Book Review: The Crown by Kiera Cass

Book Review: The Crown by Kiera CassTitle: The Crown (The Selection #5)
Author: Kiera Cass
Publisher: HarperTeen
Publication Date: May 3, 2016

five-stars
Summary (from Goodreads):

When Eadlyn became the first princess of Illéa to hold her own Selection, she didn’t think she would fall in love with any of her thirty-five suitors. She spent the first few weeks of the competition counting down the days until she could send them all home. But as events at the palace force Eadlyn even further into the spotlight, she realizes that she might not be content remaining alone.

Eadlyn still isn’t sure she’ll find the fairytale ending her parents did twenty years ago. But sometimes the heart has a way of surprising you…and soon Eadlyn must make a choice that feels more impossible—and more important—than she ever imagined.

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The Crown is the fifth book in Kiera Cass’s The Selection series and it is a perfect ending to the series. Even though The Heir could have been better, The Crown definitely made up for it. The characters are so much more developed and Eadlyn really changes from her old, snobby self. The bigger theme of family was so sweet and makes the book even more enjoyable. Continue reading

Review: There Once Were Stars by Melanie McFarlane

Review: There Once Were Stars by Melanie McFarlaneTitle: There Once Were Stars
Author: Melanie McFarlane
Publisher: Month9Books
Publication Date: April 26, 2016

four-half-stars
Summary (from Goodreads):

Peace. Love. Order. Dome. That’s the motto that the Order has given the residents of Dome 1618 to live by. Natalia Greyes is a resident of Dome 1618, a covered city protected from the deadly radiation that has poisoned the world outside for four generations. Nat never questioned the Order, until one day she sees a stranger on the outside of her dome. Now Nat wants answers. What else might her government be hiding from the good and loyal people of Dome 1618?

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There Once Were Stars by Melanie McFarlane is a book unlike anything I’ve ever read! This book has a creative science fiction concept and is set in a world kept inside of a dome. The main character is very likeable and intelligent, making this book even better than it already is! Continue reading

Review: Flawed by Cecelia Ahern

Review: Flawed by Cecelia AhernTitle: Flawed (Flawed #1)
Author: Cecelia Ahern
Publisher: Feiwel & Friends
Publication Date: April 5, 2016

three-stars
Summary (from Goodreads):

You will be punished…

Celestine North lives a perfect life. She’s a model daughter and sister, she’s well-liked by her classmates and teachers, and she’s dating the impossibly charming Art Crevan.

But then Celestine encounters a situation where she makes an instinctive decision. She breaks a rule and now faces life-changing repercussions. She could be imprisoned. She could be branded. She could be found flawed.

In her breathtaking young adult debut, bestselling author Cecelia Ahern depicts a society where perfection is paramount and flaws lead to punishment. And where one young woman decides to take a stand that could cost her everything.

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Review

Flawed by Cecelia Ahern was one of my highly anticipated reads this year, so I was thrilled when I was able to get my hands on a copy. The concept really drew me in, and I had such high hopes for the book. However, the main character was too impulsive and sort of selfish for me, and there were some graphic scenes that I wasn’t prepared for. As much as I wanted to love this book, I ended up a little disappointed with it. Continue reading

Review: Where Futures End by Parker Peevyhouse

Review: Where Futures End by Parker PeevyhouseTitle: Where Futures End
Author: Parker Peevyhouse
Publisher: Kathy Dawson Books
Publication Date: February 9, 2016

four-stars
Summary (from Goodreads):

Five teens.
Five futures.
Two worlds.
One ending.

One year from now, Dylan develops a sixth sense that allows him to glimpse another world.

Ten years from now, Brixney must get more hits on her social media feed or risk being stuck in a debtors' colony.

Thirty years from now, Epony scrubs her entire online profile from the web and goes “High Concept.”

Sixty years from now, Reef struggles to survive in a city turned virtual gameboard.

And more than a hundred years from now, Quinn uncovers the alarming secret that links them all.

Five people, divided by time, will determine the fate of us all. These are stories of a world bent on destroying itself, and of the alternate world that might be its savior--unless it's too late.

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Review

Where Futures End by Parker Peevyhouse will blow your mind with the incredible stories! This fascinating and unique book contains short stories that are all connected and all set in different years in the future. The variety of settings and plots will make a science fiction fan out of anyone. Continue reading

Book vs. Movie: The 5th Wave

 

Don't Judge a Book By Its Movie

Don’t Judge a Book by its Movie is a feature on The Candid Cover spotlighting and reviewing book to movie adaptations.

Book vs. Movie: The 5th WaveTitle: The 5th Wave
Author: Rick Yancey
Publisher: G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers
Cast: Chloë Grace Moretz, Nick Robinson, Ron Livingston
Director: J. Blakeson
Screenplay: Susannah Grant, Akiva Goldsman, and Jeff Pinkner
Publication Date: May 7, 2013

four-stars
Summary (from Goodreads):

After the 1st wave, only darkness remains. After the 2nd, only the lucky escape. And after the 3rd, only the unlucky survive. After the 4th wave, only one rule applies: trust no one.

Now, it's the dawn of the 5th wave, and on a lonely stretch of highway, Cassie runs from Them. The beings who only look human, who roam the countryside killing anyone they see. Who have scattered Earth's last survivors. To stay alone is to stay alive, Cassie believes, until she meets Evan Walker. Beguiling and mysterious, Evan Walker may be Cassie's only hope for rescuing her brother-or even saving herself. But Cassie must choose: between trust and despair, between defiance and surrender, between life and death. To give up or to get up

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The 5th Wave: Book vs. Movie

The 5th Wave by Rick Yancey is an epic dystopian novel that is gripping, well-written and makes the reader think about the world around us. How excited do you get when one of your favourite series is optioned for the big screen? It seems that so many young adult novels are being adapted into screen plays these days and some are definite hits, while others seem to miss the boat completely. While the movie absolutely contains many incredible scenes that are captivating and well-acted by its fantastic cast, there is so much deviation from the story that I felt annoyed at parts of the film. Continue reading