancelling headphones.

Where’s your favorite place to write?

In a quiet corner, cut off from the world.

What is easier to write: the first line or the last line?

The first line.

What one YA novel do you wish you had when you were a teen?

The Sky is Everywhere, by Jandy Nelson.

What are you working on now?

Revisions on Shatter Me #3! Also other secret stuff. :D

 

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About ‘Shatter Me’

Shatter Me follows the narrative of Juliette Ferrars, a young teen who has been incarcerated for a murder caused by her fatal touch. While in prison, Juliette is given a new cellmate by the name of Adam Kent. Juliette develops a wary, uncertain friendship with Adam, not knowing that he was sent to Juliette’s cell with the mission of spying on her for Warner, the son of the leader of The Reestablishment. But when The Reestablishment arrives to collect Juliette in hopes of utilizing her as a weapon, Adam’s true motives are revealed, and the reader learns that he’d known (and recognized) Juliette from childhood. Adam ends up falling in love with Juliette and together they escape to join the resistance.

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Director James Gunn confirms the name of a Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 creature with the release of some concept art from the film.

The Guardians of the Galaxy have been pretty busy lately while they gear up for Vol. 2. On Friday we learned that they’ll be showing up in Avengers: Infinity War, and tonight we got a sneak peek of a creature the team will be taking on in the GotG sequel.

Taking to Twitter, Gunn showed off a piece of concept art created by Andy Park.

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Director James Gunn confirms the name of a Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 creature with the release of some concept art from the film.

The Guardians of the Galaxy have been pretty busy lately while they gear up for Vol. 2. On Friday we learned that they’ll be showing up in Avengers: Infinity War, and tonight we got a sneak peek of a creature the team will be taking on in the GotG sequel.

Taking to Twitter, Gunn showed off a piece of concept art created by Andy Park.

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In his replies, he names the creature and states that, no, they aren’t fighting in space.

Then taking to Facebook, Gunn replied to fans who had questions about the image.

An updated synopsis for Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 reads:

“Set to the backdrop of ‘Awesome Mixtape #2,’ Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 continues the team’s adventures as they traverse the outer reaches of the cosmos. The Guardians must fight to keep their newfound family together as they unravel the mysteries of Peter Quill’s true parentage. Old foes become new allies and fan-favorite characters from the classic comics will come to our heroes’ aid as the Marvel cinematic universe continues to expand.”

So it looks like for those who were lucky enough to see GotG 2 footage at San Diego Comic-Con this year, you’ve already seen this guy in action.

‘Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2’ lands in theatres on May 5, 2017

Maisie Williams freaks out over ‘Game of Thrones’ season 7 scripts

"Nothing will prepare you for this."

7:45 pm EDT, August 22, 2016

Maisie Williams finished reading the scripts for Game of Thrones season 7, and totally lost her sh*t on Twitter.

Williams, who plays Arya Stark, is no stranger to shocking moments on the HBO epic fantasy series. But it seems like the events of Game of Thrones‘ penultimate season are so intense, even the seasoned young actress is left flabbergasted.

Earlier this evening, Williams summarized her experience of reading the Game of Thrones season 7 scripts on her Twitter feed. Suffice to say, the stream reads something like a thrillingly ominous preview of what fans will experience when the show returns next year.

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Maisie Williams finished reading the scripts for Game of Thrones season 7, and totally lost her sh*t on Twitter.

Williams, who plays Arya Stark, is no stranger to shocking moments on the HBO epic fantasy series. But it seems like the events of Game of Thrones‘ penultimate season are so intense, even the seasoned young actress is left flabbergasted.

Earlier this evening, Williams summarized her experience of reading the Game of Thrones season 7 scripts on her Twitter feed. Suffice to say, the stream reads something like a thrillingly ominous preview of what fans will experience when the show returns next year.

At first, Williams warned fans to steel themselves for the epic events to come.

…but apparently, no amount of mental toughness will be enough for season 7.

To summarize, Game of Thrones fans the world over are now sizzlingly jealous of Maisie Williams… and also, apparently, well and truly screwed.

With George R.R. Martin’s next installment in A Song of Ice and Fire still achingly absent, there’s almost no way to predict the major events of Game of Thrones season 7. Our only theory is that we should probably say goodbye to the feelings we managed to resuscitate after Jon Snow came back to life.

Williams isn’t the only member of the cast hinting at madness to come. Maisie’s on-screen sister Sophie Turner revealed that she too had advance knowledge while pondering Sansa’s future.

“I’ve actually just got the scripts for seven,” Turner tells Variety. “So I don’t want to say too much, because I’ll probably end up slipping some truths out!”

Seven forbid, Sophie. Seven forbid.

Game of Thrones season 7 will air some time in 2017, but not soon enough.

What madness do you think ‘Game of Thrones’ season 7 has in store?

Netflix adapting ‘Anne of Green Gables’ for new TV series with additional themes

Anne Shirley is returning to our screens!

2:45 pm EDT, August 22, 2016

L.M. Montgomery’s Anne of Green Gables book series is being adapted for television by Netflix and Canadian network CBC.

The new series will begin filming next month in Ontario, Canada. Though CBC will be airing it in America’s neighbor to the north, Netflix will be distributing it in the United States and the rest of the world.

Breaking Bad writer and producer Moira Walley-Beckett is penning the entire eight-episode series and will run the show. It is expected to air on the CBC in 2017, and presumably it’ll run on Netflix around the same.

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L.M. Montgomery’s Anne of Green Gables book series is being adapted for television by Netflix and Canadian network CBC.

The new series will begin filming next month in Ontario, Canada. Though CBC will be airing it in America’s neighbor to the north, Netflix will be distributing it in the United States and the rest of the world.

Breaking Bad writer and producer Moira Walley-Beckett is penning the entire eight-episode series and will run the show. It is expected to air on the CBC in 2017, and presumably it’ll run on Netflix around the same.

The eight-book Anne of Green Gables series has been adapted numerous times over the years (including the well-known, two-part 1985 televised miniseries), but this will arguably be the biggest adaptation to date thanks to the potential audience Netflix could pull in.

anne-of-green-gables-book

According to Deadline, “the coming-of-age series will focus on a young girl who, after an abusive childhood spent in orphanages and the homes of strangers, is mistakenly sent to live with an elderly spinster and her aging brother. Over time — and thanks to her unique spirit, fierce intellect and brilliant imagination — 13-year-old Anne will transform their lives and eventually the small town in which they live.”

The new adaptation “will honor the foundation of the book, but will incorporate new adventures reflecting themes of identity, sexism, bullying, prejudice, and trusting one’s self.”

The series will be set in 1890. The first book was published in 1908 by Lucy Maud Montgomery and has gone on to sell over 50 million copies worldwide.

Will you watch Netflix’s ‘Anne of Green Gables’ series?

If you’ve ever been interested in reading the series, now’s a great time to start!