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In reply to an earlier post on May 22, 2012 10:44:03 AM PDT
I totally agree. The HP films are a veritable who's-who of awesome Brit character actors - Alan Rickman, Maggie Smith, David Thewlis, Emma Thompson, Gary Oldman, Helena Bonham Carter, Julie Walters, Imelda Staunton & Jim Broadbent. While the big three (Emma Watson, Rupert Grint & Daniel Radcliffe) matured into talented performers, it is the adult cast that absolutely STEALS those movies.

American actors dominate in America films. It isn't "selfish" in the slightest for the author of a book about Brits to want the casting to accurate reflect her characters. Especially when they were able to find such awesome talent to fill those roles.

Posted on May 22, 2012 2:20:20 PM PDT
J. Case says:
THe Chronicles of Vladimir Tod Eigth Grade Bites

The Dangerous Days of Daniel X
I'll have to get use to the Chapters being so short.

Posted on May 23, 2012 10:13:30 AM PDT
Helen Taylor says:
Oh no. Please don't tell me that Legend is bad. I was so excited to read it! Darn! Don't get me wrong, I'm still going to read it, it's just that now I'm going to expect it to be bad. But you never know: what is your rubbish could be my treasure. BTW: You finished it in one day, Kribu? Seriously? Well...that was quick. I know its short, but still.
I knew you were going to love DOSAB, K. Knight. Ain't it epic? Sadly, the sequel is rumoured to be only 304 pages. When I heard this, I was exactly like this: WHAAAAAAAT?! I HAVE TO WAIT UNTIL 6TH NOVEMBER TO ONLY GET 304 PAGES?! WHAT IS WRONG WITH THE WORLD WE NOW LIVE IN?! NO JUSTIS, NO JUSTIES!!!!!!!!!!!!
Will you all stop fighting over the Harry Potter movies? It doesn't matter if their English or American; as long as you thought the movie was good. PS: there wasn't JUST English actors. Many of them also where Irish. Let's not forget the two Dumbledore's.
Speaking of series that doesn't make any sense; The Gallagher Girls. What was the point in the first romance? She falls in love with him, then dumps him, then gets a new spy guy and the first one is never mentioned. I get HOW there connected, but still... Do ya get me?
I can't believe I'm saying this. * Deep breath in...and a deep breath out*. Ok...: I'm interested in a.... V-v-vam-vamp-va-v - you know what I mean! It's called The Immortal Rules by Julie Kagawa. I thought Julie Kagawa's Iron Fey books where epic and I can't help but look at her new series. Which is dystopia and about V-v-vam-vamp-va-v - you know what I mean!
Right now, just near the end of Theodosia & the Staff of Osiris (pronunciation: Oh-sigh-ris). This is the second book in the Theodosia Throckmorton series. And there's a lot of talk about my two favourite Egyptian Gods, Anubis and Osiris. Yippy! When I'm finished, I'm defiantly reading Grave Mercy or Miss P's Home for Peculiar Children.
And I can't wait to get back to the professional writers in August. (*waves back at Kribu*).
KOTW: 99 days to go
DOBAS: 167 days to go
(Oh sweet Cheese).

In reply to an earlier post on May 23, 2012 11:56:14 AM PDT
Kribu says:
I read Legend in two days. :D But yeah - it's not that it was *bad* as such (I might well read the next book once it's out), it's just that I've read so many dystopias these days that it didn't, for me, stand out with anything.

The world-building *might* have been interesting - as it was, it reminded me too much of Article 5 (which I disliked), and I'm just seriously fed up with insta-love. Especially when it's always caused by "zomg, he's so pretty!"; why can't these girls ever fall for interesting-looking men instead of boys with pretty faces? (I have to admit I loved that whole semi-subversion of that trope in Death Bringer, by the way, with the way the whole Caelan subplot was handled.)

But yeah, it wasn't like it was particularly bad or anything - I might just have expected something better from Legend. And tastes *do* differ! I mean, I don't think I'm the *only* one not swept away by Daughter of Smoke and Bone, but I do realise I'm in a minority with that. :D

The Theodosia Throckmorton series looks interesting; I had the first book in my wishlist for a while but I've gone ahead and bought it. I hope to get to it... eventually. :D

I'm almost done with If Walls Could Talk by Juliet Blackwell - not YA, but a "clean" cosy/paranormalish mystery. Not spectacular, but okayish, although I don't think it's completely my sort of thing.

Posted on May 23, 2012 12:31:35 PM PDT
Helen Taylor says:
Trust me: Theodosia Throckmorton series are worth the read. You will be pleased. I can't believe it's not that popular! :0 Speaking of books that aren't popular, Croak by Gina Damico is super good! This is my favourite quote:
"Let me go!" She tore off a mirror and brandished it in his face. "I mean it! I don't want to go to your godforsaken hellbarn, you retarded psycho farmer!"
Or:
"Seriously?" she said with a glance of skepticism. Driggs and this nerdlinger? "You guys are best friends?"
Ferbus looked up briefly to give her a smug look. "We prefer the term heterosexual life mates."
Or:
"The list of scars my students have sustained at the hand of your daughter grows longer each week. Poor Logan Hochspring's arm will forever carry an imprint of her dental records!"
"You bit him?" Lex's father said.
"He called me a wannabe vampire. What was I supposed to do?"
"Oh, I don't know--maybe not bite him?"
Yes; it's funny.
Ps: Am I the only one who thinks Skul and China will... date. *shiver in disgust*. Cheese and Rice, I hope I'm wrong! I really dislike China. Not exactly hate; dislike.

In reply to an earlier post on May 23, 2012 12:48:30 PM PDT
Kribu says:
Heh. I like China a lot - I think she's an absolutely fabulous character, one of the most interesting characters in any book ever, actually -, but after Death Bringer, I have a really hard time imagining Skul/China could ever happen. (My theory is they may well have had, um, something, in the past though. There's been enough throughout the books that seems to hint at that.)

Of course, I'm a Skul/Val shipper, so... anything else is just wrong. ;-) (And yes, yes, I know, it's not quite right either. Well, what can I say.)

Posted on May 23, 2012 1:21:45 PM PDT
Sarah Marie says:
I just got done reading Oppression (Children of the Gods) (Volume 1) by Jessica Therrien. The story was good, but the characters were sometimes annoying and it had one of those insta-love, destined-to-be-together-forever romances - which was really cheesy and mushy. Also, the beginning hastily throws readers into the conflict, so you're confused and frustrated for the first couple chapters. After that, it gets better.

Posted on May 24, 2012 8:15:49 AM PDT
Kribu says:
I started Hunger (second book in the Gone series) today. I'm still not entirely sold on the series, but it's good enough to pass the time with.

Posted on May 24, 2012 8:54:47 AM PDT
Helen Taylor says:
Oh my god. I've started Reading Miss P's HFPC. Oh my god. I'm geeking out. Simple as that.

Posted on May 24, 2012 12:12:20 PM PDT
Helen Taylor says:
I'm such an idiot.
I just realized that the R.L. LaFevers that wrote Grave Mercy is the same R.L. LaFevers who wrote the Theodosia Throckmorton series. *thwack, thwack, thwack* if your wondering, that's my head hitting the wall... reputedly.

Posted on May 24, 2012 12:57:25 PM PDT
Helen Taylor says:
Oh Sarah. You just got out of a insta-love book! I cant take two insta's in a row. I like romances, but that's where I draw the line!

In reply to an earlier post on May 24, 2012 2:46:13 PM PDT
Sarah Marie says:
I know. That whole love at first epidemic is really starting to get on my nerves. Does anyone know of a good book where the romance is not instant?

In reply to an earlier post on May 24, 2012 2:49:37 PM PDT
GRACELING by Kristin Cashore (fantasy) has a *great* non-insta-love romance.

Also good are GRAFFITI MOON by Cath Crowley (contemporary) and GIRL OF FIRE AND THORNS by Rae Carson (fantasy).

In reply to an earlier post on May 24, 2012 7:14:01 PM PDT
Sarah Marie says:
I've read Graceling and GOFAT and liked them both. Here's some of the books I have on my book shelf that are waiting to be read:

Wicked Lovely
A Great and Terrible Beauty
Beautiful Creatures
Immortal Beloved
Eon
Blood Red Road
Inside Out
Iron King
Legend
Poison Study

Has anyone read any of those?

Posted on May 24, 2012 10:03:40 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on May 24, 2012 10:06:46 PM PDT
A. Davis says:
Sarah Marie...I've read about half of the books on your list and my pick would be Poison Study - especially if you're looking for a non insta-love story. :)

Posted on May 24, 2012 10:20:35 PM PDT
A. Davis says:
I just finished If I Stay, hold on a second while I clear away the used tissues. At first I wasn't sure that I was going to like it because the dialogue at the beginning with her family just felt a little cheesy and contrived. But I definitely got sucked into the story and ended up being very surprised at how much emotion the book was able to evince. So now, of course, I have to read Where She Went - too bad there's a waiting list at the library.

So while I'm also waiting for my (adult PNR) copy of Lethal Rider (Lords of Deliverance) to arrive - which I've heard very good things about...yay - I plan on reading The DUFF: (Designated Ugly Fat Friend). Although some of the reviews stated that they really didn't like the main character. Those of you who've read it, did you feel that way?

In reply to an earlier post on May 25, 2012 1:41:43 AM PDT
Kribu says:
I've read Wicked Lovely, Legend and Poison Study - although I generally don't care much for faeries or fantasy-world fantasy and enjoy dystopias, I preferred both Wicked Lovely and Poison Study to Legend.

Posted on May 25, 2012 2:27:18 AM PDT
almost finished with The Summer I Turned Pretty; I also started Chain Reaction (Perfect Chemistry Novels) - I listened to the first one in the trilogy, so i'm reading this one to see if i enjoy it as much or whether the narrator made the book

Posted on May 25, 2012 5:19:10 AM PDT
K. Knight says:
Poison Study is amazing...so is the rest of that series. You can't go wrong with it.

I'm almost done with Siren...it's just OK.

Posted on May 25, 2012 5:20:29 AM PDT
K. Knight says:
I also finished Deadlocked in about a day...it was better that I though but still disappointing. I just hate the way the sookie stackhouse series has gone downhill.

Posted on May 25, 2012 5:44:04 AM PDT
Sarah Marie says:
Poison Study it is then. Although, I am disappointed Legend isn't as good as it sounds. It sounded so interesting and I thought for sure there wouldn't be insta-love considering they are supposed to be mortal enemies and all. What a shame.

Posted on May 25, 2012 9:08:49 AM PDT
TiffTiff125 says:
K. Knight: Charlaine Harris is ending the Sookie series. The book releasing in May 2013 will be the final one.

Posted on May 25, 2012 9:26:23 AM PDT
TiffTiff125 says:
Ha! I finally figured out how to fix my "name."

I am STILL reading the Inheritance Cycle. Finally on the last one, about halfway through. I have been so busy lately I go days without reading one page.

I am going to take a YA break and read the latest Sookie book next.

Posted on May 25, 2012 9:42:16 AM PDT
Helen Taylor says:
I'm ashamed to say: I haven't read Poison Study yet. It has been on my TBB (To Br Bought) for over two years now. TWO YEARS! WHAT IS WRONG WITH ME?
Sad to say but half of the books on your list are insta-loves. Just wanted to warn you!
I simply adored Blood Red Road. I thought it was the best dystopian book I've read this year.
Miss P's is going brilliantly! I just love it so much! I'M SO HAPPY!!!!!!!!!!! : ) Tee-hee. Sadly: I'm nearly done. Wa! : (

Posted on May 25, 2012 10:42:18 AM PDT
Kribu says:
I've had books on my to-be-read list after already being bought for ages... actually, I still have dozens upon dozens of paper books bought years ago that I still haven't got to. It's one reason why I'm trying to not read anything I've bought in the last couple of months and try and cut down on the list of books already on my Kindle. Which is difficult as all the more recently bought books keep tempting me by being newer and shinier...

(And now please excuse me for going ASDFHJWKKKAAAA!!! and dancing around for a bit as Kingdom of the Wicked has got a cover now and it's GORGEOUS. Only three months and a couple of days left now...)

Right. Back to Hunger. Probably won't manage to finish it today.
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