Beautiful Creatures author Kami Garcia has a lot up her sleeve, besides the upcoming final book in her best-selling series (co-authored with Margaret Stohl). The big screen adaptation of Beautiful Creatures will hit theaters on February 13, 2013 and then Garcia will release her first solo novel, Unbreakable, which is already in development for its own movie adaptation.
“I think it’s scarier because now I’m writing for my readers and I don’t want to disappoint them,” Garcia told Swoontini during an interview at San Diego Comic Con earlier this month. “Unbreakable is a dark urban fantasy with serious doses of action, suspense, paranormal elements and romantic tension. It takes place in the real world and the settings, many of which are real places, are integral to the story.”
During Comic Con, Garcia was part of a panel discussing “What’s Hot in YA” with several other young adult authors. She later signed copies of all three books in the Beautiful Creatures series, all three of which are best-sellers.
“We wrote Beautiful Creatures on a dare,” Garcia told Swoontini, “so everything that happened from the moment we finished writing, to the sale of the book at auction, to standing on the film sets has been completely surreal.”
The fourth and final book in the series, Beautiful Redemption, comes out in October — but already fans are eager to see her solo debut, Unbreakable. Garcia can’t say much about the movie plans quite yet, but she did talk more about the book and some of its swoon-worthy characters. She tells Swoontini:
Kennedy is a girl who exists in that in-between place where you aren’t part of the popular crowd, but you aren’t a social outcast either – until she comes home one night and finds her mother dead. She learns that her mom was a member of a two hundred year-old secret society, formed to protect the world from a powerful demon and the spirits he controls. Suddenly, navigating the social landmines of high school is the least of her problems.
Lukas and Jared, the boys from the novel that I’ve mentioned online were incredible easy to fall in love with. Though they are very different, both boys are deeply flawed, which are always my favorite characters. I think it gives them weight, and allows you to feel for them in a way that is incredibly real. I think one of them just might break your heart.
See more of Swoontini’s super fun Comic Con interview with Garcia here, and check out some exclusive photos from Garcia’s Comic Con adventures in the slideshow here.
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