Monday, June 29, 2015

Review: Little Paris Bookshop


My Rating:
★★★ 1/2

What drew me to The Little Paris Bookshop by Nina George was that it's protagonist was an eccentric bookseller that would only sell his books to the right person. No one could waltz onto his book barge and ask for the most current best selling book, they had to be given the right book for their soul.

I absolutely loved that idea so when I had the opportunity to review this book for Blogging for Books, I jumped at the chance. I would recommend before reading this review that you take a look at this excerpt and The Book Apothecary that Read it Forward put together that ties into this book. The website acts as Jean Perdu himself trying to recommend books for each reader. I adored this, and I thought it was a great interactive way to engage the reader into wanting to read this book.

Overall I really liked this book, but at times it fell kind of flat for me. Not completely, just there were moments when I felt really out of my element and I think that mostly stemmed from the difficulty of relating to a character that was both male and twenty years my senior. I don't have the same experiences as Perdu, so I couldn't relate to his pining for his lover Manon.

I also didn't really care for the fact that he pinned for a married woman for twenty years. Maybe that's a very American thing to think, but I just don't care for infidelity at all, which I think is why I don't read a lot of Adult Fiction, because it tends to be a recurring theme.

I did really like the beginning of the novel where Perdu decides to cast off on his book barge with the best-selling novelist Max Jordan. I really liked their dynamic, and I even thought the book was still interesting when they met Cuneo. I was also glad that Perdu finally solves the mystery of who wrote his favorite book, but that was when the book started to get boring for me. I don't know why! Maybe because I didn't really care about Perdu's love affair with Manon so him going to visit her small town didn't really make me feel anything. I felt like the book started to drag at that point, and I was already really disappointed that he had given up his book barge. I was happy with the ending, because at least this one ended on a happy note.

I would still recommend this one and I did really enjoy it and I think other book worms will love how Perdu feels about books. He feels the way a lot of us do and I think that will speak to a lot of different book lovers.

*I received this book from Blogging for Books for this review*


Happy Reads Everyone!

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Review: Royal Wedding


My Rating:
★★★★★

EEEEEE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!



I love Meg Cabot so much and reading this adult installment of The Princess Diaries really made me remember just how much I love her writing and how much this series has meant to me. Like for real, so much about who I am and how I learned to deal with being a teenager is thanks to this series. Like I will never not love a Meg Cabot book...I'll admit when something is not as great, but I will still love it because it's Meg and she's my favorite! For this novel, I did genuinely love every minute of it.

One of things I loved about this novel was that I read it just as I was turning 25 and in the novel Mia is turning 26. I found it super relatable because she was around my age. I felt like I grew up with her and I was checking in with an old friend I had lost touch with. One of my issues with adult contemporary is that I just can't relate to the characters ages and lives, but I didn't have that problem with this one.  A lot of those "quarter life crisis" moments that I've had in the past couple years showed up in this one, and it made me realize it's okay to not know what you are doing with your life. NOBODY KNOWS WHAT THEY ARE DOING WITH THEIR LIVES!

There's a really great quote to explain this:
I always thought when I became an adult everything would become less confusing, but unfortunately, everything's only become more confusing.

I also could relate a lot to Mia's problems in this book because like her deep down I have this fear that some day my longterm boyfriend is going to realize he wants out. In the beginning of the novel Mia is constantly worried that the royal stuff and her insane family will drive Michael away. I could really relate to that because I've been with my boyfriend since University (4 1/2 years) but I'm his first serious relationship so I'm constantly afraid he's going to one day realize I'm not what he wants out of a relationship. I've kind of expressed this feeling to him and he got really upset about it so I don't know why I'm so worried about, especially since we're moving in together. I think when you're in your mid-twenties and you still live at home and you just don't see your life moving forward things that you shouldn't worry about start to gnaw at you.

There's another quote from the novel that really made me realize I am being crazy, because I think that maybe...just maybe I have found my Michael:
But the best thing about him isn't his looks; it's that he is someone around whom I can be totally myself. When I'm with Michael, I don't ever have to worry about saying the wrong thing, because to him, everything I say is funny or interesting.

One thing I will say about this one is that it reminded me of how much I never ever want to have a wedding. Marriage is whatever to me, but I do not want a wedding. I don't want to deal with micromanagement--like Mia has to endure with Grandmerè. I don't feel like planning or spending a ridiculous amount of money for one day. So I was getting so mad when Grandmerè kept forcing her opinion on Mia! Like no, you're not getting married, she is! So it really reminded me that I don't want to deal with that BS if I ever intend to get married. 

I found that the ending of the book was pretty predictable, but I really liked how it ended up. I would like to have more adult installments, but I think this one was a clean happy ending and I would be okay if this is the actually the final PD novel.


Happy Reads Everyone!

Monday, June 22, 2015

Deanna Listens-a new podcast feature!


New feature on the blog!

So for the past couple of months I've been listening to a lot audiobooks in my car and when I'm just doing stuff around the house. I've really been enjoying them but honesty I think I'm getting a little bored of them. I don't want to but I've been finding myself not paying attention to what I'm listening to. But I do enjoy listening to people talk, so I decided to start delving into the world of podcasts.

I used to do podcasting when I was a sports blogger, so I have been meaning to get into listening to some, but I just never got around to it. So I wanted to add this new feature on my blog to give my readers an inside look into my life. It's not just about books...it also about listening to super nerdy people rant about the x-men! Or talk to celebrities about upcoming projects or obsess over the repercussions of Mario Kart! I listen to some super nerdy podcasts, so look forward to those being featured soon.

So at first I thought this would be a weekly thing but now I'm thinking I would run out of shit to talk about since I only have six different shows on my stations. So I'm not sure how this is going to work but for the most part I'm hoping to feature some podcasts that I really enjoy. It might be monthly, it might be weekly roundups of what I listened to that week. I am not 100% sure yet, but I definitely want to start featuring some non-bookish things on my blog.

I also want to ask for some suggestions from you readers on what podcasts I should check out. If you've got a great podcast that you think I would like let me know in the comments below and I'll check it out. I do already know that the first podcast I will be featuring will be Plumbing the Death Star, so look out for that soon!


Happy Reads Everyone!

Sunday, June 21, 2015

Stacking The Shelves (5)


Stacking The Shelves is a weekly meme hosted by Tygna's Reviews. I really forgot about this meme because this is only my 5th installment of this one! 

So I took off Wednesday this week for my birthday, which was great because I got some great me time. I went to see Jurassic World ( WHICH WAS AWESOME!!), bought some new sandals, went to return my library book...and oh yeah I went and bought some new books. Because of course I did!


I only picked up Jackaby because it was in the clearance bin for $10, so yeah I'm going to get that! I won the second book in the Seraphina series, so I thought it was good to get the first one, so I can actually start this series. I also finally broke down and bought a Neil Gaiman book. I've only listened to the Stardust audiobook so I haven't delved into Gaiman's work a lot, but since this one is being optioned by Starz, I definitely want to finally read it.


I didn't get any library books because I'm moving and my library is not coming with me. :( I have no idea when I will get to these books, but I hope it doesn't take me too long.

Which books did you add to your shelves this week?


Happy Reads Everyone!

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Top Ten Tuesday: Summer TBR


Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by the bloggers over at The Broke and the Bookish. This week's topic is your top ten books on your summer TBR. This week's list might look a little familiar, and that's because a majority of these books are ones I said I would read for my TBR Pile challenge...I just haven't gotten to them yet. 


Dune by Frank Herbert

Um...this one is always on my list because I have procrastinated so much in trying to read it. It's in the pile next to my bed which means I'm going to read it soon...just not yet!


The Coldest Girl in Coldtown By Holly Black

I love Holly Black so I should have read this already...but I suck and haven't gotten to it yet.


Royal Wedding By Meg Cabot

Good news! I'm currently reading this one...and I'm like 150 pages in. I am LOVING this novel. 


Matched by Ally Condie

Yup this is another challenge book that I just still haven't gotten around to. I think I'm a little tired of YA dystopia so that might be why I keep on putting it off.


Prozac Nation By Elizabeth Wurtzel

I don't read a lot of non-fiction so this one will test my reading comfort zone, which is probably why I keep on putting it off.



Saint Anything by Sarah Dessen

I love Sarah Dessen, and I do have this book it just hasn't made it quite into my pile yet. Soon though.


The Little Paris Bookshop By Nina George

I'm also reading this one currently for review. I'm hoping to have it finished before the US release date on 6.23, but I can't make any promises.


Forever Odd By Dean Koontz

The boyfriend got me this for my birthday, so I definitely want to try to get to it this summer.


Casual Vacancy By J.K. Rowling

This is also for the TBR pile challenge, but I think I heard that it's boring so I haven't tried it yet.


Legend by Marie Lu

And...another TBR challenge pile book that I haven't read. I think I have the same problem with this one as with Matched. I think there are just some YA novels that I'm losing interest in, but I do want to at least try this one.

What books are on your summer TBR?


Happy Reads Everyone!

Monday, June 15, 2015

ARC Review: Girl At Midnight


My Rating:
★★★★★

Okay so....I totally wanted to read this ARC back in April BEFORE this book was released, but prior to reading this I read Magonia and I wasn't really a fan of it. So when I started this one and it also had "bird people" in it, I thought it was best to put it down for a bit and pick it up later. I didn't want my perceptions of this book to be affected by another book I didn't particular enjoy as much as I thought I would. So when I picked this up again, I realized that was a really smart move because I ended up really enjoying this one!

So I have seen a mix of opinions on this one, with some reviewers not really liking it and one of the reasons is because it sounds too much like Daughter of Smoke and Bone. I will agree that it has some of the same themes--star-crossed lovers, war between two different mythical beings, some form of reincarnation--but I think the similarities is what made me like it. I also think that the Avicen and the Drakharin are quite different from the creatures in Laini Taylor's series, so I think the plot was different enough for me to enjoy both.

So all that aside, what really made me like the book other than the description of the creatures was Echo herself. She was so fricking funny, that I found myself literally laughing out loud. I love characters whom mask their pain with humor, so Echo definitely became a favorite for me. I was rooting for her the whole time, but I actually thought the Drakharin were more interesting than the Avicen. Is that bad? For me "dragon people" was a cooler concept than "bird people."

There is a level of predictable in this novel, but I don't think it took away my love for it. I called it when Echo started to feel things she shouldn't for Caius. I also wasn't sold on Rowan as a love interest, so I guess that was why I was okay with this. I also figured out where they would find the Firebird before they did. Even though I saw the ending coming a mile away, it didn't make me enjoy the book any less. I think I just read too much fantasy that I tend to see these things before I should!

I think if you did like Daughter of Smoke and Bone I would still recommend this book to you. I think they have similar themes, but they are NOT the same book. If you have an interest in any sort of fantasy with mythical non-human creatures I would also highly recommend this one.


Happy Reads Everyone!

Sunday, June 14, 2015

Stacking the Shelves (4)-Birthday Edition



Stacking The Shelves is a weekly meme hosted by Tygna's Reviews. I kind of forgot about this meme and when I looked back to see what number I was on I was surprised that this is only number four!! This week is actually my birthday edition (I turned 25 yesterday!)



BIRTHDAY GIFTS


My brother asked me what I wanted for my birthday so I asked for a large donation to The Deanna Foundation but he didn't go for that so I asked for Meg's new book. Luckily he delivered! (Unlike my parents who got me a gift card to Wegmans instead of a book store liked I asked.)

I have been talking about wanting to read the rest of the Odd Thomas series for over a year now and the boyfriend still didn't get the hint. I even took him into a bookstore and pointed out different books that I wanted, and a week before we celebrated he was still like, "So I don't know what to get you..." Really, dude? I pointed out the bookstore thing and he finally got it because he got me the second book in the Odd Thomas series, and some other cool stuff like a new marvel coffee mug, a tea ball and some tea leaves from his mom's store. If you follow me on instagram you've probably seen this mug in my photos. But those aren't books, so they don't really count.


BORROWED


I borrowed this one from the library earlier this week and read the entire thing in one night. It was around 300 pages, but I just blew through this graphic novel. I already have a review up about it too.


FOR REVIEW


I received this book in exchange for a review from Blogging For Books. I actually really excited about this one, unlike the last book I received for review. I'm actually going to try to start it this week since it comes out at the end of the month. 

Which books did you get this week?


Happy Reads Everyone!

Friday, June 12, 2015

How Blogging For Books challenged my reading habits


For the past year I have been participating in a book for review exchange offered by Crown Publications via Blogging for Books. I have only reviewed 8 books with the program but after I wrote a rant-filled review about The World Before Us, I realized that this program has really challenged me as a reader. It has really made me step out of my own comfort zone with books I choose to request for review. Sometimes a challenge is great to test my reading habits, but over the year I've come to realize that there are just certain books that I will never read.

One way that the program has really challenged me is the lack of YA titles available for me to request for review. So first of all it has forced me out of my biggest reading comfort zone by making me read mostly adult titles. Which I definitely have benefited from! But it also made me realize that I don't really like contemporary adult novels and that is totally okay! Bring on the sci-fi & fantasy!

One way BFB hasn't challenged me is by the way it basically reaffirmed my love of sci-fi and fantasy. For the most part I do pick books within the science-fiction genre, because they interest me more than a book about a guy having a mid-life crisis. I don't even have a mortgage, I can't relate to that dude.

One thing about BFB that has been both a blessing and curse is my inability to DNF books. Since I receive these books in exchange for an honest review, I feel uncomfortable not finishing them even if I hate them. If I picked them up myself maybe I would give up, but since I signed up for this I feel like it's my responsibility to see them through to the end. Sometimes (The Martian) I was glad that I had stuck with the book, other times (Dark Eden & World Before Us) I just wanted to throw the book at the wall. So forcing me to read these books have been hard on my habits as a reader, but it's definitely a challenge I think I need.

This program has also made me venture into the humor and non-fiction genre, which is not something I typically would pick up. The first book I read for BFB was Dear Luke, We Need To Talk a pop-culture humor book that I only picked because of Star Wars. It was just okay. I also got to read Jim Gaffigan's Dad Is Fat which was really funny! So I am really grateful to be able to have the opportunity to branch out of my comfort zone and actually enjoy it. Because I know I would not do that on my own accord.

BFB has definitely made me question why I ever would decide to read certain books, but it also has forced me to branch out of my comfort zone to find other genres that I might like. I think every reader needs to challenge themselves once in awhile, and I'm really glad I get the opportunity to do it with the help of Crown Publishing. I'm actually really excited to get my next book (Little Paris Bookshop) in the mail soon.


Happy Reads Everyone!

Thursday, June 11, 2015

Graphic Novel Review: This One Summer


My Rating:
★★★★

So...I got this book from the library last night and read the entire thing in between commercials and intermission periods while I was watching the Stanley Cup Final. I really did not anticipate that at all, especially since this is my book club's pick for June and we don't meet until the 27th! But I will say that I blew through this one because it was such a short and easy read.

So first let's talk about how the art in this one wasn't the typical black and white that you see in a lot of graphic novels. This one had a bluish-purple tint to it which I think was perfect for a book about Summer. I also really liked that this one was set in Canada, which I only really picked up on because Rose's dad is rocking his Maple Leafs jersey at one point. Ah! I loved that! I don't get the opportunity to read a lot of books that aren't set in America, so I always relish when I get to read a story in a different setting.

So I say this story was an easy read, but by no means was it a "light" read. No, this one had some really dark themes to it. There is a lot of family drama in this one between Rose's parents because her Mom tried to have another baby and can't, so there is a lot tension. I thought at times Rose was a little over the top with her feelings about the situation, but I also think that it was realistic.

There is also drama going on in the beach town they are visiting. The cute boy at the general store has gotten a girl pregnant and this puts a strain on Rose and her friend Windy's relationship because they had some different views about it. Rose was basically slut shamming the girl, which really bothered me so I was glad that Windy calls her out on it. I really liked Rose's friend Windy. She was so hyper and funny that I just wanted to be her friend. She's definitely a character that marched to her own drummer. There was a lot of build up that her and Rose would have a falling out at some point, so I was really glad that didn't really happen.

I think I wanted a bit more out of this book at the end, but overall I was pretty happy with it. I think it really summed up summer well, it was short and sweet and ended way earlier than you wanted it to.


Happy Reads Everyone!

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Review: The Shadow Cabinet



My Rating:
★★★★ 1/2

My god do I love Maureen Johnson's books, and finishing the third installment of The Shades of London series really reminded me of that. I have read A LOT of her books and I really enjoy her writing, so this review might be a tinsy bit bias but...GO READ THIS BOOK! Oh and the other two before it...and maybe all of her other books...

I had to get my hands on this book immediately because as you recall from my review of The Madness Underneath that one ended on a cliff hanger. So yes, I sped through this book in a week because I wanted to know what happened and I wanted Rory and Stephen to freaking kiss okay? I needed to know! Reading this also made me realize that maybe I don't need to challenge myself by reading books that I hate. I don't have to read these pretentious adult novels that everyone else thinks are great. I need to just read whatever the hell I want to. I definitely needed a book like this in my life right now. Except for the parts where it kept me awake for fear ghosts would eat me in my sleep. How I survived to my mid-twenties I will never know.

So getting back to the review! This book took a express train to crazy town with Jane and her cronies. Like seriously I think maybe they should have been in therapy not Rory. This book dealt a lot with the history of London and Greek mythology, which I loved so I just wanted to see what was going to happen next. I also wanted to know if a certain member of the ghosties squad would err...not be lost. (I'm trying not to spoil shit here people, bare with me).

I read one review that said they weren't as much of a fan of this book and most of it was because they felt like Rory was a completely different person. I have to disagree because I think Rory's humor defense mechanism and her inability to listen to orders were again present in this book. It was often what got her in trouble. The thing I love about her is that when she is nervous or anxious she starts talking about stories from the strange people in her town.

I was never really sold on Jerome in the first book but in the second book when Rory and Stephen kind of have a thing I wasn't really on board with it either. Mostly because he is so grumpy I wrongly thought that he was WAY older than her. Then in the final book there are mentions of him being "a kid" so I had to google his age because obviously I forgot. So yes, I'm okay with this pairing, if it ever really happens. There is a fourth book coming so I will have to see.

If you haven't started this series already...what are you doing with yourself? Go out and get The Name of The Star right now and get on my level.

Happy Reads Everyone!

Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Audiobook Review: Heir of Fire


My Rating:
★★★1/2

Okay so first and foremost let's talk about how a 3 1/2 star rating does not mean a book was bad! I liked the third installment of the Throne of Glass series, but for some reason it didn't completely wow me like the first two did. I think part of the reason is because I did it through audio. I think I fried my brain with audiobooks, and I think HOF was a victim of it. I found myself daydreaming in my car and not really paying attention, so I think a lot of things got lost on me. So let's keep that in mind, because I really think I would have liked this one better had I actually sat down to read the book.

It wasn't that the audiobook was bad. The only thing that bothered me was that when she said, "Adarlan" it sounded like she was saying "otterland" and I was so confused at first. I actually think the narrator did a really good job. I think she really had Celaena's voice down well. When the book started I was thinking, "Yes! That is exactly what C would sound like!" I also think she did a good job with the other characters like Manon and Chaol, two characters that couldn't be more different if they tried. Like I said above, I think I'm tired of audiobooks and I need a break from them.

I loved the action in this book! It was really well written and I was glad we got to learn more about Celaena's background in this one. I was really glad it got into the magic aspect more than the last two as well. So I'm excited to see Celaena continue to kick ass and take names to destroy the King of Adarlan.

This book was a lot different than the last two because it didn't just focus on Celaena and maybe that's why I didn't like it quite as much. I was still interested in Chaol and Dorian's story, but I was so suspicious of Sorscha that I didn't really care about her. I also didn't really give a shit about Manon and the witch clan story. I know it was a huge part of the plot, but I couldn't connect with her or any of her coven so I just didn't really care about that. I wanted to just skip over them to get back to Celaena's story.

So by all means I didn't dislike this book, it was just a lot different from the other two so it was hard to get used to. I am still excited for the next one which is supposed to be published in September. I'll definitely be reading that one in book form instead of the audio.


Happy Reads Everyone!

Thursday, June 4, 2015

Review: The World Before Us


My Rating:
★★

The World Before Us by Aislinn Hunter is the story about Jane a museum archivist at a museum about to be shut down whom is haunted by her past. When Jane was 15 the little girl she was babysitting walked ahead of her in the woods and was never seen again. The book focuses a lot on Jane's guilt over the years of losing Lily and how it shaped her into the person she has become. At the same time there are a group of spirits whom follow Jane around and narrator her story whilst she tries to solve this mystery about a missing girl from an institution that was located near where Lily went missing.

I have to admit that I did not like this book AT ALL! I mean I really tried and since it was a book I received for review I felt obligated to read the entire thing, rather than just DNF. That being said, I think that had this been a book I picked up on my own I would have not completed it. This is my first book I've read by Hunter, and I don't think I'll be picking any of her other books up anytime soon. 

There are a few reasons why I just couldn't get into this book. Firstly, there were multiple plots. We are first introduced to Jane in the present and we slowly get the story of how Lily goes missing. I think that would have been fine for the novel, but then all of sudden we were also getting the story about the Chester Museum creator and how his wife was having an affair with his friend. I felt like this fork in the plot served no purpose in the overall story. This was how Jane found out who N--- really was via Charlotte Chester's diaries, but the way it was written just made it seem pointless. Why did we need to know about that? What purpose did it solve to figuring out who N was? I felt like it was a pointless add-in that probably should have been removed. Oh and did you also forget that the spirits are narrating this book and they are trying to figure out who they once were? I think had we not had these spirits and the subplot of Charlotte & Norvil maybe I would have liked this book better. Also we never find out what happened to Lily! That made me so mad. I think she was possibly "the girl" spirit, but we still never get closure on that plot line and it made me so annoyed!

I felt like overall there were a lot of unnecessary add-ins to the book. There is a scene where Jane watches these little kids running in the market and I felt like the author fixated on this scene way too much when I felt like it wasn't necessary. I also didn't see what the purpose of Blake's character was, just to add a few sex scenes? I don't think the book needed that.

Another thing that just really put me off from reading this book was Jane herself. I understood that what happened when she was a teenager was pretty terrible and she struggled with it, but I felt like she was the most boring person in the world. She even mentions how she doesn't really have her own personality because she started playing the cello because of her musician father and she went into archives because of Lily's father William. I thought her dog Sam had more personality than she did. She just came off way too flat and two-dimensional so it was really hard for me to care about her story.

I will say that the writing style is really lovely and I think that alone could draw readers to the novel. Towards the end I did really enjoy solving the mystery of who N was, but I wished that excitement had come earlier in the novel. I didn't really start enjoying the book until I was 50 pages away from the end. I do really believe that mystery readers and readers of adult contemporary will like this novel, but it just wasn't for me. 


*I received this book from Blogging for Books for this review.

Happy Reads Everyone!

Review: #Scandal


My Rating:
★★★★

#Scandal by Sarah Ockler seems like a hit or miss book based on other reviews I've read, but I have to say that I really enjoyed it. I might be a bit biased because I am a huge fan of Sarah Ockler's books. I liked this book because it had romance, mystery and redemption that made it impossible for me to put it down!

The core of the plot is that Lucy is framed for embarrassing photos from a prom after party getting posted to her facebook page as part of a #scandal contest a facebook gossip page Miss Demeanor is running. The problem is that Lucy lost her phone and she did not post the photos. That doesn't seem to matter because she kissed her best friend's boyfriend so none of her friends are speaking to her, and she has been ostracized by the rest of her classmates. 

I think that the reasons why some people might not like this one is because it does come off as a cautionary tale for how to use social media. Even so, I think it's a good cautionary tale because I think some young people just don't realize that what they put on the internet is forever. I think it shows a lot of what is wrong with our society, not only with the technology crutches but how Lucy is slut shamed and bullied by other girls. The book had a lot of scenes with girls tearing each other down so it might have turned other people off, but I think that was the point Ockler was trying to get across, so I enjoyed it for that reason.

What I liked most about this book was the mystery, and there was actually two in this one. Who is the mysterious Miss Demeanor that started the #Scandal contest and gossip column specific to Lucy's school? And who took her phone and framed her? When reading this I tried to remember wise words from Dwight K. Schrute: It's always the person you most medium suspect.


So did I get it right? About who framed Lucy I was right, but not about who turned out to be Miss Demeanor. I had my suspicious but I thought it was too obvious, but then once the pieces all fell together I was kicking myself! I adored the mystery in this book because it made me want to keep on reading to find out who done it.

One thing I also really liked about this book is that although the end seems like everything is wrapped up nice in a little bow, it's not. Lucy's relationship with Ellie and Griffin is not patched up, and I thought that was nice way to make the novel more realistic. When you hurt a friend it takes time to fix things, so I liked that Lucy still had to make amends even after she had solved the mystery of her facebook scandal. Relationships are hard work and everything couldn't have been resolved with just a sorry.

If you like a good mystery I would highly recommend this one. 


Happy Reads Everyone!

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Top Ten Tuesday: Books I'd love to see as a movie/TV Show


Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by the lovely bloggers over at The Broke and the Bookish. This week's topic is the books you would want to see as movies or tv shows. 


The Mediator Series by Meg Cabot

I love this series so so much! I think it is possibly in the works to be a series but I don't think anything has been officially confirmed. I have no idea who I would want to play Suze, but she has to be a BAMF.


Shades of London Series By Maureen Johnson

Another ghost series that I think would work really well on the small screen. Although I think the first book would even be okay as just one movie. I haven't heard anything about this one being in the works yet but I would like to see it.


Leviathan By Scott Westerfeld

I mean I love the artwork in this series so it really speaks for itself but I would love to see the big clankers attacking a ship that it a freaking whale in the sky! It would cost a lot for production, but I would pay to see this trilogy brought to life on the silver screen.



Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein

Our culture seems to love WWII stories so I think if this one was made into a movie it would be a hit. I couldn't find any information on if this one is being optioned but I would not be surprised if we find out that it is soon.


His Fair Assassin Series by Robin LaFevers

I would be satisfied with just a movie version of the first novel, Grave Mercy. I think the historical period would interest a lot people. 



Tiger Lily By Jodi Lynn Anderson

No this is not Pan! I only want this movie made if an actual Native American actor gets to play Tiger Lily. Otherwise I don't want another Rooney Mara. 



Curse Workers Series by Holly Black

So this one was optioned back in 2011 but I don't think anything ever came of it. I think maybe this would work better as a TV series because otherwise I think a lot would have to be cut out. This is one of my favorite series so I would love to see this adapted. 



Midnighters By Scott Westerfeld

Is it cheating to put the same author twice? This is another series by Westerfeld that I think would be perfect for an adaptation! 



Devilish By Maureen Johnson

Um...same question as above, but I think this standalone from Johnson would work well as a movie. I think fans of Supernatural would be all about it.



Splintered By A.G. Howard

This one might be possible soon, but nothing is official. Our society adores Alice in Wonderland, so I think this would be a cool one to do, especially since it's so much darker than Caroll's novel.

Which books would you want to be made into TV series/movies?

Happy Reads Everyone!