Saturday, February 26, 2011

Book: I Am Number Four

I was very happy to find out that this was not just a movie but a book to. but some thing some one told me was that this is a book that was written only for muney. the really writer of the book can not make any muney off of it. he/she was payed like $15 to an hour to write the book. but has no writes to it.and as I was reading the book I thought that it might be true because the book was written like a screenplay, not a book. which is why Mr.Bay loved the book and made it in to a movie ( which I can not wait to see).The for a Screenplay was great! it was set up like a movie. and it was timed out like a movie. but as book I Am Number Four was not so great. things did not work right for a book. and it was not written like a book really. I like John/Four. I loved Henry. I thought Sarah and Sam were okay not great. but were good back ups when you look at it as a Screenplay not a book. as a Book I think that they were not so great and did not really make sence. i get that they had a part to play in the story but some thing was just off about them.
over all the book makes for a great Screenplay and should be read as a screenplay. as a book it is a fast read. not great.not really the Si-Fi I like. boys will like it. and it is fun.

(YA-13 and up)
Stars:(as a Book)* * 2.8
Stars:(as A Screenplay)* * * * 4.6

( I add this  pic because  I felt like I was reading a screenplay not a book so I had to add it. and it is so cool!)

Monday, February 21, 2011

Book: Night Shade

This is another one of those books that looks great gets, great views, sells great but is pretty bad from page one.It was other try-to-hard opening. and needless ro say the book did not get any better.Werewolfs. A girl in love with two guys. Sound like every other book you have read lately. Yeah, I thought so. one thing that I hated and did not get was the hole "I am a girl so he can but can't touch me". I do not get what the wrtiter is trying to do. is she saying " girls live the princess life" or " girls see how wrong don't let a man ruler your world!" if it is 2 then good try. but girls think the wrong thing. they think it is 1 not 2.I think this book is wrong for the way that it did this. we are trying to show girls they do not need a man they just need them selfs. they do not have to "give" them selfs to man or men. it is WRONG! girls do not need men to get jobs or live a great life!!!
and as for every thing else in the book. it was just off! all off.
and the end of the book was just a big let down. I was hoping up till the last page that something good would happen but it only got worst! I did not even think it could but it did!so over all I think that if you like books about back world werewolfs this is the book for you. they put down women and say it is all right to let a man push you around. AND IT IS NOT OKAY!! EVER!!! WOMEN CAN AND SHOULD STAND UP WHEN ALL MEN LIKE THE MEN IN THIS WANT IS SEX!!!!!!!! so if  think that it is okay just because he is your boss then this book is great. if you see eye to eye with me that it is not okay to do what they are doing in this book then do not read it!

(YA-15 and up. I think it is more 13 and up but I feel 15 that way younger teens  don't get the idea that it is okay to do things like in the book)
Stars: * * 2.6

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Book:Sun and Moon, Ice and Snow

this book (just like East) is a retelling of the fairy tale east of the sun west of the moon( this was not a book club pick I want to read it for you all and for my self so I would know the best East Of The Sun wets of the moon retelling there is for teens). But this one unlike East is true to the fairy tale. this one was much funner to read. east was good but it was more of a good book. this was a Fairy Tale.i really like this book. it is not great writing. but the story was great. and I really like The Lass. she was a cool girl. in the story east of 'the sun,west of the moon' I do not always like the girl. but in this one I did like the Lass.I would have liked if they used her name more but that was just part of the story. I liked the part with the winds it was pretty cool. I wish that Jess would have painted a bigger picture and would have told us more about what people and things looked like.I have to say I really like it. it was really nice to read a fairy tale that was a fairy tale for once.Very nicely done. so far My fav retelling of east of the sun west of the moon.
Over all not great writing but great story and I loved Lassy.

( YA-13 and up)

Stars: * * * * 4.7

( I wish the cover was a little cooler. and I think it  should the  white Bear on it.)

Saturday, February 12, 2011

Poll: Which Out Of These Books Shoud Be Movie?

Here is the what the reads/Voters had to say!
Secrets of My Hollywood Life
  4 (16%)
  5 (20%)
Gemma Doyle
  6 (25%)
39 Clues
  6 (25%)
Along For The Ride
  3 (12%)
  3 (12%)
Enola Holmes
  11 (45%)
Gateway( By Shinn)
  5 (20%)
Sea Change
  4 (16%)
The Luxe Books
  3 (12%)
Darkest Powers
  3 (12%)
  6 (25%)
The Daughters
  4 (16%)
Magic Under Glass
  4 (16%)

Looks like Enola wins! Again!
and in last place is  well a lot of books but how cares!

Movie: Clash Of The Titans ( NEW ONE)

Well this movie got the worst reviews there is I think. so when I put it on to watch it I thought that maybe they were just being mean and did not really mean it.
 But after watching the first 5 minutes of it I could see what they meant. the movie is sucked. I don't know how it did but it did. the movie could have been some what good if they had played up the love story. and played down  Zeus. he was just to cheesy.  everything is this movie was really corny. well everything but the love story because it was not really even there!I think that the only good thin about the  movie was that Gemma  Arterton was in it. I loved her. she was really the only thing I liked about his movie.
something fun to do with this movie is to mute it and then think up your own words to it. the movie really did suck! I mean even Avatar was better then this!  a lot better then this.
Over all the arterton was great, everything else sucked. But it is a great movie to sit and laugh at.

( PG-13)

Star: * 1.5 ( for the fist time ever! I think)

( Photo to the right is of Gemma Arterton in the movie)

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Book: Clockwork Angel

This book opened with a poor try at pulling you in. I do not see why the book opened like that. It just showing weakness by using death. and other nasty ticks. I mean yes it made for a good pull. but I feel like it was cheap move on the writers part she could have pulled us in with other doing what she did. it was poorly done. Her writing is good and Tessa was just fine you do not need to do all of all the... well the nasty stuff for us to like it and want to read it. I had opened the book with an open mind and after that I have a feeling this was just other trash of a 'new york times best' really I think it was just a selling tick. and really that does upset me. I know that her other books which I have not read are very well known and loved but I just feel that if all her books are going to be like this I will have a very hard time reading them.   because the frist page is the page that tells you the most about the book. and at times it  this page was trying to be the next Twilight meets harry potter. It was trying to hard. never a good sign. because you want a book to be fresh so much so that when you pick it up its like taking a shower after a long run. It wakes you up fills you with wonder and you have a hard time leaving. You find your thoughts randomly going there and thinking about it. the one thing that really did stand out for me  Tessa and Jem.There is something so real about them that pulls you in. and no matter what happens Will is always there to lighten the mood and make sure you never stay down. But all the fighting and the demon stuff did get old and when ever some one dies it feels to plained to pushed. never really like death.It makes it hard for you to like someone or a book when you feel like they are playing tricks on you all the time and they want you to get made and upset this book could have been great but it is not just because of that.]. but sadly this book made me feel like it was  trash because it at many times.  I can not believe that in all of the reviews I have read no one even said a word about how bad the book was. No were near as good as every one said it would be. its good but not that good mind you. I only hope that her other books where better and that the next one is a big step up.

( YA-14)

Stars:* * *  3.7


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