Showing posts from June, 2014

From Page To Screen (71) The Fault In Our Stars

This week on From Page to Screen I'll be tackling The Fault In Our Stars by John Green.

First let's discuss the book.
Here is a bit of back story in case some of you aren't familiar with the novel. The Fault In Our Stars is a novel written by Author John Green. It was originally published January 10,2012 by Dutton Books. Upon release The Fault In Our Stars received highly positive reviews from both readers and critics alike and as of January 2013 there was nearly 1 million copies in print. Fun Fact: The title The Fault In Our Stars was inspired by  Act 1, Scene 2 of Shakespeare's play Julius Caesar, in which the nobleman Cassius says to Brutus: "The fault, dear Brutus, is not in our stars, / But in ourselves, that we are underlings."

Let's take a look at some of the characters.

Hazel Lancaster - Sixteen year old Hazel is a well spoken and remarkably articulate girl who was diagnosed at thirteen will terminal thyroid cancer. Knowing her prognosis, Hazel keep…

Weekly Wrap Up (82)

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.

Posts From This Past Week
Monday: Movie Recommendation (6) The World Cup Edition
Tuesday: Novella Review: Sunshine by Jacob Rayne
Wednesday: Waiting On Wednesday (100) Mortal Heart by Robin LaFevers & A Cold Legacy by Megan Shepherd
Thursday: Booking Through Thursday (48) Anticipation
Friday: Summer of Zombie Blog Tour: Cursed Bounty Chapter Excerpt by Rebecca Besser
Saturday: Zurvival Saturday (98) Review: This Is Not A Test by Courtney Summers

Reviews Missed 6/16-6/22
After The End by Amy Plum
After The Ending by Lindsey Fairleigh & Lindsey Pogue
Broken World by Kate L. Mary

Books Received For Review
Queen of Hearts,Vol 2: The Wonder…

Zurvival Saturday (98): Review: This Is Not A Test by Courtney Summers

This week, I'll be reviewing This Is Not A Test by Courtney Summers. This Is Not A Test is a book that I've wanted to read since originally published but never found the time to. Needless to say, after all they hype, I was excited to read this one. However, expectations versus reality came into play here. While I certainly liked the story, I also was let down by it. To find out why, continue reading on.
Author: Courtney Summers
Series: This Is Not A Test #1
Genre: Horror, Zombies, Young Adult
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
Publication Date: June 19, 2012
Links: GoodreadsAmazon

It’s the end of the world. Six students have taken cover in Cortege High but shelter is little comfort when the dead outside won’t stop pounding on the doors. One bite is all it takes to kill a person and bring them back as a monstrous version of their former self. To Sloane Price, that doesn’t sound so bad. Six months ago, her world collapsed and since then, she’s failed to find a reason to keep goi…

Summer of Zombie Blog Tour: Cursed Bounty Chapter Excerpt by Rebecca Besser

The stench of rotting flesh is in the air! 
Welcome to the Summer of Zombie Blog Tour 2014, with 33 of the best zombie authors spreading the disease in the month of June.
Stop by the event page on Facebook so you don't miss an interview, guest post or teaser… and pick up some great swag as well! Giveaways galore from most of the authors as well as interaction with them! #SummerZombie
Summer of Zombie Facebook Page
AND so you don't miss any of the posts in June, here's the complete list, updated daily:

Author: Rebecca Besser
Genre: Horror, Zombies
Publisher: Besser Books
Publication Date: December 8, 2013

When a zombie bounty hunter is sent to a small western town after bank robbers, things get complicated…and deadly for the local sheriff and his men.
They must fight the battle for moral good against a powerful, corrupt politician and the zombies he controls.

Chapter 4 Excerpt Jeffery rode through the storm confidently; he didn’t even have his eyes open…

Booking Through Thursday (48) Anticipation

Booking Through Thursday is a weekly bookish meme where participants are asked a series of questions about their reading habits. To join this or future Booking Through Thursdays Click Here.

This Week BTT Asks:
Do you still get excited about new books as you did when you were little? In general? New books in particular, like from a favorite author?
Or do you look at all new, unread books with the same level of anticipation?

If it's something I really want to read I can't help but be a bit more excited about said books release over others that I'm currently waiting on. That's not to say I'm not excited about the others but when you know it's from an Author and a series you love it makes the book a bit more special. At least it does for me.

Now for my questions:
Do you look at all books with the same level of anticipation?
If no, what makes some books different than others?

Leave your comments below or if you participate in Boo…

Waiting On Wednesday (100) Mortal Heart by Robin LaFevers & A Cold Legacy by Megan Shepherd

Waiting On Wednesday is a weekly blog post hosted by Breaking The Spine where readers showcase which books they are highly anticipating. Since this is my 100th Waiting on Wednesday, this week, I'm choosing to share two of my most anticipated sequels releasing in the next couple of months, Mortal Heart by Robin LaFevers & A Cold Legacy by Megan Shepherd.

Expected Publication:
November 4, 2014 from Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

Annith has watched her gifted sisters at the convent come and go, carrying out their dark dealings in the name of St. Mortain, patiently awaiting her own turn to serve Death. But her worst fears are realized when she discovers she is being groomed by the abbess as a Seeress, to be forever sequestered in the rock and stone womb of the convent. Feeling sorely betrayed, Annith decides to strike out on her own.

She has spent her whole life training to be an assassin. Just because the convent has changed its mind doesn't mean she has.

But across Brittany, the ti…

Novella Review: Sunshine by Jacob Rayne

Author: Jacob Rayne
Genre: Horror
Publisher: Rayne of Terror
Publication Date: January 8, 2014


Janet and Paul have headed to the sun in an attempt to work through their marital difficulties.
When the poolside erupts in carnage they soon find themselves fighting for their lives against the other hotel guests who have been driven into a frenzy of violence and bloodshed.

Will they make it out of the hotel alive?

And if they do will there be anything worth escaping for?

ReviewSunshine follows the story of married couple Janet and Paul who have taken a holiday at a seaside beach resort to repair their broken marriage. Unfortunately for the couple, they soon find themselves in the fight for their lives when the guests start turning into crazed maniacs and start attacking each other. Now on the run and with no clue what's causing the outbreak the couple must turn to each other to survive or risk being consumed by the madness themselves. 

One of the best things about this bo…

Movie Recommendation Monday (6) The World Cup Edition

Unless you've been living under a rock or happen to *gasp* hate soccer you'll know that World Cup Fever is in full swing all over the Globe.  Naturally, that means it is time yet again for another Movie Recommendation Monday! This week all my recommendations will be focused on, you guessed it, Soccer or should I say F├╣tbol  for all you International fans out there!! The films range from the serious to the silly but all are sure to please any fan of the game.

Shaolin Soccer is a 2001 Sports Comedy starring Stephen Chow and Vicki Zhao. Shaolin Soccer is about a Shaolin Kung Fu Master (Chow) whose goal in life is to promote the art of Kung Fu. That is until he meets legendary Soccer star "Golden Leg" Fung and is introduced to the world of Soccer. Think Bruce Lee meets Soccer and you basically have the premise of this film.

To learn more about this film,  Click Here!

Bend It Like Beckham is a 2002 Comedy Drama starring Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Keira Knightley and Parminder…

Zurvival Saturday (97) Review: Broken World by Kate L. Mary

This week, I'll be reviewing Broken World by Kate L. Mary. Despite some of the small issues that I had with the story, Broken World turned out to be quite an entertaining read and one I'm so happy to have had the chance to review. 
Author: Kate L. Mary
Series: Broken World #1
Genre: Horror, Zombies, Apocalyptic
Expected Publication: July 4, 2014


When a deadly virus sweeps the country, Vivian Thomas sets out for California in hopes of seeing the daughter she gave up for adoption. Then her car breaks down and she’s faced with a choice. Give up, or accept a ride from redneck brothers, Angus and Axl. Vivian knows the offer has more to do with her double D’s than kindness, but she’s prepared to do whatever it takes to reach her daughter.

The virus is spreading, and by the time the group makes it to California, most of the population has been wiped out. When the dead start coming back, Vivian and the others realize that no electricity or running water are the least o…

Freebie Friday (66) Free New Adult, Fantasy and Young Adult E-Books

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 for that book. Unless noted all books are first in the series.

New Adult (Steampunk, Romance)
Chasing the Star Garden by Melanie Karsak [Purchase] Free til 23rd!
An opium-addicted beauty.
An infamous poet living in self-imposed exile.
An ancient treasure about to fall into the wrong hands.

Melanie Karsak's Chasing the Star Garden takes readers on a thrilling adventure from the gritty opium dens of gaslamp London to the gem-colored waters of the ancient world. Lily Stargazer, a loveable but reckless airship racer with a famous lover and shattered past, reluctantly plunges into a centuries-old mystery in a romantic adventure best described as Dan Brown meets Mary Shelley.

It all begins on one of the worst days of Lily’s life. She just lost the Lo…