Monday, August 22, 2016

Bout Of Books Mini-Challenges

Book To Movie Challenge

This challenge is hosted by Writing My Own Fairytale  the challenge is to share your favorite and not so favorite book to movie adaptions.


                                           Warm Bodies

I loved this novel! I was so worried when I heard it was being made into a movie but it was perfecty done. 

My Favorite Valentine's movie since it was released a few years ago.

Worst Movie Adaptation

I love the world war Z novel so much! It has a wonderful variety of characters including many stories with women.

All that was lost when Brad pitt's production company turned it into a one man show staring Brad and those stupid ant like swarm of zombies. ug!

Bout Of Books 17 : Day 1 Update !

Day 1 Update!

I had a great reading day! I finished The Little Prince and these five books:

Total Books Read: 6

It's time for another Bout of Books! This year I'm also an expert! So if you have any questions, tweet me at @yogikai Here is info on the event, so sign up!

The Bout of Books read-a-thon is organized by Amanda @ On a Book Bender and Kelly @ Reading the Paranormal. It is a week long read-a-thon that begins 12:01am Monday, August 22nd and runs through Sunday, August 28th in whatever time zone you are in. Bout of Books is low-pressure. There are challenges, giveaways, and a grand prize, but all of these are completely optional. For all Bout of Books 17 information and updates, be sure to visit the Bout of Books blog. - From the Bout of 
                                             Here are some of my reading choices:

Sunday, August 21, 2016

Advance Review: Spindle by E.K. Johnston

I received a complimentary copy of this book at this years San Diego Comic-Con. I was drawn to this book because this author is also writing the Star Wars novel Ahsoka.

Spindle is a standalone novel though it is connected to the book A thousand Nights:

I fell totally in love with this book in just a few pages. It is a retelling of the Sleeping Beauty fairy tale.  However this book begins with Yashaa, a young boy whose family has been cast off from their home because of the curse on their land and The Rose.

It was so fascinating to be guided through this world with Yashaa and his friends. They are sent on a quest to offer their services to Prince Maram the betrothed to the princess of Kharuf. Yashaa's mother hopes that her son and his friends will be able to serve their Princess through her husband.

Yashaa however takes a deifferent path. He goes to The Rose's castle and "rescues" her. Soon the small band is trying to fight a dangerous demon and break a curse that is crippling their world. Being in The Rose's presence brings up a lot of Yashaa's anger towards her and the curse. Seeing how the curse cripples her as well, brings a new understanding to Yashaa's mind and opens his heart and loyality to the princess.

Johnston has such a lush way with language. She blends fantasy elements  with rich cultural myths. I also loved that the majority of the the cast were people of color. 

Sucha wonderful read a must for fans of fairytale themed YA. This book has made me such a fan of of Johnston's, I cant wait to read more of her books.