Demonglass by Rachel Hawkins definitely leaves you hanging, so I’m glad I waited until now because I can dive right into book three without some awful one year wait! There is still a solid mix of genres happening: fantasy, mystery, romance, and it somehow plays out realistically enough that there aren’t a lot of eye-rolls moments. Fluffy, but good!
I’ve just returned from The Book Thief and am relieved to be writing a positive review. I think the casting was fantastic—everyone was very believable, and, well, when isn’t Geoffrey Rush awesome? I think some good scenes were cut out regarding Leisel and Rudy, as well as Leisel and Max. Also, I read Mama as much much more harsh than she is in the movie. Minor complaints aside, I think the movie does the novel justice, and despite knowing the story I still teared up 3 different times. Read the FANTASTIC novel, and then go see the movie :-)
Daughter of Smoke and Bone movie has a new director!
MIchael Gracey is going to direct, and according to Laini Taylor, his concepts are jaw-dropping.
Are you as excited as I am? I can’t WAIT for this. I only hope that the film will do justice to the fabulousness that is this book, this series, and Laini’s writing.
Here’s the full article from the Hollywood Reporter.
(Gorgeous masque image from Pinterest)
Daughter of Smoke and Bone was really, really well written. I look forward to seeing this imaginative novel to life.
I have started and stopped 5 novels and one ed text and am now 60 pages into Demonglass by Rachel Hawkins because I needed something pretty fluffy to kick start my reading again. Hate when this happens…I feel like I’m letting GMS readers down when I slow my reading to this extreme.
2013 YA book releases + high school yearbook superlatives = the most fun you’ll have with a blogfest all year.
Tons of 2013 YA books
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Sounds like a lot of fun :-)
I’ve just returned from Catching Fire and it has lived up to its reputation. The acting is solid and nearly all of the special effects are believable. My only complaint is that at 2.5 hours in length, it seemed a bit long.
I am finally reading John Green’s An Abundance of Katherines. I don’t have a good excuse other than that I knew it wasn’t as good as his other novels. I quite like it so far! I enjoy the banter between characters; Green’s skill with realistic teen dialogue is tough to deny, though he did use the word “retarded” which I always find disappointing. At the halfway point there is a good arc regarding understanding Colin’s “Katherine problem” and how his relationship with bestie Hassan and new friend Lindsay will help him muddle through.
Finished! This was an enjoyable novel but it doesn’t have the lasting impact of say Looking for Alaska or even The Fault in Our Stars.
A very timely novel about the potential repercussions of texting a nude photograph. Told from the perspective of the girl in the photograph we see how quickly it can go from flirtation to humiliation. Why is she in a community service program? You’ll have to read to find out.
I would recommend this to any teens who sext or consider doing so, as well as any teen who has judged someone unfairly. I found A Thousand Words quite believable and a pretty quick read.
Switched to this book for something more humourous while I’m awake at night coughing uncontrollably. The narrator is amusingly unaware of just how little he “gets it” which fits well with teen bravado and boundary pushing. I think Sutter has a soft spot though and I look forward to seeing that part of him grow…
OK, finished the novel, still coughing, and I guess Sutter grows about as much as you can expect an 18 year-old to. Is it silly that I hoped for more?
Just One Year continues where Just One Day left off, but Willem has lost a bit of memory after being beaten up and now has no way to find Lulu (Alyson). It’s a little hard to imagine falling for someone so quickly, but sometimes people just click. I enjoyed getting to know more about Willem, but I’m left wondering what Alyson was doing for the year…another novel coming???