Friday, July 29, 2011

!Mortal Instruments and Hunger Games Movie!

The Hunger Games News: I just found that Lionsgate is going to produce a movie on The Hunger Games. It's going to be ok, since the cast is not what i expected.
Here's the Character and who's going to Play them:
  • Gary Rose is directing the movie
  • Katniss - Jennifer Lawernce
  • Peeta - Josh Hutcheraon
  • Gale - Liam Hensworth
  • Primrose - Willow Sheilds
  • Effie - Elizabeth Banks
  • Haymitch - Woody Harrelson
Here's the rest:http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1392170/
 Since I only mentioned the ones I'm excited about. I hope the movies does well, and is at least up to my expectations! ^^

The Mortal Instruments News: It's official that it will be made into a movie in 2012. The movie's cast seems ok, like how Lily Collins will be playing Clary Fray while Jamie Campbell Browser will be playing Jace. That's the cast list so far.......hoping other choices for Magnus,Simon,Isabelle,etc will be pick better!

Overall, I'm happy to see my favorite series become movies!!
Please Comment on what you think about the cast! :)

Monday, July 25, 2011

Cover of the Week #6

This cover is very elegant and beautiful! I like the way when you see it it's going to be a really engaging and fun read! :) I like the use of the way the character is position and the backround she's in. Very simple, but captivating!!!

Definetly don't judge a book by its cover!!!! Especially this one!

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Book Review+Interview: Across the Universe by Beth Revis

Author Interview: Beth Revis

Question 1: What inspired you to write Across the Universe?

Answer 1:I was really inspired by the twist at the end. I had this idea for the
solution of a mystery, and I wanted to write a story around that.

I was also inspired by the books I'd read--in particular, MOUSETRAP by
Agatha Christie. I loved that she trapped her characters in one location,
and I wanted to do that, too--although instead of a snow-bound inn, I chose
to put my characters on a space ship!



Q2: Since I'm sort of a writer, what advice and you give me?


A1:I actually did a whole post about that here:
http://bethrevis.blogspot.com/2011/06/my-best-advice-for-teen-writers.html

I would also add that I'm a true believer in serendipity. If you truly want
to be a writer, you will find it within yourself to make that happen.



Q3: Which character(s) resemble you in Across the Universe?

IA3: think I resemble Elder a little bit, in his desire to please others and
prove himself. But I also resemble Amy in how she misses her parents and
wishes they could swoop in and solve all her problems.



Q4: What are some of the things you can tell us about your next novel,A Million Suns,
A4:I can only say this: at least two things you think are true in ACROSS THE
UNIVERSE are actually lies.


Q5: And last, what is your favorite book of all time?
 
Q6:The Chronicles of Narnia!

                  
Thanks Beth Revis!! :)
Across the Universe by Beth Revis
Rating: 5/5
Hardcover, 398 pages
Published January 11th 2011 by Razorbill
Sypnosis:Seventeen-year-old Amy joins her parents as frozen cargo aboard the vast spaceship Godspeed and expects to awaken on a new planet, three hundred years in the future. Never could she have known that her frozen slumber would come to an end fifty years too soon and that she would be thrust into the brave new world of a spaceship that lives by its own rules.

Amy quickly realizes that her awakening was no mere computer malfunction. Someone - one of the few thousand inhabitants of the spaceship - tried to kill her. And if Amy doesn't do something soon, her parents will be next.

Now, Amy must race to unlock Godspeed's hidden secrets. But out of her list of murder suspects, there's only one who matters: Elder, the future leader of the ship and the love she could never have seen coming
First Thoughts.......
A sci-fi read? Definetly not my type of book. But I was to desperate to read something at the library. And the cover and short sentence in the front cover was interesting and not my usual read!
The Cover & Title.......
Cover.......Stunning!! and Colorful is all I have to say. For me Title, Across the Universe, you already know it will be a great book. I really like the mixture of the purple,pink,and shinningness plus when you flip the book jacket you get this cool blue print of the ship.
Nicely Done! :)
The Book and My Review.....
The book was a big surprise and a very in-dept read. It's sci-fi, and I don't usually read those types, but this one blew away my expectations! I like how it was carefully thought out to make a really great dysoptian,sci-fi book.
    Amy was really confused when she woke,but then Elder came to help her and I thought it was a pretty good start to a series starter and a love cliff hanger! This book helped me realize when your in a new world and your different it make you left feeling like some dangerous virus that will affect the place but there's alway someone there that knows what you feel. And that a perfect fit for Elder and Amy to share a special relationship.

My review: Amy is cyrogenically frozen in a large case. So is here parents, as part of the Project Ark Ship. It's been almost 500 years when Amy case is open. She doesn't know who did it but she feels alone and an outcast on the GodSpeed. Then she meets Elder, the future leader of the ship, who gives her comfort and a feeling if beloning to the ship. But Amy and Elder notice strange, mysterious killings of opening cases they have to find who doing before it causes Amy to lose her parents. They discover that there's more lies fueling the ship and its up to them to unravel the mystery of the ship.
Recommendations......
A sci-fi geek reader or anyone who loves dysoptian books(like me!). Just read how amazing this book is!!

Upcomming: A Million Suns and Book 3

Monday, July 18, 2011

IMMB #3



IMMB is a feature hosted by The Story Siren
Every week you share the books you received that week... ones you bought, or got at the library, and ones that you received to review on the blog. That way you could mention titles that might not otherwise get some face-time on you Blog

  I finally got to order Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins on ebay! I excited to read and I heard it was very sad.^^ I also got to get this long awaited email from this teen ARC program, that will give be Advance Reader Copies of YA Fiction. I'm seriously excited to get these ARC's in exchange for my reviews on my blog! Now, there's a more exciting In My MailBox event!!! :)
   I'm finishing up Deadly Little Secrets, which is a interesting,light summer read. I also have the other 2 books so I'm all set till Laurie Faria Stolarz,the author publishes Deadl Little Voices.  Really excited for this IMMB!!!







Writing: My Story's Sypnosis

 I wanted to share this story I've been working on and here's the sypnosis:
To stay is to get Extracted. To run away is to die.
Andreana's life is overtaken by the Identites, people who run society. For every 15-year olds, they are required to take the Extraction, the process and evaluation that causes you to lose your true self, your identity and everything. The society is reminded that is for people to take in the world in a new way. But for Andreana, the Identites can't seem to open things about her and her identity. She fears for her identity to be stole, so she decides to run away with her best friend Analisse to the Wasteland.
  But by running away, she faces more secrets and danger, especially the famous, son of founder of the society, Joshua. Now, Andreana plunged herself into choices that cuase her to lose everything. But is Andreana realy to make the ultimate sacriface.

I really want your guy's feedback!! Is the story's sypnosis to revealing about the events in the book? Strong Character development?
NO COPYING!!!!

Cover of the Week #5

I seriously love this cover so much! Especially since its very simple and more of the Jack & Schuyler thing going on. Plus, the black feathery thing Schuyler is holding is interesting and cool. I also just like the way this novel engages the view to the cool black back round on the bottom that really showcases were this novel is going to be at.I'm really excited to get this book! :]

Friday, July 15, 2011

IMMB #2

IMMB is a feature hosted by The Story Siren

Every week you share the books you received that week... ones you bought, or got at the library, and ones that you received to review on the blog. That way you could mention titles that might not otherwise get some face-time on you Blog

 So I recently went to the library to pick up a couple book, since I'm pretty broke^^...

I got:
  1. Dash and Lily's Book of Dares
  2. Deadly Little Secrets
  3. Birthmarked
  4. And Rival
I'm seriously eared to start Deadly Little Secrets so badly since I received a book recommendation on Goodreads! It's about a girl named Camelia, who basically has a normal teenage life: the decent grades,a pretty good relationship with her parents, and school. But everything about her life changes when she almost gets hit me a car, when a mysterious guy named, Ben that rescues her. After meeting at a not so great time^^, Camelia is draw Ben, even of his rigid reputation as a senior at Camelia's school. She is draw unexpilecity to him and his.....touch. When eerie and strange packages and notes keep comming but when Ben askes Cameila to help she doesn't know who to trust.......
     It's very exciting and unique and love to cover and the theme Deadly Little......
I'm also excited about Birthmarked, which is a YA book with a dysoptian theme which I LOVE!!!^^

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Book Review:Clockwork Angel by Cassandra Clare

Clockwork Angel by Cassandra Clare
Hardcover, 476 pages                                               
Published August 31st 2010 by Margaret K. McElderry
Syponsis:Magic is dangerous--but love is more dangerous still.

When sixteen-year-old Tessa Gray crosses the ocean to find her brother, her destination is England, the time is the reign of Queen Victoria, and something terrifying is waiting for her in London's Downworld, where vampires, warlocks and other supernatural folk stalk the gaslit streets. Only the Shadowhunters, warriors dedicated to ridding the world of demons, keep order amidst the chaos.

Kidnapped by the mysterious Dark Sisters, members of a secret organization called The Pandemonium Club, Tessa soon learns that she herself is a Downworlder with a rare ability: the power to transform, at will, into another person. What's more, the Magister, the shadowy figure who runs the Club, will stop at nothing to claim Tessa's power for his own.

Friendless and hunted, Tessa takes refuge with the Shadowhunters of the London Institute, who swear to find her brother if she will use her power to help them. She soon finds herself fascinated by--and torn between--two best friends: James, whose fragile beauty hides a deadly secret, and blue-eyed Will, whose caustic wit and volatile moods keep everyone in his life at arm's length...everyone, that is, but Tessa. As their search draws them deep into the heart of an arcane plot that threatens to destroy the Shadowhunters, Tessa realizes that she may need to choose between saving her brother and helping her new friends save the world...and that love may be the most dangerous magic of all
My review,feelings,and thoughts for this book:In Cassandra Clare's new novel, she delivers all the action,love,and magic in her older generation Shadowhunter world.
For Tessa Gray,magic is dangerous but love is still more dangerous. As she scourers London to find Nataniel,her lost brother,who happens to have secrets of his own^^.During her time at London,she ecounter the Dark Sister,who take her in and teach her to become a Downworlder. Possessing an ability to transform into the person,who touched an object.
As Tessa is trapped under the cold,dark,and sinister household of the Dark Sister,she is mysteriously resuced by Will,the dark,seductive,and mysterious guy. Will takes her to the Insitiute, where Tessa meets Charlotte,the warm and charismatic owner. Even in the safe walls of The Insitute, Tessa still has a mission- to rescue Nate and go home. But Tessa is lost for answer than she is for her questions. She doesn't know who she truly is,where her brother could be,and her power she possesses. And on top of it all what world has she got herself into?
Good Things About This Book: I just enjoyed and loved this book so much!!!<3 The begining was slow and forced me to put it down,which I didn't tough!! Since the middle and end was amazing and really connected to every little event in the book!!!

 
I look forward to the next book and exictedd to see where the story goes from Clockwork Angel.
Upcomming: Clockwork Prince and Clockwork Princess

Monday, July 11, 2011

IMMB

IMMB is a feature hosted by The Story Siren

Every week you share the books you received that week... ones you bought, or got at the library, and ones that you received to review on the blog. That way you could mention titles that might not otherwise get some face-time on you Blog

So for me I recently got The Summoning by Kelly Armstrong for Barnes and Nobles and I finally got it! I've been waiting to read this book for quite a while....but never had a chance to go to the bookstore to pick it up o.0!!! I also went to the library to pick up A Tale Dark and Grim by Adam Gidwitz, which is suppose to be about a more modern version of Hansel and Gretel. Which sounds interesting!!! :D
I will also have a chance to interview Beth Revis, author of Across the Universe which was a amazing book!!! Excited:)
                                        

Book Cover Week #4

This week's BCW#4 is lovely!! :) The cover is absolutly Tmeless (lolo!). I just like the way it has this nice gloomy,dark,cold feeling to your eyes when you look at it. This book is on my Wishlist because I heard my great things about the whole concept of the book and Alexandria Mondir's writing!!! I soon post up a review on this book when I get it into my hands!.! o.o

Saturday, July 9, 2011

Current Reads!!!

     So this week I recently finished The whole Blue Bloods series which I love so much! I'll also post up reviews on all of the books. I also finished reading Demonglass by Rachael Hawkins,which is awesome~! One of my favorite books of all time! That's pretty much it since this was just an update! :D


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Sunday, July 3, 2011

List! List! LIst!

I noticed that I seriously have lots of books I want to read. By that I'm meaning books I definitely have to have my hands on!
  1. Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins(I know....I know..... I still don't have it and its been 3 months... :( Yup, I"m pretty sad about it...)
  2. The sequel to Demonglass by Rachael Hawkins... (I really really want to get my hands on this!!! Haha:)
  3. Before I Fall by Lauren Oliver( a powerful book I heard....:D)
  4. The Jewel of Kalderash by Marie Rutkoski
  5. Impossible by Nancy Werlin
  6. Clockwork Prince and Princess( the covers are awesome!!!!)
  7. The WHOLE SERIES of Melissa Marr's Wicked Lovely Series
  8. 13 Reasons Why by Jay Asher
  9. Paranolmancy and Supernaturally both by Kiersten White(cool names:)
  10. Jellicoe Road by Melina Marchetta
  11. And Witches of East End by Melissa de la Cruz!!!
If you guys have any suggestions leave it in the comments and have fun reading!!!!!
                                          -Patrick Castro:D

Book Cover Week #3

Let's have a look at this week's BCW#3:
Crossed by Ally Condie has an amazing cover!
The blue glass shattering and inside Cassia breaking out. I think what Ally Condie was trying to portray was her character's rebellious spirit. The breaking glass orb was suppose to symbolize Cassia breaking away from her society's values and follow the road she was destined to take.........

I'm really excited for this book and I hope it's as awesome as Matched!
                                  
 
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