J.K. Rowling announces new book for adults, fans react

EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND - NOVEMBER 07: J.K. Rowling, author of the Harry Potter novels, buries a time capsule to mark the start of building work on a research clinic for patients with multiple sclerosis on November 7, 2011 in Edinburgh, Scotland. The clinic at the University of Edinburgh is being set up following a £10 million donation from Ms Rowling and is named after her mother, Anne, who died of multiple sclerosis aged 45. (Photo by Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images) Jeff J Mitchell

J.K. Rowling buries a time capsule to mark the start of building work on a research clinic for patients with multiple sclerosis on Nov. 7, 2011, in Edinburgh, Scotland.
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(CBS News) Since it was announced last week that J.K. Rowling, author of the hit "Harry Potter" series, would be writing more books - this time geared towards adults - the internet has been abuzz with chatter about the new novels' possibilities.

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Fans who followed Rowling since her first book, "Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone," which was released in 1998, are now college age and older. It seems that they too are ready for a more adult book from the beloved author who many claim made their "childhood."

On Twitter the reaction seems to be overwhelmingly positive.

"So, J.K. Rowling gave us our childhood. Now, she's giving us out (sic) adulthood with a new book. #AllHail," one fan tweeted.

"Keep Calm and wait for J.K. Rowling's new book," another fan wrote on the site. While others were more straightforward about their excitement, "I can't wait to read J.K. Rowling's new series."

The "Harry Potter" series came to an end in 2007 and fans still seem hungry for more J.K. Rowling.

"I need J.K. Rowling's new book. like, now. please," another fan tweeted, but they all will have to be a little more patient to catch Rowling's series. 

The detail of the book, including its title and publishing date, has not been released. Rowling has announced that Little, Brown will publish the forthcoming novel.

Tell us: Are you looking forward to J.K. Rowling's new books? 

  • Camille Mann

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