• Guest Post

    Brent Hartinger Guest Post: They Turned My Book Into a Movie

    Today I have american author Brent Hartinger on the Blog to talk about his book Geography Club, which is being released as a movie later this year. Geography Club is the first book is the Russel Middlebrook series, which includes The Order of the Poison Oak, Double Feature: Attack of the Soul-Sucking Brain Zombies/ Bride of the Soul-Sucking Brain Zombies and The Elephant of Surprise which has been released this month.  *** They’ve turned my 2003 gay teen novel Geography Club into a movie. It’ll be released later this year, and people have already started asking me how it all happened and what I’ve learned from the whole experience. What did I learn? The…

  • Book Review,  Reviews

    Beautiful Creatures: The official Illustrated Movie Companion – Mark Cotta Vaz

    Explore the making of the film Beautiful Creatures in this ultimate visual companion, lavishly illustrated with full-colour photos of the cast, locations, and sets. This beautiful paperback edition celebrates the on-screen creation of Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl’s fascinating world, brought to life by screenwriter and director Richard LaGravenese.  With never-before-seen images, exclusive interviews and personal stories, Mark Cotta Vaz takes you behind the scenes with cast and crew, uncovering intimate details of the filmmaking process *** I have never really read one of these books before. I was bought From Page to Screen, the Harry Potter companion, for my birthday and have only got a few pages in as…

  • Giveaway

    #PenguinChats Exclusive & Giveaway: Beautiful Creatures by Kami Garcia & Margaret Stohl

    Today I have something new and exciting to share with you, dear readers!  I have been asked to share with you some exciting news about Penguin and their new event, #PenguinChats. This is a twitter event whereby Penguin’s twitter account, @penguinukbooks will be holding an exclusive Q&A session with authors, in partnership with other blogs. It is a brilliant chance to ask authors the questions you have been dying to ask them and get a live response!  The first of these #PenguinChats will be running from 8PM on Sunday 27th January and will be with Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl, authors of the Caster Chronicles series, of which the first book…

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    Before I Die (Now is Good) – Jenny Downham

    “I wish I had a boyfriend, I wish he lived in the wardrobe on a coat hanger. Whenever I wanted, I could get him out an he’d look at me the way boys do in films, as if I’m beautiful. He wouldn’t speak much, but he’d be breathing hard as he took off his leather jacket and unbuckled his jeans.” Tessa has cancer. She is dying, choosing to stop the treatment that was causing her so much more pain than she could bear. But before she goes, she has a list, and every thing on that list has to be done. Number one on the list is sex, and that’s…

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    I Am Number Four – Pittacus Lore

    “The door starts shaking. It’s a flimsy thing made of bamboo shoots held together with tattered lengths of twine. The shake is subtle and stops almost immediately. They left their heads to listen, a fourteen year old boy and a fifty year old man, who everyone thinks is his father but who was born near a different jungle on a different planet hundreds of lightyears away.” When the Mogadorians attacked Lorien there was no hope for survival. Nine children of the Garde and their nine Cêpan were bundled onto a ship bound for Earth. The nine children were tagged with a number each, when the Mogadorians tried to track them…