Books fuel a lot of imaginations, they take you to a place you never imagined.
Hi everyone, it’s Friday round up!
The Book Hookup’s review on Between by Megan Whitmer: http://thebookhookup.com/2014/08/15/between-by-megan-whitmer/#more-42563
Confessions of a Readaholic’s review on More Than This by Patrick Ness:
The Compulsive Reader’s review on Gasp by Lisa McMann:
Add to your reading list!
Black City by Elizabeth Richards
Insignia by S.J. Kincaid
Anna Dressed in Blood by Kendra Blake
Golden by Jessi Kirby
Fighting Fate by Kage Linda
New Favorite Quote!
"Literature is the most agreeable way of ignoring life." -Fernando Pessoa, The Book of Disquiet
Tv Series you must catch up on ASAP!
Don’t forget to pick up a new book and start reading, there is always time to read!
Submitted by Chloe
We find space in every corner of the room when our shelves run out of space because we are addicted to books!
These book shelves are crazy and amazing, want to see them in person!
— Carl Sagan
Don’t we all wish we could have one of these window book shelf seats!? I know I do!
Read Always Kiss Me Goodnight on wattpad.
"Thank goodness for the company of books, for the comfort they bring. When there is no one whom to talk, their pages invite you to wander inside, and when your own life rejects you, enticing characters open their arms."
Fall in love with books and their characters they will always be there for you.
In honor of Dollhouse, by Anya Allyn, PLL Trendsetter Reut is sharing her favorite Dark Romance/SCI-FI books, movies, and tv shows!
This show has quickly become my new obsession. The pilot opens with the punk rock Sarah Manning supposedly renouncing her life as a grifter and con artist in the hopes of getting her daughter, Kira, back from her former foster mother, the tough-as-nails Mrs. S. On the train platform, Sarah watches, horrified, as a woman walks in front of a train. A woman who looks exactly like her. Barely missing a beat, Sarah takes her purse and proceeds to assume the woman’s identity, before discovering that there’s a reason they’re identical. Featuring the brilliant Tatiana Maslany as, well, many characters, Orphan Black has it all:, science, intrigue, drama, and even moments of comedy and romance. And with only two seasons of ten episodes each, along with an abundance of cliffhanger endings, it is most definitely a show to binge.
Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea by April Genevieve Tucholke
When their artist parents move to Paris to chase their muses, Violet White and her twin brother are left alone in a stately but crumbling seaside mansion they affectionately refer to as Citizen Kane. Their town is small and quiet, just another place where nothing ever happens. One day, River West rolls into town looking for a place to live, and ends up in the Citizen’s guesthouse. Of course, strange things start happening: a young girl disappears, and the town’s children start forming gangs to find the Devil, who they believe has taken her. Meanwhile, River is proving himself to be a shameless liar. The problem is, Violet may or not already be in love with him. “You stop fearing the devil when you’re holding his hand…”
Anna Dressed in Blood by Kendare Blake
Cas Lowood’s most prized possession is probably the athame he inherited from his dead father… which he uses to kill ghosts. In search of a deadly ghost known as “Anna Dressed in Blood”, Cas and his mother, who also dabbles in the supernatural, move to Thunder Bay. (My home and native land…) Cas is experienced with ghosts but has never encountered anything quite like Anna. She kills anyone who enters her house, but for some reason spares Cas. As Cas learns more about Anna, he discovers the most frightening thing about her of all… he might be in love with her.
Psyche in a Dress by Francesca Lia Block
Though Psyche is an actress in her famous director father’s films, she has other things on her mind. Under the cover of night, she is visited by Eros / Cupid, who proclaims she is the Soul to his Love. Reminiscent of Lot’s wife, she dares to turn on the light, though her lover has demanded she never see his face. He leaves her and Psyche struggles through the underworld of LA to define herself without Love. While I wouldn’t call this exactly “dark romance”, since most of the darkness is not very romantic, Block’s writing is lush and evocative. This is a classic that I myself have read at least three times.
Have you read Dollhouse by Anya Allyn yet? It might leave you quivering in fear, so PLL Trendsetter Amy sent us her five favorite warm & cuddly books to read after you’ve read it!
- The Princess Diaries—Meg CabotMia Thermopolis’s humor and sheer awkwardness will help alleviate anyone from dwelling on ghosts, zombies, or any other extra terrestrial creature starring in typical horror movies. By the twentieth diary entry, you will be drawn into Mia’s life, and will find yourself relating to the love and hate relationship you could have with your parents, and yourself.
- Better off Friends—Elizabeth EulbergCan boys and girls be JUST friends? Elizabeth Eulberg gives insight on how two friends, one male and one female, have differing views on this controversial topic. Is it a myth or a fact? This will immediately pull you in as you discover how two friends evolve over the years. This (love) story will make your heart burst with joy, and not feel fearful of the unknown, as depicted by movies.
- Get Well Soon—Julie HalpernLife is hard. Everyone goes through a rough phase, including Anna. Confident that Anna needs help, her parents place her into a mental institution. Told through letters to her friend, Anna commentates on her stay, and the people she meets along the way. After reading this novel, the only thing you’ll be scared of is whether or not Anna is ready to leave, and what will happen to her if she does leave.
- Say What You Will—Cammie McGovernAmy and Matthew’s relationship is built on acceptance. Amy accepts Matthew’s invasive OCD, and Matthew embraces Amy’s case of CP. In this brilliant, heartfelt novel, both truly believe and display that no one should be defined or hindered by their conditions.
- Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants—Anne BrasharesCarmen, Bridget, Lena, and Tibby have been best friends even before they were born. Now, for the first time, they are separated from each other. Besides email, IM, and snail mail, the Pants (that each girl miraculously fits into) keeps the girls bonds together. While it does seem horrifying to not be with your friends, each girl has an unforgettable summer.
If Trendsetter Amy was cast in a a horror movie….
Ever since I saw E.T. as a kid, I’ve been afraid of paranormal things—ghosts, aliens. (Yes, I know E.T. is not a horror movie, but a feel-good movie.) That said, I would be cast as the Scared Of Everything person, who probably ends up being killed in the first ten minutes. Either that or I would be the person that runs away in the beginning, when everything starts to fall apart.
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-PLL Trendsetter Amy