My Favorite Reads Giveaway Hop!


Thanks to I Am a Reader, Not a Writer and Rachelle Writes for hosting this wonderful hop!

Welcome to my stop on the giveaway hop! I have many favorite reads, so to narrow it down I'm giving away some of my favorites from 2012! 

You can win your choice of one of the books listed below.
This is open Internationally as long as The Book Depository ships to you. Don't forget to check out the other blogs on this giveaway hop! Good luck!

Winner will have a choice of one of these books:
Under the Never Sky (Under the Never Sky, #1) The Fault in Our Stars Sweet Evil (The Sweet Trilogy, #1) Born Wicked (The Cahill Witch Chronicles, #1)

My Favorite 2012 Dystopia: Under the Never Sky by Veronica Rossi
My Favorite 2012 Contemporary: The Fault in Our Stars by John Green
My Favorite 2012 Paranormal Romance: Sweet Evil by Wendy Higgins
My Favorite 2012 Book Cover: Born Wicked by Jessica Spotswood

The giveaway ends 6/6
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Books into Movies: The Host (Interviews)

MTV visited the set of The Host for an exclusive interview with Saoirse Ronan, Max Irons, and Stephenie Meyer. The interview also contains behind the scenes clips of some stunts. Check them out below!


Interviews with Stephenie Meyer: 




For more Stephenie Meyer interviews visit MTV!

Are you excited for the movie? Will you go see it? Have you read the book? I love Saoirse Ronan so I'm definitely going to be seeing it! Thoughts below!!

Cover Reveal: Let the Sky Fall

Let the Sky Fall
This very well may be one of my all time favorite covers! But it's not just a pretty book (though it really is gorgeous), Let the Sky Fall by Shannon Messenger has an original and interesting premise. Check it out below!

Seventeen-year-old Vane Weston is the only survivor of the category five tornado that killed his parents. Every night since the storm, a beautiful, dark-haired girl has swept through his dreams. She's the only clue to his past, and he clings to the hope that she's real.

Audra is real, but she's also a sylph. An air elemental. She walks on the wind, can translate its alluring songs, and can even twist it into a weapon. She's also a guardian--Vane's guardian--and has sworn an oath to protect him at all costs. Even if it means sacrificing her own life.

When a hasty mistake reveals their location to the enemy who murdered both of their families, Audra must help Vane remember who he is. He has a power to claim--the secret language of the West Wind, which only he can understand. But unlocking his heritage will also unlock a memory Audra wishes could be erased. And as the storm bears down on them she starts to realize the greatest danger might not be the warriors coming to destroy them, but the forbidden romance that's grown between them.

Set amongst the desert airstreams of Coachella Valley in California, and alive with wonderful wind-swept prose, LET THE SKY FALL is about two teenagers broken by their pasts, divided by their futures, and bound by love.

Tornadoes! Sylphs! Who wouldn't be excited for this book? It sounds awesome and the cover is too lustful for words! The expected release date is March 2013. So you can fine me staring at this cover until then. Wake me from my coma when it's March! Check out Shannon Messenger's blog to learn more!

What do you think of the cover? Comments below!

Best Male Voice-Over in a Book Trailer: Lies Beneath

I usually have major issues with voice-overs in book trailers. They can sound unnatural and slow, almost like an audio book. But a book trailer isn't an audio book, and the voice-overs should be smooth, much like a movie trailer or a television preview. I was so happy when I saw the book trailer for Lies Beneath by Anne Greenwood Brown. The male voice over is perfect! I didn't cringe. In fact, I kept wanting him to speak! That never happens. I'm usually plugging my ears and wishing for words instead of a narrator. Which is why Lies Beneath has earned my award for Best Male Voice-Over in a Book Trailer.



What do you think? Is there another book trailer that deserves this award more? I was also pretty freaked out by the three "sisters" in the water that popped up out of nowhere. It caught me off guard and they were very creepy. I can't wait to read this book! Thoughts below!


Video Vault: The Selection Cover Shoot

The Selection by Kiera Cass has one of the most gorgeous covers of the year. The video below shows a quick 30 seconds of the model getting ready for the shoot. The biggest shocker - the dress wasn't actually blue! Yes, take a look to see the actual color of the dress. I think it's magenta-ish? What color would you call it?



Sadly the show didn't get picked up for series on the CW this Fall, but I'm hoping that it will get picked up for midseason. 

What do you think? Do you like the original color of the dress better? Have you read the book? Thoughts below! 

Stacking the Shelves [4]

Stacking the Shelves is a weekly meme hosted by Tynga's Reviews featuring books added to your shelves and sharing your excitement for them.

Bought:
Beautiful Darkness by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl
I just finished Beautiful Creatures, so I'm really excited to read the sequel! I also love free 2-day shipping on Amazon Prime so I didn't have to wait long to get it. Major plus!
 Beautiful Darkness (Caster Chronicles, #2)

What's new on your shelves this week? Have you read  any books in this series? Comment below!




Books into Movies: Percy Jackson & The Sea of Monsters (On Set Photos)

The Percy Jackson sequel is currently filming, which means lots of on set photos of the new and old cast. Take a look at some below!

Brandon T. JacksonAlexandra Daddario, Douglas Smith, Logan Lerman

What is with Douglas Smith's hair? I hope the dreads look better in the movie than in the pictures. 
Leven Rambin
Love her brown hair!

Nathan Fillion












Nathan Fillion is one of my all time favorite actors! I'm just excited he's in the movie! Stanley Tucci was great in The Hunger Games, so I can't wait to see his role in the Percy Jackson sequel. 

Also make sure to check out the Sea of Monsters Tumblr for more on set photos!
What do you think? Excited for the new cast? Thoughts below!

Books into Movies: On the Road (Cannes Reviews - Kristen Stewart is Scandalous)

Jack Kerouac's most famous book On the Road has finally been adapted to film. This past week it was screened at Cannes Film Festival. So far as I can tell the reviews have been great. But my biggest concern for the film was Kristen Stewart. After reading the reviews I was very shocked at what I found. 

Kristen Stewart is topless for most of the movie, and the sexual content in On the Road may very well earn it an NC-17 rating. I have never read the book, so I didn't know there were graphic scenes. I'm surprised that there is so much nudity and sex in the movie, but I'll still go see it. Just not with my parents. 

"They have a lot of sex, too, some of it pretty exposed (hello, NC-17!): On a car ride to nowhere, Sal (Sam Riley), the Kerouac character, who is eager but recessive — a boy-man taking careful stock of everything he drinks in — gets naked in the front seat along with Dean (Garret Hedlund), the Neal Cassady life-force stud narcissist, and Marylou (Kristen Stewart), Dean’s naively game young ex-wife, who is seated, also naked, between the two men as she pleasures each of them with her hands. (I’m not kidding when I say that Kristen Stewart acts this scene very well — for once, she looks more ebullient than cool.) "

After reading this my mouth kind of fell open in shock. What? She does what?! That was me. Who knew Bella Swan could be so scandalous?

Another actor earning all kinds of rave reviews is Garrett Hedlund, one of my favorite actors! His performance as Dean Moriarty is really creating some buzz. 

"Although the story is Sal/Kerouac’s, the star part is Dean, and Hedlund has the allure for it; among the men here, he’s the one you always watch, and the actor effectively catches the character’s impulsive, thrill-seeking, risk-taking, responsibility-avoiding personality."

"The best thing in the movie is Garrett Hedlund’s performance as Dean Moriarty, whose hunger for life — avid, erotic, insatiable, destructive — kindles a fire that will light the way to a new era. Hedlund is as hunky as the young Brad Pitt, and like Pitt, he’s a wily, change-up actor. He gives Dean eyes that glitter with a seductive enthusiasm that borders on being a little cracked."

I'm so excited to see this movie, but without a release date even set I know it may be awhile. Usually I don't watch movie clips before I see the movie, but this is a special case considering the wait may be long. Take a look below!





I'm not impressed by the clip with Kristen Stewart, but I'm going to keep an open mind with all the great reviews about her performance. What do you think? Surprised that she gets naked in the movie? Are you planning on seeing it? Thoughts below! 

Carnival of Souls by Melissa Marr: Cover Reveal and Excerpt

Carnival of Souls
I absolutely love Melissa Marr, which is why I'm excited for her new series Carnival of Souls. It's slated for release September 4th 2012. Until then, read an excerpt from the book! Also check out an article about the photography behind the cover at USA Today. It's pretty interesting. They literally set the mask on fire!

In a city of daimons, the Carnival of Souls hosts a deadly competition. Once in a generation, every citizen can fight to join the ruling elite. Without the competition, Aya and Kaleb would both face bleak futures—if for different reasons. For each of them, fighting to the death is the only way to try to live. In our own world, Mallory knows that her father—and every other witch—fled the daimons’ city long ago. She trains to be lethal because it’s only a matter of time until the daimons catch up with them. While Mallory possesses little knowledge of The City, every inhabitant of The City knows of her. There are plans there for Mallory, and soon she, too, will be drawn into the decadence that is the Carnival of Souls.

Exclusive excerpt: 'Carnival of Souls' by Melissa Marr

The synopsis sounds like The Hunger Games meets demons. I can't wait! What do you think? Like the cover? Interesting premise? Thoughts below!

Video Vault: Cast of Snow White and the Huntsman Reads 50 Shades of Grey

This may be the most hilarious video I have seen in a while. It also makes me love Charlize Theron even more. I'm definitley going to go see Snow White and the Huntsman! Check out the video below from MTV:



What did you think? Hilarious? Will you be seeing the movie? Thoughts below!

Most Original Book Trailer: The Lost Code

There is a filmmaking technique called "found footage" that movies like Paranormal Activity and Chronicle have utilized. It makes the film look more real when the subject matter is anything but. When I came upon this book trailer it was literally the first and only book trailer I have seen that used the "found footage" technique. More than that - it doesn't explain what the book is even about. It's there really to entice you to go figure it out with a link at the end of the video. Curious? I sure was. Which is why The Lost Code by Kevin Emerson has earned my award for Most Original Book Trailer, even if it doesn't explain anything. Check it out below!



What do you think? Intrigued? Is there another book trailer that deserves this award more? Sound off below!


Stacking the Shelves [3]

Stacking the Shelves is a weekly meme hosted by Tynga's Reviews featuring books added to your shelves and sharing your excitement for them.

Bought:
Legacy by Molly Cochran
I'm a sucker for cool covers and books about boarding schools. So naturally I picked this one up. I started reading it and I'm a bit iffy on it so far, but hopefully it will get better.
Legacy

Won:
Spectral (ebook) by Shannon Duffy
I won it from Read Between The Lines! Thanks! I'm pretty excited to read this! It has a really original and interesting concept and the cover is gorgeous :)
Spectral

What's new on your shelf this week? Have you read  Legacy or Spectral? Comments below!




Fall 2012 TV: The Selection - Not Dead Yet!

The Selection
As you may have heard, The CW has picked their new shows for next season. The YA book The Selection by Kiera Cass was made into a pilot but was passed over for a full season pickup. The president of The CW says that there is hope for the show. 

The cast is expected to change, but the CW and The Selection studio Warner Bros. TV are looking to keep the lead, Friday Night Lights‘ Aimee Teegarden who got high marks. The project is being put on a fast track and, if it comes together, could join the CW’s schedule in midseason. “I truly believe that there is a series in The Selection,” CW president Mark Pedowitz said after the network’s upfront presentation today.

This is fantastic news for all The Selection lovers out there! I'm curious as to why it was passed over in the first place. Possibly no chemistry between Aimee Teegarden and the male leads? I'm keeping my fingers crossed for midseason! 

Fall 2012 TV: The CW New Shows (Photos)

The CW has announced its 2012-13 lineup this season. It looks pretty good (with the exception that they passed on The Selection). Two of the new shows are going to air midseason. So we're going to have to wait to watch The Carrie Diaries and Cult. I'm not too bummed about that because they were the two I was least excited about. Check out the pictures below of the upcoming shows!

Beauty and the Beast



Thursday 9-10pm
Arrow



Wednesday 8-9pm
Emily Owens, M.D. (formerly - First Cut)



Tuesday 9-10pm

The Carrie Diaries



Monday 9-10pm
January 2013
Cult



Midseason 2013
What do you think? Any new shows grab your attention? I'm going to go out on a limb and say the best picture of the five shows goes to Beauty and the Beast. What's your favorite?

Waiting on Wednesday [9]: Throne of Glass

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine
Spotlighting upcoming releases that readers are eagerly anticipating

Throne of Glass (Throne of Glass, #1)
Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas
Release Date: August 7th, 2012

After serving out a year of hard labor in the salt mines of Endovier for her crimes, 18-year-old assassin Celaena Sardothien is dragged before the Crown Prince. Prince Dorian offers her her freedom on one condition: she must act as his champion in a competition to find a new royal assassin. Her opponents are men—thieves and assassins and warriors from across the empire, each sponsored by a member of the kings council. If she beats her opponents in a series of eliminations, she’ll serve the kingdom for three years and then be granted her freedom.Celaena finds her training sessions with the captain of the guard, Westfall, challenging and exhilirating. But she’s bored stiff by court life. Things get a little more interesting when the prince starts to show interest in her... but it’s the gruff Captain Westfall who seems to understand her best.Then one of the other contestants turns up dead... quickly followed by another. Can Celaena figure out who the killer is before she becomes a victim?

Many people have already read this book since it was first on Fictionpress. It has fantastic reviews, so I'm pretty excited to get my hands on it when Bloomsbury releases it in August. Have you heard of it? What do you think? 

Best Use of 30 Seconds in a Book Trailer: Hemlock

I'm beginning to find book trailers fascinating. They are all different. Some go for the music. Others go for the hot boys. But they are all there to sell the book. So I am compiling my own awards for book trailers to make it more interesting when I watch them. I discovered the trailer for Hemlock by Kathleen Peacock, and was surprised by its short length. Literally it's only 34 seconds long. But to make my award sound cooler I'm going to round the number and award it Best Use of 30 Seconds in a Book Trailer. Because let's face it - no one wants to be awarded Best Use of 34 Seconds in a Book Trailer. That would be lame. 

The trailer doesn't describe much. It's more about tone and gives off a great vibe. I'm thinking the book will be a thriller, but I haven't read it yet. Check out the trailer below!



What do you think? Have you read the book? Is there another book trailer that deserves this award more? Sound off below!



Stacking the Shelves [2]

Stacking the Shelves is a weekly meme hosted by Tynga's Reviews featuring books added to your shelves and sharing your excitement for them.


Won:
The Selection by Kiera Cass
I am so excited to read this! I was really hoping it was going to get picked up by the CW as well. They were making a TV pilot of it. But alas, it was passed over. I'm still planning on reading though!
The Selection (The Selection, #1)


What's new on your shelves this week? Have you read  The Selection? Comments below!




Fall 2012 TV: The CW Chooses New Shows

There were many new shows that The CW ordered into pilots this season. But only five made the list for full shows! Five is actually a huge number. So what made the cut?
Arrow
 The Carrie Diaries
 Beauty and the Beast
First Cut
Cult

The glaring omission - The Selection - was the one pilot I was most excited for. It is the adaptation from Kiera Cass' young adult novel. I did a quick poll at the end of a post to see which pilot people were most excited for. The Selection dominated with 77%. I'm super bummed it didn't make the list, but I think Arrow and First Cut look amazing. With five new shows, it seems like some of these may be mid-season shows. You can check out more about the shows that got picked up at EW or Hollywood Reporter

What do you think? Excited for the new shows? Sad to see The Selection absent from the list? Comments below!

Winners: 500 Followers and Fairy Tale Giveaways!


The Winner of 500 Followers Giveaway is.....
Sarah K. 
She chose Taken at Dusk by  C.C. Hunter.


The Winner of the Fairy Tale Giveaway Hop is....
Shaina J. 
She chose Faery Tales & Nightmares by Melissa Marr

Congratulations! The winners have been emailed and confirmed. Thanks to all of you who participated and follow my blog! 
Don't forget to check out my Summer 2012 Giveaway for more chances to win cool books!!!

Books into Movies: Beautiful Creatures (On the Set Video)

If you haven't heard, Beautiful Creatures is being made into a movie. Its release date is set for February 1st, 2013. MTV went on the set! Check out the video!






It looks pretty awesome! I can't wait and I think that Alden Ehrenreich, who plays Ethan Wate, will be great! If you want to know more about the movie, the cast and the first image, visit my Books into Movies: Beautiful Creatures posts!

What did you think of the video? Are you excited? Have you read the books? Are the actors as you imagined? Sound off below!

Waiting on Wednesday [8]: The Forsaken

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine
Spotlighting upcoming releases that readers are eagerly anticipating

The Forsaken (The Forsaken, #1)The Forsaken by  Lisa M. Stasse
Release Date: July 10th, 2012

As an obedient orphan of the U.N.A. (the super-country that was once Mexico, the U.S., and Canada), Alenna learned at an early age to blend in and be quiet—having your parents taken by the police will do that to a girl. But Alenna can’t help but stand out when she fails a test that all sixteen-year-olds have to take: The test says she has a high capacity for brutal violence, and so she is sent to The Wheel, an island where all would-be criminals end up.    The life expectancy of prisoners on The Wheel is just two years, but with dirty, violent, and chaotic conditions, the time seems a lot longer as Alenna is forced to deal with civil wars for land ownership and machines that snatch kids out of their makeshift homes. Desperate, she and the other prisoners concoct a potentially fatal plan to flee the island. Survival may seem impossible, but Alenna is determined to achieve it anyway.

This sounds like a pretty good dystopian. Plus it comes out in July! That's not that far away, right? Have you heard of it? What do you think? 

Summer 2012 Giveaway!

It may not officially be summer, but it is to me! I have finished my last semester as a Junior in college and that means I'm on Summer Break! What will I be doing this summer? Hopefully reading some awesome books in between studying for that pesky MCAT.

So now to the giveaway! I'll be giving away a new release from May, June, or July of 2012. I'm awful at compiling lists so here are some great blogs that have lists of the new releases for you to look at:






Please let me know in the comments if you know of a blog that has a new release list for May, June, or July! I'll update this page and post a link to the blog! 

This Giveaway is International as long as the Book Depository ships to you. 
It ends 6/30. This means that if you want a July release it will be pre-order!



Fill out the rafflecopter below to enter!



Worst Accent in a Book Trailer: Sweet Evil

I'm reading Sweet Evil by Wendy Higgins right now and I've been thinking a lot about Southern accents in YA books. Being from Georgia, I'm accustomed to Southern twang much more than probably other people, but listening to the accent and reading it can be vitally different. As long as the accent isn't too jarring when I read I really don't have a problem with it. There will always be one exception to this rule though. And that's if the book takes place in Georgia. I'm of course biased to the place that I have lived twenty-one years in. 

Most authors don't live in the cities where they write, so it's easy to misjudge an accent. I've started Sweet Evil, which begins in Atlanta but the main character is from Cartersville, Georgia. At first I really didn't think the characters had accents. The only indication is that some characters say y'all (which is a frequently used term in the south). Although y'all is usually said by people who don't have twang. Like me. I'm from Georgia. Born and Bred. And I have ZERO accent. I think it's a huge misconception that everyone in Georgia have deep accents. If you look at a map, Georgia is a HUGE state! The north up by Tennessee, the south, and the parts by Alabama all usually have that southern accent. But the cities surrounding Atlanta are void of the drawl. If you ever have a chance to go to Atlanta you will realize no one in the city has any accent at all. 

I get excited when a book takes place in Georgia, but my Nancy Drew side comes out and I had to investigate further. Where did I go? The book trailer. Of course the book trailer would let me know if I was reading Georgia minus the accent or Georgia plus the accent. What did I find? The worst Southern Accent representation of all time! Unfortunately, Sweet Evil has earned my fictional award for Worst Accent in a Book Trailer. It sucks because the book is great so far. I'm going to have to think of an awesome award for it to win! Check it out below and let me know if you agree!


Does it earn your award or is there another trailer that trumps this one? Are you reading the book? Do accents in books bother you? If you're a fellow Southerner, what do you think? Comments below!
 Also check out my other award for Best Music in a Book Trailer!

Stacking the Shelves [1]

Stacking the Shelves is a weekly meme hosted by Tynga's Reviews featuring books added to your shelves and sharing your excitement for them.
I haven't shared the books I've bought and received in such a long time that I'm just going to ignore the past and focus on the last week of awesomeness!

Bought:
Sweet Evil by Wendy Higgins
I have been craving this book ever since I've seen the cover! I've already started it and it's so great! I have an important question though that maybe someone can answer. Why did this get published in paperback? It's published by Harper Teen, right? And it's amazing. I would think it would be hardback. It's not a very important question. But I'm just curious!
Sweet Evil

Timeless by Alexandra Monir
I bought this because it looks like a fast read and a cute PNR! Plus, the cover is gorgeous.
Timeless (Timeless, #1)

Won:
Glimmer (ARC) by Phoebe Kitanidis
I won this from a giveaway from Books to the Sky! I'm pretty excited to read this book! The concept is so compelling, hopefully I like it.
Glimmer

Divergent by Veronica Roth
I know! I know! I'm the only person in the YA book blogosphere who has never read this. I'm fixing to change that. I won this at Short and Sweet Reviews! Thanks for making this possible!
Divergent (Divergent, #1)


What's new on your shelves this week? Have you read any of these books? Can you answer the Sweet Evil question I have above? Comments below!





Books into Movies: Beautiful Creatures (First Look of Ethan and Lena)

Entertainment Weekly has released the first image of  Ethan Wate (Alden Ehrenreich) and Lena Duchaness (Alice Englert) in the movie adaptation of Beautiful Creatures! Take a look!


It looks like they're leaning towards the teen romance to promote the movie! Some are already saying it may be the next Twilight. What do you think? Do you like the couple they chose? I'm excited that both actors are relatively unknowns. It's going to be interesting to see how the movie turns out. Thoughts below!

Review: The Avengers

The Avengers
Release Date: May 4, 2012
Actors: Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans
Genre: Action
Rating: PG-13
Current Location: In theatres
5/5 Robots: Hulk SMASH!

Nick Fury of S.H.I.E.L.D. brings together a team of super humans to form The Avengers to help save the Earth from Loki and his army.

I went to see this movie at midnight! I attend midnight showings for two reasons. First, so I can see my favorite blockbusters early and soak in all the epicness before everyone else. Second, because the atmosphere is so much better. People dress up. People cheer. People are genuinely thrilled about the movie you're about to watch. Not to say a day later people aren't excited, but midnight premieres have this atmosphere that can't be beat. That being said, there is always a gamble when you go. Sometimes your theatre is subdued, no one cheers, and very few people dress up. It sucks because you anticipate this over-enthusiastic excitement. This happened to me when I saw The Hunger Games, but I'm so glad to say that the atmosphere was superb with The Avengers! People painted themselves green, wore Iron Man masks, and some even adorned Thor helmets and Captain America shields. Everyone was excited. The atmosphere was set. And I was ready for the movie!

It was fantastic! I went into it feeling like there were so many things that could go wrong. It could be another slow paced action flick with random stuff blowing up everywhere. But it wasn't. Each character had their own depth, which is very hard in ensemble casts, especially with an action movie.  None of the heroes really overshadowed the others. They all had equal screen time and were all equally compelling. However, there was a definite favorite in the crowd. Hulk, played by Mark Ruffalo, had the most cheers as he smashed his way on screen. Literally every time Hulk started destroying stuff the audience erupted in applause. Hulk was originally my least favorite of the Avengers, but after the film he's now up there with Thor. Mark Ruffalo plays him so well and the graphics are insanely good!

The villain was another great character in the movie. Tom Hiddleston plays Loki, Thor's brother who was originally introduced in the movie Thor. Loki is an evil guy but he's played with such demented power-hungry motives that he becomes great to watch on screen. He is also my sister's favorite character! Chris Hemsworth as Thor was great, but he really shined when he was in scenes opposite Loki. 

The humor is fantastic in the movie. Of course Iron Man brings most of it, but Thor and Hulk do have their moments. I also enjoyed Scarlett Johannsen's portrayal of Black Widow. Her character had lots of depth. She wasn't there just to look pretty. Jeremy Renner as Hawkeye was another great storyline. During the entire movie though I was just thinking about how Scarlett and him would be a great couple. Or that would be an awesome movie where Black Widow and Hawkeye team up! The only character that I didn't really jump up and down for was Nick Fury, played by Samuel L. Jackson. He was still one dimensional and I'm really not a big Samuel L. Jackson fan as is, so it didn't help his case. 

The movie was really great! And I can't wait for another one. Or better yet, the special features. I recommend this movie to anyone who loves superhero movies. It's honestly one of the better ones. Hulk SMASH!

Best Music in a Book Trailer: The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer

I recently had my sister guest review The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer. She did a fantastic job at reviewing the book and in light of the rave review, I'd thought I'd check out the book trailer. What did I find? A kick ass song with a really hot guy! Hands down,  this trailer has won my fictional award for Best Use of Music in a Book Trailer. Most trailers go for the instrumental music or a song that's just okay. Not this trailer! The song is really good! Check it out!



Interested in the song: Black Dog by Kelli Shaefer

What do you think? Does it earn your award? Thoughts below!

Books into Movies: Beautiful Creatures (Casting Update 4)

Image Credit: SarahGrilli

This is my all time favorite Books into Movies news! Kyle Gallner has joined the cast of Beautiful Creatures! He is one of my favorite young actors and I'm so excited for him to be a part of this movie. He will be playing Larkin, the younger brother of Riley (Emmy Rossum's character). I haven't read the first book yet, but apparently Larkin does not get introduced until the second novel. So Gallner will most likely have a small role in the first film. 

From Variety: 
Kyle Gallner is set to round out the cast of Alcon Entertainment’s “Beautiful Creatures,” which will be distributed by Warner Bros. Gallner (“A Nightmare on Elm Street”) will play Larkin, Rossum’s younger brother whom she casts a spell on.

The male lead has already been switched up, but the cast so far is pretty awesome! With Kyle Gallner added this movie is sure to be incredible!

What do you think of the news? Do you think Emmy Rossum and Kyle Gallner can pull off being siblings?