The Social media book tag

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All you have to do is answer these bookish questions based on social media sites!

Twitter- You’re favourite shortest book

The Tales of Beedle the Bard by J.K Rowling 200px-Tales_of_Beedle_the_Bard

I loved this book, even as reading them just as stories they were very fun. My favourite of the stories in the book were- ‘The fountain of fair fortune’ and ‘The tale of the three brothers’.

Facebook- A book everybody pressured you to read

The Fault in our Stars by John Green

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I think I read this just as it was being announced that it was being made into a movie. The hype of this book was unreal, so I decided to give in and just read it.

Tumblr- A book you read before it was cool

Harry Potter series by J.K Rowling

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I am not saying I was here from the beginning but I read them when it was more uncool to read Harry Potter. I am pretty sure it was the first proper book I ever read.

MySpace- A book you don’t remember whether you liked it or not

Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins

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I remember loving the series, its one of my favourites. But after hearing so many bad things about Mockingjay my own opinions kind of got lost. I cant remember if I was disappointed by the ending or if I liked it. I really need to re-read the book.

Instagram- A book that was so beautiful you had to instagram it

My life next door by Huntley Fitzpatrick

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This was the last book I put on instagram due to the prettiness of the cover. SO SUMMERY!

Youtube- A book you wish could be turned into a movie

The selection by Kiera Cass 

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I think the first book could be adapted into a great movie. I don’t know about the rest of the series but I think the first one would be so good.

Goodreads- A book you would recommend to everyone

Vicious by V.E Schwab

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I wasn’t expecting to like this book as much as I did. I think everyone should give this book a shot even though its adult I think really anyone could read it.

Skype- A book with characters you wish you could talk to instead of just reading about

Vampire Academy series by Richelle Mead

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Wow I haven’t mentioned this book yet. I would love to talk to these characters (especially Adrian) although I would probably have to do it at night.


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Silver Shadows by Richelle Mead Book discussion

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Plot Synopsis:

Sydney Sage is an Alchemist, one of a group of humans who dabble in magic and serve to bridge the worlds of humans and vampires. They protect vampire secrets—and human lives.

In The Fiery Heart, Sydney risked everything to follow her gut, walking a dangerous line to keep her feelings hidden from the Alchemists.

Now in the aftermath of an event that ripped their world apart, Sydney and Adrian struggle to pick up the pieces and find their way back to each other. But first, they have to survive.

For Sydney, trapped and surrounded by adversaries, life becomes a daily struggle to hold on to her identity and the memories of those she loves. Meanwhile, Adrian clings to hope in the face of those who tell him Sydney is a lost cause, but the battle proves daunting as old demons and new temptations begin to seize hold of him. . . .

I need the next book. Like right now.

So much happened I don’t even know where to begin. So Sydney and Adrian have been separated. Sydney is at the re-education centre or should I say the Alchemist brainwashing centre while Adrian has been dragged back to court.

I really enjoyed Adrian’s time back at court, seeing all the old VA characters again. Although I did not enjoy poor Adrian getting drunk all the time, passing out at parties and having Tatiana whisper things in his ear. She was kind of like the devil on his shoulder telling him to do things that he knows he shouldn’t do and I can tell we will find out a bit more about this in the next book.

I am very curious how things will wrap up in the next book. I’m predicting it will be quite long as it will have to conclude all the VA characters as well as the new ones in this series. I believe this is the last book ever set in this world. I don’t think she is doing a Cassandra Clare and is releasing 5 more series set in this world. Although if she did I would be very pleased.

I thought it was really smart how Sydney stopped the gas and got the salt etc. But I knew something was going to go wrong it was to good to be true.

I was really glad this book didn’t head in a different direction in which she was actually brain washed into thinking all vampires were evil. It would kind of feel like a repeat of the Dimitri being a strigoi story line.

I really liked the scene where Dimitri and Adrian were talking, I thought it was a really unexpected scene, I don’t really think we ever see them two alone together. It must of felt a bit awkward between them but I think it was a very good scene to include.

The escape plan and how it was all written was again really smart. It is quite hard to describe how it all worked but Richelle Mead did a great job.

The last 100 pages was a rollercoaster. I think the thing I liked most about this book was the proposal and the wedding. They had two hours to get everything sorted and they were in such a rush, I could picture the scene perfectly in my head as though I was watching a movie.

When they got back to court I knew everything was going to be a bit complicated. I don’t understand how none of the others had seen before how much Adrian cared about Sydney.

Then to make matters even worse Jill has been taken.

I can tell the next book is going to be taking place in various places. There are so many storylines to tie up I don’t know how any of it is going to pan out.

Where is Jill? What parts will the witched play in the next book? What happened to Alicia? Was it really Rowena who came looking for Adrian and Sydney? What will happen to the warriors of light? Will anything develop between Eddie and Jill? And Trey and Angeline? And how will Adrian handle his spirit use?

I really don’t know but I cant wait for February 2015!

5/5

Favourite Quote- “What is it with you and girls, Adrian, dear? Why do they either mean nothing to you or everything? It’s always an extreme.”
“Because I don’t do things in halves, mom. Especially when it comes to love.”

A song that reminds me of the book- Never let me go- Florence and the machine

Also please donate to Frostbite in order for the second book in the Vampire Academy series to be made!

Here is the link!

https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/frostbite-a-vampire-academy-film

 

Shadow kiss by Richelle Mead book review

Shadow Kiss

Plot synopsis:shadow

Is Rose’s fate to kill the person she loves most? It’s springtime at St. Vladimir’s Academy, and Rose Hathaway is this close to graduation. Since Mason’s death, Rose hasn’t been feeling quite right. She has dark flashbacks in the middle of practice, can’t concentrate in class, and has terrifying dreams about Lissa. But Rose has an even “bigger” secret . . . .She’s in love with Dimitri. And this time, it’s way more than a crush. Then Strigoi target the academy in the deadliest attack in Moroi history, and Dimitri is taken. Rose must protect Lissa at all costs, but keeping her best friend safe could mean losing Dimitri forever…

Shadow Kiss, the third book in the Vampire Academy series- and my favourite so far. From the very first page we see Rose’s character develop, as we see her coping with the loss and guilt over her friend Mason dying. Honestly I thought seeing Rose grieve and how she feels about it was sadder than him actually dying.

I loved the idea of the field experience, I thought it was very fun and before she got her partner (she thought it was going to be Lissa) we knew it wasn’t going to be Lissa. Rose so over reacted about getting Christian, he’s not that bad. C’mon Rose.

I think we need to have a little talk about Adrian. Yes again. I love his character, I think he’s my favourite in the series. He’s just so funny. We need even more Adrian in the next book. I felt kind of bad for him at the end of the book. Also I really like how he’s not a student but he’s not a teacher either, therefore he can do whatever he wants.

I liked how we got to explore more places in this world in this book, and learn a bit more about the royals when we went to the Royal Court, I loved that trip, it got me asking so many questions like what the hell is happening to Rose? How did Adrian convince them to be taken there? And what the hell is Tatiana’s problem? (I still cant believe what she talked about to Rose)

This book had such fast pacing, there was never a boring moment. The writing style just makes it so quick and easy to read and has just the right amount of detail.

The ending of this book is probably the one so far that has made me want to pick up the next book immediately.

Anyways you guessed it 5/5 stars.

I’ve also been thinking of making these into more of book discussions so I can discuss in more detail with spoilers of what I thought of the book and my reactions to what is happening, so let me know what you think?

Favourite quote: You will lose what you value most, so treasure it while you can

A song that reminds me of the book: From now on we are enemies- Fall out boy

It kind of reminds me of how Rose thought she was going insane because she kept seeing ghosts. Also the line ‘I only want what I cant have’ DIMITRI! Also when she tested the theory by almost kissing Adrian.

The Fault in our Stars movie review

The Fault in our Stars Movie reviewTFIOS

‘Hazel and Gus are two extraordinary teenagers who share an acerbic wit, a disdain for the conventional, and a love that sweeps them – and us – on an unforgettable journey. Their relationship is all the more miraculous, given that they met and fell in love at a cancer support group.’

 

Last night I went to the special fan screening of The Fault in our Stars as the movie is not yet out in the UK, When we were heading into the cinema we got an awesome limited edition poster of Hazel and Augustus and a TFIOS lanyard which was a very nice surprise and got me even more excited for the film. And then the film started…

It was fantastic, and one of the most accurate book to movie adaptations I have ever seen. As the book is in Hazels POV and her thoughts and feelings are not expressed in actions and speaking but in her head I thought it would be very hard to show successfully what Hazel was thinking. However they did a really great job with 90% of other movies I’ve seen where they do a voice over to express thoughts of the character it has been cringe worthy or just didn’t quite work. But with this film it just fits.

The acting was great. They portrayed the characters amazingly. The two stars of the film Ansel Elgort who plays Augustus Waters and Shailene Woodley who plays Hazel Lancaster had such perfect chemistry, I have never seen an audience be so invested in a film people were crying and laughing and clapping. There performances were so beautiful to watch. Gus’s best friend Isaac who is played by Nat Wolff also did a fantastic job at making this character come to life, the film made you truly appreciate there friendship.

Most dialogue was from the book and it was like reading the book but the little things they added and the little details just made this film so much more perfect.

After the film finished we got shown a Q&A with the Cast and filmmakers and John Green who is the author of TFIOS. It was very interesting to watch they answered some really interesting questions, after that we got to see the deleted scene which had John green in and I really wish it was kept in the film because I can remember it being a nice scene in the book.

Overall it was a fantastic experience going to the fan screening, and from someone who LOVED the book I guarantee you will be very pleased with the film.

Tangled review

Tangled_rapunzel_poster_20Tangled Review

Plot Summary

“When the kingdom’s most wanted–and most  charming-bandit Flynn Rider  hides out in a mysterious tower, he’s taken hostage by Rapunzel, a beautiful and
feisty tower-bound teen with 70 feet of magical, golden hair. Flynn’s curious captor, in search of a ticket out of the tower in which she’s been locked for many years, strikes a deal with the handsome thief. The unlikely duo sets off on an action-packed escapade, complete with a super-cop horse, an over-protective chameleon and a gruff gang of pub thugs.”

This is by far one of the best animated films I have seen in a long time, the story is very well written that keeps close to the theme of the old classic tale Rapunzel however changing certain aspects of the story which fits with modern day humour of children. With every Disney movie comes great songs and Tangled did not disappoint, certain catchy songs include: “when will my life begin” sang by Mandy Moore (Rapunzel) and “I see the light” also sang by Mandy Moore and Zachary Levi (Flynn Ryder). All songs are sang with passion and chemistry between the two main roles.

Every character has a unique personality that makes the characters incredibly likeable and relatable: Rapunzel who is caring yet clumsy makes her outcast to previous Disney princesses, who in many peoples opinions are not realistic enough; Flynn Ryder the love interest with a hilarious and flirty personality and even the two animal sidekicks-Pascal the chameleon and Maximus the horse who add to the comedy of the film, which makes the film even more entertaining.

This is the most stunning animated film Disney has made in years, as expected considering it is the second most expensive film ever made, the beautiful colour scheme is unlike any other Disney film and is therefore unique to any other animated film I have ever seen.

Overall I think this film will appeal to all ages whether you are a child, teenager or even an adult and whatever gender this is a film you will definitely enjoy no matter who you are. Now one of my favourite animated films.

10 stars