You can join in the fun, too! Want to make a movie out of your favorite books? Feel free to do the same on your blog, and be sure toÂ link your postÂ in the comments below so that we can all visit! You are open to talk about any book out there in any way that you want. For example: Who would you have play the leads in the movie? Who would direct? Would it be animated or live action? What would the film poster look like? etc. (Don’t forget to use the hashtag #MiaM when you share your post on social media!)
Here is a collection of MiaM posters previously shared onÂ Jenna Does Books.
(Click on the thumbnail for a full view of the poster.)
This week my meme will focus on A DARKER SHADE OF MAGICÂ by Victoria Schwab. In this post I’ve not only cast the roles ofÂ the two leadingÂ characters, but I also created a movie poster!Â I know that Vicious has been optioned for film, but I do hope the same happens with A Darker Shade of Magic.
Let me know what you think of my cast in the comments below!A Darker Shade of Magic by Victoria Schwab
Published by Macmillan, Tor on February 24, 2015
Genres: Adult, Fantasy & Magic, Historical
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Kell is one of the last Travelersârare magicians who choose a parallel universe to visit.
Grey London is dirty, boring, lacks magic, ruled by mad King George. Red London is where life and magic are revered, and the Maresh Dynasty presides over a flourishing empire. White London is ruled by whoever has murdered their way to the throne. People fight to control magic, and the magic fights back, draining the city to its very bones. Once there was Black London - but no one speaks of that now.
Officially, Kell is the Red Traveler, personal ambassador and adopted Prince of Red London, carrying the monthly correspondences between royals of each London. Unofficially, Kell smuggles for those willing to pay for even a glimpse of a world theyâll never see. This dangerous hobby sets him up for accidental treason. Fleeing into Grey London, Kell runs afoul of Delilah Bard, a cut-purse with lofty aspirations. She robs him, saves him from a dangerous enemy, then forces him to another world for her 'proper adventure'.
But perilous magic is afoot, and treachery lurks at every turn. To save all of the worlds, Kell and Lila will first need to stay alive â trickier than they hoped.
This poster is actually my own interpretation of the US book cover. I wanted to depicts Kell’s journey through the multiple London’s, as well as convey a sense of the ominousÂ threat that is always close at hand.
KellÂ is one of the last Travelersârare magicians who choose a parallel universe to visit. HeÂ is the Red Traveler, personal ambassador and adopted Prince of Red London, carrying the monthly correspondences between royals of each London.
Tom FeltonÂ –Â Who doesn’t know this guy? Raise yourÂ hand and let me know in the comments if youÂ honest-to-goodnessÂ do not know who he is. (*cough* Harry Potter *cough*) …At least we all know that he already has experience with magic, yes?
Delila BardÂ (or Lila, as she is often called) is aÂ cut-purse with lofty aspirations. She robs Kell, saves him from a dangerous enemy, then forces him to another world for aÂ ‘proper adventure’.
Felicity JonesÂ isÂ a feisty young English actress who (I believe) would fit into Lila’s boots quite nicely. She’s known for her comedy stints next to Ricky Garveis in Cemetery Junction, and most recently starred as Jane Hawking in The Theory of Everything, and also had a role inÂ The Amazing Spiderman 2.
So… What did you think of my poster and casting choices?
If you decide to make your own post this week, please add
theÂ URL in the comments below.Â (Please link directly to
the post URL and not your blog URL!)