Do you ever stumble into a book blindly and know nothing about the plot of the book until you start reading? That’s how I tackled Jay Kristoff and Amie Kaufman’s Illuminae. Of course I had heard a lot about it, a lot of positive things, but I didn’t know what it was about! But with these good thoughts from small birdies, I opened the book and fell down the rabbit hole of book goodness.
In a writer’s life, I think 80%, maybe even up to 90% of their time is spent procrastinating, while whatever is left is spent writing… sort of. Okay, maybe make that like 5% of the time, and then the other 5 is spent eating chocolate (or cake, whichever tickles your fancy) to make up for the guilt we feel. So here’s how you can break that bad habit and turn it into a writing frenzy (hopefully).
The end of a lovable and fantastic series is always heartbreaking. No reader ever wants one of their favourite series to end. Unfortunately, all good things must come to an end eventually, and it doesn’t matter how much you cry or scream. The end of Kiera Cass’ The Selection series was devastating.
Everybody has a best friend who they share their deepest and darkest secrets with. But the one thing we never want to share is the person themselves. They’re your best friend and nobody else’s. It’s the dilemma of sharing a single best friend which Ryan, Harley and Miles face in Will Kostakis’s latest young adult contemporary novel, The Sidekicks.
The one thing bookworms want almost most in the world is a true movie adaption. It’s rare when we get a perfect adaption or even an adaption which isn’t too bad. And even though we know to expect it, we’re always disappointed when directors deliver us with something which isn’t the book we had read and loved. The question is, was Allegiant what we hoped it would be?
Lately there have been many attempts to perfect movie adaptions several times. First, it started with Cassandra Clare’s The Mortal Instruments series (we all remember City of Bones, right? Now there’s Shadowhunters). And now, we’re seeing new hands taking over John Marsden’s well-known Tomorrow series.