Entries in hunger games movie (2)

Wednesday
May092012

Amanda Hocking Deserves a Movie Deal

As I've said before, I've never read an Amanda Hocking book until some of my fans mentioned that my Werecat Saga reminded them of Amanda Hocking's Hollowland and Hollowmen books. So, I snatched them up and started reading. They were quick, exciting reads and I devoured them in only a few hours, though they had twice as many pages as any of my books. I got to admit, it did freak me out when I read the first book, everyone having gone mad from a virus, seeing the team travel across the desert, running into a lion. A little ucanny that Feral had a few similarities, albeit told in a different light and from a different angle. 

Anyhoo, after watching the Hunger Games movie, I am in movie mode. I'd LOVE to see Hollowland released on the big screen ... though I'd prefer to see Feral hit the big screen first [hint, hint] in case some big movie producer is reading my little blog post, ^_^

Since all 711 Press books are written in a cinematic way already, they would be easy to translate to the screen. Just saying....

Tuesday
Mar062012

Let the Hunger Games Begin

As huge supporters of movies and television, especially great fiction books that have been converted for the small and large screen, 711 Press would like to show our support for the official release of the movie The Hunger Games, which is based on the book by Suzanne Collins. For those of you who are new to The Hunger Games, here is a synopsis of Book I of the trilogy:

In a not-too-distant future, the United States of America has collapsed, weakened by drought, fire, famine, and war, to be replaced by Panem, a country divided into the Capitol and 12 districts. Each year, two young representatives from each district are selected by lottery to participate in The Hunger Games. Part entertainment, part brutal intimidation of the subjugated districts, the televised games are broadcasted throughout Panem as the 24 participants are forced to eliminate their competitors, literally, with all citizens required to watch. When 16-year-old Katniss's young sister, Prim, is selected as the mining district's female representative, Katniss volunteers to take her place. She and her male counterpart, Peeta, the son of the town baker who seems to have all the fighting skills of a lump of bread dough, will be pitted against bigger, stronger representatives who have trained for this their whole lives. Collins's characters are completely realistic and sympathetic as they form alliances and friendships in the face of overwhelming odds; the plot is tense, dramatic, and engrossing. This book will definitely resonate with the generation raised on reality shows like 'Survivor' and 'American Gladiator.' Book one of a planned trilogy.

Jane Henriksen Baird, Anchorage Public Library, AK Copyright © Reed Business Information, a division of Reed Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved. --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.


We'll go on record as saying we love post-apocalyptic, YA adventures, which is why we released the Werecat Saga by Jami Lynn Saunders. That said, The Hunger Games will whet your fiction appetite both onscreen and in print. If you haven't read Suzanne Collins's Hunger Games trilogy yet, (The Hunger Games, Catching Fire, and Mockingjay) check out Suzzanne's books on Amazon.