As disappointed as I was with the filmmakers for their failed attempt at adapting my guilty pleasure novel, The 5th Wave, into a decent movie, I still had the book series to fall back on for comfort. At least I thought I did. It turns out the movie wasn’t the worst thing that could happen […]Read more "Book Review: The Last Star (The 5th Wave Book 3)"
You lied to me, movie trailer! Me Before You is hardly full of the sunshine that washes over a horrible situation, blinding us to all the bad that is usually banished from the love stories of our fairytales. Far from it, actually. Jojo Moyes’ novel is full of the bad.Read more "Movie Prep: Me Before You"
Back when Heather and I chose the highly recommended end of the world saga The Passage for our book club in early 2013, it was a no brainer to eventually read the follow up, The Twelve. Now that I’ve gotten through it, I’m not sure which took longer: getting around to starting the sequel, or […]Read more "Book Club in Session: The Twelve (The Passage Book 2)"
Impatience burned me the last time I chose to start a book series during season one of its adaptation to TV, but the trailer for Syfy’s The Expanse just looked too good not to crack open Leviathan Wakes. Boy am I glad I did.Read more "Leviathan Wakes (The Expanse Book 1) by James S. A. Corey"
For the longest time you could only have Pride and Prejudice OR zombies, but the release of the trailer for the film adaptation of Pride and Prejudice and Zombies reminded me that now I can have both! The problem is that most combos are great because of the shared responsibility towards the success. Take a […]Read more "Movie Prep: Pride and Prejudice and Zombies"
Even with the cool concept, The Maze Runner was a disappointing book. The main character, Thomas, was pretty annoying as he continually asked questions nonstop due to the inability to accept his situation, and this just pointed out that the author was refusing to give the reader any answers as well. Thanks to the casting […]Read more "Movie Prep: The Scorch Trials (The Maze Runner Book 2) by James Dashner"
The Martian makes for a good book, but I can’t wait to see what a visual medium can do that the written words of Andy Weir cannot. Don’t let me down, Matt Damon!Read more "Movie Prep: The Martian by Andy Weir"
Similar to my experience with The Fault in Our Stars, it took a trailer for an upcoming movie adaptation to finally get me interested in reading the obnoxiously popular books of John Green. Also similar to The Fault in Our Stars: I find myself outside the fandom once the pages are done turning.Read more "Movie Prep: Paper Towns by John Green"
A few weeks ago I was introduced to the dark imagination of Nick Cutter with The Deep, a novel full of horrors more disturbing in nature than expected. I thought that was bad enough; then I picked up a previous novel of his, and I learned just how far he really was willing to go […]Read more "Off The Shelf: The Troop"