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Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein Coming Back to Big Screen..

Mary Shelley’s classic story about man playing god is coming back to the big screen, and it has a few genre fan favorites along for the ride.

This new retelling of Frankenstein, dubbed Victor Frankenstein stars James McAvoy (Victor) and Daniel Radcliffe (Igor).

Frankenstein by Mary Shelly

The films official synopsis states:

James McAvoy and Daniel Radcliffe star in a dynamic and thrilling twist on a legendary tale. Radical scientist Victor Frankenstein (McAvoy) and his equally brilliant protégé Igor Strausman (Radcliffe) share a noble vision of aiding humanity through their groundbreaking research into immortality. But Victor’s experiments go too far, and his obsession has horrifying consequences. Only Igor can bring his friend back from the brink of madness and save him from his monstrous creation.”

J R Ward Announces New BlackDagger Brotherhood Spin-Off Series..

Great news Black Dagger fans! If you’ve been missing J.R. Ward’s original crew of badass vampires, you’re not alone. The author announced on Goodreads that she will be kicking off a new series focusing on the original brothers — the Black Dagger Legacy Series. The brothers will run a training center for new recruits, and will hopefully be up to their old antics. The series will kick off with Blood Kiss, releasing this December, and the author promises a cover reveal soon.

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Jane Austen’s life to be turned into a big-screen romantic comedy..

The life of Jane Austen is being dramatised yet again in an upcoming film called Jane by the Sea, based on the novel by Carolyn V Murray.

Jane by the Sea: Jane Austen’s Love Story

The romantic comedy, which is being pushed forward by Voltage Pictures, will examine the important relationships in Austen’s life and how they influenced her major works. According to the Tracking Board, the film will be a combination of scenes from the author’s life and her books.

Top Selling Book Promises to Put Children To Sleep in Minutes…

The Rabbit Who Wants To Fall Asleep: A New Way Of Getting Children To Sleep

A book that promises to make children fall asleep in minutes has topped Amazon’s best-seller list.

The Rabbit Who Wants To Fall Asleep is a 22-page tale of Roger the Rabbit, who is trying to catch up on his sleep. Roger enlists the help of friends Sleep Snail and Uncle Yawn. The focus of the tome is to use meandering sentence structure and specific words to induce kids into a hazy stupor.

This is a new safe and innovative way to help your child fall asleep and is recommended by psychologists and therapists.The Rabbit Who Wants To Fall Asleep will help you accomplish the task of getting your child to have its beauty sleep and sleep well all night.

“Have you ever struggled to help your child get to sleep and wished that you had a magical spell? Carl-Johan’s enchanting book will soon have your young ones dreaming.”

– Matt Hudson, Bestselling author and psychotherapist

No need for How-to skills, it’s as easy and simple as reading a normal bedtime story with improved language pattern that will help your child to relax and fall asleep. After massive feedback from parents all over the world it’s safe to say that The Rabbit Who Wants To Fall Asleep is a quick and guaranteed way to help your child relax in the evening or during a nap.

Z for Zachariah by Robert. C O’Brien Adapted for the Big Screen..

Z for Zachariah

Z FOR ZACHARIAH is inspired by the novel of the same name by Robert C. O’Brien, published posthumously in 1974, and was created by Pall Grimsson and adapted for the screen by Nissar Modi.

Roadside Attractions has announced that director Craig Zobel’s Z FOR ZACHARIAH will now open in theaters August 28, 2015. The film stars Chiwetel Ejiofor, Margot Robbie and Chris Pine.

The story follows Ann Burden,a sixteen year old girl.The world as she once knew it is gone, ravaged by a nuclear war that has taken everyone from her. For the past year, she has lived in a remote valley with no evidence of any other survivors.

But the smoke from a distant campfire shatters Ann’s solitude. Someone else is still alive and making his way toward the valley. Who is this man? What does he want? Can he be trusted? Both excited and terrified, Ann soon realizes there may be worse things than being the last person on Earth.

Upcoming Movie ‘ The Scorch Trials ‘ to Be Different from Novel..

When books are translated onto the big screen, there are often parts that are changed from the original content found in the book. This holds true for the upcoming “Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials.

The Scorch Trials by James Dashner

The Maze Runner” came out in 2014 and grossed more than $102 million. Wes Ball has directed both installments of “Maze Runner,” so far. Phase two “Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials” hits theaters Sept. 18.

Dylan O’Brien, who plays Thomas, talked to screen rant about what might be different in the new movie compared to the actual book. O’Brien said the relationship between Thomas and Teresa (Kaya Scodelario) is slightly different, as the telepathy storyline never made it into the film.

He added that Brenda (Rosa Salazar) and Thomas’ relationship will also grow in the movie because the situation they will go through together will bring them closer.

A Force of Nature by Dan McEwen | Book Review

Review : A Force of Nature by Dan McEwen

Title :A Force of Nature

Author : Dan McEwen

Page Count : 196 pages

Plot Synopsis:  Part ghost story, part treasure hunt, part romance, A Force of Nature is all entertainment!!

Do you believe in Fate? Would you recognize it if it was happening to you? Then you’ll want to meet Toronto PR guru Claire Chandler. She grew up convinced greatness awaited her. Why else had she survived a series of bizarre childhood tragedies? Yet she doesn’t see what’s coming when she journeys north on a long weekend in August to Bay Harbour, a post-card pretty tourist town on the edge of Canada’s popular Georgian Bay vacationlands. She thinks she’s there to reconnect with a former mentor. But Chandler’s chilling affinity for the “unnatural and unexplained”, a macabre “gift” that once made her a freak of nature to classmates, will make her a force of Nature. Shadowed by a ghostly white wolf and haunted by the victims of a long-dead killer, she’ll discover a startling new ending to a fifty year-old mystery. She’ll also discover romance with Tom Katz, an affable, treasure-hunting bush pilot with a reputation for living up to his name. They’re an unlikely pair and Chandler thinks it’s just a summer fling. Instead, a series of white-knuckle adventures will bring them to a time, a place and a choice that will forever link their lives.

Book Review :

A Force of Nature was a brilliant,fast paced and well written novel from beginning to end. I don’t usually read this genre but found that I enjoyed this mystery immensely.

Claire and Tom were both strong characters and I loved reading the different plot angles that led to the ultimate finale.This engaging story unfolded in the midst of danger, adventure and romance which I would recommend to anyone who enjoys Mystery/Supernatural.

Rating : **** ( 4 stars )

 

Hunger Games Mockingjay Part 2 Update..

*Possible Spoilers Ahead*

Fans of the Hunger Games are filled with excitement and sadness as the release of Mockingjay Part 2 approaches as this will be the last movie of the franchise which began in 2008.”Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2″ based on Suzanne Collins’ bestselling book series will be released on November 20, 2015.

Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins

The upcoming movie will be markedly different from the first movie according to director Francis Lawrence. “It’s thematically very different. [‘Mockingjay – Part 1′] was about the manipulation of media and propaganda, and this one is a real war movie. Very quickly, we’re getting out from the confines of District 13 and back out into the rest of Panem, including the Capitol. It’s a very different kind of landscape,” the director said.

If the full length trailer is any indication, fans are going to thoroughly enjoy the upcoming movie. The previous movie was much simpler as it focused on the set up of the war, featuring propaganda and fake fights. However, this time around, the war is actually happening as Katniss Everdeen (Jennifer Lawrence) brings the fight directly to the evil President Snow’s (Donald Sutherland) front door.

 

Harper Lee’s ‘Go Set a Watchman’ Flying of The Shelves!

Go Set a Watchman: A Novel by Harper Lee 

Local libraries have weeks-long waiting lists for the book, which was written before “To Kill a Mockingbird” but never published until July 14.

According to publisher HarperCollins, “Watchman” was written first and contained flashbacks to Scout’s childhood. An editor asked Lee to write a novel based on the flashbacks. That novel became the classic and well-loved “To Kill a Mockingbird.”

“Go Set a Watchman” unfolds when Scout, now grown-up and known by her given name, Jean Louise, returns to Alabama from New York City to visit her ailing father, attorney Atticus Finch.

While Atticus was viewed as an open-minded hero in the first book, many readers of the justreleased novel have been stunned to learn that he is portrayed as a bigot.

Barnes & Noble said in a statement that first-day sales of “Go Set a Watchman” surpassed sales of all other adult trade fiction books in the bookseller’s history.

Based on current sales, the company said that “Go Set a Watchman” is expected to be its best selling book of 2015

Harper Collins printed over 2 million copies of “Watchman,” and said in a statement that the book has spurred the strongest presales in the company’s history.

 

R.L Stine to Release New Fear Street Book in September..

R.L. Stine has had a long successful career writing stories filled with fright, terrors and things that go bump in the night. With his newest book, he is promising that the novel won’t only give you goosebumps, it’ll be his most gruesome yet.

The author took to Twitter Tuesday afternoon to announce his newest installment in the “Fear Street” revival, “The Lost Girl.” he novel is set to be released September 29, 2015.

The Lost Girl: A Fear Street Novel

The Lost Girl follows the story of new student Lizzy Palmer is the talk of Shadyside High. Michael and his girlfriend Pepper befriend her, but the closer they get to her, the stranger she seems… and the more attractive she is to Michael. He invites her to join him on a snowmobile race that ends in a tragic accident. Soon, Michael’s friends start being murdered, and Pepper becomes convinced that Lizzy is behind the killings. But to her total shock, she and Michael are drawn into a tragic story of an unthinkable betrayal committed over 60 years ago.

 

The New Girl (Fear Street, No. 1)

“Fear Street” was a horror fiction series by the author, which he wrote from 1989-2005, and has sold over 80 million copies. He revived the series in 2014 with the release of “Party Games.” The second book of the revived series, “Don’t Stay Up Late,” came out in April.

Fear Street Super Thriller: Party Games & Don’t Stay Up Late

Stine told CNN in September 2014, the new “Fear Street” books would reflect how young adult fiction has changed since the 90’s and they would be longer, more adult and more violent. “”For me, it’s thinking of new scares, plot twists and cliffhanger chapter endings I haven’t done before, moving into the modern world,” Stine dished. “It will be a roller coaster ride of fearful surprises.”