Musing Mondays is a weekly meme hosted over at Should Be Reading.
Do you like movies made from books? Which ones do you think have been done well — kept mostly to the plot of the book, etc?
I don't know that there's a book to movie adaptation that I really really like. Reading books first always ruin the movie because you notice the things that are different and that are missing. Twilight could have been better (though it's steadily improving...) and I Am Number Four was just a big two hour chunk of "ARE WE READING THE SAME BOOK?!"
I recently watched Water For Elephants and I loved that movie. I watched it at about 3am and couldn't bring myself to fall asleep. Just magical! I've yet to pick up the novel but fingers crossed it's just as good! Has anyone read it? What did you think?
My expectations for The Hunger Games and The Mortal Instruments are high. There must be a god that will look over production and make sure the movie is fantastic. Right? Harry Potter went pretty well, I guess ;)
Cover Crazy is a weekly meme hosted over at The Book Worms! The point of this meme is to admire the art and beauty of a book’s design. So get over there and share your loved covers!
Well I've got to share this cover. How gorgeous is the model? The background's very eerie and a little plain but then she just pops out and brightens it all up ;)
Summary from Goodreads:
They say every town has its secrets, but that doesn’t even begin to describe Whispering Pines. The townsfolk are a superstitious lot and the mystical disappearance of a local teen has everyone murmuring about a centuries old witch’s curse.
Sixteen-year-old Shiloh Ravenwolf is a heritage witch from the Broussard family, a family both destined and cursed. When she takes a summer job at Ravenhurst Manor, she discovers a ghost with an agenda. That’s where she meets the new town hottie, Trent Donovan, and immediately becomes spellbound by his charms. Yet she is determined to discover the connection between them before it’s too late.
Finally, Shiloh's met someone who is supercute and totally into her, but Trent may be the next victim on the supernatural hit list. And Shiloh is the only person with the power to save him. Complicated much?
It sucks to have a destiny, especially since Shiloh would rather spend her summer being a normal girl who worries about clothes and boys, not the supernatural. But she’s never been
normal and the stranger things become the more her own magical senses awaken.
With cryptic messages from a pesky wraith, she will begin to understand the mysterious significance of the strange mark branded on her wrist, and decide how much she's willing to sacrifice to protect the other teenagers in town. Unfortunately, for Shiloh, not all ghosts want help crossing over. Some want vengeance.
Are you looking forward to Bloodspell? What are your thoughts?
Are you excited for the YA movies that will be out soon? Do you think they'll be done well? :)