Thursday, June 12, 2014

I Become Shadow - Who Would You Cast? (Guest Post)


I'm participating in a blog tour today for the new YA novel I Become Shadow by Joe Shine. I've got a copy of the book on my desk all ready to read and review for you next week, but until then, how about I turn it over to Joe Shine himself so he can entice you to read the book?

If I Become Shadow was a movie, here is who Joe would cast as the main character of Gareth:

author Joe Shine
This is a fun one for me, and a bit tricky too because I have to choose someone who can fit both the Gareth of now (a shy, dorky college freshman) with the man I see him becoming in the future. I don’t want to give anything away here, but who Gareth is in this first book is not the man who comes out the other side of this story. I need the diamond in the rough, the, and I’m proudly dating myself here, Patrick Dempsey in Can’t Buy Me Love, the Rachael Leigh Cook in She’s All That. Whoever is cast as Gareth will need to be able to complete the same makeover over the course of the series. So with that in mind, the only person I know of who looks not only young enough to be Gareth, but is also capable of being nerded down from his normally attractive self is Logan Lerman.

Okay, you can click on the link above to see a picture of Logan Lerman or you can just look below:


It's the kid from the Percy Jackson movies (the books are way better) and The Perks of Being a Wallflower (which I still have not seen, but I liked the book)!! I think being cast in a movie version of I Become Shadow would be a great career move for Logan! Nice choice, Joe!

Now, of course, I'll have Logan Lerman in my head as I read the book - which I'm not complaining about! Come back to the blog next week to see what I thought of the book! And if you're on GoodReads, visit Joe Shine's author page and see what books he's reading right now! (Hope you're liking Liv, Forever, Joe!)


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