Arclight and Indie Next

Saturday, February 23, 2013

ARCLIGHT has been named an Indie Next pick for the list's 2013 summer children's list. For those of you unfamiliar with the list, it's based on nominations by independent booksellers who read the book in advance, then submit the names of their favorite reads.

Here's the link to the list in full (Arclight's a "teen" book, so it's in the last list on the page), and this is the chosen blurb about the book used in the copy:

Arclight, by Josin L. McQuein
(Greenwillow Books, $17.99, 9780062130143)
“This is a page-turner of dystopian fiction unlike anything I’ve ever read. A stunning debut novel, there’s a reality throughout this work that one doesn’t usually find in science fiction aimed at adolescents. So much more than just an ‘entertainment for young people,’ this story of identity and the courage found when one faces one’s worst nightmares deserves a very wide audience.” —Keri Rojas, Cornerstone Cottage Kids, Hampton, IA

And, most of you probably heard me yakking about Arclight's movie deal over the last few days, but Publisher's Marketplace has put up their announcement, so I'll include it here, too.

February 21, 2013

 Film rights 
Film rights to Josin McQuein's forthcoming debut ARCLIGHT, set in a post-apocalyptic future where remnants of humanity are hunkered down in an outpost protected by a wall of light and featuring a teenage girl with no memory of who she is and how she survived the Dark, to Universal with Imagine Entertainment's Brian Grazer producing and Matthew Sand adapting, by Pouya Shahbazian of New Leaf Literary & Media on behalf FinePrint Literary Management and Suzie Townsend.

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