Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Catching Fire's Final Trailer

I am so in love with this trailer. I am bouncing in my seat with excitement. I just reread Catching Fire to get myself prepared for this movie and now I have been counting down the days. I was really impressed with  Hunger Games and how they suck to the book perfectly. By watching this trailer I can see the exact scenes from the book so I am hopeful they did it again. Jennifer Lawrence makes the perfect Katniss.
Catching Fire releases November 22, 2013

Friday, September 6, 2013

Books to Movie: Trailers

So many for books I enjoyed reading have been made into movies. Here are the trailers to wet you appetite until they hit the big screen soon.
Veronica Roth's DIVERGENT releases March 21, 2014
Suzanne Collin's CATCHING FIRE releases November 22, 2013
Richelle Mead's The Vampire Academy: Blood Sisters releases February 14, 2014

Thursday, May 9, 2013

Review: LUSH (Delicious, #3) by Lauren Dane

Review: Lush (Delicious series, #3)                                   
By: Lauren Dane
Released April 2, 2013
Source: Review copy provided by NetGalley for review.

This is the third book in this wonderful series by Lauren Dane. If you are new to this series I would recommend reading the Brown Siblings series to get the full experience of the Delicious series for the characters overlap. This series deals with a core group of 4 best friends that call themselves ‘Delicious’. The characters relationship make a wonderful mixture. Lauren Dane makes me wish I could be at the dinner table with them all or in a backyard BBQ. They would be a blast to hangout with.

This book starts with some events that already happened in “Tart” but now told from Mary and Damien’s point of view. I remember reading “Tart” and being excited for this new development for Mary. Damien is a sexy drummer that is friends with Adrian Brown and invited to Adrian and Gillian’s wedding and instantly Mary and Damien have sparks. So in this story a one-night stand turns into much more.

I truly enjoyed how Damien took resonsiblity for his way of life being a rockstar and how many women had been in his bed. He goes Mary’s speed in this budding relationship. Mary is understandably wary that Damien could change for her, if she is even worth it. They change and grow together and it was a pleasure to read.

The rest of the Hurley family was awesome to meet. They own a ranch and work it when not on tour. I like how that keeps them grounded. Mommy Hurley is and amazing woman. I love her especially when she meets Mary’s mom. Great scene!

Delicious Series
1.      Cherished Anthology “Sway”
2.      Tart
3.      Lush

USA Today bestselling author Lauren Dane delivers a second serving of sexy in her new Delicious novel, in which taste and temptation make up a sweet recipe…

Mary Whaley has her hands full running a successful catering company and overseeing her supper club. She has everything she ever wanted—or so she thought. When she meets ridiculously hot and very dirty rock star Damien Hurley at her friend’s engagement party, the attraction she feels is overpowering—and she isn’t about to deny herself.

 Damien is used to a hard and fast life. He and two of his brothers started a band when they were fresh out of high school—then they hit the big time and stayed there. He’s also a legendary madman on the stage and in the bedroom. But when he meets Mary, something clicks, and the bad boy starts thinking he may have finally found something good.

 What begins as a series of fleeting trysts soon gets much more complicated. Damien can’t figure out why Mary doesn’t want more from him. And before long, it’s Damien who wants more from Mary. But it turns out Mary is no stranger to celebrity news, and he’s got a very big job ahead of him: proving that he’s worth more than a one-night stand…

Friday, April 5, 2013

Cover Love: Nalini Singh's Archangel's Legion

Nalini Singh released the cover of her up coming release of the Guild Hunter series "Archangel's Legion" on October 29, 2013 on her blog. Elena loves quite fierce with her crossbow and beautiful wings. I am so excited this is an Elena/Rapheal novel.

Angels are falling from the sky in New York, struck down by a vicious, unknown force.

Vampires are dying impossibly of disease.

Guild hunter Elena Deveraux and the Archangel Raphael must discover the source of the wave of death before it engulfs their city and their people, leaving New York a ruin and Raphael’s Tower under siege by enemy archangels.

Yet even as they fight desperately to save the city, an even darker force is stirring, its chill eyes trained on New York…and on Raphael. Rivers of crimson and nightmares given flesh, the world will never again be the same…

Sunday, March 31, 2013

Review: The Host Movie

I was so excited to see Stephanie Meyer’s The Host on the big screen this weekend. I am a huge fan of the book and still am. The movie does a good job trying to fit a long book into a 2 hour movie. For me the thing that made the book so special for me was all the emotions Wanda was experiencing for the first time. She made connections that I loved, that the movie did not have.

Wanderer did not make friends with the other humans in the cave. No time to make those powerful connections. There was no sweet, old Walter. Lily and Wes did not get to start a relationship. Kyle never left the cave and brought back Sunny. All of these relationships were special and tugged at my heart strings. Therefore, I felt a lot less connection to the movie than I did reading the book.

The caves were amazing, exactly how I thought they would look. I loved all the actors and actresses, they did an amzing job. I liked how they did Melanie's voice.

There were some scenes I wish they included. The soccer game is fun in the book but also shows the humans are not just surviving, they are trying to have fun still. There was also a scene when Wanda, Ian, and Jared are at a hotel and see two Soul parents with a human child. It shows hope for the human race.

In my opinion, if you have not read the book and see the movie you might not understand what all the hype was about. If you read the book, like me, you might like seeing the world come to life on the big screen but thought is was missing something. Personally, I filled in the parts they missed in my head so I still enjoyed the movie. Now Stephanie Meyer needs to finish the sequel so we can have another book and movie.

Saturday, March 16, 2013

Divergent Movie Update

Veronica Roth announced that Divergent now has its lead man FOUR. Theo James has been casted as Tobias 'Four' Eaton. Theo James on IMBD

Veronica announced on her blog

"Recently I saw Theo James' screen test with Shailene Woodley, and I was sure within seconds: this was ‘Four,’ no question. Theo is able to capture ‘Four’s’ authority and strength, as well as his depth and sensitivity. He is a perfect match for Shailene’s incredibly strong presence as Tris. I’m thrilled!"
Check out EW.com article on the announcement.
 On March 11, 2013 Veronica announced other casting new on her blog.

Maggie Q has been cast as Tori.
She plays Nikita on the CW.
Zoe Kravitz has been cast as Christina.
She played Angel in X-Men: First Class.
Ansel Elgort has been cast as Caleb Prior.
 He is new to the acting scene.

Here is my previous post about the movie 

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Cover Love: How to Run With A Naked Werewolf

I was very excited when Molly Harper revealed this cover on her website
today. HOW TO RUN WITH A NAKED WEREWOLF is the third book in

Naked werewolf series. This book is set to release December 31, 2013.
Check out Molly Harper's blog post to preorder.
I love the boots!

Friday, February 22, 2013

The Host Book Signing


Today was so very exciting!! I got to see Stephenie Meyer, Jake Abel, and Max Irons at the Philadelphia Free Library for a book signing THE HOST. It was really cold out but worth the wait and not feeling my toes. Jake Abel and Max Irons we so nice to all the fans and acted real down to earth. Sneaking cookies between signing books and pictures. At the end, they didn't leave right away but come out to take more pictures. That was very cool of them. 

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Stephenie Meyer is coming to Philly!!!

I am so excited!!! Today The Philadelphia Free Library announced Stephenie Meyer is having an author signing Friday, February 22, 2013 at 11am. She will sign 2 books for each person. Also, the two hotties from the movie THE HOST, Max Irons (Jared) and Jake Abel (Ian) will also sign The Host book or Poster. However, there will be no posing for pictures, you can take pictures as you go through the line. I understand because I am pretty sure it will be packed but I would love to have my picture with all three. 

This is a free event, but Registration required.  No tickets required. For Info: 215-567-4341. Also check out The Philadelphia Free Library Website for more information.

Monday, February 11, 2013

Movie Monday

Julie Kagawa announced on her blog Friday that her untitled new series has been picked up by Universal for movie rights. The first book of the 5-book series is set for release in 2015 so it will be a while before a movie comes out.

Safe Haven by Nicholas Sparks is released this week on Valentine's Day.

Lauren Oliver's The Delirium is going to be a TV show and the lead of Lena in the FOX pilot is cast by Emma Roberts. I adore her. Check out the Deadline article.

Monday, January 28, 2013

Movie Monday: Safe Haven

Nicholas Sparks is having another one of his amazing books hit the big screen. He always has movies that have great love stories so it is perfect timing that it will be in theaters Valentine's Day. Julianne Hough plays Katie Feldman and  Josh Duhamel protrays Alex Wheatley. I love both of them as actors so I am very excited. 

Safe Haven on IMBD

Love hurts. There is nothing as painful as heartbreak. But in order to learn to love again, you must learn to trust again.
When a mysterious young woman named Katie appears in the small North Carolina town of Southport, her sudden arrival raises questions about her past. Beautiful yet self-effacing, Katie seems determined to avoid forming personal ties until a series of events draws her into two reluctant relationships: one with Alex, a widowed store owner with a kind heart and two young children; and another with her plainspoken single neighbor, Jo. Despite her reservations, Katie slowly begins to let down her guard, putting down roots in the close-knit community and becoming increasingly attached to Alex and his family.

But even as Katie begins to fall in love, she struggles with the dark secret that still haunts and terrifies her . . . a past that set her on a fearful, shattering journey across the country, to the sheltered oasis of Southport. With Jo’s empathic and stubborn support, Katie eventually realizes that she must choose between a life of transient safety and one of riskier rewards . . . and that in the darkest hour, love is the only true safe haven

Monday, January 21, 2013

Movie Monday

Veronica Roth reported on her blog:
"Filming for the Divergent movie will be happening in the spring-- in Chicago! I am beyond happy that this worked out. I love Chicago. I've lived here for most of my life, and the city was obviously a huge inspiration for the books. I can't really express how cool it is that the city represented in the movie will be the actual city that I love. They're also reporting that this could create something like 1,000 local jobs and put some money into the Chicago economy, which makes me extra happy."
Beautiful Creatures hits theaters in less than a month. Releases February 14, 2013. Meet the Cast in multiple locations. Check to see if they are coming near you.

MTV Movie Brawl is continuing. Go Vote for the movies you want to see the most in 2013.