Y’all know I’m a sucker for book-to-screen adaptations. As much as we all (yes, including me) love to hate them, there’s nothing quite like seeing your favorite characters up on the big (or small) screen.
That’s why it’s so exciting that Christine Lynn Herman’s The Devouring Gray is being adapted — and better yet, by Katherine McNamara, Gregg Sulkin, and Cameron Fuller!!
As they explain in the video (embedded below), Kat, Gregg, and Cameron know we’re all interested in the behind-the-scenes, so they want to take us along with them while they learn the process of taking a book from source material to the screen.
I, for one, am crazy excited for that. For those of you who aren’t habitual readers of my blog (first of all, welcome), I adore book-to-screen adaptations. It’s the industry (aka half in book publishing, half in entertainment) I want to work in when I “grow up”…which I guess is technically in May, which is when I graduate college. Yikes. (So, Kat, Gregg, Cameron, if you’re reading this…are y’all looking for an intern? An assistant? I’ll do it for free.)
I can’t tell you how much I adore Kat McNamara — I 100% want to be best friends with her, I’ve been a fan since when she was guest starring on Disney Channel, then on Happyland, and of course, I may or may not still be obsessing over Shadowhunters. I know that y’all know Gregg Sulkin from Wizards of Waverly Place and Avalon High (check out the differences between the book and the movie adaptation here). I’ll be honest, I don’t know as much about Cameron Fuller, but I know that him and Gregg have an awesome YouTube channel, and I’m so excited to see their partnership!
Keep reading to check out the synopsis (and cover) of the book, and keep scrolling after that to watch Gregg and Cameron (and Kat)’s announcement video!
I’ll be posting updates as they become available, so make sure to keep checking back on my blog, and make sure to subscribe to Gregg and Cameron!
I’m definitely going to pose this book to my college’s book club for our next read — the blurb on the front is from Claire Legrand, the author of Furyborn, so you know it’s gotta be good!
Who are you fancasts for the adaptation? Let me know in the comments below!
Branches and stones, daggers and bones,
They locked the Beast away.
After the death of her sister, seventeen-year-old Violet Saunders finds herself dragged to Four Paths, New York. Violet may be a newcomer, but she soon learns her mother isn’t: They belong to one of the revered founding families of the town, where stone bells hang above every doorway and danger lurks in the depths of the woods.
Justin Hawthorne’s bloodline has protected Four Paths for generations from the Gray-a lifeless dimension that imprisons a brutal monster. After Justin fails to inherit his family’s powers, his mother is determined to keep this humiliation a secret. But Justin can’t let go of the future he was promised and the town he swore to protect.
Ever since Harper Carlisle lost her hand to an accident that left her stranded in the Gray for days, she has vowed revenge on the person who abandoned her: Justin Hawthorne. There are ripples of dissent in Four Paths, and Harper seizes an opportunity to take down the Hawthornes and change her destiny-to what extent, even she doesn’t yet know.
The Gray is growing stronger every day, and its victims are piling up. When Violet accidentally unleashes the monster, all three must band together with the other Founders to unearth the dark truths behind their families’ abilities…before the Gray devours them all.