Showing posts from February, 2015

Fifty Shades of Grey (Movie Review)

***WARNING!!!***This Post Contains Content NOT intended for anyone under the age of 18!!!*** Hey Everyone!! So the other day, my amazing boyfriend went with me to see Fifty Shades of Grey  in XD (or IMAX, depending on what theater you go to). What was cool was that because it was a Tuesday and the show was at 4 in the afternoon, we were literally THE ONLY people in the entire theater!!!  So it kind of felt like a private showing for just the two of us!!!! I know, I know, I am very late in reviewing this one; since everyone who wanted to see it, saw it most likely during opening weekend.  We just couldn't get ourselves to do it.  Valentine's Day was spent as a quiet evening, making dinner, and watching a movie in bed, which honestly our preferred choice any day of the week. But anyway, lets get to the review!!! From IMDb : Literature Student Anastasia Steele's life changes forever when she meets handsome, yet tormented, billionaire Christian Grey. My

Erin: Exquisite Captive (Dark Caravan Cycle #1) by Heather Demetrios

Yay!! Here's a review of  Exquisite Captive , the first book in the Dark Caravan Cycle! From Goodreads: Forced to obey her master. Compelled to help her enemy. Determined to free herself.  Nalia is a jinni of tremendous ancient power, the only survivor of a coup that killed nearly everyone she loved. Stuffed into a bottle and sold by a slave trader, she’s now in hiding on the dark caravan, the lucrative jinni slave trade between Arjinna and Earth, where jinn are forced to grant wishes and obey their human masters’ every command. She’d give almost anything to be free of the golden shackles that bind her to Malek, her handsome, cruel master, and his lavish Hollywood lifestyle. Enter Raif, the enigmatic leader of Arjinna’s revolution and Nalia’s sworn enemy. He promises to free Nalia from her master so that she can return to her ravaged homeland and free her imprisoned brother—all for an unbearably high price. Nalia’s not sure she can trust him, but Raif’s her only hope o

Erin: The Mime Order Book Event

Hi Everyone! I am super excited to let you guys know that I was able to attend Samantha Shannon's event celebrating the release of her latest book The Mime Order , which is the sequel to The Bone Season . All right, so I have a terrible confession to make...I was not able to read The Bone Season  before I went to this event.  Ah, I know it's HORRIBLE and I am so ashamed -- forgive me! Also, I'd like to apologize for forgetting to take photos (eek!)! But regardless, I had so much fun at this event.  Samantha Shannon is an incredible, amazing person! She was so funny and so nice and so, so modest about all the success she's had! Not exaggerating at all, this was one of the best events I've gone to!  I had so much fun just listening to Samantha talk! I am totally obsessed with her now (in a nice way :D)! She's absolutely brilliant -- I mean, she graduated from Oxford, so yeah -- not to mention how personable and kind she is! And can you believe how young she

"The DUFF" (MOVIE Review) !!!!! :) (PLUS GIVEAWAY!!)

Hey Everyone!!! So I did something incredibly exciting a while ago...I got the amazing unbelievable opportunity to see an advanced screening of The DUFF , based on the novel of the same name by the equally amazing Kody Keplinger!!! I've been a HUGE fan of Kody since early 2011, when I first read The DUFF , for the first time.  Since then, I've read it close to half a dozen times, and continue to love it each and every single time. When I was contacted to help bring news on the movie and promote it, I was beyond stoked on life.  I can't even tell you how much I squealed!! Anyway, before I was going to promote this movie, I of course, wanted to see it.  I was going to lie to my readers and promote something I either hadn't seen, or something I didn't even like!!! But anyway, I saw it..and...I LOVED IT!!!!!!!! Holy moly, I can't even tell you how much I loved it!! No joke, no way am I saying this to make the PR company happy, I honestly, and truly

Kody Keplinger's Experience at "The DUFF" premiere in Los Angeles, CA!

Hey Everyone!! The DUFF  hits theaters THIS Friday!! How exciting is that??!! I am so excited to see it again!! My review will be up this Friday too, from when I saw it early last month (what an amazing opportunity that was!!) Anyway, today I'm here to share with you some of Kody Keplinger's highlights from the Los Angeles, CA premiere!! So wish I could have been there...darn you work, and darn me for having to be a grown-up all the time!! Anyway, next time! Here are a couple of questions I got to ask Kody about her red carpet experience! The Romance Bookie:   Was there anyone you were extremely starstruck to see? Kody:  Technically, I didn't see her - but apparently Aubrey Plaza was in the theater for the LA premiere.  Multiple people in my group spotted her, but they didn't tell me until after.  Which is probably for the best because - as a huge Parks & Recreation  fan - I might have had a stroke.  And she wasn't the only Parks & Rec  star in

Random Post #14What I got behind the meaning of "The DUFF" Kody Keplinger

Hey Everyone! So I have something to share with you.  As some of you may know I am a huge fan of Kody Keplinger's The DUFF .  And I know that I have been posting quite a bit about both the movie and book lately, but I am just so excited!! I am seriously very passionate behind the message of this book! But for some reason some people aren't seeing it for what it actually means!  Okay, so maybe I can see where some people are getting their misconstrued messages.  For instance, for those of you who don't know, "DUFF" stands for "Designated, Ugly, Fat, Friend", and if you've seen the trailer for the movie... here it is if you haven't.... then you obviously know that the main character, who is called "The DUFF" in movie, Bianca, played by Mae Whitman is 100% neither Fat OR Ugly! In fact, she is absolutely gorgeous!! But anyway, that is not at all what the message of this book/movie is!!!!!!! It is NOT saying that Mae's charac

Erin: The Young Elites (The Young Elites #1) by Marie Lu

Hi Everyone!!  I hope everyone had a great holiday season and hope you are having a great new year!   The Young Elites  is a new fantasy series by Marie Lu, the author of the Legend  trilogy! Having absolutely loved Legend , this was a book I was really looking forward to!  I mean, an awesome new fantasy written by Marie Lu! I'm totally down for it! From Goodreads : I am tired of being used, hurt, and cast aside. Adelina Amouteru is a survivor of the blood fever.  A decade ago, the deadly illness swept through her nation. Most of the infected perished, while many of the children who survived were left with strange markings. Adelina’s black hair turned silver, her lashes went pale, and now she has only a jagged scar where her left eye once was. Her cruel father believes she is a malfetto, an abomination, ruining their family’s good name and standing in the way of their fortune. But some of the fever’s survivors are rumored to possess more than just scars—they are believed to

If I Stay (Movie Review)

Hey Everyone!! So I'm back!!! Just flew back in last night from my ten day Florida vacation!! We had an amazing time!!!  I'm definitely planning on posting pictures of our awesomeness in Disney World and The Wizarding World of Harry Potter in the next couple of days, so if you're interested keep your eyes open for that! :) Anyway, last night on the airplane, I FINALLY got to watch the movie version of Gayle Forman's Best Selling novel If I Stay , featuring Chloe Grace Moretz (as Mia) and Jamie Blackley (as Adam). I've been holding out on watching If I Stay , because well, I just haven't been in the mood to cry.   If I Stay  is one of the saddest, hardest books I've ever read.  The story is so powerful and good, but at the same time extremely depressing. Now before I tell you what I thought about the movie, here's a little description: From  IMDb : Life changes in an instant for young Mia Hall after a car accident puts her in a coma.