Monday, August 3, 2015

Well this is just awesome

My face made it on Penguin Teen's Tumblr and Facebook page. Hey and Sarah Dessen reblogged it too! 



Here is the Full Picture Below and More of my book photo shoot. 






Excuse the wonky hair line πŸ‘†πŸΌ LOL


Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Allegiant Part One- Filming and Set Photos

So long awaited we finally have set pics from Allegiant Part One! This is the step before the last movie people and it's a little scary. Time passed by so fast! It feels like only yesterday that we got all dressed up for the Premiere of Divergent. Well anyway, here are some behind the scenes pics, some from fans and some from the actors themselves. No sign of Theo though. But check out Shailene's new hairdo for the movie! Thoughts? 










Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Heads Up!

Soooo, guess what comes out today! That's right, if you haven't heard yet, eagerly expected is the NEW Paper Towns Trailer! As soon as it gets posted I'll make sure to post it here! And I'm sorry for not being able to update as much. I've been busy with College and Work. I'll try and update more regularly!

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

The Selection Becomes A Movie!

So it's finally happened! The Selection is being produced into a movie by Warner Brothers studio! Get excited because America Singer is coming to life!






Here is the article from Kiera Cass' website!

 
The announcement has just been made! Here's the official word via Deadline.com:
"Warner Bros has won film rights to Kiera Cass’ global bestseller The Selection, the first of a five-novel series, and has set Black List scribe Katie Lovejoy to adapt it. DiNovi Pictures’ Denise DiNovi and Alison Greenspan are producing with Pouya Shahbazian. Lovejoy’s script The Arsonist Love Story made the 2010 Black List.
The book has sold 3.5 million copies worldwide, and two other volumes have been published. HarperTeen just made a two-book deal to continue the series, which is published in 32 languages. Described as The Hunger Games without the bloodshed, it follows 35 underprivileged girls who are chosen to compete to live in a life of luxury. The protagonist, America Singer, is sweet on a young man from her district, but when she’s exposed to the opulence of a royal life, she’s conflicted, even though a rebel uprising threatens the pampered.
As for Lovejoy, she recently developed a pilot for NBC, with Universal Television, Eva Longoria, and John Glenn producing. She previously wrote pilots for NBC, Bravo, and ABC and worked on the staff of the NBC series Dracula. She is repped by CAA and Myman Greenspan. Cass is repped by Red Tree Literary and New Leaf Literary & Media. Andy Fischel and Julia Spiro are overseeing for Warner Bros."
Sooooo, what are your thoughts on a possible Selection movie? I'm sure there will be lots of questions, and I'll try to get to those soon! Thanks for all your support, y'all! These things only happen because of you!

Friday, April 17, 2015

Magnolia by Kristi Cook *BOOK REVIEW*


So I'm gonna get right down to it. I'm a southern girl and this book is so on point! I love how much description she put into this book, from the Spanish moss, old picnic tables, plantation style houses,  down to the design on the china plates they rented. Magnolia is a twisted tale of Romeo and Juliet gone wrong! Ryder and Jemma pretty much hate each other (or so they think). It's a small mystery as to this mysterious 8th grade problem that sent their relationship rolling downhill. It may seem like a stupid, small issue but for an eighth grader who just might have realized that she has a crush on her friend, what happened could be a MAJOR deal, especially since she didn't know what was in his head. Magnolia has all the real life scenarios of rivalry, friendship, dating issues, inciting jealousy, and family problems. I love how Kristi got the two characters to address their issues, especially in a way where none of them can escape! Mostly because their stuck in a tiny closet under the stairs. Can you just hear my glee!?! When it comes to scenery everything just jumped out. It was like being transferred to Magnolia Landing and watching Jemma and Ryder's story unfold in front of me. Though a lot of the scenery reminded me of The Last Song movie, which wasn't too bad cause I liked his house in that anyway! 😜What I also thought was nice was that Kristi did not waste time on something unnecessary. What I mean is that she managed to focus on the important subjects and not waste time on unnecessary scenes like at school or with the other people because the story really is about Jemma and Ryder. I also noticed that there wasn't too much self discovery in this book, sure it was an ENORMOUS thing that Ryder and Jemma actually got together (secretly I think we all knew they would) but I'll admit I was expecting a little more. Jemma had her life planned out for her and so the only thing she manages to do (that does not have her parents approval) is well.....something....but I can't spoil it so I'm shutting up now. But I was hoping for a little more in that area. Oh and before I forget I wanted to just mention that I absolutely adore the way that the chapters go. They're not real chapters, instead they're Scenes and Acts, so like ACT 2, SCENE 4. It's pretty genius to form it like a play (especially since it's a twisted Romeo and Juliet tale). But back to the characters! 
Jemma is a little bit of an easily pissed of character so expect to hear her chomping off Ryder's head even when he just says one little thing to her, and like a guy, he manages to just take it and leave. You do see the softer sides of both of them though which makes their relationship even sweeter and delicate cause they truly don't realize what's been staring them in their faces for years. I will mention this, the book has a bit of language so for someone who is not ready to see some vibrant speech, this book may not be for you...or of course you could commit the ultimate sin by whiting out the words and replacing them with new words...of course if you decide to do this do not do it in your library's copy, make sure it's your own πŸ˜‰

Magnolia gets a 5 out of 5 stars! 

Thursday, April 9, 2015

Isla And The Happily Ever After *BOOK REVIEW*

Incredible ending to a great trilogy! Isla is an amazing character who just reminded me of myself in some ways. She's like any other girl who tends to fear rejection and doesn't want to take risks because of it. So when she ends up falling in love with Josh who has proved to be quite the troublemaker. You know Josh from the first book Anna and the French Kiss so you kind of already know how he is. The dynamic between the two is amazing. They are an amazing couple throughout the book. The book really covers topics that couples at some point or another will have to face. Like when it came to Josh's ex-girlfriend Rashmi, like probably any girl, Isla was a little jealous and unfortunately she made some mistakes with that information through the book and it cost her.  But as you can probably see from the name of the book, Isla and the Happily Ever After there will be a happy ending and I promise you it's an amazing one! This book was quite the twist. It seemed like everything was going alright between the two characters and suddenly it was not and then it was again and then it was not, and there is so much apprehension between them at first it was so cute! Josh completely undergoes metamorphosis from the first book to the last and you can only love him more. His character really grows and you get to know him better for who he is. Isla as well undergoes some transformations. From meeting her in book one and just getting a few glimpses you get to see her story now and she gets to become real to you. Even in the book she ends up growing. She becomes more courageous and brave and she has to face some of her fears of rejection and it is just over all an amazing story of two teenagers growing and growing together. To finish this book you are taken around old locations and even some new ones and Stephanie just manages to tie up all loose ends and basically tie the entire story into a cute little bow! The dialogue is for real and so are the scenes. You can really imagine being right beside them exploring Spain or going to SOAP in France, eating at Kismet in NY, everything is just so imaginable! It's is also a nice surprise to get to see Anna, Etienne, Lola, Cricket, and Meredith again! Oh and by the way there is a huge freaking surprise with Anna and Etienne in this last book! So get ready to grab your tissue box and cuddle up with the book and cry your eyes out because this is without a doubt an amazing HAPPILY EVER AFTER! 

Friday, April 3, 2015

NEW Megan Shepherd Series: The Cage (Book 1)

ARE YOU READY FOR THE NEWEST MEGAN SHEPHERD TRILOGY?!?!?!?!?! Well as you probably already could tell....I AM!!! I'm actually freaking out cause I only spotted this by snooping through EpicReads.com.

It sounds super awesome and it's suggested for fans of James Dashner and Scott Westerfeld!

The Cage (The Cage, #1)
 
SUMMARY
 
The Maze Runner meets Scott Westerfeld in this gripping new series about teens held captive in a human zoo by an otherworldly race. From Megan Shepherd, the acclaimed author of The Madman's Daughter trilogy.

When Cora Mason wakes in a desert, she doesn't know where she is or who put her there. As she explores, she finds an impossible mix of environments—tundra next to desert, farm next to jungle, and a strangely empty town cobbled together from different cultures—all watched over by eerie black windows. And she isn't alone.

Four other teenagers have also been taken: a beautiful model, a tattooed smuggler, a secretive genius, and an army brat who seems to know too much about Cora's past. None of them have a clue as to what happened, and all of them have secrets. As the unlikely group struggles for leadership, they slowly start to trust each other. But when their mysterious jailer—a handsome young guard called Cassian—appears, they realize that their captivity is more terrifying than they could ever imagine: Their captors aren't from Earth. And they have taken the five teenagers for an otherworldly zoo—where the exhibits are humans.

As a forbidden attraction develops between Cora and Cassian, she realizes that her best chance of escape might be in the arms of her own jailer—though that would mean leaving the others behind. Can Cora manage to save herself and her companions? And if so . . . what world lies beyond the walls of their cage?


Friday, March 20, 2015

COVER REVEAL for The White Rose by Amy Ewing (Book #2 to The Jewel)

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/24585267-the-white-rose
 
 
Violet is on the run. After the Duchess of the Lake catches Violet with Ash, the hired companion at the Palace of the Lake, Violet has no choice but to escape the Jewel or face certain death. So along with Ash and her best friend, Raven, Violet runs away from her unbearable life of servitude.

But no one said leaving the Jewel would be easy. As they make their way through the circles of the Lone City, Regimentals track their every move, and the trio barely manages to make it out unscathed and into the safe haven they were promised—a mysterious house in the Farm.

But there’s a rebellion brewing, and Violet has found herself in the middle of it. Alongside a new ally, Violet discovers her Auguries are much more powerful than she ever imagined. But is she strong enough to rise up against the Jewel and everything she has ever known?

The White Rose is a raw, captivating sequel to The Jewel that fans won’t be able to put down until the final shocking moments.
 


Paper Towns Trailer


So just yesterday awesomeness erupted in the fandomworld! Especially for Nerdfighters!

From Bestselling Author, John Green, author of The Fault In Our Stars, comes his next book-to-movie adaption! Having written many inspiring and heartfelt books, John's book, Paper Towns has been adapted into a film and this past Thursday that trailer was released! John appeared on The Today Show on NBC to give a short snippet and talk about his books a little more. The full length trailer is down below. Give your opinions in the comments below!

Monday, March 16, 2015

Sunday, March 15, 2015

Book Tour- Unchanged by Jessica Brody


Cover Reveal for The Rose Society by Marie Lu

The cover for the sequel of "The Young Elites" by Marie Lu has finally been released. What do you think?
 
 
 
Summary:
 
Once upon a time, a girl had a father, a prince, a society of friends. Then they betrayed her, and she destroyed them all. Adelina Amouteru’s heart has suffered at the hands of both family and friends, turning her down the bitter path of revenge. Now known and feared as the White Wolf, she and her sister flee Kenettra to find other Young Elites in the hopes of building her own army of allies. Her goal: to strike down the Inquisition Axis, the white-cloaked soldiers that murdered her love, the Crown Prince Enzo Valenciano.

But Adelina is no heroine. Her powers, fed only by fear and hate, have started to grow beyond her control. She does not trust her newfound Elite friends. Teren Santoro, leader of the Inquisition, wants her dead. And her former friends, Raffaele and the Dagger Society, want to stop her thirst for vengeance. Adelina struggles to cling to the good within her. But how can someone be good, when her very existence depends on darkness?


Cover Reveal for Winter by Marissa Meyer

Here is the long awaited cover for the Fourth (4) installment in the Lunar Chronicles by Marissa Meyer! For a seriously spaced out series that is ALSO fairytale retellings pick up a copy of Cinder, Book One (1), at your local bookstore!

 
Summary:
 
When Princess Winter was thirteen, the rumor around the Lunar court was that her glamour would soon be even more breathtaking than that of her stepmother, Queen Levana. In a fit of jealousy, Levana disfigured Winter. Four years later, Winter has sworn off the use of her glamour altogether. Despite her scars, Winter’s natural beauty, her grace, and her gentleness are winning admiration from the Lunar people that no amount of mind-control could achieve.

Winter despises her stepmother, but has never dreamed of standing up to her. That is, until she realizes that she may be the only one with the power to confront the queen.

Can Cinder, Prince Kai, Scarlet, Wolf, Cress, Thorne, Princess Winter, and the palace guard Jacin find their happily ever afters? Fans will LOVE this amazing conclusion to the series.


You're Invited!

Paper Towns Official Movie Poster

So with Paper Towns being released soon we finally have a movie poster. What do you think?
 
 


Tuesday, February 24, 2015

NEW Insurgent Set Photos & Movie Clips



With Insurgent so close to being released in theaters there have been some new set photos released and I only thought it appropriate to share them with you since I am a blog lol!

 I know personally that after seeing these set photos I can't be more excited than I am and ready for this movie to come out. They even released a short clip of Insurgent! Here are the set pics!

Four, Tris and Peter
In Insurgent most people who have read this trilogy has remembered that during the book they go so many places in this dystopian Chicago. Tris, Four, Peter, Christina and Caleb along with others visit other factions such as Amity, Erudite, and Candor. They also visit Factionless and meet some... more than interesting characters...*wink wink*
The photos and the small movie clip shows what's to come in the next few weeks! Don't forget to watch out tomorrow for the Final Insurgent Trailer and for movie tickets to go on sale!


Tris Prior


Christina
Jeanine Matthews and Caleb Prior


Tris Prior


 
Tris, Four, Caleb
Four and Tris
Edgar
 
Tris Prior

 
Four, Peter, Tris
Four and Tris

 
Tris and Four
 
Front Row: Lynn, Hector, Marlene
Caleb and Tris (Four in corner)
 
There are so many more pictures but if I put anymore my blog will just be filled so I'm going to just go ahead and put up the small clips that have been released and also some behind the scenes clips!
 
 
'Go With Happiness' Clip
 
 
'Worth It' Clip
 
Extra Scenes
 
 
 

*BOOK REVIEW* These Broken Stars by Meagan Spooner and Amie Kaufman


https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/13138635-these-broken-stars?from_search=true

 

{Authors: Amie Kaufman and Meagan Spooner}
{Publisher: Disney Hyperion}
{Pages: 374 Pages}
 
Summary:
 Luxury spaceliner Icarus suddenly plummets from hyperspace into the nearest planet. Lilac LaRoux and Tarver Merendsen survive -- alone. Lilac is the daughter of the richest man in the universe. Tarver comes from nothing, a cynical war hero. Both journey across the eerie deserted terrain for help. Everything changes when they uncover the truth.





I really can't put anything better about this book then what is already written. This book is amazing!

When it comes to characters these two and the rest of the supporting cast were amazing! Tarver had me hooked from the start. The depth and his character was incredible. I never had him pegged as a poetry – writing, soldier. He's gone through the loss of a family member and having to leave his parents and his character is portrayed just as a strong-willed, young man was trying to get home would be.

Lilac is remarkably stubborn, temperamental and I don't know if it would be bad to say that I relate, but hey! I'm a redhead too! Who knows haha 
The point is Lilac has a secret, hidden guilt that's plagued her into warring off young men like Tarver.
Getting stuck on some lifeless planet is the last thing they want. These two couldn't be more different until they are forced to work together to survive. You then begin to see the fire in both of them to get home. The stubbornness and the care they share for each other is point-blank, just beautiful. 
I'll admit their relationship could have kickstarted a little quicker. You read this and you'll know what I mean when I say, their time actually showing them in love is less than a quarter of the time they're together. The rest of it is when they're fighting. 

To be frankly honest though this is one of the stories that will break your heart but will still put a smile on your face anyway.
So my suggestion is grabbing a box of tissues just to be ready.

 

The scenes are spectacular though I'm still reasonably confused by the terraforming and re-creations made by the rift. I guess it's just one of the big mysteries of what is These Broken Stars. 

When I first read this I had an idea of what this will turn out to be like and when I started reading it it came to life in my head and on the pages. It was like reading about the Titanic!



 
 
 Besides all their irritable fighting and the fact that Tarver is no Leonardo DiCaprio it could have been pretty close.
 
I guess I have mixed emotions about this book. I think if something should have been changed around a little bit it should have been the timing of things, hence their lengthy arguments!!!, it would have been perfect! 

The way both characters talk though, they're both so poetic that you fall in love with them right away. Lilac pissed me off at times, but the way she spoke and remembered things just made me love her at the same time. 

The scenes were beautiful as well. They make complete sense in the fact that the spaceship crashed, there would be wreckage and they're walking through the wreckage and dealing with the wreckage which makes perfect sense! It got a little Quacky in the end with the rift in the basement but without spoiling anything I'll just leave it at that I thought it was a little weird.

In the end though my final thoughts on the book are that it is poetic, beautiful, a real work of art and I would read this again I'll just have to buy another box of tissues first. 

4 1/2 Stars out of 5 Stars for These Broken Stars by Amie Kaufman and Meagan Spooner. 

Splintered Giveaway!

New Giveaway is up and Running! For fans of A.G. Howard's Splintered Trilogy or Alice and Wonderland enter this contest to get some A.G. Howard Book Swag!
Follow the rules to get extra entries! Contest ends 3/18!

Tuesday, February 3, 2015

*BOOK REVIEW* The Jewel by Amy Ewing


The Jewel is quite interesting book. I amazingly finished it in a day. In the beginning it is quite different but when it gets to the part where there is the auction it almost seems as if it's like The Capital from The Hunger Games. They all have their assistants to help them get ready and fit them into beautiful gowns and they aren't allowed to talk too much and it just seems very familiar and similar. Later on though it gets different again and I must say it is quite an interesting read. I'll be honest I didn't quite know what I was getting into when I began this book but I'm glad I did start reading it. When it comes to this whole forbidden romance thing Amy Ewing definitely takes her time. I'd gotten through half the book and there was still no speak of this secret love. This book is intriguing and is filled with Mystery and it makes you realize how much you really do not want to be living in that society where no one truly cares about your welfare, they only want you to have a child for them and then disappear. When it comes to characters I find Violet quite mousy. It's almost like she was trying to make her character strong, sarcastic, and courageous but in the beginning especially she comes across more scared (which is understandable with the circumstances), and easily swayed and bought when getting gifts. As for the Duchess I can't help but think of the queen of hearts from Alice in Wonderland. I don't know I just imagine this big ugly creature walking around with the scepter.


Characters like Annabel though make me smile because she can hold you and touch your heart without a word.
When it comes to Ash, he is quite different from what was expected. Without going into too much detail I can say that he is quite… Interesting. I feel like I am using interesting too much for this book, I apologize. But still he has some serious mood swings and figuring him out was more complex then I first imagined. He'll be angry and telling Violet to get out and then the next moment he kisses her and it's like what the heck?! 



So he is a bit of a hormonal character. 

As I got to the end of this book though my excitement kick started and things got very unpredictable. I personally feel the beginning was long and dragged out when it could have been a little shorter, but when everything came together in the end it was paced nicely. The relationship though I feel could have had more time to develop, as to not be so rushed feeling. The ending though of all the chapters was my favorite because of the killer cliffhanger! Like I swear I was not expecting this at all. This is just a reminder that I suggest absolutely not looking at the last chapter before reading through the book. Seriously. Don't. 
All the scenes are filled with some kind of hair raising event and it's hard to put down; hence my reading it in a day. 

I give this book a 4 out of 5 star review. 

Girls in Dresses

 
It's not a big surprise now that when you walk into the bookstore a lot of times you will see bookcovers with beautiful girls in equally beautiful dresses on the front. These girls capture your attention. Who knows maybe it's just the dress that catches your attention.

I found that usually stories, their main characters, are very strong-willed women. They're fighters and they will fight for what they believe in even if that means getting prettied up to do so. Just take these girls for example, these are some of my favorite characters and each one is beautiful and a little hardheaded.




So, these are my top 6 girl in dresses books...or just the ones I had on my shelf! Also, when picking out quotes I picked one that the main protagonist says (I made sure they were either very sweet or very funny haha) but the other quotes are ones that other characters (or they themselves) have said about them. So you get a taste of who these characters are before you read they're stories.
Some of the books in the picture are not featured below but make sure to check them out on Goodreads anyway! The links entitled Goodreads will take you to the Story's Goodreads Page where it gives you more reviews, summary and quotes. Also check my Review Page for reviews on some of these books!




America Singer from THE SELECTION SERIES



Name: America Singer
Quote: “You get confused by crying women, I get confused by walks with princes.”

Quotes About Her: “I should have known that if any girl was going to disobey an order, it would be you.”  

“- Just that. Your family must be very different from mine.
- I’d say so. - I laughed. - For one, no one wears their tiaras to breakfast.
- Maxon smiled. - More of a dinner thing at the Singer house?”
- “Of course.”


“You’re too beautiful for your own good. Once you leave, we’ll have to send some of the guards with you. You’ll never survive on your own, poor thing.”

Goodreads: Click Here

Lilac LaRoux from THESE BROKEN STARS



Name: Lilac LaRoux

Quote: “I know a thousand different smiles, each with its own nuanced shade of meaning, but I don't know how to reach the few feet away to touch this person next to me. I don't know how to talk to him. Not when it's real.”  

Quotes About Her: “I could tell myself that I’m doing it because she’ll get back to her feet just to spite me—but the truth is, I really just want to piss her off. Keeping her moving is a bonus.”  

“Then she smiles, and it turns out she has dimples, and it's all over.”

“Where will I sit?” Sit? Why, on this comfortable chaise longue I’ve carried here for you in my pocket, Your Highness, so glad you asked. I clamp my mouth shut, struggling not to say it aloud.”  

Goodreads: Click Here

Violet Lasting from THE JEWEL



Name: Violet Lasting

Quote: None Available

Quote About Her: None Available

Goodreads: Click Here

 
Gwyneth Shepherd from THE RUBY RED TRILOGY



Name: Gwyneth Shepherd

Quote: “There are no shy women,"announced the count. "The modest way they cast thier eyes down merely is their naivety."
I was fast coming to the conclusion that there was no need to feel afraid of him. He was only a self-satisfied old git who hated women and liked the sound of his own voice.”
  

Quote About Her: “You were talking to that niche in the wall again, Gwyneth. I saw you."

"Yes, but it's my favorite bit of wall, Gordon. I'd hurt its feelings if I didn't stop and talk to it.”



Goodreads: Click Here

Juliet Moreau from THE MADMAN'S DAUGHTER TRILOGY 


Name: Juliet Moreau

Quote: “My heartbeat faltered. He pulled away, taking a little piece of my heart with him.”  

Quote About Her: “Dead flesh and sharpened scalpels didn't bother me. I was my father's daughter, after all. My nightmares were made of darker things.”

“Paranoia had crept into that part of my brain usually reserved for reason.”

“A scream hurled up my throat, but I never heard it. I'd slipped into a welcoming darkness.”

Goodreads: Click Here

Kestrel from THE WINNER'S CURSE


Name: Kestrel

Quote: “Isn't that what stories do, make real things fake, and fake things real?”

Quote About Her: “You might not think of me as your friend,' Kestrel told Arin, 'but I think of you as mine.”  

“Kestrel's cruel calculation appalled her. This was part of what had made her resist the military: the fact that she could make decisions like this, that she did have a mind for strategy, that people could be so easily become pieces in a game she was determined to win...”  

Goodreads: Click Here