The book is better
In rural Ohio, friendships and a beautiful girl prove distracting to a fifteen-year-old who has hidden on Earth for ten years waiting to develop the Legacies, or powers, he will need to rejoin the other five surviving Garde members and fight the Mogadorians who destroyed their planet, Lorien.
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Lorien Legacies - Pittacus Lore Bk 1 I am Number Four / Bk 2 The Power of Six / Bk 3 The Rise of Nine - In rural Ohio, friendships and a beautiful girl prove distracting to a fifteen-year-old who has hidden on Earth for ten years waiting to develop the Legacies, or powers, he will need to rejoin the other six surviving Garde members and fight the Mogadorians who destroyed their planet, Lorien.
They killed Number One in Malaysia. Number Two in England. And Number Three in Kenya. John Smith is not your average teenager. He regularly moves from small town to small town. He changes his name and identity. He does not put down roots. He cannot tell anyone who or what he really is. If he stops moving those who hunt him will find and kill him.
Pittacus Lore - Ik ben nummer vier || A.W. Bruna, 2011 (1e druk), 328 pagina's || John Smith (15) is een van negen vluchtelingen van de planeet Loriën, die op aarde een schuilplaats hebben gevonden. Buitenaardse wezens proberen hen een voor een te doden. John is nummer vier op hun lijst. || http://www.bol.com/nl/p/ik-ben-nummer-vier/9200000005571626/ || verfilmd als "I am number four"
I personally think this is one of the coolest movie adaptation book cover so far. I Am Number Four by Pittacus Lore Book 1 of the Lorien Legacies I Am Number Four Series
'I Am Number Four Movie Tie-in Edition (Lorien Legacies)' by Pittacus Lore and Neil Kaplan ---- We may be walking past you right now. We are watching as you read this. We may be in your city, your town. We are living anonymously. ...
I Am Number Four - Enhanced Edition (Lorien Legacies Series #1)
Whahhhhhhh! One of my favorite books :3
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Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme created and hosted by The Broke and The Bookish. This Week's TOP Ten [Top Ten Best/Worst Movie Adaptations] Kait: -Perks of Being a Wallflower I've loved this book since high school and I really enjoyed the movie. -The Hunger Games I think considering that most of the book is in Katniss' head the movie was pretty damn good. -To Kill a Mockingbird A classic book and an amazing movie. -The Notebook One of the only times I'll say I liked the movie better than the book. Plus, RYAN GOSLING. -The Road Even though the book was way better I still felt a lot of the same things[mainly fear] when I saw the movie. Beth: I am Number Four - I love the Lorien Legacies. I'm really upset that they're not making more movies. I thought the first one was great. Beautiful Creatures - Even though it doesn't follow the story line of the book, this movie was AMAZING. The Twilight Series - I'm not afraid to be honest, I loved this series and I loved the movies. The Lion The Witch and The Wardrobe - I read this book as a kid. I then watched the animated cartoon, when Disney completely re-did it again... they did such a wonderful job. Romeo & Juliet - Classic. I'm obsessed with Leonardo DiCaprio. This is one of my all time favorite movies. Ever.
I am a Beast. A beast. Not quite wolf or bear, gorilla or dog but a horrible new creature who walks upright -- a creature with fangs and claws and hair springing from every pore. I am a monster. You think I'm talking fairy tales? No way. The place is New York City. The time is now.
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Beastly by Alex Flinn. Really enjoyed this young adult novel, a modern retelling of Beauty and the Beast. I love fairy tale remixes and this one was well done.
An amazing book. mostly a twist on beauty and the beast but other fairy tales are in there too. Much much better than the movie
A modern rendering of Beauty and the Beast, Beastly teaches the age old lesson of seeing the beauty in others. Flinn manages to put this fairy tale into a modern New York high school setting with interesting characters and twists to an old tale. Read more: http://libbysguide.com/2011/10/27/beastly-by-alex-flinn/
Beastly by Alex Flinn - Another fairy tale twist on Beauty and the Beast. This can be found in the DHS Library, F FLI
Beastly / Alex Flinn. A retelling of Beauty and the Beast. Kyle Kingsbury, a vain Manhattan private school student, is turned into a monster and must find true love before he can return to his human form. YA/Fic/Flinn
This book is a COMING OF AGE fantasy as well as being a CONTEMPORARY fantasy and a FAIRY TALE fantasy. It is a modern day retelling of the fairy tale - Beauty and the beast. In this case, the Beast is a young adult from New York City. He is cursed by a witch for his shallowness and must learn beauty is more than skin deep. Through this ordeal he matures into a better human being.
Beastly (biased on "Beauty and the Beast") This is my all time favorite book
Beastly - Alex Flinn writes such awesome modern fairy tales
Genre: Young Adult Sub Genre: Urban Fantasy; Retelling of Beauty and the Beast Rating: 5 out of 5 Stars Back Cover: I am a Beast. A beast. Not quite wolf or bear, gorilla or dog but a horrible new creature who walks upright – a creature with fangs and claws and hair springing from every pore. I am a monster. You think I’m talking fairy tales? No way. The place is New York City. The time is now. It’s no deformity, no disease. And I’ll stay this way forever – ruined – unless I can break the spell. Yes, the spell, the one the witch in my English class cast on me. Why did she turn me into a beast who hides by day and prowls by night? I’ll tell you. I’ll tell you how I used to be Kyle Kingsbury, the guy you wish you were, with money, perfect looks, and the perfect life. And then, I’ll tell you how I became perfectly… beastly. This is a retelling of Beauty and the Beast, set in modern day New York City. Kyle is a teen that has been taught that all you need is good looks to get ahead in life. But all that changes when a witch curses him. Now he is sent to live out of the sight of everyone by his father. While feeling alone he finds an internet support group that has some other fairytale characters. I found the whole story to be brilliantly written. How you learn about the different characters from the witch, to our beauty, Kyle and his online friends. I truly loved reading this story. And as many of you know this is also a movie, which was good but I still found the book to be better. Publisher: Harper Teen ISBN: 006087418X Pages: 336 Series: Volume:
In a future Chicago, sixteen-year-old Beatrice Prior must choose among five predetermined factions to define her identity for the rest of her life, a decision made more difficult when she discovers that she is an anomaly who does not fit into any one group, and that the society she lives in is not perfect after all.
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Divergent (BOOK)--In a future Chicago, Beatrice Prior must choose among five predetermined factions to define her identity for the rest of her life, a decision made more difficult when she discovers that she does not fit into any one group.
Review of Divergent http://lordofthebooks.com/young-adult/divergent-by-veronica-roth-reviewed-by-donna-k/
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Divergent..one of my favorite books!
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Divergent - Veronica Roth
More than 75,000 of you voted for your favorite young-adult fiction. Now, after all the nominating, sorting and counting, the final results are in. Here are the 100 best teen novels, chosen by the NPR audience.
Sixteen-year-old Thomas wakes up with no memory in the middle of a maze and realizes he must work with the community in which he finds himself if he is to escape.
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the maze runner book | Book cover picture of Dashner, James. THE MAZE RUNNER. New York ...on my to-read list!
Garden State Teen Book Award. Its awards committee, representing libraries from throughout the state, selected the nominees based on teen appeal and quality of writing from the previous year's "Best Books" list.
The Maze Runner (book 1) written by James Dashner. This is such a good clean book and I recomend it to anyone who liked Hunger Games or Divergent!
Book Review: The Maze Runner by James Dashner - the latest young adult dystopian series that is being made into a movie. This is a good addition to the young adult dystopian book world. It has real contributions without being just a knock off Hunger Games. In spite of the cliff hanger, there is a real conclusion to the book. (click through for the full review)
the maze runner book | Book cover picture of Dashner, James. THE MAZE RUNNER. Read this recently and the second book. So good, I love the characters
Young adult lit: The Maze Runner (trilogy) - if you enjoyed The Hunger Games, this book is a good match. It has similar ideas. It's not quite as good as the hunger games, but is still a good read.
The Maze Runner Trilogy (Book 1: The Maze Runner, Book 2: the Scorch Trials, Book 3: The Death Cure) ...I have this on my wish list in my nook... maybe I will have time to read it after the semester is over... I heard it's really good (in the same genre as Hunger Games)
The Maze Runner (Book #1) by James Dashner. One of my favorite books!!!!!!!!
Two years after a horrible incident made them run away, vampire princess Lissa and her guardian-in-training Rose are found and returned to St. Vladimir's Academy, where one focuses on mastering magic, the other on physical training, while both try to avoid the perils of gossip, cliques, gruesome pranks, and sinister plots.
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The Vampire Academy books by Richelle Mead. This is literally my favorite book series! I think this will be a new board! I started reading this series and loved it! I read the first book last summer and absolutely fell in love with it! But as many loyal followers know I have been busy so I couldn't read the rest. I am on shadow kissed(3) right now!
St. Vladimir’s Academy isn’t just any boarding school—it’s a hidden place where vampires are educated in the ways of magic and half-human teens train to protect them. Rose Hathaway is a Dhampir, a bodyguard for her best friend Lissa, a Moroi Vampire Princess. They’ve been on the run, but now they’re being dragged back to St. Vladimir’s—the very place where they’re most in danger.
The Vampire Academy books by Richelle Mead. This is literally one of my favorite book series!
Vampire Academy by Richelle Mead. $6.49. http://www.letrasdecanciones365.com/detailp/dpjcu/Bj0c0u0zUlZkPlIjEq8l.html. Author: Richelle Mead. Publisher: Razorbill (August 16, 2007). 340 pages. St. Vladimir’s Academy isn’t just any boarding school—it’s a hidden place where vampires are educated in the ways of magic and half-human teens train to protect them. Rose Hathaway is a Dhampir, a bodyguard for her best friend Lissa, a Moroi Vampire Princess. They’ve...
Vampire Academy (Vampire Academy, Book 1) my new favorite book series
The Vampire Academy by Richelle Mead. It's a great book! Read it!
This is close to my number one books on my reading list
Vampire Academy by Richelle Mead Published: August 16th 2007 by Razorbill Source: local library Synopsis (Goodreads): St. Vladimir’s Academy isn’t just any boarding school—it’s a hidden place where vampires are educated in the ways of magic and half-human teens train to protect them. Rose Hathaway is a Dhampir, a bodyguard for her best friend Lissa, a Moroi…
Sarah's Reviews: Book Review: Vampire Academy (Vampire Academy, Book 1), By Richelle Mead
Recruited for military training by the world government, Ender’s childhood ends the moment he enters his new home: Battle School. Among the elite recruits Ender proves himself to be a genius among geniuses. He excels in simulated war games. But is the pressure and loneliness taking its toll on Ender? Simulations are one thing. How will Ender perform in real combat conditions? After all, Battle School is just a game.
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A veteran of years of simulated war games, Ender believes he is engaged in one more computer war game when in truth he is commanding the last fleet of Earth against an alien race seeking the complete destruction of Earth #lvccld
An expert at simulated war games, Andrew "Ender" Wiggin believes that he is engaged in one more computer war game when, in truth, he is commanding the last Earth fleet against an alien race seeking Earth's complete destruction.
Books Challenged or Banned 2O12–2O13. Ender's game by Orson Scott Card. "A teacher at Schofield Middle School inAiken, S.C. (2012) will not face criminal charges for reading to his students from the science-fiction book....The incident came to light after the materials were characterized by one student and one parent as pornographic..." Source: http://www.ila.org/BannedBooks/BBW_2012-2013_Shortlist.pdf
In order to develop a secure defense against a hostile alien race's next attack, government agencies breed child geniuses and train them as soldiers. A brilliant young boy, Andrew "Ender" Wiggin lives with his kind but distant parents, his sadistic brother Peter, and his sister Valentine. Peter and Valentine were candidates for the soldier-training program but didn't make the cut—however, young Ender is drafted to the orbiting Battle School for rigorous military training.
In a future North America, where the rulers of Panem maintain control through an annual televised survival competition pitting young people from each of the twelve districts against one another, sixteen-year-old Katniss's skills are put to the test when she voluntarily takes her younger sister's place.
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The Hunger Games, Book 1 of the Hunger Games Series By Suzanne Collins MY FAVORITE BOOK SERIES EVER!!
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I can't believe it took me so long to start the trilogy! The Hunger Games, Book 1 of the Hunger Games Series By Suzanne Collins. #books
The Hunger Games (Book 1) by Suzanne Collins - The Hunger Game series was the no.3 most frequently challenged book in 2011 according to the American Library Association's Office for Intellectual Freedom. Want to know why? See http://www.ala.org/bbooks/frequentlychallengedbooks/top10#2011
The Hunger Games is a young adult novel written by Suzanne Collins. It is the first book in The Hunger Games trilogy.
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The Hunger Games is a young adult novel written by Suzanne Collins. It was originally published on September 14, 2008, by Scholastic. The novel is the first book of The Hunger Games trilogy. It is written in first person and introduces sixteen-year-old Katniss Everdeen, who lives in a post-apocalyptic world in the country of Panem where the countries of North America once existed. The Capitol, a highly advanced metropolis, holds absolute power over the rest of the nation. The Hunger Games are an annual event in which one boy and one girl aged 12 to 18 from each of the 12 districts surrounding the Capitol are selected by lottery to compete in a televised battle in which only one person can survive.
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This is the story of what it's like to grow up in high school. Through Charlie's letters, we know the world he shares.
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The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky...so beyond excited for this to come out. been a favorite book of mine for very near a decade.
The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky - The no.8 most frequently challenged book in 2013 according to the American Library Association's Office for Intellectual Freedom. Want to know why? See http://www.ala.org/bbooks/frequentlychallengedbooks/top10#2013
The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky. Challenged at a Grandview Heights, Ohio High School (2012) because the book deals with drugs, alcohol, sex, homosexuality, and abuse. Source: Books Challenged or Banned, 2012 -2013 by Robert P. Doyle
The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky - a story about what it’s like to travel that strange course through the uncharted territory of high school. The world of first dates, family dramas, and new friends.
The perks of being a wallflower by Stephen Chbosky. In a thought-provoking coming-of-age novel, Charlie struggles to cope with complex world of high school as he deals with the confusions of sex and love, the temptations of drugs, and the pain of losing a close friend and a favorite aunt. A feature film coming in Sept.2012 starring Logan Lerman, Emma Watson, and Paul Rudd
on my to read list! then the movie on my to see list!
The Perks of Being A Wallflower (Book) : Chbosky, Stephen : Read the cult-favorite coming of age story that takes a sometimes heartbreaking, often hysterical, and always honest look at high school in all its glory. Now a major motion picture starring Logan Lerman and Emma Watson, The Perks of Being a Wallflower is a funny, touching, and haunting modern classic. The critically acclaimed debut novel from Stephen Chbosky, Perks follows observant wallflower Charlie as he charts a course through the strange world between adolescence and adulthood. First dates, family drama, and new friends. Sex, drugs, and The Rocky Horror Picture Show . Devastating loss, young love, and life on the fringes. Caught between trying to live his life and trying to run from it, Charlie must learn to navigate those wild and poignant roller-coaster days known as growing up. A #1 New York Times best seller for more than a year, an American Library Association Best Book for Young Adults (2000) and Best Book for Reluctant Readers (2000), and with millions of copies in print, this novel for teen readers (or wallflowers of more-advanced age) will make you laugh, cry, and perhaps feel nostalgic for those moments when you, too, tiptoed onto the dance floor of life.
Inspired by cover star Emma Watson's The Perks of Being a Wallflower--in theaters September 20--we realized there are many coming-of-age books, movies, TV shows, and songs that need to be experienced before you grow up. Hey, we can't all be Peter Pan, right?
Bilbo Baggins, a respectable, well-to-do hobbit, lives comfortably in his hobbit-hole until the day the wandering wizard Gandalf chooses him to take part in an adventure from which he may never return.
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The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien. One of my all-time favorite books by one of my favorite authors. A lighter, easier read than Lord of the Rings,but the same beautiful writing, engaging story-telling, and incredible world.
"The Hobbit" by J.R.R. Tolkien (Ages 12+). What childhood isnt complete without reading The Lord of the Rings trilogy?
The Hobbit: J.R.R Tolkien Now a major motion picture A great modern classic and the prelude to THE LORD OF THE RINGS Bilbo Baggins is a hobbit who enjoys a comfortable, unambitious life, rarely traveling any farther than his pantry or cellar. But his contentment is disturbed when the wizard Gandalf and a company of dwarves arrive on his doorstep one day to whisk him away on an adventure.
The Hobbit , another compelling story by J.R.R. Tolkien. This book kept my attention from page 1, I was sad to have finished it , until I picked up Lord of the Rings!
The Hobbit (J. R. R. Tolkien): What childhood isn't complete without reading The Lord of the Rings trilogy? After Harry Potter, your child may find this series a little tougher to read, as the language is more complex, but the story is just as captivating. Just don't forget to begin with The Hobbit first! (Ages 12+)
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Description of The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien, taken from Amazon. Bilbo Baggins is a hobbit who enjoys a comfortable, unambitious life, rarely traveling any farther than his pantry or cellar. But his contentment is disturbed when the wizard Gandalf and a company of dwarves arrive on his doorstep one day to whisk him away on an adventure. They have launched a plot to raid the treasure hoard guarded by Smaug the Magnificent, a large and very dangerous dragon. Bilbo reluctantly joins their quest, unaware that on his journey to the Lonely Mountain he will encounter both a magic ring and a frightening creature known as Gollum. The reason I reviewed The Hobbit is because I feel like we can’t have a website called Lord of the Books and not have reviews on The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings. That being said stay tuned for the review of The Fellowship of the Ring. The Hobbit, just like a lot of people feel, is a slow read. It’s definitely an older style of writing. I really like it. However, it’s definitely not my favorite book, but it’s a great classic that I think everyone should read. There is adventure, battles, and all sorts of creatures. It definitely is the original thought that all other fantasy stories are inspired by; The Hobbit AND The Lord of the Rings. For those who have seen the movies and not read the books, you should read them. They are different, but what movie isn’t different from its book. It’s a slow but fun read, you’ll end up really liking the company and other characters as well. I liked Bard a lot, he was the man. Everyone should read this book, or listen to is on audible, that’s what I did. Only because it is a classic.
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Trying to make sense of the horrors of World War II, Death relates the story of Liesel--a young German girl whose book-stealing and story-telling talents help sustain her family and the Jewish man they are hiding, as well as their neighbors.
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#TheBookThief is the story of a young girl in Nazi Germany. Living with her foster family, she develops a love of books and slowly realizes the power of words, for both good and bad.
The Book Thief / Markus Zusak "Trying to make sense of the horrors of World War II, Death relates the story of Liesel--a young German girl whose book-stealing and story-telling talents help sustain her family and the Jewish man they are hiding, as well as their neighbors."
Turn Dreams into Reality @ Your Library /// It is 1939. Nazi Germany. The country is holding its breath. Death has never been busier, and will become busier still. /// Best for older teens.
The Book Thief by Markus Zusak. Death narrates this WWII historical fiction tale about a young German girl named Liesel who is eager to read and tell stories that help her, the couple that has taken her in, her neighborhood friend, and the Jewish man her family is hiding get by in these dark times.
Living with a foster family in Germany during World War II, a young girl struggles to survive her day-to-day trials through stealing anything she can get her hands on, but when she discovers the beauty of literature, she realizes that she has been blessed with a gift that must be shared with others, including the Jewish man hiding in the basement.
The Book Thief, Markus Zusak --a unique and beautifully told story that depicts growing up in the midst of Nazi Germany...
I liked the movie, but it seem to glance over some scenes, so I had to read the book. The book is much better than the movie! In Markus Zusak's novel,Death narrates it's observation of Liesel Meminger, a young girl in WWII Germany. She is fostered by a couple living just outside of Munich. She finds a book in the snow, can't read the words. With love and time she discovers the world of words and is hungry for more. Heartfelt and memorable, this is one of my favorite books now.
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Encore -- COO Book club in a bag : the book thief / by Markus Zusak.
Lena Duchannes is unlike anyone the small Southern town of Gatlin has ever seen, and she's struggling to conceal her power and a curse that has haunted her family for generations. But even within the overgrown gardens, murky swamps, and crumbling graveyards of the forgotten South, a secret cannot stay hidden forever.
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Beautiful Creatures- book review from a Christian perspective. #YA #bookreview #Beautifulcreatures
Book Review | Beautiful Creatures Book 1 of the Caster Chronicles by Kami Garcia & Margaret Stohl Worth a read. ★★★★☆ http://coldteaandcrumbs.blogspot.co.uk/2013/04/book-review-beautiful-creatures.html
They are turning one of my favorite books into a movie...yay! Beautiful Creatures (Beautiful Creatures, Book 1)
Favorite book of all time☆ Beautiful Creatures -Book I- Authors Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl ☆
Beautiful Creatures (Beautiful Creatures, Book 1) - one of my most favorite books
love this book (book 1)
Beautiful Creatures: Book 1 - Book Review
Title: Beautiful Creatures Author: Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl Series: Caster Chronicles, book 1 Publisher: Razor Bill - Peguin Publishing date: 4th of February 2010 Number of pages: 563 Language: English, Spanish, German, French, Dutch a.o. Age Category: Young Adult Other books in this series: Beautiful Darkness, book 2 Beautiful Chaos, book 3 Beautiful Redemption, book 4 About Beautiful Creatures In Ethan Wate's hometown there lies the darkest of secrets . . . There is a girl. Slowly, she pulled the hood from her head . . . Green eyes, black hair. Lena Duchannes. There is a curse. On the Sixteenth Moon, the Sixteenth Year, the Book will take what it's been promised. And no one can stop it. In the end, there is a grave. Lena and Ethan become bound together by a deep, powerful love. But Lena is cursed and on her sixteenth birthday, her fate will be decided. Ethan never even saw it coming. My Review I don't really know what to think of this book. It is not bad, but I could put it down easily, good books do not have that effect on me. They make me want to read it from start to finish. In this case it is not a bad thing, because you can enjoy the writing much longer. It is really beautifully written. We get a exciting mysteries to unravel. This is what keeps the book going, keeps it interesting. The characters went through struggles, and half of time I struggled with them the other half of the time I questioned their motivation for the decisions they made. This book is well written, lots of references to other literature and history. I really liked that even though I do not know anything about the civil war (I am not American, so I didn't learn about it in high school) and don't know most of the authors they mentioned, but it was interesting. Rating The setting was great, I can see Ravenwood in my head. All in all a very well written book, good world building, suspensefull, mysterious and romantic. 3.5 skaters. Music ~ Frank Zappa ~ Drowning Witch This song was mentioned in the book, and I think it is soothing. Jace Everett ~ Bad Things I know I associate this with the south due to True Blood, but I like it. It is a great fit for this book as well. Have you read Beautiful Creatures? What are your thoughts on this book? Leave it in the comments!
Many of you will recognise the title of this book. Yes, it's a movie now. No, I didn't read it because it was a movie. Maybe the release of the movie gave me a 'hurry-up-and-read-that' push, but it's been on my to-read list since...2010 I think, when I saw it at a book store, jotted down the title and authors names and created another to-read list on my cell phone. I borrowed this from the library, but it was due back before I finished reading it (I remember getting a whole heap out at the same time...stupid move) and I couldn't renew it because someone else wanted it. So I did what any normal person would do when they are half way through a book and desperately need to know what happens next...bought it off Amazon. Yes I did. So the copy I have only looks read from the second half onwards. But that's okay. Beautiful Creatures follows the story of Ethan, a teenage boy in the town of Gatlin and his relationship with the mysterious new girl, Lena Duchannes. Lena is the niece of the town weirdo, Macon Ravenwood. When she arrives in town to come and live with him, the town already hates her and wants her gone. The only person who doesn't, is Ethan. They become friends... ...and then strange things start happening. It turns out that Lena is actually a Caster. It's like a witch...but not really. Her whole family are Casters, and when the children in her family turn 16, they either turn light...or they turn dark. The story is a build up to Lena's 16th birthday, and with family gatherings, funny best friends, school dances, secret underground libraries, an ancient powerful book, creepy flash backs, a destiny that they can't seem to escape and various magical happenings, this book was a great read. Looking at the reviews from other people on Good Reads, I think you either love this book, or you hate it. There doesn't seem to be much middle ground. I, for one, loved it. I think it was a great story, with great characters and a sense of 'oh my gosh, what's gonna happen next?'. It's written in first person, and I was a little scared when I saw it was written by not one, but two authors, but Garcia and Stohl manage to write in a way that you forget about it and become engrossed in the story. It's quite a lengthy book - 563 pages - but I think it needed to be that long, to create the scene and the story, and to build it up in the way that it did. The end of the book was really dramatic and exciting, and certainly left on a *gasp* note. Can't wait to read the next one, and at the moment I'm thinking I'll just buy it, rather than wait for the library copy. It'll be a good series, I think, to read again. I haven't seen the movie yet, but I really want to! I hope they've done it justice! Have you read Beautiful Creatures? What did you think?
Suddenly able to see demons and the Darkhunters who are dedicated to returning them to their own dimension, fifteen-year-old Clary Fray is drawn into this bizzare world when her mother disappears and Clary herself is almost killed by a monster.