Sunday, January 10, 2016

19 books coming to Big Screen in 2016

There are many YA and NA books being adapted to film. Here are just 19 (including a couple adult and children's) that are hitting movie theaters in 2016:

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Cover Reveal! The Problem with Forever by Jennifer L. Armentrout! Overview & Preorder links

The Probelm With Forever
Releasing May 17, 2016
YA Contemporary Standalone

For some people, silence is a weapon.

For Mallory “Mouse” Dodge, it’s a shield.

Growing up, she learned that the best way to survive was to say nothing. And even though it’s been four years since her nightmare ended, she’s beginning to worry that the fear that holds her back will last a lifetime.

Now, after years of homeschooling with loving adoptive parents, Mallory must face a new milestone—spending her senior year at public high school. But of all the terrifying and exhilarating scenarios she’s imagined, there’s one she never dreamed of—that she’d run into Rider Stark, the friend and protector she hasn’t seen since childhood, on her very first day.

It doesn’t take long for Mallory to realize that the connection she shared with Rider never really faded. Yet the deeper their bond grows, the more it becomes apparent that she’s not the only one grappling with lingering scars from the past. And as she watches Rider’s life spiral out of control, Mallory must make a choice between staying silent and speaking out—for the people she loves, the life she wants, and the truths that need to be heard.

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Wednesday, January 06, 2016

Review: Inherit the Stars by Tessa Elwood

Inherit the Stars
By: Tessa Elwood

Genres: Science Fiction, Mystery, Romance, Fantasy, Mild Dystopian, Thriller/Suspense
Published: December 8, 2015 by Running Press Kids

Rating: 3.8 stars


LOVE AND LOYALTY. As the youngest daughter of the House of Fane, Asa lives every day of her life in honor of both, for herself and her people. But as her kingdom’s food and energy crisis peaks, Asa must find more to fuel Fane’s survival.

Taking the place of her older sister in an arranged marriage with Eagle, the heir to the prosperous House of Westlet, seems like a straightforward solution. Forging an unforeseen bond, however, leads to an unavoidable division of loyalties. One simple truth lies at the heart of the matter, and only Asa can decide which one to tell.

Romance, politics, and space adventure intersect in this first book of Tessa Elwood’s addictive debut duology.



I enjoyed the concept behind this novel immensely. There was connection to some of the characters but not all and it was bumpy.  

A few things bothered me about the structure. The world building was minimal and I would have enjoyed greater descriptions and explanations. Second was the relationship between Asa and Eagle. Their interaction in a good front half of the book was so disjointed and odd I had a hard time following. The second half seemed forced. Third was the lack of meat to the story. There was a lot of monologuing from Asa and the secondary characters that were most intriguing we only got glimpses of. 

That said, it had a Dunes quality that Classic Sci-Fi readers would appreciate. Eagles's companions were the most captivating characters. They deserve more attention. Several philosophical and social themes are interwoven into the storyline but felt somewhat glossed over. It's an interesting idea and my interest is peaked for the sequel. I hope she puts a bit more development into book two. Overall a good read and debut from Tessa.

Tuesday, January 05, 2016

Happy Release Day! Cruel Crown (Red Queen Series Prequel)

Cruel Crown
(Red Queen Series prequel)
By Victoria Aveyard

Two women on either side of the Silver-Red divide tell the stories no one else knows.

Discover the truth of Norta's bloody past in these two revealing prequels to #1 New York Times bestseller Red Queen.

Also includes an exclusive excerpt of the hotly anticipated second book in the Red Queen series! Glass Sword transports readers to the world of Silver tyranny, a Red dawn rising, and one girl's resolve to break down the system that will hold her back no longer.

Queen Song
Queen Coriane, first wife of King Tiberias, keeps a secret diary—how else can she ensure that no one at the palace will use her thoughts against her? Coriane recounts her heady courtship with the crown prince, the birth of a new prince, Cal, and the potentially deadly challenges that lay ahead for her in royal life.

Steel Scars
Captain Farley exchanges coded transmissions with the resistance as she travels the land recruiting black market traders, smugglers, and extremists for her first attempt at an attack on the capital. She was raised to be strong, but planting the seeds of rebellion in Norta is a tougher job than expected—until she stumbles upon a connection that may prove to be the key to the entire operation: Mare Barrow.