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New Blog Up and Running!

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New Blog Up and Running!

I know I have not posted anything in almost a year. I have been going through a lot and lost my way and what I love doing. But now I am back and better then ever before with a brand new blog! I would really appreciate it if y’all would give it a look and follow me! I will be posting similar reviews, updates on authors, movie-to-book adaptations, book release dates, and even cover reveals, just on my own site.

Please go visit me at http://www.crimsoncrocodilereviews.com Again, it would mean so much to me if y’all would go check me out!

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Currently Reading

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Currently Reading

This week I have decided to tackle some of the books on my seemingly never-ending TBR pile. With my first set of college classes finally out of the way, I actually have some free time to read (what is free time? lol I never have that anymore). As yall know, I just finished reading and reviewing Take Me Tomorrow by Shannon A Thompson, so now I am working on a few others. I’ve been kinda in a reading slump, so any reading suggestions would be great guys!

The Rules Regarding Gray by Elizabeth Finn

Published September 23, 2014

What first drew me to this novel was the obvious love triangle (I’m such a sucker for love triangles), but it is quickly sucking me in! 

The Rules Regarding GraySynopsis

Gracelynn is drowning in an existence that fails to fulfill her. A ballerina by trade, she’s devoted her life to the stage, sacrificing adventure for discipline. When her boyfriend gives her permission to want what she’s not supposed to want, can she walk away? Or will she leap?

Jasper isn’t a man with many boundaries, and “sharing” a woman with his best friend is hardly a new endeavor. But the moment he meets Gracelynn he realizes she’s different. She leaves him feeling alive in a way he’s not used to, and for the first time in his life, he understands what it means to be wanted… Cherished… And he needs more…

But there are rules—rules that forbid Jasper from truly having her. As forbidden desire spirals out of control, Jasper has to decide if he’s willing to fight for something that doesn’t truly belong to him. His best friend doesn’t deserve her, but is Jasper strong enough to believe he does?

Minutes Before Sunset by Shannon A. Thompson

Published May 1, 2013

Shannon A. Thompson is quickly becoming one of my favorite authors ( I say one of because….how am I supposed to limit it to just one?) She uses great detail and creates amazingly realistic stories. Definitely recommend checking out her work!

Minutes before sunsetSynopsis:

She was undoubtedly a shade, but I didn’t know her.

Eric Welborn isn’t completely human, but he isn’t the only shade in the small Midwest town of Hayworth. With one year left before his eighteenth birthday, Eric is destined to win a long-raging war for his kind. But then she happens. In the middle of the night, Eric meets a nameless shade, and she’s powerful—too powerful—and his beliefs are altered. The Dark has lied to him, and he’s determined to figure out exactly what lies were told, even if the secrets protect his survival.

He had gotten so close to me—and I couldn’t move—I couldn’t get away.

Jessica Taylor moves to Hayworth, and her only goal is to find more information on her deceased biological family. Her adoptive parents agree to help on one condition: perfect grades. And Jessica is distraught when she’s assigned as Eric’s class partner. He won’t help, let alone talk to her, but she’s determined to change him—even if it means revealing everything he’s strived to hide.

Knight by Kristen Ashley

Published on April 8, 2012

Everybody loves a bad boy right? What about a bad boy that’s secretly good? Knight is the first installment to the Unfinished Hero Series. So far there are three  books with Deacon, the latest edition, scheduled to be released October 23 of this year.

KnightSynopsis:

Anya Gage has learned that to get anything good in life, you have to work for it. She has no expectations, no dreams.

Then she finds herself at a party where she doesn’t want to be and she meets Knight.

Knight Sebring knows who he is, what he wants and what he likes. And he gets it. But he never expected something as sweet as Anya Gage to wander into his bedroom during a party he did not expect to be having to borrow his phone.

Knight tries to leave Anya to the life she deserves of white picket fences and a man who watches football on Sundays – good, normal and clean. But when Anya comes to his nightclub and finds herself in a situation, he knows someone has to look after her, he can’t fight it anymore and he decides that man will be him.

Knight teaches Anya that, just as with the bad, in life you should also expect the good. And he teaches her this by giving it to her.

But Knight has a dark past and just as he desires Anya for exactly who she is, he fears when she finds out exactly the man he has become and always intends to be, she’ll leave him for good, normal and clean.

 

Teaser Tuesdays: Finding Us by Megan Smith

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Teaser Tuesdays: Finding Us by Megan Smith

finding usSynopsis:

Jasmine Jennings is running from her past, something she never wants to deal with again. Starting out fresh in a new city, life is finally looking up.

That is until she meets him — Knox Mitchell. She tries to elude him, but he’s everywhere. When she finally gives in, he begins to avoid her.

One tragic night, Knox’s future was ripped away. His body and soul crave revenge from the man who took everything away from him, but when Jasmine crashes into Knox’s muddled life, he’s torn. What is he supposed to do about falling for the girl who was to be part of his plan for retaliation?

When all secrets are revealed can they move forward without the past destroying any hopes of having a future?

Excerpts:

Knox reaches over and pushes the braid that’s lying over my shoulder to my back and leans over to kiss my exposed shoulder. My eyes close and I want to wrap our time up here in a jar and carry it with me everywhere I go. Everything in this moment is perfect. I’m happy and content which hasn’t happened in some time. I’m always so guarded around everyone except Summer. The reason behind my wing tattoos is because when I finally decided to get out from under Mom and Dad I wanted to find my wings and be my own person. I wanted to grow, change and find my way in life.

“Jas,” Knox says so low it was barely auditable.

I open my eyes to the sound of his voice only to feel a tickle on my right shoulder. I don’t move an inch because I know what it is. Out of the corner of my eye I can see a beautiful black butterfly with four spots, white and then blending into purple, on each side of the wings. The end of the wings are all jagged but the intensity of the colors draw away from them.

Knox is able to slip away as the butterfly just sits perched on my shoulder, lightly fluttering her wings. I hear the sound of Knox’s camera snapping pictures as he walks around capturing different angles. I turn my head inch by inch so I can get a better look at the beauty sitting on my shoulder.

A lady who’s wearing a uniform with a patch that shows that she works here comes over to my other side and wipes something cool on the top of my left hand which is resting on my thigh. When she’s finishes she simply walks away. What the hell was that about?

Minutes later the butterfly sitting on my shoulder flies away and another tiny white butterfly lands on the top of my right hand in the exact spot that the employee rubbed whatever it was on my skin.

Knox takes his seat beside me again. “It’s sugar water. The butterflies love it.” He nods to the sign in front of the waterfall. “I read it on that.” Knox adds after I give him a look of disbelief that he would know such a fact.

I lift my hand in the air and the butterfly takes off to a nearby flower. I place my hand on Knox’s leg and give it a little squeeze. “Thank you for bringing me here.”

He places his large hand on top of mine, “You’re welcome, Beautiful. I’m glad you like it.”

And if that wasn’t enough to convince you this is a must read, here is another excerpt!

Later that night Knox takes me to bed. He helps me rid myself of clothes and I do the same to him. We climb into his bed and lie facing each other. Knox pulls me closer to him and puts my arms around his neck. I cradle him to my chest, content in this moment.

“I’m falling hard, Jas.” Knox says with so much emotion in his voice it makes me want to be a girly girl and cry.

My heartbeat picks up. I run my hand through his hair, comforting him. “Me too.”

“I’m still trying to find my way out of this nightmare I’ve been living in.” Knox sighs deeply.

“I’m still trying to find my way in life.” I place a finger under Knox’s chin and tilt his head up. What I see in his eyes is like a mirror of my own. “We’re both lost. We’re trying to find our way and we’re working on finding us.”

Knox’s breath hitches before he crashes his mouth to mine. “We’re finding us.”

I bite down on my bottom lip and Knox reaches up and releases it with his thumb before he kisses it. Something in this moment changes between us. We both admitted that we are finding us, finding our way to be with each other. This road is going to be bumpy as hell but it will be worth all the damage once we get to the other side. I hope.

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Book Review: Take Me Tomorrow

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Book Review: Take Me Tomorrow

Take Me Tomorrow is a dystopian novel written by Shannon A. Thompson and was published July 17th of this year. Unlike most of the dystopian novels I’ve read, and I have read A LOT of them, this one was different, and that intrigued me. Even though it is a relatively small novel, with only 150 pages, it managed to captivate me in a way my recent books have been lacking.

 

Take Me TomorrowSynopsis:

Two years after the massacre, the State enforces stricter rules and harsher punishments on anyone rumored to support tomo – the clairvoyant drug that caused a regional uprising.

But sixteen-year-old Sophia Gray has other problems.

Between her father’s illegal forgery and her friend’s troubling history, the last thing Sophia needs is an unexpected encounter with a boy.

He’s wild, determined, and one step ahead of her. But when his involvement with tomo threatens her friends and family, Sophia has to make a decision: fight for a future she cannot see or sacrifice her loved ones to the world of tomorrow.

 

 

 

 

Review:

Overall, I give this book a 7.8 out of ten. 

Unlike most dystopian novels, this one felt the most real to me. Don’t get me wrong, I ADORE all dystopian novels, but for me, this seemed the most likely to actually happen. Like most dystopian novels, we see society after an epic war, this one is called the massacre, (weird how its always a war and not like a zombie apocalypse or global warming or something), and instead of the 50 states as we know it, there are only a few “states” left, and the leader is now a tyrant who enforces strict rules and policies to keep the people in line. Now, it wouldn’t be a good plot if there weren’t people working against him, and the ones that are fighting against the tyranny use drugs as a weapon, particularly one drug. Tomo is a hallucinogenic drug that can allow people to ‘see’ the future, and the rebels use this to spread hope for a different tomorrow.

And then there’s Sophia. While she is no stranger to breaking the laws, after all her father participates in illegal forgery, she has never thought of going against the order Phelps has created for his citizens, until Noah. Noah is wild, and quick, and thanks to the tomo he consumes, almost all knowing, but he’ll need the help of Sophia and her friends if he wants to save his sister, and ultimately save the cause he has sacrificed everything for.

The novel could get confusing, it follows the POV of Sophia, and for a majority of the time, she doesn’t really understand what is going on or why. Thrown into a world she is not accustomed to, and asked to do unspeakable things, she is simply trying to play catch up and understand why it seems like everyone else knows whats going on except her. Add that onto the ever expanding character list, often with little introduction or information on them, and it could get tough to follow the plot. But, as you read, it does become a little more clear. Most of the characters are male, and while some people may say that seems unbalanced, to me, it fits perfectly. In the novel, the boys are fighting for a cause, they break laws, set bombs, and carry out rescue missions, so having most of the characters male fits, and I like how they’re are only three major female roles. Even though Sophia doesn’t always understand, she’s strong, smart, and cunning, and often times, she and her best friend Lily are the reason the plans work at all.

The major thing that both irked and delighted me was Sophia’s relationship with Noah. While it is obvious (at least to me) that they are attracted to each other, neither really acts on it. Sure, they’re are subtle, harmless flirtations, and Noah does seem overly protective of her especially, we really don’t see a relationship form until it is almost too late. I would’ve liked to see that develop a little more. Noah seems hardened to the world with no weaknesses, yet the way he acts around Sophia changes everything. Sophia is a strong girl trained (illegally) by her father, she is no wilting wall flower, and only Noah really sees her strength and knows what she is really capable of. Together they are unstoppable, except they are never really together.

If you are looking for a short read that is both a thriller and a romance, than I’d highly recommend Take Me Tomorrow. It is an excellent read and I hope (really really hope) that there are many more to come after this book (I am WAY too invested in the plot for this NOT to become a series).

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Cover Reveal: The Ruby Circle

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Cover Reveal: The Ruby Circle

The cover art for Richelle Mead’s latest novel, The Ruby Circle, was released today!! Richelle Mead is the renowned author of the Vampire Acdemy series (which are a really great read) and the branch off series Bloodlines which follows one of the characters from the Vampire Academy, Sydney Sage, an alchemist who helps vampires stay hidden. The Ruby Circle is the concluding novel to this amazing series….and hopefully all our lingering questions will be answered. The expected release date to this much anticipated novel is set for February 10, 2015!

Synopsis:

Sydney Sage is an Alchemist, one of a group of humans who dabble in magic and serve to bridge the worlds of humans and vampires. They protect vampire secrets—and human lives.

After their secret romance is exposed, Sydney and Adrian find themselves facing the wrath of both the Alchemists and the Moroi in this electrifying conclusion to Richelle Mead’s New York Times bestselling Bloodlines series. When the life of someone they both love is put on the line, Sydney risks everything to hunt down a deadly former nemesis. Meanwhile, Adrian becomes enmeshed in a puzzle that could hold the key to a shocking secret about spirit magic, a secret that could shake the entire Moroi world.

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Sunday Spoilers: Opposition by Jennifer L. Armentrout

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Sunday Spoilers: Opposition by Jennifer L. Armentrout

This week’s sneak peak comes from the novel Opposition by Jennifer L. Armentrout. It is the latest installment in the Lux series and is the concluding novel. Armentrout is one of my favorite YA Romance authors and I personally think the Lux series is some of her best work. For those who haven’t of the Lux series, it is a YA Romance centered on Katy (or Kitten), your resident blogger and book-aholic, Daemon, the bad boy hottie next door and his sister Dee, who is sweet as pie and is everyone’s friend. But Daemon and Dee have a secret, they’re not from around here…in fact, there not even from this GALAXY. But they’re not the only otherworldly force at play. As Daemon and Katy grow close (VERY close) they have to battle many threats and obstacles that try to separate them…but how much are they willing to go through for each other? Does love really conquer all?

Lux Series:

1) Obsidian

2) Onyx

3) Opal

3.5) Shadows (Dawson’s story)

4) Opposition

Jennifer L. Armentrout has also started writing a branch off series based on the Arum. This first (and so far only) book that has been released is Obsession, and if you love the Lux Series, this book will shake the very foundation of your knowledge on the Arum. I most definitely recommend reading it though!

Opposition Excerpt:

I locked up, throat dry as he stalked toward us.
He cut Quincy a dangerous look as he stepped around me. The moment his hands folded over my shoulders from behind, holding me in place, I thought I’d throw up. Like literally hurl all over the smug-looking Luxen in front of me.
 I jerked, pressing into Daemon as Quincy reached for me once more, gripping my chin with cool fingers, but I couldn’t shy away. Daemon was an unmovable wall.
Daemon stiffened behind me as Quincy lowered his head so that we were eye level. I never thought I’d ever be in this situation, that instead of Daemon protecting me, he would be allowing some random, really skeevy Luxen guy to get all up in my face. Not since the day at the lake, the first time he’d opened up to me and told me about his brother.
“She feels different,” Quincy announced, his hands sliding down my neck to where my pulse beat rapidly. “Not like other humans. Besides sensing something in them, we’d be able to tell by feel.” He paused, his gaze flicking up to Daemon. The Luxen’s smile turned brittle as his long, tapered fingers circled my neck. “You’re very angry.”

“Really?” Daemon’s hands flexed around my arms. “Remember what I told you before? That statement still stands.”
 
“Is that so?” Quincy hesitated, and then he placed his hand above my chest, the same place I’d seen the Luxen touch in the supermarket.
A low rumble reverberated along my back, and I wasn’t sure if it was from Daemon or if it was me shaking so badly. The Luxen’s brows knitted in concentration, and then he glanced at Rolland.
“Nothing,” he said. “I cannot assimilate her DNA.”
 
My eyes widened in understanding. My God, I’d seen what had happened to the humans after their DNA had been assimilated at a rapid clip. He would’ve killed me! And Daemon, but at this point, I wanted to knee Daemon in the groin. Anger burned its way through me as I twisted in his grasp, trying to get free, because I needed space, but his grip tightened as furious tears stung my eyes.
 
“That’s an interesting development,” Rolland commented. “What else can you two do? We know that if one dies, the other does. She obviously has access to the Source. Is there anything else?”
“She won’t get sick. Like us.” Daemon’s words were short, to the point. “And she’s fast and strong.”
 
I sucked in a sharp breath as the blister of something ugly, of betrayal, curled around my heart.
“Remarkable.” Rolland clapped his hands as if we’d per- formed Swan Lake instead of just standing there in front of him. “And that is all?” Sadi asked, looking wholly unimpressed.
“Yes,” Daemon answered, and my eyes widened, but I schooled my features blank.
I held my breath, but Dee didn’t disagree. Both of them had just blatantly lied by omission. There was more. When he was in his true form, Daemon and I could communicate the way he did with other Luxen. I didn’t know what to think about that, but hope sparked deep in my chest. My gaze darted to Dee, but she was staring at the wall as if there was something amazing going on there.
What was really happening here? There was more—
 
My thoughts careened off, crashing in a fiery glory as Quincy, who wasn’t even looking at me but was eyeballing Daemon, slid his hand down my chest, like right on my chest. Shock rippled through me, quickly followed by red-hot rage and bitter disgust. Every part of me recoiled.
 
Suddenly, I was sliding across the wood floor and bumping into an empty leather chair. Startled, I lifted my head and peered through the length of matted hair that had fallen across my face.
The two Luxen were locked in an epic stare down, and across from me, Dee was no longer staring at the wall, but was focused on her brother. It was so quiet in the room that you could hear a fly hiccup.
 
And then Daemon exploded like a bottle rocket.
 
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Book Review: Nero: A Made Men Novel

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Book Review: Nero: A Made Men Novel

Nero: Made Men Novel #1 is written by Sarah Brianne and was released June 27th of this year, which makes it super super super new. Nero was Brianne’s debut novel. So here goes the review, and I hope it helps yall more than the Amazon reviews helped me.

22494969Synopsis:

Nero is the king of Legacy Prep, living a life of power.
Elle is the school’s punching bag, living a life of fear.
The only good girls Nero knows jump in his bed when he tells them to.
The closest Elle has come to a bad boy like him is in the cafeteria line.
The mob boss gave him orders to find out what she knows.
Her mouth is sealed.

I just want to be a fu**ing made man.
I’m just a fu**ing waitress.

 

 

Review:

I admit that when I bought this book, I bought it solely because all the reviews ravved about how great this story was, and I was excited, especially since it had so many positive reviews and it was the first day it had been published. While the reviews were detailed and descriptive, the book lacked severly. The book was really hard to get into for me, and it was partly due to the strange 3rd person/1st person narration that didnt flow well and just lack of details. To me, the writing was slightly juevenille in technique and therefore, hard to follow. Now I well commend Sarah Brianne on her plot, it was good, in that tragic Romeo and Juliet way…..if Romeo had been in the maffia and Juliet a lying waitress. After struggling for a while, and almost giving up in the book itself, I finally pushed aside all my mental grammar fixing and focused on the story and characters.

Elle is a character I both liked and hated. Here we have this 17 year old girl, who after experiencing horrible things in her fancy prep school, works every night just to afford the tuition so she doesn’t leave her best friend Chloe, alone to deal with the bullies at their school. That part didn’t bother me, what bothered me was that she did nothing to stop anything that was happening to her and her friend and even went as far as lying to her parents about everything to protect these bullies. In my opinion, if she had stepped up and spoken about what was happening, a lot of the bullshit that she experienced wouldn’t have happened. Why lie when you can be stronger than the bullies and stand up to stop them?

Nero is that handsome bad boy that for some reason, seems to have the kind of power associated with a power hungry corrupt CEO, and in a way, he’s on his way to become one. He is your typical player who doesn’t care about women or really anything besides serving the family. It doesn’t help that his father is the Head of the Caruso maffia and his brother is the underboss. But Nero doesn’t care, in fact, he’s wanted to join the family maffia every since he was a boy. After being forced to be with Elle after she witnesses the maffia in action, we follow them down their confussing path to love. It seems to me that Nero loved her from almost the begining and was in denial through most of the book while Elle was more focused on hiding the truth and protecting her friend to really notice that she was falling in love with the maffia’s new family member. Will the maffia ultimatly destroy their love or will they both stand up and fight for what they want?

All in all, this was a pretty decent novel, and on a scale of 1-10, I’d give it a 7.5. While you may struggle to get into the plot, once you do you can’t help but read until it’s over. I would reccomend this to those who want a short read filled with drama, violence, and possessive maffia sons. 

 

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Book Review: Pure Will

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I realize I have been lacking in the book review departments, but I have been trying to catch up on my TBR pile and honestly hadn’t read a book worth writing about, until now. Pure Will, written by Kristi Pelton grabbed my attention and captivated me. It was a complex, juicy, drama-filled novel that I fell in love with from the very beginning.

Synopsis:

Growing up without a mother, Camden never learned the rules of sex until introduced to them by a bad boy who took advantage of her innocence—breaking her.

Will spiraled into a world of darkness following an unbearable hurt…in turn using women and alcohol to dull the pain.

Two wounded people…coming together under awkward circumstances…healing each other…until the bad boy from Camden’s past finds her…

Does Will have the power to fight for someone worth fighting for?

Camden Biggs, the daughter of a professional baseball player…lost her mother at age 9. Eager to be loved, she fell in love with the hottest, bad boy she’d ever met at age 15, Max. Totally off limits and living under the same roof, she succumbed to his manipulations until he was forced out of her life—hanging on to a promise to only give herself to him.

Will Denton raised by a trailer trash father and a trust fund mother had a taste of both worlds and all sorts of women—especially when he dove into a world of darkness following a tragedy and loss of his own.

Camden, now a senior at the University of Kansas where she tutors the hottest, most talented athletes hides behind her outgoing roommate Kate—who is sexually active enough for both of them; Camden lives vicariously through Kate while still trying to heal her wounds from the past—until Will Denton comes home with Kate one night. Though he slept with Kate, he sets his sights on Cam.

Camden finally succumbs to the gorgeous eyes and body of Will Denton. And as Will is finally starting to tear down the walls that Cam has built over the years…Bad Boy Max makes a reappearance to reclaim what was once his

Review:
Okay, so from the very beginning, I fell in love with this book. It has everything you could ever want from a delicious, it has juicy drama, jealousy, vengeful, violent ex’s and horror-filled past that tends to get in the way of new relationships.

Camden doesn’t trust men, and with good reason. At just 15, she fell in love with bad boy Max. The only problem? Max was her step-brother. But that wasn’t the worst part. Max was manipulative, and violent; often times doing cruel and painful things to Cam and making her feel pleasure from it. Now Cam is in college, and doing well. Living with her outgoing best friend, Kate, she is well on her way to get her engineering degree.  But she isn’t really living. She goes to school, tutors her group of super attractive athletes, and goes back to her apartment, leaving all the partying and one night stands to Kate. Until Will. With Will, maybe she wants to try. With Will, maybe she can face her demons and finally be at peace and maybe she will finally be ready to let go and move on.

Will, a trailer trash baby born with a silver spoon in his mouth has had a taste of both the rich and poor sides of life. But after losing his little brother to the marines, and then have the call no one wants to receive about their family, he turned to alcohol ad women to soothe his grieving heart. All he wants is the next one night stand. Until Cam. Cam is different, even if she is does seem sad. Will Cam be his salvation?

Will and Cam don’t meet the traditional way. They meet after Will hooks up with Cam’s best friend, Kate. While Cam doesn’t necessarily shun Will, she makes it perfectly clear she’s not interested. But things change, and their relationship grows. When Cam’s past comes up to bite her in the ass, they see just how much their love can endure.

This book was fantastic and funny and romantic and at times sad. I would recommend this book to everyone needing their next literary fix. It’s drama filled without being too much and is never really predictable, it keeps you on your toes about what will happen next. This is a refuse to put down, quite your day job, and read through the entire night kinda book. I give this book five stars, whole heartily.

Fallen series coming to theaters?

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Lately I have been hearing a lot of whispers in the wind about the Fallen Series written by Lauren Kate in 2009 will be made into a major motion film shortly. Being a Fallen fan myself, I had to check these rumors out. Turns out, rumors were right! Contracts were signed earlier this year to produce the film and it will be released in 2015. The screenplay is being written by Nichole Millard and the movie will be directed by Scott Hicks. The cast has been decided and the roles are as the following: Lola Kirke as Penn, Sianoa Smit-McPhee as Molly, Daisy Head as Arianne, Hermione Corfield as Gabbe, Malachi Kirby as Roland, Chris Asby as Todd, Addison Timlin as Lucinda, Jeremy Irvine as Daniel, and last but not least Harrison Gilbertson as Cam.

For those of you who do not know what the Fallen series is about, you’re missing out. I read this series a couple years back when it had first been released and could not get enough of it. The depth of character and complex plot Lauren Kate creates is amazing and captivate even the most reluctant readers. There are three books to this series and a novella that follows up after the third installment to the series.
fallenSynopsis of Fallen #1:

Mysterious and aloof, he captures Luce Price’s attention from the moment she sees him on her first day at the Sword & Cross boarding school in sultry Savannah. He’s the one bright spot in a place where cell phones are forbidden, the other students are all screw-ups, and security cameras watch every move.

Even Daniel wants nothing to do with Luce – he goes out of his way to make that very clear. But she can’t let it go. Drawn to him like a moth to a flame, Luce has to find out what Daniel is so desperate to keep secret…even if it kills her.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

tormentSynopsis of Torment, Fallen #2:

Hell on earth.

That’s what it’s like for Luce to be apart from her fallen angel boyfriend, Daniel.

It took them an eternity to find one another, but now he has told her he must go away. Just long enough to hunt down the Outcasts – immortals who want to kill Luce. Daniel hides Luce at Shoreline, a school on the rocky California coast with unusually gifted students: Nephilim, the offspring of fallen angels and humans.

At Shoreline, Luce learns what the Shadows are, and how she can use them as windows to her previous lives. Yet the more Luce learns, the more she suspects that Daniel hasn’t told her everything. He’s hiding something – something dangerous.

What if Daniel’s version of the past isn’t actually true? What if Luce is really meant to be with someone else?

 

 

 

passionSynopsis of Passion, Fallen #3:

Luce would die for Daniel.

And she has. Over and over again. Throughout time, Luce and Daniel have found each other, only to be painfully torn apart: Luce dead, Daniel left broken and alone. But perhaps it doesn’t need to be that way….

Luce is certain that something – or someone – in a past life can help her in her present one. So she begins the most important journey of thislifetime…going back eternities to witness firsthand her romances with Daniel…and finally unlock the key to making their love last.

Cam and the legions of angels and Outcasts are desperate to catch Luce, but none are as frantic as Daniel. He chases Luce through their shared pasts, terrified of what might happen if she rewrites history. Because their romance for the ages could go up in flames…forever.

 

 

 

 

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Synopsis of Fallen in Love, Fallen #3.5:

Unexpected. Unrequited. Forbidden. Eternal. Everyone has their own love story.

And in a twist of fate, four extraordinary love stories combine over the course of a romantic Valentine’s Day in Medieval England. Miles and Shelby find love where they
least expect it. Roland learns a painful lesson about finding-and losing love. Arianne pays the price for a love so fierce it burns. And for the first -and last- time, Daniel and Luce
will spend a night together like none other.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

downloadSynopsis of Rapture, Fallen #4:

The sky is dark with wings . . . .

Like sand in an hourglass, time is running out for Luce and Daniel. To stop Lucifer from erasing the past they must find the place where the angels fell to earth. Dark forces are after them, and Daniel doesn’t know if he can do this—live only to lose Luce again and again.

Yet together they will face an epic battle that will end with lifeless bodies . . . and angel dust. Great sacrifices are made. Hearts are destroyed. And suddenly Luce knows what must happen.

For she was meant to be with someone other than Daniel. The curse they’ve borne has always and only been about her—and the love she cast aside. The choice she makes now will be the only one that truly matters.

In the fight for Luce, who will win?

 

Upcoming Books to Movies

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Recently, the trend for books to movies had been increasing. This year alone Divergent and Vampire Academy have been made into movies based off their novels with plans for The Fault in our Stars, and If I Stay to be released as movies also.

The Fault in Our Stars:

The_Fault_in_Our_StarsSYNOPSIS: Despite the tumor-shrinking medical miracle that has bought her a few years, Hazel has never been anything but terminal, her final chapter inscribed upon diagnosis. But when a gorgeous plot twist named Augustus Waters suddenly appears at Cancer Kid Support Group, Hazel’s story is about to be completely rewritten.

Unfortunately, I have not read this book and can’t really tell you anymore about it, but from what I’ve heard (and I’ve heard a lot) this is a great book that inspires and touches the heart. Disclaimer: read the ending by yourself, I hear its super sad.

CAST: Ansel Elgort as Augustus Waters, Shailene Woodley as Hazel Grace Lancaster, Nat Wolff as Isaac, Willem Dafoe as Peter van Houten, Emily Peachey as Monica, Laura Dern as Mrs. Lancaster, Sam Trammell as Mr. Lancaster, Mike Birbiglia as Patrick, Lotte Verbeek as Lidewij Vliegenthart, and Allegra Carpenter as Hostess

 

 

 

If I Stay

81UjVsGy5yLSYNOPSIS: In a single moment, everything changes. Seventeen year-old Mia has no memory of the accident; she can only recall riding along the snow-wet Oregon road with her family. Then, in a blink, she finds herself watching as her own damaged body is taken from the wreck…

I read this book maybe three years ago and was immediately addicted from page one. We watch as the main character falls in love, struggles to fit in, and prepares for the biggest moment in her life: auditioning for Julliard. But one moment can change all that. When a freak car accident kills her, suddenly she is watching herself in a coma as her loved ones beg her to fight. Which will she choose? To stay, or to go?

The second installment the this series, Where She Went, was released in 2011.

SYNOPSIS: 

If you had a second chance at first love . . . would you take it?

It’s been three years since Adam’s love saved Mia after the accident that annihilated life as she knew it . . . and three years since Mia walked out of Adam’s life forever.

Now living on opposite coasts, Mia is Julliard’s rising star and Adam is LA tabloid fodder, thanks to his new rock star status and celebrity girlfriend. When Adam gets stuck in New York by himself, chance brings the couple together again, for one last night. As they explore the city that has become Mia’s home, Adam and Mia revisit the past and open their hearts to the future – and each other.

CAST: Chloe Grace Moretz as Mia, Mireille Enos as Kat, Liana Liberato as Kim, Jamie Blackley as Adam, Joshua Leonard as Denny, Lauren Lee Smith as Willow, Sarah Grey as Cute Groupie, Jakob Davies as Teddy, Aliyah O’Brien as EMT, and  Ali Milner as Liz