Monday, April 25, 2011
Thursday, April 14, 2011
This weekly meme is inspired by Breaking the Spine's Waiting on Wednesdays. Each week I showcase a book that I'm impatiently waiting for. This week it’s:
Abandon by Meg Cabot
Summary from Goodreads.com:
New from #1 New York Times bestselling author Meg Cabot, a dark, fantastical story about this world . . . and the underworld.
Though she tries returning to the life she knew before the accident, Pierce can't help but feel at once a part of this world, and apart from it. Yet she's never alone . . . because someone is always watching her. Escape from the realm of the dead is impossible when someone there wants you back.
But now she's moved to a new town. Maybe at her new school, she can start fresh. Maybe she can stop feeling so afraid.
Only she can't. Because even here, he finds her. That's how desperately he wants her back. She knows he's no guardian angel, and his dark world isn't exactly heaven, yet she can't stay away . . . especially since he always appears when she least expects it, but exactly when she needs him most.
But if she lets herself fall any further, she may just find herself back in the one place she most fears: the Underworld.
I ordered this on the basis of “it’s Meg Cabot”, and I think this is the first time I’ve actually seen the description. I’m really intrigued now.
Monday, April 11, 2011
Top Ten Tuesdays is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. As lovers of books and of lists, they post a list each week. Check it out for other lists, and to link up your own list there.
This week’s topic is:
Ten Books I’d Love to See as Movies
I’m a little worried about these since I’ve had favorite books turned into really poor adaptations (cough…Ella Enchanted…). Here are some stories I’d really like to see done well.
First, some movies I’d like to see Disney tackle (I love the fairytales):
1. The Twelve Dancing Princesses, there have been some very good versions of this story: Wildwood Dancing by Juliet Marillier, Princess of the Midnight Ball by Jessica Day George, Entwined by Heather Dixon. I would love to see this story come to life (besides the Barbie movie).
2. The Princess and the Pea, because this isn’t a very meaty story. I’d love to see it hashed out.
Now, onto non-fairytale books…starting with mysteries:
5. The Body Finder by Kimberly Derting as long as it is not directed by Catherine Hardwicke. I would not be able to stomach it if all of the friendship and relationship development was trumped for chemistry.
Historical fiction I’d like to see:
Another book I’d love to see, but not by the Disney Channel. They could over-cheesify and ruin this! (Yes, cheesify is not really a word.)
And my final two:
10. The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins. While reading this I kept thinking about the Hunger Games and how similar they are to our reality tv shows today, without the fight to the death part (we just vote people off). I can’t wait for the actual movie to come out and pray that it will be done well.
Alright, what made your list?
Tune in next week for: Top Ten Tuesday Rewind (in which I get to pick a topic I never got around to). Let’s say: Favorite books of 2010.
Released March 29, 2011
Summary from Goodreads.com:
Don’t miss this spectacular new series that will steal your heart and haunt your dreams, Welcome to Shadow Falls camp, nestled deep in the woods of a town called Fallen…
One night Kylie Galen finds herself at the wrong party, with the wrong people, and it changes her life forever. Her mother ships her off to Shadow Falls—a camp for troubled teens, and within hours of arriving, it becomes painfully clear that her fellow campers aren’t just “troubled.” Here at Shadow Falls, vampires, werewolves, shapshifters, witches and fairies train side by side—learning to harness their powers, control their magic and live in the normal world.
Kylie’s never felt normal, but surely she doesn’t belong here with a bunch of paranormal freaks either. Or does she? They insist Kylie is one of them, and that she was brought here for a reason. As if life wasn’t complicated enough, enter Derek and Lucas. Derek’s a half-fae who’s determined to be her boyfriend, and Lucas is a smokin’ hot werewolf with whom Kylie shares a secret past. Both Derek and Lucas couldn’t be more different, but they both have a powerful hold on her heart.
Even though Kylie feels deeply uncertain about everything, one thing is becoming painfully clear—Shadow Falls is exactly where she belongs…
So, I’m giving away one copy to one lucky winner. Just fill out the form and start sending happy thoughts to the random number generator. The winner will be announced April 25th.
Tuesday, April 5, 2011
Top Ten Tuesdays is a weekly meme hosted by the Broke and the Bookish. They love lists, almost as much as they love books. Each week they post a new topic and you can link your list from the site as well.
This week’s topic is Ten Covers I’d love to change (not necessarily because they’re bad)…
1. Snow White and Rose Red by Patricia Wrede. This one was changed for me. I have the old cover, and am lusting after the new version.
2. Haven by Kristi Cook. I loved this debut novel, but the cover’s not doing it for me. It’s too simple and doesn’t seem to relate to the plot.
3. Warped by Maurissa Guibord, another debut novel I loved. I really just wish I could see the girls hair. It freaks me out a little that I can’t.
4. Princess for Hire by Lindsey Leavitt, just a little too pink. It makes the book seem excessively girly, but I’m missing the magic element of the story.
5. The Forest of Hands and Teeth by Carrie Ryan. I didn’t love this book, but the new cover makes me want to read it again in spite of my previous feelings.
6. The Seer and the Sword by Victoria Hanley. The cover on this one reminded me of Bruce Coville and I kept thinking it was a unicorn story, until I picked it up. Inside was a gem that I had almost missed because I didn’t like the cover.
7. A Kiss in Time by Alex Flinn. The first cover is the paperback book cover I just saw at the store. It matches the covers for Beastly and Cloaked, but I love my cover (to the right) so much more.
8. The Bewitching Season by Marissa Doyle. Something about the cover just seemed fake or too cheesy to me, but I love the book. Maybe my problem is the fan.
9. Beauty Sleep by Cameron Dokey, really the whole Once Upon a Time Series, I’m glad that they’ve started switching to the new models because I didn’t enjoy the headless figures.
10. Teen Idol by Meg Cabot. I just want more than the words displayed on the cover.
Okay, now it’s your turn. What do you think? Any covers you’ve been dying to change?
Tune in next week for Ten Books I’d Like to see Made into Movies.