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From Page To Screen (55) Beastly

For this weeks From Page To Screen I'll be comparing the book turned film Beastly by Alex Flinn.

First let's discuss the book.
Here is a bit of back story in case you aren't familiar with the novel. Beastly is a novel written by the Author Alex Flinn. The book was originally published October 2, 2007 by Harper Teen. Beastly is a modern day retelling of Beauty and the Beast set in New York. Upon release Beastly received mainly positive reviews. It eventually went on to become a Bestseller thanks in no small part to the book being turned into a film.

Let's take a look at some of the characters now, shall we.
Kyle Kingsbury/Adrian King- Tall, rich,handsome and popular Kyle is perfect in every way. After playing a mean spirited practical joke on new student Kendra, Kyle is transformed into a beast. Kyle's father is ashamed of what his son has become and locks him in a large apartment in downtown New York so no one will see him. Kyle eventually changes his name to Adri…

Book Blast & Giveaway! My Sisters Reaper by Dorothy Dreyer

Author: Dorothy Dreyer Genre: Young Adult, Fantasy, Paranormal Publisher: Month 9 Books Publication Date: May 29, 2013
Sixteen-year-old Zadie’s first mistake was telling the boy she liked she could bring her dead sister back to life. Her second mistake was actually doing it.

When Zadie accidentally messes with the Reaper’s Rite that should have claimed her sister Mara, things go horribly wrong. Mara isn’t the same anymore—Zadie isn’t even sure she’s completely human, and to top it off, a Reaper is determined to collect Mara’s soul no matter what. Now Zadie must figure out how to defeat her sister’s Reaper, or let Mara die … this time for good.

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I'm a Philippine-born American living in Germany with my husband and two teens.

I write young adult books that usually have some element of magic or the supernatural in them. I also like to read those kinds of books. Aside from reading, I like movies, chocolate, take-out, coffee, …

Weekly Wrap Up (60)

Welcome to my Weekly Wrap Up!! Each week I share My Weekly Wrap Up of everything Book related (reviews,books purchased,won etc..). Each picture is linked for your convenience. All you need do is click on the cover and it will take you to the appropriate page! I'll also be linking my post up to Stacking The Shelves & The Sunday Post .

This past week I found a new used book store in town and happily found myself pawing through stacks of books looking for things to read. I also took the plunge and ordered Amazon Prime. I'm a bit disappointed with the book selection through the lending library but Amazon Instant is great and of course Free 2-Day shipping which is awesome.  All in all not a very exciting week on the blog but next week should be as I'll be kicking off a month of Halloween goodness. I'll also be participating in a 31 day Horror Movie club so I'll probably end up reviewing more than a few of those as well. Anyway enough of my rambling, let…

Blog Tour & Review: Escape From Eden by Elisa Nader

Thanks for visiting my stop on the Escape From Eden blog tour hosted by YA Bound.  To follow along with the rest of the tour click the banner below!
Author: Elisa Nader
Genre: Contemporary, Young Adult, Thriller
Publisher: Merit Press
Publication Date: August 18, 2013

Since the age of ten, Mia has lived under the iron fist of the fundamentalist preacher who lured her mother away to join his fanatical family of followers. In Edenton, a supposed “Garden of Eden” deep in the South American jungle, everyone follows the Reverend’s strict but arbitrary rules—even the mandate of whom they can marry. Now sixteen, Mia dreams of slipping away from the armed guards who keep the faithful in, and the curious out. When the rebellious and sexy Gabriel, a new boy, arrives with his family, Mia sees a chance to escape.

But the scandalous secrets the two discover beyond the compound’s fa├žade are more shocking than anything they ever imagined. While Gabriel has his own terrible secrets, he and Mia bond…

Book Blitz, Excerpt & Giveaway! Dead To Love by Mia Hoddell

Deadly to Love (Elemental Killers #1)
by Mia Hoddell
Release Date: February 2013

Genre: YA/Romance/Paranormal/Fantasy
ISBN: 978-1-291-41025-9

The world is dangerous – but love will kill you.
Little did Serena Jackson know that one simple, flirty remark to an anonymous guy online would lead to her world being changed forever.

She doesn’t know him, but inexplicably, is drawn. She knows it is wrong but she agrees to meet.His real name is Kai. He is beautiful. And immediately Serena feels herself blindly falling for him even though she senses a lie. She knows he is hiding something and it terrifies her.

What she doesn’t realise is that her entire life has been built on secrets and lies. The people she loved left her in the dark for a reason.

She trusted them. She trusts Kai. But as he pulls her straight into the heart of the danger the lies and deadly secrets are revealed. They overwhelm her, and the person she once was no longer exists as she is thrown into a ruthless world o…

Review: The Waking Dark by Robin Wasserman

Author: Robin Wasserman
Genre: Horror, Thriller, Young Adult
Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers
Publication Date: September 10, 2013

They called it the killing day. Twelve people dead, all in the space of a few hours. Five murderers: neighbors, relatives, friends. All of them so normal. All of them seemingly harmless. All of them now dead by their own hand . . . except one. And that one has no answers to offer the shattered town. She doesn't even know why she killed—or whether she'll do it again.

Something is waking in the sleepy town of Oleander's, Kansas—something dark and hungry that lives in the flat earth and the open sky, in the vengeful hearts of upstanding citizens. As the town begins its descent into blood and madness, five survivors of the killing day are the only ones who can stop Oleander from destroying itself. Jule, the outsider at war with the world; West, the golden boy at war with himself; Daniel, desperate for a different life; Cass, who's not s…

Waiting On Wednesday (71) Fire & Blood by Victoria Scott

Waiting On Wednesday is a weekly blog post hosted by Breaking The Spine. For this weeks Waiting On Wednesday I chose Fire & Blood by Victoria Scott.
Expected Publication: February 25, 2014 by Scholastic Press Tella Holloway is losing it. Her brother is sick, and when a dozen doctors can't determine what's wrong, her parents decide to move to Montana for the fresh air. She's lost her friends, her parents are driving her crazy, her brother is dying—and she's helpless to change anything.

Until she receives mysterious instructions on how to become a Contender in the Brimstone Bleed. It's an epic race across jungle, desert, ocean, and mountain that could win her the prize she desperately desires: the Cure for her brother's illness. But all the Contenders are after the Cure for people they love, and there's no guarantee that Tella (or any of them) will survive the race.

The jungle is terrifying, the clock is ticking, and Tella knows she can't trust …

Book Trailer Tuesday (67) Carnival Of Souls by Melissa Marr & Teardrop by Lauren Kate

Book 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 focus my spotlight on Carnival of Souls by Melissa Marr & Teardrop by Lauren Kate.

Available Now:
Carnival Of Souls by Melissa Marr In a city of daimons, rigid class lines separate the powerful from the power-hungry. And at the heart of The City is the Carnival of Souls, where both murder and pleasure are offered up for sale. Once in a generation, the carnival hosts a deadly competition that allows every daimon a chance to join the ruling elite. Without the competition, Aya and Kaleb would both face bleak futures—if for different reasons. For each of them, fighting to the death is the only way to try to live.

All Mallory knows of The City is that her father—and every other witch there—fled it for a life in exile in t…

From Page To Screen (54) Help!

I need some help deciding what sort of Books turned Films you'd like to see on here in the future. While I certainly could keep doing these myself I think it would be nice to hear what you good people enjoy seeing.

So I ask, Do you prefer Dramas? Horror? Science Fiction? Young Adult? Historical? Any particular book turned film that I haven't covered that you'd like to see (Find Full list Here)? Anything you don't care for?  Just leave me your responses in the comments below. It would help me out big time!

I'll be back next week with an all new From Page To Screen where I tackle Beastly by Alex Flinn so make sure to stop by and check that out.

Weekly Wrap Up (59)

Welcome to my Weekly Wrap Up!! Each week I share My Weekly Wrap Up of everything Book related (reviews,books purchased,won etc..). Each picture is linked for your convenience. All you need do is click on the cover and it will take you to the appropriate page! I'll also be linking my post up to Stacking The Shelves & The Sunday Post .

This past week I really tried to stick to a reading goal of knocking down my TBR some. I only managed four books and a Novella but nevertheless I'm happy with myself. I also found at that the Wizard World Comic-Con will be making a stop in my town next year *woot woot* so that makes me extremely excited. Lastly,If you're waiting on prizes from any of my recently finished Giveaways I do apologize that I didn't get them sent out last week.  Please note they should be on the way and I hope they arrive relatively soon to you all. So let's get to it shall we!

What you missed last week
Sunday: Book Blast & Giveaway! Dar…

Review: Unfed (Undead #2) by Kirsty McKay

Author: Kirsty McKay
Series: Undead #2
Genre: Horror, Young Adult, Zombies
Publisher: Chicken House
Publication Date: August 27, 2013

Fresh meat! From a hospital of horrors to a runaway zombie train, it's an all-new onslaught of the slavering undead in the sequel to Kirsty McKay's killer debut!

Just when you think you're's the morning after the night of the return of the living dead. Or something like that. After running/bus-driving/snowboarding for her life alongside rebel Smitty, geeky Pete, and popular Alice, Bobby thought she'd found the antidote to the Carrot Man Veggie Juice that had turned the rest of their classmates into zombies. When Smitty (mmm...nom, nom) got chomped, Bobby pumped a syringe full of it into him herself.

But now Bobby's a prisoner in some hospital of horrors, with no clue how she got there. And Smitty is missing. What if he isn't cured after all? Bobby knows she's got to find him, even if it means facing S…

Zurvivial Saturday (71) Zombie Book Trailers

This week I want to share some Zombie Book trailers that I've come across in my wanderings through the web. Some of these I've read before and others I'll definitely be adding to my TBR. So let's get to the trailers shall we!
Night of the Living Trekkies by Kevin David Anderson Jim Pike was the world’s biggest Star Trek fan—until two tours of duty in Afghanistan destroyed his faith in the human race. Now he sleepwalks through life as the assistant manager of a small hotel in downtown Houston.

But when hundreds of Trekkies arrive in his lobby for a science-fiction convention, Jim finds himself surrounded by costumed Klingons, Vulcans, and Ferengi—plus a strange virus that transforms its carriers into savage, flesh-eating zombies!

As bloody corpses stumble to life and the planet teeters on the brink of total apocalypse, Jim must deliver a ragtag crew of fanboys and fangirls to safety. Dressed in homemade uniforms and armed with prop phasers, their prime directiv…

Release Day Blitz & Teaser! Through Glass by Rebecca Ethington

Title: Through Glass Author: Rebecca Ethington Genre: NA, Dystopian Everyone remembered the day the sky went black. The day the sun was wiped from the sky. They remember the wind as it brought in the darkness; the way the earth shook and everything changed. Everyone remembered the screams as the darkness ate those who were out in the open, those who had surrounded themselves by light, and those who made noise.

Everyone remembered the voice from the sky and the way food disappeared.

At least, that’s what I hoped. I hoped that there was an ‘everyone’ that would remember because I am not sure how many are left, how many survived. Or if anyone did.

I hoped that I wasn’t alone.

I remembered that day.

I remembered because it was the day I became alone.

It was the day that everything was perfect until the monsters took it away. Then the house went silent and the birds stopped singing. It was the day when everyone disappeared, everyone except the boy, the only person I have seen in two year…