Alexandra Shipp In Talks To Join the Cast of YA Adaptation of ‘Simon vs. The Homosapiens Agenda’


Alexandra Shipp in talks to join the cast of YA film adaptation of novel Simon vs. The Homosapiens Agenda As Deadline reported, X-Men: Apocalypse actress Alexandra Shipp is currently in negotiations for ‘Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda.’ Fox is producing, while Greg Berlanti is set to direct. If the deal comes to fruition, we are banking for…

Alexandra Shipp In Talks To Join the Cast of YA Adaptation of ‘Simon vs. The Homosapiens Agenda’ was originally published on Hollywood News Source


The Fifth Season is everything that people made it out to be—a stunning, well-built work of fantasy. I’m so happy to be spinning through the Broken Earth series by N.K. Jemisin this holiday season. I read the first volume waiting for hours in the airport and then on the plane ride over and home for the holidays.

The Fifth Season sets up a masterfully built world. It is a patriarchal world in which the orogenes can control the earth, can cause and quell quakes, and in which they are either killed or brutally trained from a young age. The novel is suspenseful and quick to read, and yet intricate and complex. I adore twisty, timey-wimey storylines, and this obliged, providing me with a bunch of excellent converging timelines that were all compelling and that gradually came together in a way that was subtle yet fun. The characters are genuinely compelling, and you find yourself rooting for Damaya, for Essun, and for Syenite, as they navigate their own terrors and downfalls. It is my favorite kind of epic fantasy: twisting, turning, spinning, unexpected, spontaneous, and rushing by at the speed of the wind. The writing is excellent, and I was extremely impressed by the use of a prolonged 2nd person point of view storyline that totally works, next to two third person pov’s. The craft is there, the story is there, the characters are there, and the whole thing is utterly gorgeous and strange and wonderful. As I was told, this series is the series fantasy lovers must be reading right now. And the good news? All three books are out, so I’m already moving on to the second.