Anticipated Book to Movie Adaptation

It seems to  be the season  of book – to – movie adaptations and I’m so hyped !! I’ll admit I have only read one of the books, haha bad reader but I do want to read a few of them.


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The Darkest Minds by Alexandra Bracken
August 3 2018

I’ve never read the series yet, but I really want to read it before seeing the movie. So many people love these book’s and with the movie coming out today, I have motivation to pick it up really soon.

Synopsis

After a disease killed 98% of children and young people in the United States, the 2% who managed to survive have
developed superpowers, but have been locked in internment camps after being declared a threat. One of those 16-year-old girls, Ruby who is played by Amandla Stenberg, manages to escape from her camp and joins a group of teenagers fleeing
government forces.


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This movie  just looks so good!! It has a full Asian casting, I think it will be a really funny Rom-Com for the last month of summer!

Synopsis

The story follows Rachel, an American-born Chinese economics professor, who travels to her boyfriend Nick’s hometown of Singapore for his friend’s wedding. Soon his secret is out: Nick is from a family that is impossibly wealthy, he’s perhaps the most eligible bachelor in Asia, and every single woman in his ultra-rarefied social class is incredibly jealous of Rachel and wants to bring her down.


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August 17 2018

I love this book so much. It’s so cute and I cant wait for this movie. Its a Netflix movie so I’ll be watching it the day
it’s released.

Synopsis

Lara Jean Covey, played by Lana Condor, writes letters to all of her past loves, the letters are meant for her eyes only. Until one day when all the love letters are sent out to her previous loves. Her life is soon thrown into chaos when her foregoing loves confront her one by one.


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October 19, 2018

This book was one of my favorite books of 2017. This is a powerful story that everyone needs to read/ watch. From just watching the trailer I was crying. The movie
is going to wreck me, but I cannot wait to see it.

Synopsis

Starr Carter, played by Amandla Stenberg, is constantly switching between two worlds: the poor, mostly black, neighborhood where she lives and the rich, mostly white, prep school she attends. The uneasy balance between these worlds is shattered when Starr witnesses the fatal shooting of her childhood best friend Khalil at the hands of a police officer. Now, facing pressures from all sides of the community, Starr must find her voice and stand up for what’s right.


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August 10, 2018

Another Shark movie, however I’ve watched a couple booktubers review the book.They really enjoyed the book, the movie looks like fun.

Synopsis

Based on the 1997 science fiction book, The Meg follows the underwater adventures of a U.S Navy deep sea diver named
Jonas Taylor. When a 75-foot-long prehistoric shark called a megalodon, thought to be long dead, rises from the depths of
the ocean and attacks a research submersible, Taylor is called into action to stop the creature before it attacks the
mainland.


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September 21, 2018

This is a middle grade book, I’ll admit what drew me to the movie is Jack Black.  I know my son will really want to see it as well, its always more fun to watch movies when you have a buddy 🙂

Synopsis

Lewis Barnavelt, after losing his parents, is sent to Michigan to live with his uncle Jonathan. He discovers his uncle is
a warlock, and enters a world of magic and sorcery. But this power is not limited to good people: Lewis learns of Isaac
Izard, an evil wizard who wanted to cause the Apocalypse so that he could see what happened afterwards. To do this, he constructed a magical clock with black magic, as long as it exists it will keep ticking, counting down to doomsday.He died before he could finish the clock, but he hid the clock in his house, where Uncle Jonathan now lives. Now Lewis and Jonathan must find the clock before it’s too late, and before Isaac’s wife, Selena, gets to it.


What book- to- movie are you most excited for? Have you read any of the book’s?


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Restore Me by Tahereh Mafi // Review

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Author: Tahereh Mafi
Genre: Ya,Dystopian
Pages: 448
Rating: 4 Stars


Synopsis

Juliette Ferrars thought she’d won. She took over Sector 45, was named the new Supreme Commander, and now has Warner by her side. But she’s still the girl with the ability to  kill with a single touch—and now she’s got the whole world in the palm of her hand. When tragedy hits, who will she become? Will she be able to control the power she wields and use it for good?


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TW: Transphobia, Child abuse, Gun violence, Anxiety

I was full on ready to read this book and love it but sadly I was mildly disappointed. Maybe my expectation were to high. I found the first half of the book to be a bit slow, around the half way point things start to pick up.The writing style of course is beautifully written.Shatter Me was a trilogy that is now going to be a 6th book series, and Restore Me is book 4. I feel like this is a bridge book setting up the series to keep moving forward.

Restore me picks up exactly where ignite me left off with Juliette becoming Supreme commander of North America. I really like how this book is told in the POV of Juliette and Warner’s. A lot of things that left me wondering from the original trilogy where explained in this book. There were so many revelations and twists in this book and I’m so excited to see where this series goes.

Juliette has come such a long way since book 1, she is stronger and able to better control her powers.  But she’s not perfect and that makes her such a relatable character. She discovers a lot of intense information about herself and her past in this book, it was incredible.I love how the more Juliette emotionally heals the more in -tuned with her powers she gets.

Warner I’m STILL COMPLETE TRASH FOR HIM !!He’s still swoonworthy and I love him so so much !! I really loved his point of view , we get to see how he views the world.We see him deal with anxiety which was so well done.

There relationship is still full of so much drama. These two need to learn to communicate better. Warner’s life has always been mysterious, no real information about his past. So it shouldn’t have been a surprise to Juliette that there was still things he was keeping from her. In Unravel Me and Ignite Me it’s hinted at that Warner had to do something to become in charge of sector 45 but it was never revealed what he did. But I think that now that all these secrets have been revealed will make there relationship stronger.

Kenji deserves the world! I love how supportive of Juliette he was, and he finally got some much needed bonding time with Warner. They have so many good interactions, they were so funny together!! I have always loved Kenji and I’m super happy he stayed relatively the same character. I love his witty banter.

I think Adam deserved a bigger role in this book, he was barely mentioned.We spent most of the original trilogy with him and for him to be excluded left me missing him.

I have no idea how in the hell Tahereh Mafi expects us to wait a WHOLE YEAR to read the next book. The ending scene I felt was rushed, I wanted more!


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November Rain Review

November Rain
Shannon A. Thompson
(Bad Bloods #1)
Published by: Clean Teen Publishing
Publication date: July 18th 2016
Genres: Fantasy, Young Adult

Seventeen-year-old Serena isn’t human. She is a bad blood, and in the city of Vendona, bad bloods are executed. In the last moments before she faces imminent death, a prison guard aids her escape and sparks a revolt. Back on the streets determined to destroy her kind, Serena is spared by a fellow bad blood named Daniel. His past tragedies are as equally mysterious as her connection to them.

Unbeknownst to the two, this connection is the key to winning the election for bad bloods’ rights to be seen as human again. But Serena is the only one who can secure Vendona’s vote. Now, Daniel must unite with her before all hope is lost and bad bloods are eradicated, even if it means exposing secrets worse than death itself. United or not, a city will fight, rain will fall, and all will be threatened by star-crossed love and political corruption.

My thoughts

An ARC was provided by the author in exchange for an honest review.

The author contacted me and asked if I would like to read her novel(s) and I was thrilled. I appreciate getting requests. The book is split into two parts November Rain and November Snow, but it’s meant to be read together.

The world of Bad Bloods is very intriguing. Set in city called Vendona, a city divided by humans and Bad Bloods. The bad bloods posses different abilities. There is a corrupt government, during election time. I hope the second installment touches on the politics a little more. It’s mentioned a few times but doesn’t go into dept about what the inner workings are.

This story was different, a very good kind of different. This is a character driven story, which is my favorite kind of story. The pacing of the book was quick . This is a great book! The ending came up fast I didn’t even realize I was that close to finishing .I believe that the book could have been left as a continuation of the story not split into two.

Dual perspectives. The chapters alternate between Serena and Daniel. I love love love the characters. Daniel is so swoony, hes sweet and protective. Serena, is a tough girl to go through everything she has. There isn’t any romance but there’s a small hint at one between Serena and Daniel, and I really hope there relationship grows. . There are so many varying characters in different ages. The background stories for each character was interesting and I felt like I care about each one. They all feel like one big family, taking care of each other.

You’ll need to pick this one up if you’re looking for a great quick read about wonderful characters in a corrupt world.

4-stars

Purchase:

Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Bad-Bloods-November-Shannon-Thompson/dp/1634221893
B&N: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/bad-bloods-shannon-a-thompson/1123329209?ean=9781634221894
Kobo: https://store.kobobooks.com/en-ca/ebook/bad-bloods-november-rain
iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/ca/book/bad-bloods-november-rain/id1082266683?mt=11

 

About the Author

Shannon a thompsonShannon A. Thompson is a young adult author,avid reader and a habitual chatterbox .

As a novelist, poet, and blogger, Thompson spends her free time writing and sharing ideas with her black cat, Bogart, named after her favorite actor, Humphrey Bogart. Her other two cats bring her coffee. Between writing and befriending cats, Thompson graduated from the University of Kansas with a bachelor’s degree in English with an emphasis on creative writing, and her work has appeared in numerous poetry collections and anthologies. Represented by Clean Teen Publishing, Thompson is the best-selling author of The Timely Death Trilogy and the Bad Bloods duology. When she is not writing, she is climbing rooftops, baking cookies, or watching murder shows in the middle of the night, often done with her cats by her side.

Visit her blog for writers and readers at www.ShannonAThompson.com


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