"No story lives on unless someone wants to listen. The stories we love best do live in us forever. So whether you come back by page or by the big screen. Hogwarts will always be there to welcome you home." -- J.K. Rowling



Person: "What are you suppose to be?"
Me: *Points to ears* "I'm a dragon, duh!"

Please Don't Go, I'll Eat You Up I Love You So....

Saturday, June 30, 2012

The Kardashians Writing A Dystopian YA Book Series!?!?!

"Young adult readers are hungry for dystopias following the success of The Hunger Games, and now two sisters from Keeping Up With the Kardashians are ready for more chaos.

Kendall and Kylie Jenner announced today that they are writing an as-yet-untitled book about two sisters in a futuristic world, due next summer. Karen Hunter Publishing, an imprint of Simon & Schuster, will publish the book.

“We can’t wait to share these characters and the world we created with readers everywhere,” Kylie said in a statement.

The two have teamed up with Maya Sloan, author of High Before Homeroom, to co-write the story, which could be the first in a possible series, E! reports." (From Entertainment Weekly)

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Of course they are.

--- It's only natural.

Right....?
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Thoughts???

~V

Friday, June 29, 2012

FIFTY SHADES OF GREY Author E.L. James and The Mega Million Paycheck!?!?!

Some stories are meant to be written and shared with the world; to be cherished and loved and passed down through the ages. And some books should just not exist....

This is one of those books....

"Starving novelists, prepare to die a little bit inside. E.L. James, the author of the terribly written soft-porn, bondage-themed blockbuster "50 Shades of Grey," is making a whopping $1 million a week. The book, which has been alternately slammed and dismissed by critics, has sold a staggering number of copies — so staggering that Jezebel did some math and reckons that by September, James will collect a check for $20 million. And this, presumably, doesn't include participation in the inevitable film adaptation." (MSN)

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"It's a sad world after all......."

Utterly sad.

Thoughts???

Concerns???

Looking for a cliff to walk off of???

~V

p.s. if your gonna comment about judging this book even though i havent read it and/or defend it any way, do not bother. this book is a trash.

REQUIEM by Lauren Oliver Cover Reveal!!!


It is awesome.

And awesome.

And well, amazing!!

Thoughts???

~V

THROUGH THE EVER NIGHT by Veronica Rossi Cover Reveal !!!


It looks pretty cool.

I like that its different and creative, yet simple.

Grool.

Thoughts????

~V

Thursday, June 28, 2012

"Bella VS. Elena - Who Is The Hottest Vampire?!!"

"Mirror mirror on the wall, who's the hottest female vampire of them all? That's the question we're asking and we want you guys to decide. It's an all-out battle between two newbies when it comes to the vampire world -- Elena on the CW's hit show "The Vampire Diaries" and Bella in the "Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2." We have yet to really see either of these fictional characters in action, but coming up very soon we'll see both Elena and Bella post-transition......"




The obvious answer...???

Katerina Petrova aka Katherine Pierce!!! (even if she isn't in the running)
Then, without a doubt, Elena Gilbert!!

Bella as vamp is badass so I'm not knocking her down, but I loved Elena as human and will def love her as vampire!!

Bella Human, not so much.
Who is your choice???

Why???

Peace and Gravy,

~V

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Andrea Cremer's RIFT Sequel RISE, Cover Reveal!!!!

"Rift is set in fifteenth-century Scotland. The setting harkens to my love of the Scottish Highlands and my own ancestry (my maiden name is Robertson). I’ve been fortunate to spend a lot of time in Scotland and the Highlands in particular have always felt mysterious, magical, and marked by a sadness born of the weight of its history.

Rift follows the story of two women and the choices they make: the first is Ember — a sixteen-year-old initiate into a secretive clerical order called Conatus. Ember longs to break free of the role expected of her as the daughter of a nobleman. When she joins the Conatus Guard, Ember believes she’s found the freedom and adventure she’s dreamed of, but she faces a new challenge in the fierce warrior, Barrow, who’s been charged with her training. Thrust into life and death moments while at Barrow’s side leaves Ember breathless with newfound strength — and something else she’s only beginning to understand. The second is Eira — a veteran knight of Conatus whose frustration with the corruption of her superiors tempts her into dangerous choices. Eira is slowly drawn into an intimate alliance with a dark, mysterious figure who will change her world forever. The twists and turns of these two characters’ lives, and the immediate consequences of their actions, reveal how the Witches War began. Rise explores the emergence of the Keepers and the source of their dark magic as well as the risk of love and the price of betrayal...(Read More)

Rift hasn't even been released and we now have a cover for Rise!?!?

That is awesome.

It looks awesome.

Cannot wait to read Rift.

I adore Andrea Cremers' world. It is completely unique and original.

Thoughts???

~V

p.s. will always love/perfer the original nightshade series covers. they were bloody brilliant.

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

SEVER by Lauren DeStefano Cover Reveal!!!! yikes.

"What if you knew exactly when you would die? In the not-too-distant future, genetic engineering has turned every newborn into a ticking time bomb — males only live to age 25 and females only live to age 20.

In this bleak landscape, young girls are kidnapped and forced into polygamous marriages to keep the population from dying out. When 16-year-old Rhine Ellery is taken by "the Gatherers" to become a bride, she enters a world of wealth and privilege. Rhine has only one purpose after she has been married to her new husband, Linden: to escape and find her twin brother.

But Rhine has more to contend with than losing her freedom. Linden's eccentric father is bent on finding an antidote to the genetic virus that is getting closer to taking his son, even if it means collecting corpses in order to test his experiments. With the help of Gabriel, a servant to whom she is dangerously attracted, Rhine is desperate to learn the truth and protect those closest to her. But, as her sister wife Cecily keeps insisting, her role may be much bigger than that.

In the first two books of the Chemical Garden trilogy, Wither and Fever, Rhine struggles to escape the mansion and then to navigate the brutal world outside. Now in Sever, the third and final book, Rhine uncovers some shattering truths about the past that her parents never had the chance to tell her and the alarming implications regarding her own genes. She may be the one who can save the human race."


Whaaaaaaa -!!!

I love it.

Love it.

Did I mention that I love it??

One of the most realistic and amazing dystopian series ever!

Thoughts??

~V

"Lil' Romeo" in THE HUNGER GAMES: CATCHING FIRE!?!?

Romeo Miller (formerly known as Lil' Romeo) has racked up an impressive number of credits in the decade or so that he's been acting. As the 22-year-old makes moves in his career as an adult actor, Romeo has his eyes set on one franchise in particular.

One of Miller's ideal projects would be a trip to Panem for "The Hunger Games," he told MTV News during a recent interview for "Madea's Witness Protection." In fact, he's already met with Lionsgate to discuss the possibility.

Although he got his start as the rap star son of Master P, Miller has been acting for years now. "A lot of people don't know I've been doing this for 10 years now," he said. "I felt that all of that was practice, leading up to the time now."

But for his next roles, Miller has his sights set on an acting career similar to Will Smith. "I want to be the next big action hero or I want to do a lot of romantic type movies, romantic comedies, a little bit of everything, but definitely the next action hero," Miller said, and then added, "You can see me in 'The Hunger Games' or something like that. Just throwing that out there. . . (Read More)

I hope he is not serious.

That's all I have to say.

Thoughts???

~V

Julie Kagawa's New Fey Book: IRON's PROPHECY!!!

EXCLUSIVE REVEAL of the COVER COPY
for IRON'S PROPHECY enovella

Also available part of The Irons Legends Sept 2012


Meghan Chase is finally getting used to being the Iron Queen, ruler of the Iron Fey. Her life may be strange, but with former Winter prince Ash by her side at last, she wouldn’t have it any other way.

But when they travel to the Summer and Winter courts’ gathering for Elysium, the oracle from Meghan’s past returns with a dire prophecy: “What you carry will either unite the courts, or it will destroy them.” Now Meghan faces a devastating choice that may determine the future of all fey—and her and Ash’s unborn child….

Thoughts???

Excited!!?

~V

Mia Out, Jena In? Who Is Playing Johanna Mason in THE HUNGER GAMES: CATCHING FIRE!?!?!

"Fans of "The Hunger Games" have been keeping a close eye on two yet-to-be-cast roles in the upcoming sequel "Catching Fire" as the follow-up gets ready to move into production. Rumors about the part of Finnick Odair have floated around for months, but talk about who might be cast as Johanna Mason has only picked up this week.
The latest word on who might play the former champion for District 7 comes from Entertainment Weekly, which is reporting that Jena Malone is in the running for the role.
Last week, the first rumors about the role began to circulate. According to the Playlist, both Mia Wasikowska and model Zoe Aggeliki were in the mix for Johanna. In its report about Malone, EW also confirmed that Wasikowska was neither in the running nor able to fit "Catching Fire" into her schedule.

Malone, who recently appeared in the wildly popular "Hatfields & McCoys" miniseries, is 27 years old, making her the appropriate age to play Johanna, who Katniss at one point describes as being like a big sister, albeit one who hates her. . . (Read More)"

 I really wanted Mia (pictured to the right) to play the role of Johanna, but I guess that is not going to happen, which sucks and though I have always, always liked Jena (Step Mom, Saved, The Ruins), lately she has loss far too much weight and is way too skinny to play Johanna, in my opinion.

However, she can act and if she is chosen for the role, I know she will be good in that regard.

Sooooooooo -

Questions??

Thoughts??

Who is your Johanna Mason??

~Valen

Monday, June 25, 2012

TWILIGHT: BREAKING DAWN PT 2 - Who's Who In Whosville??!


After the birth of Renesmee, the Cullens gather other vampire clans in order to protect the child from a false allegation that puts the family in front of the Volturi.

Katrina, commonly known as Kate, is a vegetarian vampire and one of the "original" Denali sisters. She has a strong relationship with her coven mates, as well as with the Olympic Coven, who the Denalis consider their extended family or "cousins". Kate is strong-minded and has the talent of creating a mental electric current on her skin which shocks anyone who comes into contact with her.
She and Garrett become mates in Book 3 of Breaking Dawn, just before the confrontation with the Volturi. He is willing to sacrifice his more "traditional" vampire lifestyle and become a vegetarian.


Tanya is a vampire and the leader of the Denali Coven in Alaska. Like the Cullen family, Tanya and her coven also live a "vegetarian" lifestyle, feeding on wild animal blood rather than human blood. Tanya initially had a "crush" on Edward Cullen, which is shown and described in Midnight Sun and Eclipse.

Now ya know!!

~V

Sunday, June 24, 2012

SOMETHING STRANGE AND DEADLY by Susan Dennard FREE Excerpts!!

The year is 1876, and there’s something strange and deadly loose in Philadelphia…

Eleanor Fitt has a lot to worry about. Her brother has gone missing, her family has fallen on hard times, and her mother is determined to marry her off to any rich young man who walks by. But this is nothing compared to what she’s just read in the newspaper—

"The Dead are rising in Philadelphia.

And then, in a frightening attack, a zombie delivers a letter to Eleanor…from her brother.

Whoever is controlling the Dead army has taken her brother as well. If Eleanor is going to find him, she’ll have to venture into the lab of the notorious Spirit-Hunters, who protect the city from supernatural forces. But as Eleanor spends more time with the Spirit-Hunters, including their maddeningly stubborn yet handsome inventor, Daniel, the situation becomes dire. And now, not only is her reputation on the line, but her very life may hang in the balance."


Something Strange and Deadly by Susan Dennard

Enjoy!!

~V

Showcase Sunday # 1!!

Sunday Showcase is a cool new meme created by Vicky @ Book, Biscuits, and Tea!

I recieved some pretty fantastic books this week and cannot wait to read them!!

For Review:

Burn for Burn by Jenny Han and Siobhan Vivian
Darkness Before Dawn by J.A. London
The Blook Keeper by Tessa Gratton
Seraphina by Rachel Hartman


Bought:

Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn
Harry Potter and Philosopher's Stone (Kindle Edition) by dur.......


The End
What is your Sunday Showcase??
Anything books you wanna share?
Drop a link and I will visit!
~V

Friday, June 22, 2012

THE HUNGER GAMES: CATCHING FIRE Film Has Cast Johanna Mason?!?!

"There's been a fair amount of rumor and speculation around the casting for The Hunger Games sequel Catching Fire, but it's mostly been centered around the male roles-- rumors about Philip Seymour Hoffman signing on, for example, or who might play the hunky Finnick. But one of the most important new characters who appears in Catching Fire is Johanna Mason, a fierce and sometimes antagonistic former Hunger Games champion who our heroine Katniss is forced to get along with. And now, finally, we've got some hints about who might play her.

According to The Playlist, Mia Wasikowska and model Zoe Aggeliki are among the actresses up for the part, and Aggeliki could be close to signing a deal in the next few days. She's obviously the smaller of the two names, but Catching Fire will be a giant movie no matter who they cast, and Mia Wasikowska didn't exactly become a household name even after starring in the huge success Alice in Wonderland. Aggeliki may also be better known by the time Catching Fire comes out-- she's appearing with Ryan Reynolds and Jeff Bridges in R.I.P.D. next summer, and has also been cast in the upcoming Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters.. . . (read more)"

My vote is for Mia pictured above.

She is stunning, an amazing actress and has this beautiful fierceness to her that just captures Johanna.

However, Zoe LOOKS the part as well.

hmmmm....choices, choices......

What do you think???

Who would you cast???

~V

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Currently Reading: SERAPHINA by Rachel Hartman!!

Four decades of peace have done little to ease the mistrust between humans and dragons in the kingdom of Goredd. Folding themselves into human shape, dragons attend court as ambassadors, and lend their rational, mathematical minds to universities as scholars and teachers. As the treaty's anniversary draws near, however, tensions are high.

Seraphina Dombegh has reason to fear both sides. An unusually gifted musician, she joins the court just as a member of the royal family is murdered—in suspiciously draconian fashion. Seraphina is drawn into the investigation, partnering with the captain of the Queen's Guard, the dangerously perceptive Prince Lucian Kiggs. While they begin to uncover hints of a sinister plot to destroy the peace, Seraphina struggles to protect her own secret, the secret behind her musical gift, one so terrible that its discovery could mean her very life.

In her exquisitely written fantasy debut, Rachel Hartman creates a rich, complex, and utterly original world. Seraphina's tortuous journey to self-acceptance is one readers will remember long after they've turned the final page.


My thoughts???

So far, it is strange, but in a good way. It's like Philip Pullmans' His Dark Materials trilogy in the sense that it is a unique world that the reader learns through character actions, not through the discoveries made by the characters.

I'm enjoying it!

What are you reading?

~V

TIGER LILY by Jodi Lynn Anderson Book Trailer!!

I am very excited to read this book!!

"Before Peter Pan belonged to Wendy, he belonged to the girl with the crow feather in her hair. . . .

Fifteen-year-old Tiger Lily doesn't believe in love stories or happy endings. Then she meets the alluring teenage Peter Pan in the forbidden woods of Neverland and immediately falls under his spell.

Peter is unlike anyone she's ever known. Impetuous and brave, he both scares and enthralls her. As the leader of the Lost Boys, the most fearsome of Neverland's inhabitants, Peter is an unthinkable match for Tiger Lily. Soon, she is risking everything—her family, her future—to be with him. When she is faced with marriage to a terrible man in her own tribe, she must choose between the life she's always known and running away to an uncertain future with Peter.

With enemies threatening to tear them apart, the lovers seem doomed. But it's the arrival of Wendy Darling, an English girl who's everything Tiger Lily is not, that leads Tiger Lily to discover that the most dangerous enemies can live inside even the most loyal and loving heart.

From the New York Times bestselling author of Peaches comes a magical and bewitching story of the romance between a fearless heroine and the boy who wouldn't grow up.
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Thoughts???

~V

FUSE the Sequel of PURE by Julianna Baggott Cover Reveal!!!

"When the world ended, those who dwelled within the Dome were safe. Inside their glass world the Pures live on unscarred, while those outside--the Wretches-- struggle to survive amidst the smoke and ash.

Believing his mother was living among the Wretches, Partridge escaped from the Dome to find her. Determined to regain control over his son, Willux, the leader of the Pures, unleashes a violent new attack on the Wretches. It's up to Pressia Belze, a young woman with her own mysterious past, to decode a set of cryptic clues from the past to set the Wretches free.

An epic quest that sweeps readers into a world of beautiful brutality, "Fuse" continues the story of two people fighting to save their futures--and change the fate of the world."

This cover is gorgeous.

Simple. Stunning and Awesome.

Cannot wait to read it, because I LOVED Pure.

Heres' the review: Click Me!

~V

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

THE MORTAL INSTRUMENTS: CITY OF BONES Film Gets It's Isabelle Lightwood!!!


"When her mom is attacked and taken from their home in New York City by a demon, a seemingly ordinary teenage girl, Clary Fray, finds out truths about her past and bloodline on her quest to get her back, that changes her entire life."

Jemima West of Borgias fame has been cast Isabelle Lightwood.

Personally, I have no problems with this.

But only time can tell!!

Thoughts???

~V

p.s. it is rumored that Chris Riggi, who played Jacob Black in the Twilight parody, Vampire Sucks has been cast as Isabelle's brother, Alec Lightwood. If this is true, it is a perfect choice!! The next perfect choice to that of Lily Collins as Clary.

My vote for Magnus Bane?!?!

Shannon Kook-Chun!!

The Official New FULL Length Trailer of TWLIGHT BREAKING DAWN PT 2!!!


"The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn" will be released as two separate films. The project, based on the fourth novel in author Stephenie Meyer's "Twilight" series, illuminates the secrets and mysteries of this spellbinding romantic epic that has entranced millions.



My main reaction to this trailer is, when will Dakota Fanning start making awesome movies again that truly show off her acting chops???

Otherwise - cool.

Cannot wait to see how it is.

Thoughts???

~V

Katy Perry's New WIDE AWAKE Music Video Takes on Wonderland and Harry Potter?!?!





Great video and song!

Did you catch the Harry Potter-esque moment???

Thoughts -

~Valen

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

New TWILIGHT BREAKING DAWN PART 2 Teaser Trailer!!


The next and final chapter in "The Twilight Sage" will arrive in theatres on November 16, 2012. Academy Award winner Bill Condon directed both the first and second part of the two-part finale starring Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson and Taylor Lautner. The film, based on the fourth novel in author Stephenie Meyer's Twilight series, was written by Melissa Rosenberg with Wyck Godfrey, Karen Rosenfelt and Stephenie Meyer producing.



Full Trailer Will Be Posted Tomorrow!

~V

First Awesome Look of Angelina Jolie in the SLEEPING BEAUTY Retelling, MALEFICENT!!

http://thereadersheartstring.tumblr.com/
The "Sleeping Beauty" tale is told from the perspective of the princess' evil nemesis, Maleficent.

Elle Fanning, sister of Dakota Fanning will be playing Princess Aurora!

Looks awesome and will def be great!

Thoughts???

~Vhttp://thereadersheartstring.tumblr.com/

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Kiersten White's New Book MIND GAMES Cover Reveal!


In a world where psychics and mind-readers are the ultimate tools in corporate espionage, two teen girls try to save themselves and their future.
Hardcover, 304 pages
Expected publication: February 19th 2013 by HarperTeen

Love this cover!

Excited to see how it read.

Thoughts??

~V

Sunday, June 10, 2012

Maggie Stiefvater's THE RAVEN BOYS Trailer!!


“There are only two reasons a non-seer would see a spirit on St. Mark’s Eve,” Neeve said. “Either you’re his true love . . . or you killed him.”

It is freezing in the churchyard, even before the dead arrive.

Every year, Blue Sargent stands next to her clairvoyant mother as the soon-to-be dead walk past. Blue herself never sees them—not until this year, when a boy emerges from the dark and speaks directly to her.

His name is Gansey, and Blue soon discovers that he is a rich student at Aglionby, the local private school. Blue has a policy of staying away from Aglionby boys. Known as Raven Boys, they can only mean trouble.

But Blue is drawn to Gansey, in a way she can’t entirely explain. He has it all—family money, good looks, devoted friends—but he’s looking for much more than that. He is on a quest that has encompassed three other Raven Boys: Adam, the scholarship student who resents all the privilege around him; Ronan, the fierce soul who ranges from anger to despair; and Noah, the taciturn watcher of the four, who notices many things but says very little.

For as long as she can remember, Blue has been warned that she will cause her true love to die. She never thought this would be a problem. But now, as her life becomes caught up in the strange and sinister world of the Raven Boys, she’s not so sure anymore.

From Maggie Stiefvater, the bestselling and acclaimed author of the Shiver trilogy and The Scorpio Races, comes a spellbinding new series where the inevitability of death and the nature of love lead us to a place we’ve never been before.




This book along with Libba Bray's THE DIVINERS are my most anticipated books of the year.
This trailer is simply stunning. The colors and the music...

I cannot wait to read it!

Pre-Order your copy here: The Raven Boys

Thoughts???
~V

Monday, June 4, 2012

The First Official THE PERKS OF BEING A WALLFLOWER Trailer!!


Opening in theaters on September 14, the film is a funny and touching coming-of-age story based on the beloved best-selling novel by Stephen Chbosky that captures the dizzying highs and crushing lows of growing up. The Perks of Being a Wallflower is a moving tale of love, loss, fear and hope-and the unforgettable friends that help us through life.


Awesome!!

Thoughs???

~V