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Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Jamie Campbell Bower Talks TMI Movie Franchise

Digital Spy recently sat down with Jamie Campbell Bower to discuss The Mortal Instruments and more. Here's what Jamie said (read more via Digital Spy's interview HERE

"With any film like that comes great trepidation, and you have to assess the market as it stands with big franchise films," Bower told Digital Spy at the launch event for BT TV''s partnership with Curzon Home Cinema. 

"We have seen a lot of [those films] flounder, and so if Constantin feel comfortable to move on to the next Mortal Instruments film, I'm happy for that." 

Bower went on to discuss his role in the last two Twilight films, and how that series had influenced his perspective on being cast as The Mortal Instruments' male lead Jace.
"Even from being a small part of something like Twilight, I found out that actually, what's really important is having a connection with the fans.

"It's great to be able to sit here and do press, but if I can go out there and I can do a mall tour - which is what we did for Mortal Instruments and for Twilight - that actually can make somebody's day. And that's sort of what I'm doing this for."

What Jace scene are you looking forward to seeing in the City of Ashes movie?

Gris Grimly's FRANKENSTEIN; Book Review

By: Gris Grimly
Assembled from the original text by Mary Shelley
Published by: Epic Reads
Released on: 8/27/13
Source: book from publisher to review
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Gris Grimly's Frankenstein is a twisted, fresh, and utterly original full-length, full-color graphic-novel adaptation of Mary Shelley's original text, brought to life by acclaimed illustrator Gris Grimly.

This is the first fully illustrated version to use the original 1818 text and is destined to capture the imagination of those new to the story as well as those who know it well.

New York Times bestselling illustrator Gris Grimly has long considered Frankenstein to be one of his chief inspirations. From the bones and flesh of the original, he has cut and stitched Mary Shelley's text to his own artwork, creating something entirely new: a stunningly original remix, both classic and contemporary, sinister and seductive, heart-stopping and heartbreaking.

Perfect for fans of Edgar Allan Poe and Neil Gaiman's Coraline.

The week of Halloween is that perfect time of year to pull out old favorite reads and check out some new ones. From wolves, vampires, and monsters, there are quite a few new releases this years that fans will enjoy reading. Today's review is for a new Frankenstein read. I'm a fan of Frankenstein. Some of the YA adaptations that have come from the classic story. I love the series The Apprenticeship of Victor Frankenstein, that Kenneth Oppel has written, and I even enjoyed a recent release, Hideous Love, which is about Mary Shelley. Both of these are fabulous adaptations. When I received this book, I was intrigued by it. I've never read anything of Gris's before, but I've heard good things about his work. This book, much like any other Frankenstein story has darker undertones and great themes in it, but this particular story didn't quite make the "I loved this book" grade with me.

Here's what I did like. As I mentioned above, I liked the themes in the story, I like that Frankenstein is seen as a slightly troubled, brilliantly minded character who after making his creation feels guilty for doing so, and in turn wants nothing to do with them. I liked his so called monster, and that Frankenstein's creation was a character I felt like I understood the motives behind his actions. I also liked some of the quotes in the book, and I liked how the story wrapped up. I liked feeling as though I understood both character's choices, and at times I felt both bad and hopeful for each one during various points of the story. I loved the hideous creation was a character I felt for.

What I didn't like was how the bulk of the story was told. I enjoyed the letter writing that starts the story off, but once the story is focused on the retelling I wasn't so much of a fan of how it was done. I felt some parts were a little less organized within the structure of the story. I get that this is a graphic novel, but some of the illustrations weren't my favorite. I think graphic novel fans are really going to dig the book's artwork. Over all, and this is where my classic side comes out, I personally don't feel classic stories and graphic novel illustrations go together. But, as I said before, I think graphic novel fans will enjoy this one. Over all it just wasn't my cup of tea.

Waiting on Wednesday: Fiery Hearts by Richelle Mead

Happy Waiting on Wednesday! I can't believe it's the end of October. You know what that means?! We're this much closer to THIS BOOK being released:

By: Richelle Mead
Published by: Razorbill/Penguin Teen
To Be Released on: 11/19/13
Series: Bloodlines #4
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In The Indigo Spell, Sydney was torn between the Alchemist way of life and what her heart and gut were telling her to do. And in one breathtaking moment that Richelle Mead fans will never forget, she made a decision that shocked even her. . . 

But the struggle isn't over for Sydney. As she navigates the aftermath of her life-changing decision, she still finds herself pulled in too many directions at once. Her sister Zoe has arrived, and while Sydney longs to grow closer to her, there's still so much she must keep secret. Working with Marcus has changed the way she views the Alchemists, and Sydney must tread a careful path as she harnesses her profound magical ability to undermine the way of life she was raised to defend. Consumed by passion and vengeance, Sydney struggles to keep her secret life under wraps as the threat of exposure—and re-education—looms larger than ever.

Pulses will race throughout this thrilling fourth installment in the New York Times bestselling Bloodlines series, where no secret is safe.

I can not wait until November 19th rolls around and I can finally sit down and read this! READ CH. 1 HERE! What book are you waiting to get your hands on?