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Book To Movie Monday (12)

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For this week's Book To Movie Monday I have decided to cover the Movie Into The Wild.

First let's discuss the book,below is the cover.

Now for a little back story in case some of you aren't familiar with the novel. Into The Wild is a non-fiction Novel written by Author Jon Krakauer and was published January 13,1996 by Anchor Publishing. The survival show The Alaska Experiment on theDiscovery Channel was inspired by the novel.

Let's look at some of the characters in the book.

Main Protagonist

Christopher McCandless- The book chronicles the Journey of McCandless as he travels across the country to Alaska. McCandless changed his name early in his journey to Alexander Supertramp but on at least one occasion confessed his real name. McCandless for whatever reason decided to journey into Alaska with as few possessions as possible, ultimately this was his downfall.

Major Differences Between The Book and The Movie

In the Book Tracy is a pretty minor character. She is basicall…

{Review} Revamped by Ada Adams

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ISBN: 1470068982 (ISBN13: 9781470068981)
Publication Date: February 20,2012
Publisher: CreateSpace
Author: Ada Adams
Goodreads Page: Click Here

A simple mission turned deadly.

Nineteen-year-old vampire Dawn has led a sheltered life within the confines of her father’s presidential headquarters. Upon being sent on a mission to revamp four goofy misfits into guardians of a peaceful little town of Angel Creek, Dawn believes that all her dreams have finally come true. What starts off as a simple task, turns into something unexpected, changing Dawn’s life forever and leading the action-loving, thrill-seeking vampire teen on a path of mystery, danger and intrigue.

When a human girl is kidnapped by a group of rogue vamps, Dawn discovers that there is more going on in Angel Creek than meets the eye. And it all connects to Ethan, the cute newcomer who seems too perfect to be true, Sebastian, the mysterious vampire with a turbulent past, and even Dawn herself. Dawn must not only succeed in reva…

Weekly Wrap Up (12)

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Welcome back to my Weekly Wrap!!! After much deliberation I have decided to stop participating in IMM. While I thoroughly enjoyed the meme, in light of recent events I do not feel comfortable participating any longer.

Books For Review
Glitch by Heather Anastasiu (netgalley invite)
The Other Slipper by Kenechi Udogu (author)
Timepiece by Myra McEntire (netgalley)
Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein (netgalley)

Books Won
The Cranes Dance by Meg Howrey (Knopf Doubleday Giveaway
Odessa by Rebecca Ryels Russel (Author Giveaway)
A Confusion of Princes by Garth Nix (Harper Teen on Twitter)
The Talents by Inara Scott (Won from Author)
A Girl Named Willow Krimble by Guissepe Bianco (I live,I laugh,I love Books Giveaway)

Kindle Purchases
Night Marchers by Courtney Nuckels
Exceptional by Jess Petosa
Yesterday's Gone Ep. 11 by Sean Platt and David Wright
What Zombies Fear by Kirk Allmond
The Zombie Pinocchio by Kevin Richey

Books Reviewed This Week
Code Name Verity
Zombie Fairy Tales #2 and #3

Current Giveaways

Review: Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein

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“KISS ME, HARDY! Kiss me, QUICK!”
ISBN: 1423152190 (ISBN13: 9781423152194)
Publisher: Hyperion Books for Children
Expected Publication: May 15,2012
Author: Elizabeth Wein
Goodreads Page: Click Here
Pre-Order:
Barnes&Noble
Amazon

Oct. 11th, 1943—A British spy plane crashes in Nazi-occupied France. Its pilot and passenger are best friends. One of the girls has a chance at survival. The other has lost the game before it's barely begun.

When “Verity” is arrested by the Gestapo, she's sure she doesn’t stand a chance. As a secret agent captured in enemy territory, she’s living a spy’s worst nightmare. Her Nazi interrogators give her a simple choice: reveal her mission or face a grisly execution.

As she intricately weaves her confession, Verity uncovers her past, how she became friends with the pilot Maddie, and why she left Maddie in the wrecked fuselage of their plane. On each new scrap of paper, Verity battles for her life, confronting her views on courage and failure and her d…

Zurvival Saturday (12) Movie Review: Zombieland

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For This Week's Zurvival Saturday I decided to review the movie Zombieland.

Title: Zombieland
Director: Ruben Fleischer
Release Date: October 2,2009
Run Time: 88 Minutes

From IMDb:A shy student trying to reach his family in Ohio, and a gun-toting tough guy trying to find the Last Twinkie and a pair of sisters trying to get to an amusement park join forces to travel across a zombie-filled America.



Review:

Ah Zombieland how I love to hate you. I know many people think this movie is the best thing since sliced bread but I just don't get it. Do not get me wrong I really dig this movie, but is it the best zombedy ever made??? No, that honor still goes to Shaun of The Dead. Anyway, I realize that this movie certainly helped with the zombie resurgence in Hollywood.

So rather then go on and on for pages about why I like and Hate the movie, I decided to break it down in crayon and list The Good,The Bad and The Ugly of Zombieland.

The Good:

The Rules Of Zombieland- Omg I love Columbu…

{Reviews} Zombie Fairy Tales by Kevin Richey

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Hansel and Gretel Are Dead               The Zombie Pinocchio
ASIN: B00785RGTS                         ASIN:B007JNX8DC
Series: Zombie Fairy Tales #2          Series: Zombie Fairy Tales #3
Page Count: 45 Pages                       Page Count:44 Pages
Goodreads Page: Click Here              Goodreads Page:Click here

Blurb Hansel&Gretel Are Dead:
After being infected by the zombie pestilence, Hansel and Gretel are left to die in the woods. Sick and hungry, they find their way to the home of a lonely old woman who happens to be a cannibal. But when Hansel and Gretel refuse to stay dead, the old hag finds she may have bitten off more than she can chew.
Blurb The Zombie Pinocchio:
The gentle but lonely toymaker Geppetto builds the perfect companion from the corpses of children: a son who will never die. But when his creation revolts and begins a campaign of debauchery and murder upon the town's children, he fears he may have unleashed a force of evil beyond his control—The …

Freebie Friday (12)

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It's time for another edition of Freebie Friday! Each week I compile a list of books that I've found for FREE and share them with all of you! All you have to do is click on the title and it will take you to the purchase page.



NEVER, EVER lock eyes with a Night Marcher! Everyone in Hawaii has heard this warning, except for seventeen-year-old Emma Townsend that is. For most Hawaiians know that looking into the eyes of Night Marcher can strike a curse that will end in death or eternal servitude.

Even though her father, who is a paranormal investigator, solely raised Emma, she has little experience in the realm of the supernatural. When she is forced to move with her father to Hawaii, only months before her graduation, Emma finds that her world as she knows it, is shaken when she starts seeing the unexplainable: fire balls in the distance, beating drums in the middle of nowhere and strangers who vanish into thin air. Then one day when she has a run in with a procession of Night …

Booking Through Thursday (7)

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Today Charles Quillen asks:
Has a book ever inspired you to change anything in your life, fiction or non-fiction alike?

Since I read a bunch of Survival Fiction/Non-Fiction anytime I see something that could be beneficial I tend store it in my brain for later use until I can try it out for myself.

Has a book ever inspired me to make dramatic changes in my life? I can honestly say no. If I'm going to change it will be because I know in my heart it is what I need to do not because some external influence convinces me otherwise.


If You want to join this or any upcoming Booking through Thursday:Go Here!

Fairy Tale Giveaway Hop

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Hello and Welcome to The Fairy Tale Giveaway Hop!
Hosted By:I am a reader, not a writer  &   wb32reads

This Blog Hop is all about celebrating Fairy Tales. There are almost 100 blogs participating so please check them out as well! This blog hop had some fun rules and for mine I chose to list my top 3 Fairy Tale Villains.

Top 3 Fairy Tale Villains

1. Malificent- C'mon She's the mistress of All Evil what's not to Love.




2.Captain Hook- Totally evil pirate just look at that mustache. You can't not be evil with a mustache like that.




3. Prince Charming and The Fairy Godmother- I love,love,love how the movie Shrek made these two characters Evil and that is why they are on my list.



Now Since I know your not here to see me geek out about Fairy Tales, let's get to the prize shall we. In keeping with the Fairy Tale theme the winner can choose on of the books featured below.

*Note If Enchanted is chosen it will ship on May 8th.

Rules:
Must be over 13
Must have US shipping add…

Waiting On Wednesday (11)

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Waiting On Wednesday is a weekly blog post hosted by Breaking The Spine. For this week's Waiting On Wednesday I chose *drumroll* The Treachery of Beautiful Things by Ruth Frances Long.

A darkly compelling mix of romance, fairy tale, and suspense from a new voice in teen fiction

The trees swallowed her brother whole, and Jenny was there to see it. Now seventeen, she revisits the woods where Tom was taken, resolving to say good-bye at last. Instead, she's lured into the trees, where she finds strange and dangerous creatures who seem to consider her the threat. Among them is Jack, mercurial and magnetic, with secrets of his own. Determined to find her brother, with or without Jack's help, Jenny struggles to navigate a faerie world where stunning beauty masks some of the most treacherous evils, and she's faced with a choice between salvation or sacrifice--and not just her own.

Expected Release Date: August 16,2012
Publisher: Dial Books
Author: Ruth Frances Long
Goodreads Pa…

{Cover Reveal} RedHeads Are Soulless by Heather M White

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High School senior, Sofia Black, has had a very hard life. Since her father's death 7 years ago, she has had to look after her drug addicted, alcoholic mother. School isn't any better for her either. The other kids constantly tease, and ridicule her. All she wants is to get out of her small hometown in Alabama.

When new student, Jason, shows up, Sofia's world is turned upside down. She doesn't understand why he wants to befriend her so badly... And, just when she thinks she can trust him, trouble appears.

Jason's twin brother, Robbie, moves into town, and things go haywire. Sofia is now running for her life - and Jason is forced to share hidden secrets with her. She learns the truth about her father's death, and finds out that she may not be as "human" as she once thought. She struggles to accept her fate, while fighting for her life.

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Trailer Tuesday (11)

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Trailer Tuesday is a Weekly Blog Post hosted by me at Blood Sweat and Books. Each week I choose two Book Trailers to showcase. One Trailer will be for an upcoming book and the other will be one that has already been released.

This Week I am showcasing The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern and Struck by Jennifer Bosworth

Author: Erin Morgenstern
Publication Date: September 13,2011
Pubilsher: Knopf Doubleday
ISBN: 0385534639 (ISBN13: 9780385534635)
Goodreads Page: Click Here

The circus arrives without warning. No announcements precede it. It is simply there, when yesterday it was not. Within the black-and-white striped canvas tents is an utterly unique experience full of breathtaking amazements. It is called Le Cirque des RĂªves, and it is only open at night.

But behind the scenes, a fierce competition is underway—a duel between two young magicians, Celia and Marco, who have been trained since childhood expressly for this purpose by their mercurial instructors. Unbeknownst to them, this …

Book To Movie Monday (11)

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For this weeks Book to Movie Monday I have decided to cover the movie The Road.

First let's discuss the Book, below is the cover.
Now for a little back story in case some of you aren't familiar with the novel. The Road is a novel written by Author Cormac McCarthy and was published September 26,2006 by Alfred A. Knopf Books. The book follows the journey of a father and son struggling to survive in a post apocalyptic world. In 2007 The Road was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction.

Let's look at some of the characters in the book.

Main Protagonists

The Man- The man travels the road with his young son. He is never named only ever referred to as The Father or Papa by his young son. The Man believes he has been appointed by God to protect his son, and he does so at all costs. Unlike his son who craves outside human companionship, the man remains deeply suspicious and even paranoid of other individuals. The man also grows sicker throughout the novel, and his illness is manifeste…

In My Mailbox (7)

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In My Mailbox is a weekly blog post hosted by The Story Siren. Each Week I will post the books I have gotten for Review,Bought,Won,Gifted well you get the idea.

For Review Netgalley
Goodreads Page
Goodreads Page
Goodreads Page
*Thank You Bloomsbury Children's Books, Random House Children's Books and Angry Robot Books for giving me the opportunity to review these books through Netgalley.

Review By Author
Goodreads Page
Goodreads Page
Amazon Page
Goodreads Page
Review&Giveaway Here
*Thank You Susan Kaye Quinn, David Wright&Sean Platt, Ada Adams and Matt Darst for providing copies to review.

Books Won
Goodreads Page
*Won Erebos From a giveaway Jenbigheart.com
Goodreads Page
*Won The Pull of Gravity from Authors for Henryville Raffle
Goodreads Page
*Won Medusa the Mean from Hopelessly Devoted Bibliophile Giveaway

I also Received My Copy of Perception I won on Goodreads 2 weeks ago.

Kindle Books Purchased
Amazon Page
Amazon Page
Amazon Page


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Zurvival Saturday (11)

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This week I wanted to talk about Zombie Book series that I think would make great T.V. Shows.

1.Joe McKinney's Dead World Series
I had never heard of Joe McKinney before stumbling across his book Dead City in a Borders almost 6 years ago. This was one of several books I purchased that day and just haphazardly grabbed it to read first. Omg it was soooo good. This series is seriously action packed. I didn't even realize how much it gripped me til I let out a sigh of relief after finishing the first book. As the Series progressed it just became more intense, more of struggle and this would make for some great TV. I especially think after Katrina an epidemic breaking out due to a hurricane or series of hurricanes is not so far fetched.

2.Rhiannon Frater's As The World Dies Series
I know Rhiannon has stated that this series has been optioned before, but now with The Walking Dead paving the way this would be the perfect time for this project to come to fruition. Not only do you…