Scrolling through the Hollywood Reporter in late 2015, I stumbled across an article about Elizabeth Banks in talks to direct the Red Queen series.  What is this!?? I asked.  Immediately, I purchased the first book and completed it that night, then pre-ordered the second only to have to wait a year for the next!  Lindsey and I were on the phone last month as I was walking into Barnes & Noble and in their window was a humongous poster for King’s Cage, the third installment in the series.  Like a small child I ran up to the window and pressed my face against the glass (yes, all by myself and while on the phone) and breathlessly said, “Lindsey!! I totally forgot that the third book comes out in 3 weeks!!!”  Needless to say, my enthusiasm prompted her and a few other friends to purchase the first two books and get cracking.  Which is why King’s Cage is this month’s book club selection.

Those close to me know that I have a secret passion for Young Adult Science Fiction and Fantasy Novels and some of my favorite series have already been optioned for distribution on various platforms.  Specifically, the Red Queen series was picked up by Universal and Gennifer Hutchinson, an award-winning writer on Breaking Bad, adapted the novel into a script.  It's probably an understatement to say that I was excited when Amazon delivered King’s Cage this morning!

Billie June


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