I Love Dark YA Blogfest Casting Call

Today for the I Love Dark YA Blogfest we're picking one of our favorite dark YA novels, casting it, and giving it a soundtrack. There are a ton of YA novels I love, but because I'm strapped for time~and because I thought you might like to know who I'd cast~I'm going to pick The Secret Of Spruce Knoll.

Vanessa Hudgens are Eren Donovan. Her hair is a bit light since Eren has truly black hair, but that can be fixed. Otherwise, she has the same slightly exotic look, and despite some cheesy roles, she can act (no seriously!).

Taylor Kisch as Aiden Moldovan. Need I say why? *sigh* Those hazel eyes are just perfect and his ability to play a lost, slightly sullen teen is unparalleled. Okay, maybe not, but I'm smitten, what can I say? Sure, he'll be too old by the time the movie is ever made, but a girl can dream.

I've always thought Michelle Rodrigues would make the perfect Aunt Sylvia. It's time someone gave the lady a role besides a bada** with a gun. Don't get me wrong, she plays that role fabulously, but I have faith she can do so much more. Besides, Aunt Sylvia is a bit of a bada**.

As for the soundtrack, that's easy. Avril Lavigne in her dark days did music that inspired all throughout writing the channeler series. So what do you think of my case and soundtrack? Is it what you envisioned or not?


  1. Early Avril Lavinge is awesome. And good choice with Michelle Rodrigues. She's a total badass.

  2. Oh my this sounds exciting! Can't wait to see entrants.

  3. I haven't read the book but from the pretty casting choice I can tell it'll be good!

    And Avril punks up every soundtrack :))

  4. Heather, these are great! And... I can totally see them. The aunt looks a bit younger than I envisioned. Especially having an older son. She almost looks like the sister. Funny thing, I also envisioned her with short hair. Isn't that funny how we create images for our characters?

  5. This casting looks terrific to me, although I have to say I thought of Aunt Sylvia as a little older--in her forties. Maybe Michelle IS, and I just don't know it. :-)

  6. E.R., thanks! I thought she fit perfectly too!

    LM, thanks!

    Bee, that's so sweet, thanks! Avril does rock doesnt' she?!

    Karlene, with a hair cut she'd be perfect! Don't forget, channelers live a LONG time and they hold their youth longer.

    Linda, she's actually 134. ;)

  7. Odd. I imagine movie stars for the characters in some of the books that I read ... and also write. Tom Selleck (as Quigley) for Sam McCord for me. Like you, I feel Michelle is under-rated as an actress, Roland

  8. What a great idea!! I can't weigh in on these choices as I haven't read the book yet, but I'm looking forward to it! :)

    Angela @ The Bookshelf Muse

  9. Roland, it's great to find another Michelle fan!

    Tina, thank you!

    Angela, I hope you'll let me know what you think when you get the chance to read it!

  10. I absolutely love Michelle Rodrigues :-)

  11. Awesome picks! This actually looks like fun! Lol. I want to do this for my book now. :)

  12. Sarah, me too!

    Neisa, it was a lot of fun. You'll have to try it!

  13. I've only heard of Michelle Rodriguez out of these actors--that must be one tough character. :)

  14. Seriously LOVE that pic you have for Erin. I remember the first time you posted that I thought "I WANNA FREAKIN' READ THAT BOOK" just cause the pic rocked so much.

    Yeah. But then I got busy. And I still haven't read your book.


    Seriously. I'm so sad about that.


  15. Golden Eagle, Sylvia definitely is!

    Julie, aw, thanks. And no worries, I know how life gets in the way. Hopefully you'll get the chance to read it soon!

  16. I could so see Michelle Rodrigues as the aunt!!

  17. Vanessa is perfect! And why don't I know of this Taylor fellow??? What's wrong with me? Oh wait, does this have to do with TV?

  18. I love choosing pics for the characters too. These fit perfectly for your awesome story. Taylor Kisch is hot hot hot!

  19. You've inspired me to do this for my own writing! Thanks!

    Btw, great choices! (:


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