Source: Scholastic Entertainment/The Pop Insider

Does 30 count as “Young Adult“? Asking for a friend.

Nevertheless, YA novels and the magical dystopian movies they often lead to are for everyone. In the novel Caster — soon to be adapted to film— Aza Wu knows that real magic is dangerous and illegal. It was responsible for the death of her sister. She also knows that she must do whatever she can to save the teahouse her family has owned for centuries, Wu Teas.

The film adaptation of Aza’s journey will be produced by Akiva Goldsman — who won an Oscar for the Best Adapted Screenplay of A Beautiful Mind — of Weed Road Pictures, as well as people representing Scholastic Entertainment, and Josephson Entertainment.

The story is currently a two-book series that takes readers on a thrilling adventure with twists and turns at every corner. Aza Wu is the protagonist and heroine, and she’ll do whatever she can to help her family — even if that means entering underground casting tournaments with fierce competitors.