Saturday, August 20, 2011

Blog Tour: Guest Post from Cesya MaRae Cuono

I’m thrilled to be a stop on the blog tour for Cesya MaRae Cuono’s debut novel, Elemental Reality. The book comes out tomorrow (!!) and is a wonderfully fun story about a girl who learns she’s not who she thinks she is when she discovers that she can control the elements. Check out my review here, and then go buy a copy tomorrow (it’s totally worth owning, plus it will look gorgeous on your shelf). Cesya has also written a great guest post for From A to Z about the trend of YA novels being turned into movies and whether or not she’d like to see Elemental Reality on the big screen, so be sure to check that out below.

I love when books are made into movies. If I read the book, I like seeing if the director saw the same thing I did while reading. I’ve been disappointed a few time when the director’s vision didn’t meet the vision of the author but there were some movies that blew me away. Yes, some veer off the path the author wrote but some help the author’s vision literally come to life. I hope it would inspire kids to read but that can go both ways. Some people don’t like reading and would rather see the story on the big screen instead of imagining it for themselves. I’m one of those people that have to read the book before the movie comes out because I won’t read it after. Reading a book after seeing a movie ruins the aspect of the author’s imagination. Seeing a movie after reading the book enhances (sometimes) that vision. There are some great directors out there who can bring forth the image the author imagined and then there are some that take it in their own direction.

I think it would be an amazing accomplishment if my novel became a movie! Never in my wildest dreams did I know I was going to be an author. For something that came from my imagination and was turned into a novel was an indescribably feeling. For my novel to be turned into a movie I would be so… (long pause) Speechless. Unless you count the non-stop screaming coming from my mouth. As for the living up to it part, I think there are some aspects of the story that won’t be able to be reproduced on the big screen. There’s a few particular scenes I wrote that I know a movie wouldn’t do justice. Then there are other scenes that would be amazing on the big screen. Either way, I’m all for Elemental Reality becoming a movie.

Thank you so much for stopping by the blog, Cesya! I can’t wait until the next installment in the Elemental series.

Cesya MaRae Cuono hails from a small town in northeastern Pennsylvania. She is a graduate of Alvernia University where she majored in Business Administration and also received her certificate of Multi-Media & Production makeup from Cosmix School of Makeup Artistry. You can find any updates from Cesya on her website at

1 comment:

  1. Great post! I get really excited when I hear of books becoming movies, although sometimes I'm such a book purist. Like with the Harry Potter movies, I used to complain that this scene was scrapped or that was changed too much, but I've grown to appreciate the visual interpretation (and loved the last movie, especially!). I'm really excited about The Hunger Games next year. It's one of my favourite books and looks set to become an amazing film.

    I can't wait to read Elemental Reality! The cover looks so gorgeous and Andie's review is fantabulous :D I hope one day we see it's awesomeness on screen too!


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