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! ๐Ÿ˜œWhat 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 ๐Ÿ˜‰

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)
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?