Book vs. Movie: Fantastic Beasts

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

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them is an interesting book vs. movie to review. It is actually an original and entertaining screenplay that spins off of a Hogwarts text book of the same name from the Harry Potter series that describes and accounts for all of the known magical beasts in the wizarding world. In this film, viewers are introduced to the quirky Newt Scamander and quite a few of the incredible beasts that Rowling has imagined. The acting is impeccable and this is the storytelling that can only come from an author like J.K. Rowling. Continue reading

Book Review: See How They Run by Ally Carter

Book Review: See How They Run by Ally CarterTitle: See How They Run (Embassy Row #2)
Author: Ally Carter
Publisher: Scholastic
Publication Date: December 22, 2015

four-half-stars
Summary (from Goodreads):

Inside every secret, there's a world of trouble. Get ready for the second book in this new series of global proportions--from master of intrigue, New York Times bestselling author Ally Carter.

Grace's past has come back to hunt her . . . and if she doesn't stop it, Grace isn't the only one who will get hurt. Because on Embassy Row, the countries of the world stand like dominoes, and one wrong move can make them all fall down.

The twists get twistier and the turns get even more shocking in the second thrilling installment of Embassy Row.

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Book Review

See How They Run by Ally Carter is the perfect sequel to All Fall Down! It is very fast-paced and suspenseful, even more so than the first book, and combines mystery with politics. A strong and likeable main character makes this book even more enjoyable. I really recommend this series to everyone! Continue reading

Review: The Opposite of Geek by Ria Voros

Review: The Opposite of Geek by Ria VorosTitle: The Opposite of Geek
Author: Ria Voros
Publisher: Scholastic
Publication Date: September 19, 2013

three-half-stars
Summary (from Goodreads):

Gretchen Meyers doesn't know exactly what went wrong, but life in the tenth grade is beginning to suck. As if having a semi-nudist, food-obsessed family wasn't awkward enough, she has lost her best friend to the fanatical school swim team, and her math grade is so close to negative digits that only emergency tutoring can save it. So far, so high school. Then James/Dean rolls into her life — also known as her zit-faced chemistry tutor James and his slightly less zit-faced cousin Dean. Kind-hearted rebels without a cause, they draw Gretchen out of classroom hell, and briefly the world seems full of possibility. 

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Review: The Opposite of Geek

The Opposite of Geek by Ria Voros is a fun and unique book that has a remarkable format. This book is laid out with journal entries and poetry, making for an interesting read. It also includes a major plot twist to boot! Continue reading

Review: All Fall Down by Ally Carter

Review: All Fall Down by Ally CarterTitle: All Fall Down (Embassy Row #1)
Author: Ally Carter
Publisher: Scholastic
Publication Date: January 20, 2015

four-stars
Summary (from Goodreads):

Grace Blakely is absolutely certain of three things:

1. She is not crazy.
2. Her mother was murdered.
3. Someday she is going to find the killer and make him pay.

As certain as Grace is about these facts, nobody else believes her -- so there's no one she can completely trust. Not her grandfather, a powerful ambassador. Not her new friends, who all live on Embassy Row. Not Alexei, the Russian boy next door, who is keeping his eye on Grace for reasons she neither likes nor understands.

Everybody wants Grace to put on a pretty dress and a pretty smile, blocking out all her unpretty thoughts. But they can't control Grace -- no more than Grace can control what she knows or what she needs to do. Her past has come back to hunt her . . . and if she doesn't stop it, Grace isn't the only one who will get hurt. Because on Embassy Row, the countries of the world stand like dominoes, and one wrong move can make them all fall down.

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❃ I received this book for free from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review. ❃

Review: All Fall Down

I recently finished Ally Carter’s latest book, All Fall Down, which is the first book in her new series, Embassy Row. This book was given to me by Scholastic, because I am an Ally Ambassador. This was such a fun book to read, and I had difficulty accepting the fact that it had ended. Anyways, let’s get into the review! Continue reading