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The theme for this week is Super Six Favorite Covers of 2013.

It is so hard to narrow down my favorite covers to just six, but I did manage to choose just seven. I think 2013 was an overall good year for covers, but I think 2014 is really going to be quite stunning. 

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Super Six Sunday is a meme hosted by the ladies over at Bewitched Bookworms. On Sunday, you choose six super books that fit the theme of the week.

The theme for this week is Super Six Book to Movie Adaptations. 

1.) The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins

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Of course I loved the books, but I thought the movie is just as fantastic! I thought the movie stayed very true to the atmosphere of the trilogy. I can’t wait for Catching Fire in November! 

2.) The Host by Stephanie Meyer

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Here it is: I quite like The Host. It kept me entertained to say the least. I was very excited when I heard there would be a movie. While the movie was quite different from the book, I thought that it was done well.

3.) The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones by Cassandra Clare

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When I found out that City of Bones would be a movie, I was happy but also reluctant. I expected the movie to be completely different than the book, but I was pleasantly surprised when I saw it in theatres. It definitely had some cheesiness but wasn’t as terrible as I had been hearing it was. 

4.) Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson

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Speak is a simple, but powerful book, and the movie is pretty similar. The movie has a very unique feeling to it that matches the book. It’s kind of funny because it seems that a lot of somewhat famous actors all had a role in this movie, but the movie doesn’t seem to be very well-known. 

 

Well, I can only think of four books this week. I can never remember movies the way I remember books. Are there any book to movie adaptations you like? Agree with any of mine! I love hearing from you, so let me know!


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Super Six Sunday is a meme hosted by the ladies over at Bewitched Bookworms. On Sunday, you choose six super books that fit the theme of the week.

This week’s theme is Favorite Books of 2013 So Far…

 1.) Spark (Elemental #2) by Brigid Kemmerer

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Spark is a fantastic urban fantasy. The characters are flawed, but so much fun to read about. The plot never lets up and captivated my attention the whole time. The romance is incredibly sweet, too. The series follows the story of four brothers who can control the elements, which sounds cheesy but is incredibly written. I would only start this one if you have enough time to finish it all at once.

2.) Unravel Me (Shatter Me #2) by Tahereh Mafi

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If you have not jumped on this bandwagon yet, I highly recommend you do so. Mafi has such a gorgeous prose that makes the voice of the books really stand out. I love when the main characters are sort of insane and Unravel Me has that in spades. The beginning does start off slow, but the end more than makes up for it. I want the finale, Ignite Me, right now!

 3.) Out of the Easy by Ruta Sepetys

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Historical novels are always hit-or-miss for me. Luckily, Out of the Easy had everything I could want. Josie, the protagonist, is so refreshing and able to take care of herself. The setting of a 1940s’ New Orleans is incredibly rich. All of the main and secondary characters are important and play a role in the story. Reading about the life and crimes of a dark New Orleans was amazing.

4.) Mind Games (Mind Games #1) by Kiersten White

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 Remember how I said I like my characters insane? Well, Mind Games delivers on that front. Fia has been under extreme duress for most of her life and it has taken its toll on her. The psychological twists in this one made my heart race. I was always eager to find out what was coming next.

5.) Dare You To (Pushing the Limits #2) by Katie McGarry

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An overall compelling contemporary, Dare You To was one of those books I finished in one sitting. Dare You To does have its share of teenage angst and cliches, but those never truly interrupted my enjoyment of the novel. I know that I will reread this one again because I am pretty invested in the characters.

6.) How to Lead a Life of Crime by Kirsten Miller

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I did not at all expect to like this one as much as I did. The plot is very dark and intense and not for the faint of heart. The main character might just be a little crazy (have you noticed a trend?), but after what he goes through, I don’t blame him. I love books about crime and crime families, but from the villain’s perspective. In How to Lead a Life of Crime the line between good and evil is constantly blurred. This one really grew on me.

What are your favorites (so far) of 2013?



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