Top 3 Novels Turned Into Films

Yes, novels turned into films. I had to come to it because it is such a touchy subject between all fandoms, the makers do it right or wrong. There is no in between. For example I have read all three Divergent novels and when I got to the movies I’ve watched 1,2 and 3. The first two were okay but the last one made me think horribly of what they’ll do to the last film. (Which has now been cancelled apparently)

1. Cirque Du Freak (1, 2 & 3 from the Cirque Du Freak series)

Although this movie isn’t very accurate, I enjoyed it so much and that’s what got me into the book series. I liked how the actors portrayed each and every one of the character, the plot of the movie was exciting and I just really liked it. I’m not going to bother about how accurate it was, just how GOOD it was done. Some people may say, no it was horrible. This is about my opinions.You can put yours in the comments below. Tell me if you liked it, even if the movie related nothing to the story line.

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2.The Host

The reason I put this book/movie into this list is because even though the movie had some different aspects to it than the book I still really enjoyed it. The base of Melanie’s story was still there and I genuinely loved the character from the movie and the book no matter how I originally imagined them.

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3. Outlander

So most of you will say “ITS NOT A MOVIE” but it is one of the best tv shows in the whole world. If you get a chance to check it out, GO! Read the books too! I loved this tv show and the books to bits. Its pretty accurate (I think.) and the characters are portrayed amazingly. The scenes/set are beautiful and I would not do anything different. It transports you to the past and drags you into a world where you just can’t get enough of.BeFunky Collage- OUTLANDER.jpg

 

Here comes the end of the post! I hope you enjoyed! Ohh an extra post this week! How exciting! I actually got three posts done today (Tuesday). Please comment about your favourite book to film/tv show adaptions!


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REVIEW- A Living Nightmare by Darren Shan (Cirque du Freak #1)

A Living Nightmare by Darren Shan (Cirque du Freak #1)

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Who knew going to a freak show would cause so much trouble? Darren didn’t. Now caught up in a mess only one person can fix, well, not really fix but make things worse for everyone. All because a stupid spider caught his eye. This path leads him into the mysterious dark world of vampires. A world that he will never escape from.

I watched the movie on Netflix first and it caught my interest. I didn’t think it was going to be so good that I would want to read the books, I read the first two yesterday and then the third today. It was like they drew me in…

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The book was an easy read as I got it finished so quickly (It’s also a children’s book) but I loved it, the characters were so intriguing and it was such a unique concept for a book. Who knew a book about vampires and a freak show would be so interesting?

Be prepared for an all male cast of characters but I found that I wasn’t specifically needing any females in this book. I was happy with it. I was too concentrated on the plot and what was happening. The twists and turns of the myths of vampires were mainly pointed to boys but that doesn’t stop us girls does it? (The gif is a joke, it’s not sexist)

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By the end of the book things are left open (Probably preparing you for the next 11 books) but not on that cliff hanger type way that we all hate. I must say it keeps you going with the series. I thought that I would stop on the first book but no. I spent till midnight reading the second book.

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I quite liked this book and I think that it would be good for kids to read, if they are into vampires and things. It’s different to anything I’ve read before and definitely pulls you in from the first word.

I rate this book a 🌟🌟🌟🌟 out of five stars!


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REVIEW- Throne of Glass by Sarah J Maas (#1)

Throne of Glass by Sarah J Maas

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At times of hardship one must stand against the person that destroyed everything that everyone had ever loved. Celaena is an assassin who had just served a year at Endovier for her crimes, she hoped to die there but is dragged out by the Crown Prince of Adarlan. Freedom is offered but there is one condition; that she must compete to be the kings new royal assassin and win.

So, after about a month I finished this book. I was told the next books were better (Which is so true). At first I wasn’t really involved but I guessed that this book was only to introduce the main characters and set the story up. It was good in those terms but I just felt like I needed more than what I got.

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I mean I loved Celaena but most of the other characters spiraled off into a pit of boringness (Is that a word?). We started by meeting Celaena in Endovier which I went ‘Ok. I can work with this’ then I got to when they were in the castle and went ‘Not much deadly assassin stuff’ but you know, I got through it. The end making the second book seem much better. To set up an amazing story, I guess you do need to have a long introduction BUT make it more interesting! People aren’t going to stick around if its boring!

At this point I was starting to think I should DNF it but I didn’t. It was good that I didn’t stop because as I got through it the characters got more and more interesting such as Dorian being the most amazing prince who didn’t want to be a prince and Chaol, the captain of the royal guard. I was intrigued by this one.

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Once again, the descriptions, I always love the descriptions. I liked the scenes such as in Endovier, Rifthold, the castle and especially the gardens. PLUS the fact that Celaena loved reading books! I like her just for that…

There was also heaps of action and mystery! This part of the book was pretty good…

This was the book I put down in February and didn’t pick it back up until I bought the second book like last week. I read the last pages and jumped straight into the second book. Don’t put down a series because the first book wasn’t that good. Give it a chance. I’m 3/4 of the way through Heir of Fire right now. ITS AMAZING.

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I rate this book a 🌟🌟🌟.5 out of five.


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My latest addiction – Heroes

WARNING – TV show appropriate for audiences 15+

So my latest addiction is Heroes! The best TV show on all of Netflix (Yes, I am that type of person to just sit and watch Netflix all day on the weekend when I am supposed to be doing something else).

Before you ask what Heroes is. Here: (Before you quit watching just be aware that the girl jumping from the tower does not die. Watch and see!)

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It has the most amazing characters of all time, Hiro is my all time favourite.He wants to do whats right but always does everything wrong (Except for the last thing in the series). At first he is the cutest Japanese person who see’s the best in everyone even the evil people and he always thinks positively (The exact opposite of me), plus he is so inspiring. I almost wish there was a book written about him. (Look at him, isn’t he cuuutttee).

Noah Bennet is the most annoying person on this show. Is he good? Is he bad? I still can’t tell halfway through season 2.Β  Claire Bennet, I hardly know what to think of her except that she is an immature child who doesn’t know anything about keeping things secret. She doesn’t take the advice of anyone!

Peter is an amazing character, he has the coolest power and his story line is so amazing. It’s very different and unique compared to the others who just live normal lives. He knows somethings up… Thats so coooool…

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The overall story line is just so amazing and sometimes I can’t believe that someone wrote this… It keeps you hanging on on every single second (That’s why I binge watched it in a week, unlimited wifi (If that’s what you call it)).

SO WATCH HEROES! Its really really good! It is appropriate for 14-16+ who can take blood and gore (M & MA15+)

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Hogwarts

It is time. I must be sorted into my houses. You must be surprised that I have not yet gone and sorted myself into houses for both Hogwarts & Ilvermorny… but I do not consider myself a true harry potter fan yet. I will do it to see what I am.

First Question!

Dusk or Dawn?

Dusk (So much prettier…)

Which of the following are you more likely to study?

Centaurs, Goblins, Merpeople, Ghosts, Vampires, Werewolves or Trolls.

Centaurs (They’re the part horse, part man one aren’t they?)

Once every century, the flutterfly bush produces flowers that adapt to their scent to attract the unwary. If you lured you, it would smell of:

A crackling fire, the sea, fresh parchment or home.

Fresh parchment (It’s just like smelling a book… yuuummm)

After you have died, what would you most like people to do when they hear your name?

Miss you, but smile, ask for more stories about your adventures, think with admiration of your achievements or I don’t care what people think of me after I’m dead; it’s what they think of me while I’m alive that counts.

Miss you, but smile (That’s the only thing I would wish of my friends and family. To just remember.)

If you were attending Hogwarts, which pet would you choose to take with you? (Too many options)

Black cat (Because I would name him sooty like my beautiful kitty I have currently. I would never leave him behind.)

A Muggle confronts you and says that they are sure you are a witch or wizard. Do you:

Ask what makes them think so?,Β Agree, and ask whether they’d like a free sample of a jinx?, Agree, and walk away, leaving them to wonder whether you are bluffing? or Tell them that you are worried about their mental health, and offer to call a doctor.

Ask what makes them think so. (Well. I would probably be so scared about being so exposed and them asking me if I was but I’d get through it.)

Which of the following do you find most difficult to deal with?

Hunger, cold, loneliness, boredom or being ignored.

Loneliness (I hate being lonely, its really terrible being lonely but I sometimes like it. That’s only when I want to be though…)

Heads or tails?

Tails (Everyone always picks tails! I will choose the opposite… Unless that’s what everyone says…)

NOW FOR THE RESULTS!

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To be honest I have taken multiple quizzes on which house I should be in (Not pottermore)… I have been put in Ravenclaw, Hufflepuff and Gryffindor. Maybe I am all… but there has to be ONE just one…

 

 

REVIEW- The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern

The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern

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A young girl, Celia, is thrust into a world she never thought she would be a part of. Knowing little about what her father sets her up for, for a challenge. A challenge that may set both competitors up to make horrible choices and make them ask too many questions causing the people they love to be in danger… This is Le Cirque des RΓͺves, only open at night and closed by dawn. A place where dreams are indistinguishable from reality.

Everyone relates this story to cake; how the icing is so much better than the actual cake itself. I’d at first seen multiple reviews saying that this book did not have enough of the plot and was more on the descriptive side, which I so happened to love. I had never a book with such beautiful descriptions, most are normally brief and get straight to the plot but this book made me smile and feel a part of this world. It was an amazing experience. It was if I was really there, at the circus and watching the many beautiful performances. It kind of seemed real.

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Sometimes some of the scenes dragged and the descriptions made me feel bored but I just kept moving and look at me now! In the end that was what made the book amazing. If it was just the characters and no solid descriptions, I don’t think I would like the book.

Although I seemed more focused on the actual descriptions, the characters were pretty amazing as well. I especially love how Bailey was written and I liked how I got to see how he was involved in the circus. Celia was written perfectly. She was one of the characters who we saw in great detail about her life and how she got into the circus. (For some reason it made me think of Marty).

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To be honest I wasn’t expecting much from this book. The mixed reviews made me hesitant to buy it but I am so glad that I did. The story was good and the descriptions made it even better, I would recommend this to anyone searching for a book that would just pull you right in (If you did like lots of descriptions).

I rate this book a 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟 out of five stars!


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