Thursday, January 31, 2013

Beautiful Creatures, Putting All the Pieces Together

   In only two weeks Beautiful Creature will be coming out in theaters and lately there has been a lot of cast interviews, since the main stars are on mall tours, as well as featurettes and short clips from scenes from the actual movie! This is my idea of how the movie is going to be like, from all the information I have gathered in the past months. But first here is........

My history with Beautiful Creatures:

    If you have not guessed already I am a pretty big fan of the book series and was ecstatic last May when I found out it was being turned into a movie. I started reading the books in the early fall of 2011 when I watched a book review on it from one of my favorite youtube book bloggers. This Halloween I dressed up as Lena and I am currently trying to persuade my parents to take me to the midnight premier of Beautiful Creature, but sadly so far I am not winning.

Putting the pieces together:

    In the past week Warner Brother's has been releasing a lot of tv spots, as well as clips from the actual movie, which has been making me have a lot of fangirl moments. From what I have gathered from all that has been released is that the movie is basically just a companion, meaning the plot line and some main points are the same but it is not exactly like the book. I at first wanted them to be very similar but once I thought about it and you don't always want to always know what to expect. 
     A lot of people have been fuming about Marian and Amma's character being combined into Amma's character. I totally get that because they are both amazing characters but they both bring something else to the series. Like Amma is more of the Mother figure and protector of Ethan while Marian is more involved in the Caster World and they both have different purposes for being in the series. I really just want to see how they make it work because the number one keeper rule is don't get involved and Amma gets involved all the time by trying to save Ethan and for her being into vodo, or whatever you want to call it. But don't get me wrong, Marian was one of my favorite character and she's really important but I just want to see how there going to incorporatethe characters together.
     From some of the cast interviews it sounds like the movie is going to have the dreams Ethan and Lena have. I am so excited to see how they make those since Ethan could never see Lena's face, but he could only remember her smell. I am also curious if his sheets are going to be dirty or anything that shows that they were "real".
     One question I have is, when Ridley says about the curse is it the same one we know about. I am really not sure if they are going to have the curse Genevieve put on the family from trying to revive Ethan with the Book of Moons or are they make a totally different one. I also wounder, it sounds like when Lena talks about it that only women casters get claimed and only her family got claimed like that. Also I am curious if the stakes on Lena's claiming will be as high, meaning if she goes Dark her family that is Light will die and vice versa.  
     Also on a related note, I am really interested in Lena's claiming because in the book she has her own party, and the war reenactment is on that day, but it doesn't really interfere with it at all, it is just mentioned. But it seems as if she'll be at the reenactment or looking for Ethan at it because in the commercials her powers are destroying the reenactment and Lena is running around in her claiming dress during it. Anyway, it looks really exciting and of course we finally get to see the reenactment!
     So that is somewhat of what I believe will happen in the movie. If you have not read Beautiful Creatures I highly recommend it and you still have time before is hits theaters February 14 to read it. If you have read it, what are you expecting from the movie, comment below! I hope to see some of you at the theater on February 14. 

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

City of Lost Souls by, Cassandra Clare Review

City of Lost Souls (The Mortal Instruments #5) 


What price is too high to pay, even for love? When Jace and Clary meet again, Clary is horrified to discover that the demon Lilith’s magic has bound her beloved Jace together with her evil brother Sebastian, and that Jace has become a servant of evil. The Clave is out to destroy Sebastian, but there is no way to harm one boy without destroying the other. As Alec, Magnus, Simon, and Isabelle wheedle and bargain with Seelies, demons, and the merciless Iron Sisters to try to save Jace, Clary plays a dangerous game of her own. The price of losing is not just her own life, but Jace’s soul. She’s willing to do anything for Jace, but can she still trust him? Or is he truly lost?

Casey's Review: 

     I hate Sebastian! I don't understand how some people can feel bad for him. He is a psychotic creep. He tried to rape his sister for crying out loud! But more importantly, he took away the real Jace for almost the entire book! 
      Now for those of you that have read the Infernal Devices, also by Cassandra Clare, how did Tessa's clockwork angel necklace get from the London Institute to the New York Institute? Speaking of the Infernal Devices characters, I believe that Brother Zachariah is Will because he knows all about the Herondale family and because of his hair color that could be seen from his hood. Also, when Jace read from A Tale of Two Cities and Clary saw the signature I figured that Tessa had given Will her book since she and Will both loved that book.  They quote from it alot. I must say, Will was mentioned alot in this book and in City of Fallen Angels. If I had not read the Infernal Devices first I would have been very confused.
    Now, let's move on to relationships. Magnus and Alec's breakup had me in a roller coaster of emotions. I hope they get back together in City of Heavenly Fire because I just loved them as a couple and they have been through so much, they deserve to be together and to have a happily ever after or at least as happy as a Shadowhunter and a Warlock could be together. I was not surprised that Aline was gay, but was shocked that she was with Helen Blackthorn. What I am wondering is, since Aline is with Helen and Helen will most likely be in The Dark Artifices series, will Aline also be included in the series? Lastly, Simon and Isabel, are they in a relationship? They are my favorite couple in the entire series, if you would call them a couple. But Isabel needs to tell Simon how she feels or they are no longer, whatever you would call them.  Their relationship is more functional than Clary and Jace's unusual relationship.
        I swear Jace is a duplicate of Will, from his attitude to his hatred of ducks, I still don't get why he hates them unless it is a genetic thing for the Herondales, to his love of literature. But Will is better looking, if you have not guessed I am on team Will in the Infernal Devices and team Jace in the Mortal Instruments, not that their really is one anymore in the latter one.
       Camille's death was actually rather sad to me, even if she helped break up Magnus and Alec, because I kind of grew attached to her in the Infernal Devices. But, what worries me the most is that Maureen killed her so Maureen is now the head of the New York vampire clan, I do not think the outcome is going to be good.
      Now, here is the question everyone is buzzing about, and no it is not why Magnus got banned from Peru, well sort of, but who's angel wings were those at the very end. I am so confused with everyone else in the fandom. I mean Valentine had summoned an angel before and could have done it again but if he did, what was it supposed to symbolize. Tell me what you guys think of this whole torn off angel wing thing.
        Overall it was amazing as all of Cassandra Clare's books are, and I am totally pumped up for the release of Clockwork Princess on March 19th and City of Heavenly Fire that is set to release sometime in May of next year.

Monday, January 7, 2013

My 13 highly anticipated books and movies of 2013!

    1. Perfect Scoundrels by, Ally Carter- February 5th

    2. Scarlet by, Marissa Meyer- February 5th

    3. Beautiful Creatures- February 13th 14th

    4.Clockwork Princess by, Cassandra Clare- March 19th
    5.The Eternity Cure by, Julie Kagawa- April 23rd
    6.Icons by, Margret Stolh- May 7th

    7.Awakening by, Mag Cabot- May 7th

    8.Isla and the Happily Ever After by, Stephanie Perkins- May 7th

    9.Dare You To by, Katie McGarry- May 28th
   10.The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones- August 23r
   11.The Traitor Son by, Julie Kagawa- September 2013

   12.Unbreakable by, Kami Garcia- Fall 2013

   13.Catching Fire- November 21st


    What books and movies in 2013 are you most excited for? Comment below!