The Netflix series for 13 Reasons Why has put the social media world on edge. The series is adapted from the Jay Asher novel and production was lead by Selena Gomez. The powerful content of the book touches on many sensitive subjects such as bullying, rape, and suicide. The 13 episode Netflix series took special care to bring the gravity of these issues to the screen.
Did you read the book, watch the series or both? What are your thoughts on the content of each?
Who did it better?
The Silver Linings Play Book led readers to feel the honest and raw emotions of leading character, Pat. However, Jennifer Lawrence's role as Tiffany in the movie landed her several awards for Best Actress. Should Pat (Bradley Cooper) have been more in the spotlight? Or are you glad Tiffany stole the show?
Who did it better?
Gone Girl was a showcase of drama and suspense and proved to be a book that was hard to put down. Then it killed at the box office. But did you notice anything missing on the big screen??? Many details as well as some characters were left out in the movie adaptation. Was there anything that you would've liked added?
It's been 15 years since A Walk to Remember made its big screen debut. Some may argue that this book and movie combination paved the way for a host of Nicholas Sparks hits. So which did it for you? The romantic words flowing through the pages of the book? Or was it the cinematic kisses shared between Shane West and Mandy Moore? Who did it better?
Speaking of Nicholas Sparks novels and films...Which is your favorite?
I love this book. It has everything I look for in a paranormal romance--humor and action, great characters, and heroine who wants redemption. I was lucky enough to read this one early and I can't wait to read more from Jenn Windrow!
Vampire Alexis Black is on a mission - to rejoin the human race.
Coerced into signing an ironclad contract by an Angel-with-attitude, Alexis must hunt down and assassinate at least one vampire, werewolf, or creepy crawly every night for fifty years to become human again. Too bad the contract didn’t mention the badass vampire who now rides shotgun in her brain, insatiable bloodlust, or her new I-hate-everything-with-fangs sidekick. If she can fulfill her end of the bargain, her humanity is restored, if not she will be destroyed.
But when a revenge-seeking bloodsucker threatens her city, Alexis must risk everything to ensure there’s a humanity to return to. Since her vampire nature is her greatest weapon to defeat the monsters that threaten her friends and future, Alexis must choose to accept her inner beast or watch those she loves die.
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"Evil's Unlikely Assassin is a promising urban fantasy debut that features all that's great about the genre--action, attitude, and ass-kicking." -Jaye Wells, USA Today bestselling author of The Sabina Kane and Prospero's War serie
Jenn Windrow loves characters who have a pinch of spunk, a dash of attitude, and a large dollop of sex appeal. Top it all off with a huge heaping helping of snark, and you’ve got the ingredients for the kind of fast paced stories she loves to read and write. Home is a suburb of it’s-so-hot-my-shoes-have-melted-to-the-pavement Phoenix. Where she lives with her husband, two daughters, and a slew of animals that seem to keep following her home, at least that’s what she claims.
When she’s not messing with her own characters lives, she’s reviewing other people’s stories for the Vampire Book Club.
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Hey Everyone! Welcome to a new blog series that features a comparison of books to their movie counterparts. First up, Water for Elephants.
Robert Patterson is no stranger to the pressures of bringing beloved book characters to life. Did he do the protagonist of Water for Elephants justice?
Who Did It Better?
Title: The Possibility of Perfect
Author: Brinda Berry
Format: Print, digital
Publication date: July 11, 2017
Photo: Sara Eirew Photography
Cover design: Najla Qamber Designs
Cover Model: Alex Boivin
One hot night changed everything.
Life is simple…until it’s not. As owner of a successful bar in Nashville, I have everything a guy could want. Well, almost everything.
I don’t have her.
Josie Jensen. Bookstore entrepreneur, ice cream connoisseur. Smart. Funny. So off-limits I should get arrested for being near her.
In a moment of madness, I forget the golden rule: friends don’t sleep with friends. It’s the best and worst way to ruin a friendship.
Now we’ve moved from friends for life to baby on the way. My major mess-up? I once said I didn’t want a family. Ever. And that woman has a memory like a steel trap.
I only want to protect her from my baggage—things I can’t control.
What if being with me robs Josie of her chance for a perfect life?
There’s nine months between secrets and the truth.
…the story was amazing, the characters are incredible, the romance heats up the pages, and this author can write one heck of a book.” 5 Swoony Stars!
Saving Mercy by Abbie Roads
Series: Fatal Truth Series
Genre: Dark Romantic Thriller
Publication Date: April 4, 2017
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He’s found her at last…
Cain Killion knows himself to be a damaged man. His only redeeming quality? The extrasensory connection to blood that he uses to catch killers. His latest case takes a macabre turn when he discovers a familiar and haunting symbol linking the crime to his horrific past—and the one woman who might understand what it means.
Only to lose her to a nightmare
Mercy Ledger is brave, resilient, beautiful—and in terrible danger. The moment Cain finds her the line between good and evil blurs and the only thing clear to them is that they belong together. Love is the antidote for blood—but is their bond strong enough to overcome the madness that stalks them?
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Abbie Roads is a mental health counselor known for her blunt, honest style of therapy. By night she writes dark, emotional novels always giving her characters the happy ending she wishes for all her clients. SAVING MERCY is the first book in her new Fatal Truth Series of dark, gritty, romantic suspense with a psychological twist.
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