Paramount Pictures has acquired the rights to Daughter of Smoke and Bone, the popular young adult novel written by Laini Taylor. It is said that two other studios made bids to lock down the adaptation rights.

The story centers on Karou, a 17-year-old girl who is sent across the world by her wicked father to collect human teeth, for unexplained reasons. When she meets an angel named Akiva in Marrakesh, Karou comes to learn the true nature of her family and and the creatures that are not of this world which fill up her sketchbook.

The deal isn't completely finalized yet, although it is expected to go through soon. Daughter of Smoke and Bone was published in September by Little, Brown Books For Young Readers.

Paramount is hoping to turn the novel into a sprawling, effects-driven fantasy franchise, which can attract a younger audience. No writer or director is attached to the project yet.