Entertainment Weekly’s Shelf Life has the news that the film rights for Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor have been acquired by Universal Pictures.

Huge congratulations to Laini!  Here is her response in EW:

“My goal is always to write stories that readers will want to climb inside of and live in, and which – I hope – will allow them to just lose themselves in the page,” said Taylor in reaction to the acquisition. “It is a hugely thrilling prospect to think about Universal and filmmakers translating my world onscreen and giving it a second life in such a grand way.  I’m over the moon.”

And I will look forward to the second book in the series coming out in September, 2012.