The Natural Order


The Natural Order
Author: R.J. Vickers
Publish Date: June 1, 2015
     Tristan Fairholm is one of 15 juvenile delinquents selected to learn magic-for a purpose that is kept secret from them. When they at last learn that the magic they have harvested causes death and ruin in a bid to keep the world from collapse, they must make a choice: do they fight it? Or do they use it?

Book to Movie/Other Adaptations

     Many books have become adaptations. My favorites are Breakfast at Tiffany's by Truman Capote starring Audrey Hepburn (I haven't read it yet), Pride and Prejudice (2005) by Jane Austen (currently reading it), anything by Nicholas Sparks and a lot more.
     But, not all adaptations are great/successful. In my opinion, almost all adaptations are pretty crappy (the ones today.)

Book Review


The Night Circus
Author: Erin Morgenstern
Publish Date: September 13, 2011
Publisher: Doubleday


     The circus arrives without warning. No announcements precede it. It is simply there, when yesterday it was not. Within the black-and-white striped canvas tents is an utterly unique experience full of breathtaking amazements. It is called Le Cirque des Reves and it is only open at night.
     But behind the scenes, a fierce competition is underway-a duel between two young magicians, Celia and Marco, who have been trained since childhood expressly for this purpose by their mercurial instructors. Unbeknownst to them, this is a game in which only one can be left standing, and the circus is but the stage for a remarkable battle of imagination and will. Despite themselves, however, Celia and Marco tumble headfirst into love-a deep, magical love that makes the lights flicker and the room grow warm whenever they so much as brush hands.
     True love or not, the game must play out, and the fates of everyone involved, from the cast of extraordinary circus performers to the patrons, hang in the balance, suspended as precariously as the daring acrobats overhead.

Hardcover or Softcover: Pros & Cons

This choice irks and frustrates me. There are so many pros and cons for these two. I'm writing this post mainly because I'm currently reading The Night Circus and I'm loving it. I really want to purchase a copy, but not sure which format to get. Hardcover or Softcover? Wow, pretty stupid question and post because a book is supposed to be about its story. #vanity
Hardcover
Softcover

Movie Review, Again...

Second review of the day
#throwbacktomychildhood

I don't know why, but my basic cable came with HBO-not complaining. I have been over indulging. I think I watched Veronica Mars like 5 times in 2 days. But, I'm not reviewing Veronica Mars.
The Theory of Everything
Director: James Marsh
Story By: Jane Hawking
Release Date: November 7, 2014
Genre: Romance, Drama
Starring: Eddie Redmayne (<3, I'll explain later), Felicity Jones, David Thewlis (Professor Lupin), and many more

     I had trouble watching this movie. It was difficult for me because I was constantly watching someone struggle. It was painful. I love that Stephen remains smiley and positive about his situation, but that pulled on my heartstring even more. I had to fight back my tears. It's honestly the worse watching someone struggle and feeling helpless.
     I should have mentioned this first. Eddie Redmayne is an AMAZING actor. I remember watching him in Les Miserables, but I wasn't all that impress. Then, I watched Hick and I was blown away by his performance. Eddie plays this southern man with a limp, who is mentally unstable. His accent was great and he just sold it. AMAZING. This role is really difficult and Eddie did a great job portraying Stephen. I really can't describe how great he was. He totally deserved the award, sorry Leo.
     Jane was portrayed as this semi-heartless woman and the story was by her. That shocked me. I just found out and I was like, what? she portrayed herself as a "monster?" Throughout the movie, you see how Stephen's health affected their marriage and relationship. Jane can't pay attention to herself and she become aggravated. She loves him and wants to see him well, but it's difficult always paying attention to one person and not getting any in return. (Wow, I'm really making her sound like a monster. SHE ISN'T. There were just moments, that were understandable, when she was "aggravated.") I do applaud her for remaining close friends with Stephen, even after the divorce.

DNF: JLA Book Review (My Best Review)

This is quite shocking to me.
I can't believe that there's a JLA book that I don't like.
What book is it?!?!?!
It's...

Wannabe Film Critic

by: Tabitha Dickinson it's a reference to the movie.



Movie: Birdman: Or The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance
Release Date: October 17, 2014
Director: Alejandro González Iñárritu
Genre: Drama, "Comedy"
Starring: Michael Keaton, Edward Norton, Emma Stone, Naomi Watts, and Zach Galifianakis
Rating: 3.25/5



Movie Review: The D.U.F.F.

Release Date: February 20, 2015
Director: Ari Sandel
Genre: Romantic Comedy

The Divide Cover Reveal!

I read the first book and I'm really excited for the second. It has a guy that'll make you swoon and it's so new. The concept/idea is so cool. The sci-fi universe is just SO COOL and AMAZING. Also, the covers are gorgeous!



The Divide (Dreamland #2) by E.J. Mellow 
Publication date: October 15th 2015
Genres: Fantasy, New Adult


     Molly finally uncovers the truth about the strange dreams that plagued her sanity for weeks. Now destined to accept a clandestine role, Molly must find the strength and courage buried deep to push forward and succeed.
     With the help of Dev, the roguish blue-eyed man of her dreams-whose dark past resurfaces to haunt him-Molly prepares to test the limits of her newly awakened powers and set right a world on the edge of being consumed by nightmares.
     But when an unknown shadow stalks her every step and a shocking revelation about her heritage comes to light, Molly may find herself forced to make a decision that could leave her alone in the dark and standing on the wrong side of a divide.


About the Author
     E.J.Mellow is a new adult and fantasy writer who resides in Brooklyn, NY. When she’s not busy moonlighting in the realm of make-believe, she can be found doodling, buried in a book (usually this one), or playing video games. 
     The Dreamer is the first book in her contemporary fantasy trilogy, The Dreamland Series.

She lives in NY-fellow New Yorker! That's so cool! Now I want to go to brunch with her and talk about her books...

Blog Makeover

I've been trying to redesign my set-up. I really want it to be a simple black and white, but my current background in black and white isn't the best. I'm thinking about going back to the "black and white forest" background. I'm really not sure  if it'll look good.

Also, what are your opinions on this blog button?
I'm not sure if I remember how to upload this.
I'll keep my old button too.
If you do want the instructions, click read more.

The Dark Elements Marathon Wrap-Up





     I've been meaning to get start the series, but I was really hesitant. If you read JLA books, you're kind of basically reading the same thing over and over again. You're always reading about a girl who is surrounded by one, or multiple, swoon-worthy guys. Then, the girl becomes a special snowflake...shit starts going down...
     The writing is great. The author adds humor. She [JLA/Jennifer L. Armentrout] adds pop culture references. She is literally fusing herself into a book. Her books are a reflection of herself, excluding the supernatural/paranormal elements, obviously. Her action scenes makes you devour the book. I got so excited that, I think, my mouth began to foam.
     Unfortunately, everything is really predictable because it's basically an up-cycled plot. I still love her nonetheless. She is definitely one of my favorite authors and I really want to meet her.
     The series revolves around Layla. Layla is an "abomination" because she is the offspring of two rivaling/different races-demons and gargoyles. Growing up Layla felt like an outcast and was treated pretty much like shit by the gargoyle race the raised her. But, her adoptive brother was always kind to her. This obviously causes Layla to develop feelings for him. She grows up and has cool powers. She can see your soul, tag demons, and go virtually undetected by them. Then, upper-level demon, crazy hot, omg he is perfection, please have my babies Roth crosses her path. That's when shit really hits the fan.
     From that point on the story is about Layla learning about herself-coming to terms with her "heritage" and her powers, along with picking a boyfriend. Amidst the boy drama, there are things trying to kill Layla because of her awesome powers and abilities.
     There's a lot of drama, action and romance. I always enjoy her writing and stories, but I gave most of the books 3-stars. I'm glad that the ending isn't completely HEA. It was bittersweet and now I'm copying what I said on my goodreads reviews.
     But seriously, this series is awesome. I'm really sad that it ended. It's probably one of the few trilogies that I like/liked.
It's only fitting to use this song.