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Uprooted: Review Discussion

Uprooted: Review Discussion

Uprooted is an adult fantasy well worth your time.  Layla and I both added it to our  “all time favorite” shelves and adore the dark, fairy tale explorations of this story. Please join us for this fun review discussion! If  you’re a fantasy reader and we haven’t convinced you to read this book by the end of our discussion we’ll eat our hats. Let’s dive in.     Kim: You know, it’s been several years, but I finally found a new book to add to my all-time favorites shelf.  This book is so enchanting and warm and lovely while also being darkly comedic and deliciously creepy. There is just a beautiful glow to this story which reads like an old school Eastern European fairy tale.  Layla: I mean, you know I feel precisely the same way. I can’t remember the last time I loved something quiiiite this much. I kept on desperately checking… Read more »

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The Falconer: Review Discussion

The Falconer: Review Discussion

  Being the fantasy loving gals that we are, Kate and I both devoured this one last month. And now here we are to bring our thoughts to you! I’m not normally a huge fan of steampunk or faery stories, but Kate likes both. We ended up enjoying this one just the same, though. Intriguing! Do join us as we discuss the reasons why.     Kim: I rather enjoyed this one. I don’t often go for steampunk, and I really don’t care for faery stories so the fact that I liked this as much as I did should go to show for something. I mean, there are mechanical spiders that will stitch you up. That’s fucking awesome. Kate: I tend to like steampunk as a general rule–not, like, the cosplay or whatever, because it seems exhausting, but I love being able to read historically-set novels that can contain modern… Read more »

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Divergent: Film Discussion

Divergent: Film Discussion

Did you catch Divergent in theaters this weekend? Kate and Wendy saw it opening day, and after the disaster that was Vampire Academy, we were very excited that we both ended up enjoying this one! Quick background: Wendy really liked the first book, though Kate was more middling about it. (Here’s Wendy’s Divergent review if you’re curious.) We both also chose not to refresh our memories with a reread to see how the film held up if we weren’t clear on as many details. Spoilers abound for book and film, so read on at your own risk! Wendy: Going into all such films, I have two questions: how good is this as an adaptation? How good is this as a film that stands on its own? I’m just going to say it: I think the Divergent film adaptation was better than both The Hunger Games and Catching Fire. As books,… Read more »

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What Went Wrong with the Vampire Academy movie?

What Went Wrong with the Vampire Academy movie?

Have you seen the Vampire Academy movie yet? Wendy and Kate saw it on Friday, and we thought it’d be interesting to discuss our feelings about it. We should preface this by saying that we are both huge, huge fans of Richelle Mead’s books. We went into the film with very few expectations: basically, we just hoped it would be fun, and that the characters wouldn’t be ruined. Sadly, we still left feeling pretty let down by what we saw, and incredibly disappointed that this lackluster effort into adapting the book means that it’s doubtful we’ll see any sequels onscreen.     Wendy: Well, this is one of the worst book to film adaptations I’ve ever seen. I couldn’t have imagined this level of fail, we were both literally cringing at some of the scenes. I looked over at you a few times and saw you crouched down trying to… Read more »

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