Universal Gets Some Daughter of Smoke & Bone

Daughter of Smoke and Bone Book CoverWho knew there were so many young adult novels floating out there? Franchises, no less, just waiting to be swooped up and turned into a big-time film and, if all goes well, a trilogy or movie franchise of their own.

The latest property to get the Hollywood treatment is Laini Taylor’s “Daughter of Smoke & Bone”, which has just been acquired by Universal Pictures after rumors had Paramount being the frontrunner.

The books tell the tale of Karou, “a 17-year old art student whose father occasionally sends her on errands around the world, collecting human teeth for a mysterious purpose. The young woman gradually becomes aware that she is part of ancient struggle between devils and angels and finds herself in a forbidden romance with a warrior angel.”

You know, same ol 17-year old stuff. Watch “American Idol”, fight devils, get caught up in a forbidden romance with warrior angels. Who hasn’t done that when we were that age?

The first installment of a planned (what else?) trilogy was published this September and currently ranks as one of Amazon’s Top Ten Books of 2011, as well as Amazon’s #1 Teen Book of 2011. So yeah, people seem to really like it.

Via : THR