Sunday, July 31, 2011

Two New Updates!!

Hey everyone!

I have two things I want to discuss!  I feel bad putting these into one post, but I am just so excited to share both with you! 

First off, something I am the most excited about....and something some of you may already know about...Pottermore!!

What is Pottermore?, you may be asking...well...it's the new website created by JK Rowling, author of the ABSOLUTELY FANTASTIC (!!!!) Harry Potter Series

The website isn't available yet, unless you become one of the lucky few to get early access, and if you do...LET ME KNOW HOW IT IS!!!! I'm still trying to get mine ;), but this morning was already too late (stupid time difference!).  But I am extremely excited about this! 

Fans will be learning even more things involving the wonderful world of Harry Potter, from JK Rowling herself. 

The Website opens in October! :)

Here is JK Rowling describing the experience to be had on http://www.pottermore.com/ :







Now for the second announcement...

Okay, so a couple of months ago I read the first book in Sara Shepard's newest series The Lying Game.  And I believe at the time, when I wrote the review I also mentioned that ABC Family would be making a TV show out of the series, just like they did with Shepard's Pretty Little Liars...Well, that time has come!! 

On August 15th, the show will premiere on ABC family!

I just saw the first promo on YouTube, and even though it looks like they may have changed quite a bit, if you've read the book then you should be able to see at least one HUGE difference at the beginning, I have decided to still keep an open mind on the series.  I am really curious to see what they have done so far.  What I am wondering, is how come ABC family decided to make a show already, even though only one book has been released in the series (Never Have I Ever is being released on August 2nd!!).  It's still so soon in the series!



Well, I guess we will find out! :).

I hope everyone is having a great weekend!  I am almost done with Abandon, so as soon as I am done, you'll be hearing from me! :)

The Romance Bookie :)

Saturday, July 23, 2011

Overbite (Insatiable #2...might be just another vampire book...but to me...

When Meg Cabot's book Insatiable came out last summer, I was a little skeptical about reading it.  As many of you know over the past 5 or so years vampires have been insanely overplayed; especially due to series like The Twilight Saga  and The Vampire Diaries Series. 

So when Insatiable came out last summer and I read it was about vampires I was really worried that Meg Cabot had fallen into the categories of authors who wanted to make a quick buck with a vampire book.  It's funny, because when I think about it, it's almost as if certain genres are separated into cliques, like back in high school.  For instance, for the past five years (however, in the past year it's been dying down) it seems as if Paranormal books would be considered the "In" crowd.  Haha, does that make any sense??  However, when Insatiable came out last summer, I still wanted to remain one of Meg's loyal fans, and read it.

And let me be honest, am I glad that I gave it a chance.

The Insatiable series has been really good so far.  I mean, to honest, it isn't my favorite series by Meg Cabot, but none the less I still really enjoyed it.

In both books Meg has done research about vampires, and she used that research within her story, to add some somewhat "realistic" feel to it.  For instance, in Overbite this underground river in New York plays a vital part; it's called "Minetta Stream".  In the back of the novel, Meg Cabot wrote a letter explaining that in the research she found it is believed the "Minetta Stream", which is in Latin (I believe) is "Manette", means "Devil's Water"; which was something Meg tied in with the storyline.

The vampires in this series, are a lot more traditional than the vampires from The Twilight Saga (which I really enjoyed reading about too :) ).  They can get killed by wooden stakes through the heart, burned by Holy Water and crosses and garlic.  They can't go out in the sunlight, or they will get burned to ashes.

I know many readers are tired of vampire stories (I know, because I have read MANY comments on discussions on websites like Goodreads and Shelfari).  I personally don't have a problem with them, but I don't read all of them either.  I loved The Twilight Saga, but personally didn't enjoy The Vampire Diaries series, because Elena, the main character, really got on my nerves.  And even though many believe Stephenie Meyer didn't write Twilight great, I personally enjoyed it because of the story.


And I think that somehow why I enjoyed this book, Overbite.  Meg Cabot is my favorite author.  And I have always loved every single book I've read by her.  And the Insatiable series is no exception.  I enjoy reading them. :)


Now, I don't know if the series will continue.  I actually think this book REALLY ended the series, and there won't be any more Insatiable books; but who knows, Meg Cabot might choose to continue them :).  I know I will be line to get my book no matter what :).


I hope everyone has a great weekend!  And I will talk to you all soon!  Thanks for the follows by the way!  I really appreciate them! :)

The Romance Bookie :)