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LoonyAlana

Crazy Bibliophile and Book Pimp (Not So Anonymous)

I am a mother of two boys and avid reader; I practically live and breathe books. If I could sustain my life on just reading, I would live forever. I'm weird, and proud of it. I have traveled to many places: Mexico, St. Marteen, Prague, England, Cozumel, and Canada to name a few. Many moons ago I co-hosted "Welcome to Insanity" radio show on a micro radio station in TX- but our show was played via streaming internet in coffee houses in Amsterdam. I have a BA in theater. I used to be "the finder of lost things" but I think my last child robbed me of my gift. Now I just have a large collection of useless information... it goes with my growing mountain of "to be read" books

Currently reading

The Hooker and the Hermit
Penny Reid, Luci Cosway
The Suicide Princess
Anthony Bryan
Rise of the Magi (Lila Gray, #3)
Jocelyn Adams
Caged (Holloway Pack, #3)
J.A. Belfield
Beautiful Creatures - Margaret Stohl, Kami Garcia Hmmmm... barely made 4 stars... by the skin of it's teeth.

You could easily cut 200 pages, without affecting the story at all. While the flowery description is nice, there is just too much 'book' dragging down the story, IMO. It was an interesting 'take' on supernatural... but there were still several questions left that I don't think were intended to be left after finishing the book.

I can totally see this being a great movie (if it's done right.) I'm always a 'fan' of 'the book is always better than the movie'... but in this case I think the movie has the opportunity to surpass the book. It's so flowery with the descriptions, and gratuitous with the dialogue... it almost reads like a script anyway.