Friday, 31 January 2014

The Fault In Our Stars trailer

So I realize this isn't a book review but it's a movie trailer of an adaptation of a book that I really love so I'm posting this anyway. So without further ado I present to you The Fault in Our Stars trailer!! I've been worried about this movie as I really love the book and I hate it when movies stray so far away from the plot of the book that it doesn't even seem like the same story. I wasn't too keen on the actor choices at first, and seeing promotional pictures of Hazel without her oxygen tank worried me, but after seeing the trailer my worries have been set aside and I am really looking forward to seeing it. My only problem now is that the release date is five months away and waiting for so long is going to kill me, but I know that the wait will be worth it to see Hazel and Augustus come to life. Feel free to share your opinions in the comments and remember, DFTBA.

Monday, 27 January 2014

Review on The Land of Stories #2 The Enchantress Returns

Twins Conner and Alex Bailey return to the Land of Stories in this sequel. When they learn that the evil Enchantress has kidnapped their mother, they must return to the fairy tale world to save her and end the reign of the Enchantress once and for all. The twins team up with some familiar faces, including Froggy, Jack,Goldilocks and Queen Red Riding Hood, and must go on a quest to find all the ingredients they need to create the Wand of Wonderment, the most powerful wand in the world. However, the twins journey will be perilous, and they will face many dangerous and deadly foes along the way. Will they be able to save their mother and the fairy-tale world before it is too late, or will the Enchantress rule over all the Kingdoms for-evermore?

I thought this was a brilliant and exciting sequel. Although the plot was similar to the first book, with the twins having to travel around the fairy tale world to collect various items, there was still many themes to keep the story original. Characters that we know and love from the first book return, but we also have the addition of Mother Goose, who is a brilliant and funny character, and also some new villains. Although I think each task could have been spread out over more than one chapter, it was still well thought out. There are certain problems presented near the start of the novel that are not resolved until the last chapter, and this keeps you guessing throughout the novel what it means. It takes a while to get into the main quest of the story, as the twins have to find a way into the Land of Stories and also find out a way they are able to defeat the Enchantress before they can start the quest. The climax has a good moral to it, and will teach children a valuable lesson. I am looking forward to the third installment in this series.

Saturday, 18 January 2014

Cover Reveal

As frequent visitors to my blog will probably know, I love The Mortal Instruments series by Cassandra Clare. The final instalment of the series is due for release May 27th, and I am excited to find out how the adventure concludes. I overall like the cover, but it's not really my favourite out of the series. I love how Clary looks, but I'm not too keen on the portrayal of Sebastian. The addition of wings is confusing to me, as although he is a Shadowhunter, anyone who has read the series so far will know that he is anything but angelic. I would like to know the opinions of my fellow Shadowhunters, so please share your thoughts in the comment section.

Thursday, 2 January 2014

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year to all my followers! Thank you for sticking round and taking the time to read my reviews. I'm hoping to read and review as many books as possible in the coming year, and make more frequent posts. As I got given a ton of books for Christmas, I will be starting with reviewing those, but if you have any suggestions on what I should review please leave them in the comment section below. Also, a reminder to any authors that I am willing to read and review your books. Just leave me an email [address is in the contact details at the top of the page] and give me a brief synopsis of what the book is about and in what format you are able to provide me with a copy. I do have a tablet device which I can read ebooks on, but I am old fashioned when it comes to books so if you can provide me with a physical copy then I will probably be 90% more likely to review it.

Hope you all had a wonderful time over the holidays!