When I first decided to watch ‘The Fault in Our Stars,’ it wasn’t because I particularly wanted to, but because I figured it’d make for a good blog post. Then when I realized that it was harder than I had expected to take pictures of the movie screen, I thought I’d just give up on the movie altogether. However, when I tried to leave, I just couldn’t get my bottom off of the seat. Continue reading
The two greatest contemporary romance writers of this generation, Julie James and Jennifer Probst, each released a new book this year, and I’d be lying if I said I hadn’t been salivating over the two. Thankfully, the wait was over about a week ago, and I spent last weekend in bliss, reading both these new releases instead of studying for the AP Biology test. Do I regret it? Not. One. Bit.
Then, as I was reading both books, I realized that not everything was exactly what I expected. Some things were disappointments, and some things were even better than I’d expected. I had a favorite in mind, but after reading, it turned out that the other book was the better read. One thing is for sure: the authors sure did surprise me. Both were great reads, but I’m here to help you determine which author is the “Best Contemporary Romance Writer of 2014.” Every year past, the winner has been Julie James – with her engaging, sexy FBI reads – but who will outshine the other this time? I don’t know, but the question is: are you ready to find out? Continue reading
by Shannon Hale
Genre: Women’s Fiction, Romance
Publication Date: May 29, 2007
Publisher: Bloomsbury USA
Synopsis: Jane Hayes is a seemingly normal young New Yorker, but she has a secret. Her obsession with Mr. Darcy, as played by Colin Firth in the BBC adaptation of Pride and Prejudice, is ruining her love life: no real man can compare. But when a wealthy relative bequeaths her a trip to an English resort catering to Austen-crazed women, Jane’s fantasies of meeting the perfect Regency-era gentleman suddenly become realer than she ever could have imagined.
Decked out in empire-waist gowns, Jane struggles to master Regency etiquette and flirts with gardeners and gentlemen; or maybe even, she suspects, with the actors who are playing them. It’s all a game, Jane knows. And yet the longer she stays, the more her insecurities seem to fall away, and the more she wonders: Is she about to kick the Austen obsession for good, or could all her dreams actually culminate in a Mr. Darcy of her own? Continue reading
As I said before, I recently watched Divergent, and think that it is a great movie in all aspects. However, I don’t recall going into much detail about anything other than Theo James aka Tobias Eaton in my last post. However, I remember that while I stayed up watching the movie in the early hours before school, I tweeted almost every thought I had while watching the movie. Continue reading
Ever since it was announced in 2013 that the movie ‘Divergent’ was coming out, fans everywhere have been going crazy, fangirling and fanboying about the actors and each subsequent trailer that was released. There have been complaints and praise arising everywhere, and no one really knew what to expect. Would the movie be good? Continue reading