Saturday, 18 May 2013

[COMING SOON TO THE BIG SCREEN] The Maze Runner by James Dashner

I keep posting movie annoucements so why not make it a segment: [COMING SOON TO THE BIG SCREEN]

This update is on the Maze Runner movie adaption. I wasn't aware they were planning a movie but apparently they are.
The cast is:
  • Dylan O'Brien as Thomas
  • Thomas Brodie-Sangster as Newt
  • Kaya Scodelario as Teresa
  • Will Poulter as Gally
  • Ki Hong Lee as Minho
  • Blake Cooper as Chuck
  • Aml Ameen as Alby
I'm interested to see how this movie is going to be.

The scheduled release date is February 14, 2014. Why Valentines day I don't's not that romantic in my opinion. I'll keep an eye out for the trailer,.

xoxox ♥

Tuesday, 14 May 2013

[IS THAT A COVER I SEE?] This Man Confessed by Jodi Ellen Malpas

I decided to start a new segment in this blog dedicated to new cover releases called [IS THAT A COVER I SEE?] because that's usually my first reaction at seeing a new cover release.

For the premiere of this segment I give you the cover release of This Man Confessed by Jodi Ellen Malpas.

Is that lace I see? For a wedding dress perhaps?!?!? (Sorry if that was a spoiler alert but ladies, and men too, if you've been reading the series you knew it was bound to happen) It could also be a table cloth or a doily that just happened to be caught on camera...whatever you percieve it to be. I'm so excited for the release of this book! If you haven't read my review on the prequel, Beneath this Man, the second book in the This Man series then go read it now! [review here] And if you haven't read the series, READ THAT FIRST! This is honestly one of my favourite erotica, romance, adult books. A definite must read and ranks in with 50 shades and the Crossfire series for sure.

The release date for this book is July 2, 2013. 1.5 more agonizing months.

For some other information I've posted on this book, click here.

xoxox ♥

Saturday, 4 May 2013

[REVIEW] The Elite by Kiera Cass

The Elite (The Selection, #2)
Published: April 2013
Age Group: Young Adult
Series: The Selection #2

O.M.G. That's it. OMG. This book was absolutely amazing! And its really rare for me to enjoy a second book in a trilogy more than the first but I absolutely loved this.

I had initially declared the series, based off the first book, to be a frivolous story based on the reality show "The Bachelor" with some subtle hints of dystopia lit, enough to make me continue reading for the drama and the intense romance. I enjoyed the fun read. The sequel on the other hand, it's  a whole other story. I found The Elite to be much more complex, and shall I say more sophisticated, then it's prequel. The Elite deals with more political issues. I found the dystopia aspect of the story was much more prominent in it and was a driving force in America's actions. The romance although still there sort of became a sub plot rather than the main plot, which is what I initially thought it would be. I would say half the story is focused on the dystopia part and the other half is focused on the romance. And the romance in this story is mainly on the feelings America has for Maxon. Sorry ladies, Aspen takes a back seat in this book.

Anyone who personally knows me knows that when I'm told to write an essay for school I always end up writing a thesis on some societal issue. Well that might have been a reason I related to this story so much. I would say that dystopia lit in general deals with societal issues and corrupt governments but in The Elite, or the whole series for that matter, the disparity in society is much more present with the castes. The Elite had some scenes in it that really emphasized that point (and made me cry too). The scenes were really real and I was so emotionally into the book because of that.

If I had any cons to the book I would just say that the major climax for this story wasn't that climatic in my opinion. I was expecting much more then what was written. It seemed to predictable for it to happen but it did...not that impressed with that. Also America and Maxon argue throughout this entire story like a bickering married couple. In the first book, Maxon tries everything that he can to woo America, who is eventually wooed. But in the second book, it seems that Maxon is doing everything to lose America (complete 180) and some times I find myself questioning if he even loved her to begin with. The girls also get much more catty, as is for any competition that nears the end. There is much more girl drama and conversations with hidden meanings. I'm still rooting for Maxon and America but I do find myself questioning their relationship.

America seems to demonstrate more of a temper and definitely jealously in this book. I don't blame her. If the guy I liked is choosing to spend time with other girls I would be pretty jealous too.

To further emphasize HOW MUCH I loved this book, I'll just say that when The Elite was released on April 23, I immediately started reading it and also finished it the day of (ot the next morning...) I probably shouldn't have done that because it was during my finals and I still had one exam to the next two days. But I decided that reading The Elite was a better use of my time, and in hindsight that might not have been the best decision but I was so engrossed in reading that I didn't even want to study anymore. As Kiera Cass writes in the acknowledgements "I hope it made you have unbearable feelings that you find yourself tweeting about at 3:00 am" Well Ms. Cass, I definitely found this book to evoke a lot of feelings and I was definitely one of those people that stayed up to 3 in the morning finishing this book. I remember being so excited and having so many questions and comments about what happened that I couldn't sleep. That's what the book did to me. It definitely made me look at this series differently and made it one of my all time favourite series by far.

If that large rant wasn't enough, let me tell you again, GO AND READ THIS BOOK!

And here's some lovely Lady Antebellum for you to listen to and think about the awesome-ness of this book.