Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Top Ten Tuesday: Best/Worst Book to Movie Adaptions

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. Each week a new top ten list is posted for us bloggers to share the books we love and discuss anything book related! To see more details about Top Ten Tuesday click HERE

This week's topic is top best and or worse book to movie adaptions. I will be doing my Top 5 Best and Worse! I know I am a little late, but better late than never :)

Top 5 Best:

1) Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austin - I actually saw this movie first and love the book and movie equally. They are on the top of my book/movie lists

2) The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins - This movie was so good, I cannot wait for Catching Fire! It looks like it will be so good :)

3) The Help by  Kathryn Stockett - I read the book and then watched the movie as soon as I was done. I thought they did a really good job with this movie and I love the cast!

4) The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky - I watched this movie a few months after reading the book. I have a terrible memory so I do not remember exactly how similar the movie was to the book but I do remember sitting in awe at the end of the movie. I really loved both the movie and book. 

5) The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald - I read this book about 6 years ago so I did not remember anything about the book other than it was really good. So I am not sure just how much alike they are but the movie was just so dang good!

Top 3 Worst:

1) Twilight by Stephanie Meyer - I really did enjoy the books, well the first two maybe 3. The movie ruined the books! They were really entertaining but not because of their great quality, actually quite the opposite. They were horrible, but their awfulness made them really funny!

2) Beautiful Creatures by Kami Garcia - I had to turn this one off before I finished it, it was terrible. 

3) The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants - I love the books and the movies, but I have to think of them as two separate things that are not related. 

I know, I know.. I only did 3 bad ones. I am sure I will come up with a ton more for this category once I read through everyone else's list, but as of right now this is all I can think of!

Whats on your list?

Sunday, July 7, 2013

Review: Pandemonium

Pandemonium by Lauren Oliver

Book: Pandemonium by Lauren Oliver (Delirium, #2)
Published: February 28th 2012 by HarperTeen
My rating: 5/5 Stars
Genre: YA-Dystopian


Goodreads Summary:
"I’m pushing aside 
the memory of my nightmare, 
pushing aside thoughts of Alex, 
pushing aside thoughts of Hana 
and my old school, 
like Raven taught me to do.
The old life is dead.
But the old Lena is dead too.
I buried her.
I left her beyond a fence,
behind a wall of smoke and flame.

Lauren Oliver delivers an electrifying follow-up to her acclaimed New York Times bestseller, Delirium. This riveting, brilliant novel crackles with the fire of fierce defiance, forbidden romance, and the sparks of a revolution about to ignite"

My thoughts: This was a great continuation of the series. Some series get worse, and some get better. This one is definitely getting better. As I read this series I see so many different ways this story could go, and everything I think will happen doesn't. Which makes me love this!

Things I enjoyed about this book:

-Alternating time. This book alternates between Now and Then. I was hesitant at first because I really just wanted to know what happens in the Then story. Usually, when there are alternating POV I favor one and push through the other but with this book I was equally enjoying both! It gave us a good look into how Lena got to where she is and her journey into the Wilds, but you were also getting to see what was happening now after the Wilds! I felt like I was somehow cheating the system and getting to read two books at once. It was awesome :)

-Julian.  This one you will also see in the things I didn't like about the book. But on the positive side, I really like Julian and I really want everything to work out for them!! He is the one who pulls her out of her greif of losing Alex, he is so sweet and has really won my heart. 

-Intense. Once I start a series, I do not read the synopsis for the rest of the books, I just start the book and follow where it takes me. So I had no idea what to expect, no clue where this story would go. I was so surprised and really got addicted to this story! I was on the edge of my seat the whole time. 

Things I didn't like about this book:

-Julian & Alex. I totally loved Alex in Delirium so when I finished the book, I was positive he would be back. No way would the author actually kill off one of the main characters. But he really is gone. And that made me so sad! Like seriously guys, I cried and then flipped through the book to see if he ever came back. (Yes, I am ashamed. But I am telling you because I really want you to understand how hard losing Alex was for me). Now that you know how much I loved Alex, I hope you can understand how difficult it was to get me to accept and root for Julian. Insanely difficult. You would think all of this was happening to me. 

Overall: So far I am really loving this series! I am FINALLY starting Requiem. (I actually finished this book about two weeks ago, but have been sooo busy I have not had time to write this review!) I have been so nervous to finish the series, I want to love it and I know some people have not loved it. But I finally found my metaphorical balls and am reading it!

Have you read Pandemonium? What did you think about it?

Thursday, July 4, 2013

Feature & Follow Friday (#11)

Hey guys, I am getting a late start to FFF today, I didn't think about it last night until it was already too late! So without further ado, here is my Feature & Follow Friday!

Today is Friday which means Feature & Follow Friday! FFF is hosted by Parajunkee of Parajunkee's View and Alison of Alison Can Read.  It is an opportunity to gain followers and find new blogs in the book blogging community! You can find more information about it here

If you use bloglovin please follow me with that since GFC will not be available soon! Otherwise, I have made subscribing by email and RSS available also :) Just pick your favorite way of following!

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Question:Today’s is the US’ Independence Day. Share your favorite book with a war in it, or an overthrow of the government. 

I am going to have to give three books, because I can NEVER pick one when asked to list a favorite haha. So my top 3 books that have to do with war are Harry Potter, The Hunger Games, and Divergent! Harry Potter is a given, I think most questions can be answered with Harry Potter. The Hunger Games and Divergent are more of dystopian and less of traditional war but there is definitely war and government overthrowing happening! What books did you pick??

Happy 4th everyone :)

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten Most Intimidating Books

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. Each week a new top ten list is posted for us bloggers to share the books we love and discuss anything book related! To see more details about Top Ten Tuesday click HERE

Top Ten Most Intimidating Books (might be intimated by size, content, that everyone else loves it but you are sure you won't etc)

Some of these intimidate me because I am afraid I will not like them as much as I am hoping to such as The Night Circus and Lola, some I am afraid to finish because I don't want to be done with the series, Requiem, and others are just flat out scary...classics. All of these I really want to read but I have been putting off because i am a wimp.


1) The Night Circus by Erin Morganstern
2) The Host by Stephanie Meyer
3) A Game of Thrones by George R.R. Martin
4) Invisibility by Andrea Cremer and David Levithan
5) Lola and the Boy Next Door by Stephanie Perkins
6) Requiem by Lauren Oliver
7) The 5th Wave by Rick Yancey
8) The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larson
9) Classics... all of them!

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