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Top Ten Tuesday
May 3, 2016 posted by Nichole

Top Ten YA Characters that I’d Like to Revisit in 10 Years


Hi everyone! I have this week’s Top Ten Tuesday for you all. This meme is hosted by The Broke and the Bookish and today’s topic is Top Ten YA Characters that I’d Like to Revisit in 10 Years.

  1. All of the characters in Harry Potter – I feel really old to admit that I first started reading (well, at least listening to it as my teacher read it to the class) Harry Potter in the 5th grade. Those of you who didn’t actually grow up with Harry Potter releases really missed out. I remember standing in line with my mom and my cousin Brittany for the midnight release of the new HP book; I remember going to the movie premiers and having to sit in these huge lines, against the movie theater wall, waiting for the previous showing to exit the theater. Harry Potter will always be my favorite, because it started everything. And I feel so cheated about the play and the new movies and blah blah blah blah, because it’s just not fair. I don’t want to read a play script or fly to London to watch the play in person. I want another book. Maybe J.K. Rowling will shock me in 10 years and produce another Harry Potter book.
  2. Jace and Clary from The Mortal Instruments – Okay, I have not read the last TMI book, so if you know something that I don’t……don’t tell me. I really loved the first 3 of these books, but 4 and 5 were really hard on me. Therefore, I haven’t had any desire to read book 6….. But I did really love Jace and Clary and would like to see where they end up in 10 years.
  3. Alec and Magnus from The Mortal Instruments – Again, I loved them in TMI. I would love to see how they end up.
  4. Hazel and Gus from The Fault in Our Stars – Yes, I’ve read the book. Yes, I’ve watched the movie. So you might be reading these names and thinking “what’s wrong with you, Nichole?” But just because you’re “gone” doesn’t mean your really gone. I want to into the afterworld and see them 10 years later. Or now. Either way works.
  5. Jacob and Renesemee from Twilight – I might have just butchered her name…. I’m one of the only ones that I know who didn’t absolutely hate that twist. I actually really liked it! I really want to know how their story unfolds….because you know they have one!
  6. Hawke and Sienna from the Psy-Changeling series – Okay, okay, I’m cheating! They aren’t a YA couple! Sue me! But they’re one of my favorite couples EVER and I need to know EVERYTHING!
  7. Emma and Jonah from the Heir series by Cinda Williams Chima – THAT ENDING! It left us on a huge cliffhanger, and I’m not really sure if there will be another book. I want to know more!
  8. All of the characters from the Elemental series by Brigid Kemmerer – Again, I thought that this series ended with a lot of cliffhangers and untold stories. I want to know more!
  9. Savannah and Adam from the Women of the Otherworld series by Kelley Armstrong – Okay, I’m cheating again. This is an adult series, BUT KA also writes YA…so HA! I felt kind of cheated that we really only get Savannah and Adam for such a limited amount of time. I really want to see more of them and how that relationship progresses. I mean, come one, Clay and Elena got SO MANY BOOKS!
  10. Asher and Eve from the Revelation series by Randi Cooley Wilson – There were NOT enough books in this series! I NEED MORE!!!!
Divergent Hits Pre-Production Status
July 6, 2012 posted by Nichole

Divergent Hits Pre-Production Status

 Veronica Roth’s popular dystopian novel, Divergent, will soon be making it to the big screen! Evan Daugherty, the screenwriter of Snow White and the Huntsman, has been reported to have recently finished the screenplay for Divergent. Lionsgate has been reported to be looking into filming Divergent sometime in 2012.

I found my information here.

As I type this, which is like a week before you guys will read it, I am currently reading Divergent. Well not whillllle I type it, but you get the gist. I’m only on like chapter 7, but I LOVE IT. LOVE. I have heard such great things about this book. I’ll need to finish it to make my final opinion, but I believe there is a HUGE chance that this book will be the next Hunger Games. I am so excited and so annoyed because I know I’ll have to go out and buy Insurgent.

Are you guys excited? Sound off in the comments!

That’s all for now, folks. See you next time!

New Breaking Dawn Part 2 Posters
June 14, 2012 posted by Nichole

New Breaking Dawn Part 2 Posters

 That’s right, ladies and gentlemen, you heard correctly. New posters for Breaking Dawn Part II have been released! Take a look at them below:

  These posters are so cool! I think that, by far, these are the best posters I have seen for any twilight movie. Why must the movie be so far away?!

Let me know what you guys think in the comments section below

That’s all for now, folks. See you next time!



June 14, 2011 posted by Christina

yaFlicks News Round Up #4

When Hollywood is looking for the next big thing, they often turn to the world of literature for inspiration.

With so many of our favorite YA book titles leaving their prized places on our bookshelves for a stint on the silver screen, it can be hard to keep track of them all.

Here’s the latest news from Hollywood, from the big screen, to your screen.


The Hunger Games

The big news the past few weeks has been centered around the adaptation of Suzanne Collins’ The Hunger Games.

So far, the big three have been already been cast – Jennifer Lawrence as Katniss, Josh Hutcherson as Peeta and Liam Hemsworth as Gale.

The newest castmates to be signed up are –

Lenny Kravitz as Cinna

Donald Sutherland as President Snow

Stanely Tucci as Caesar Flickerman

Just about every member including thr tributes have now been cast, for a full cast list check out the movie’s IMDB page here. The film has been given a release date for March 23 2012 for the U.S., U.K. and Canada so far. There’s been talk of the series being split into four movies rather than three (one for each book) but that’s currently unconfirmed.

Our first look at Jennifer as Katniss was revealed on the cover of the May issue of Entertainment Weekly, exciting!


The Mortal Instruments

The other adaptation that seems to be picking up the pace is Cassandra Clare’s The Mortal Instruments with the much awaited announcement of Jamie Campbell Bower (Harry Potter, New Moon) as Jace Wayland.

Cassandra Clare spoke with MTV’s Hollywood Crush about the casting choice –

“He auditioned with Lily, and he and Lily had incredible chemistry that sort of blazed off the scene. I’m just sitting here watching this on my computer, and you know, he was not the only person they’ve ever sent me to look at. I’ve gotten lots of headshots and this and that, and I’m watching the audition and I literally started crying because that was my Jace and Clary on the screen. And it’s an incredible feeling to see that even as an audition. This is amazing. He was snarky funny where he needed to be snarky funny, and he was badass where he needed to be badass. And he and Lily were incredible together.”

To read more from that interview click here.

The search is now on to find the perfect Simon…


Breaking Dawn

The first trailer for the newest addition to the Twilight franchise – The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn, Part 1 premiered at the MTV movie awards a few weeks ago and looks very exciting! Who doesn’t love a wedding? (Well, Jacob I guess)

If you haven’t already seen it, check it out here


Early days….

– Saorise Ronan has been cast as Melanie/Wanda in Stephenie Meyer’s The Host
– The company in charge of the Vampire Academy movie is still in the process of finding a studio
– Evan Daugherty has been hired to write the screenplay for Veronica Roth’s Divergent


That’s all the movie news for the moment!

Book Reviews
June 8, 2011 posted by Christina

The Twilight Saga: The Official Illustrated Guide – Stephenie Meyer

“Fans of the #1 New York Times bestselling Twilight Saga will treasure this definitive official guide!

This must-have hardcover edition–the only official guide–is the definitive encyclopedic reference to the Twilight Saga and provides readers with everything they need to further explore the unforgettable world Stephenie Meyer created in Twilight, New Moon, Eclipse, and Breaking Dawn.”


Love her or hate her Stephenie Meyer is a woman who has taken the YA Lit world by storm. Unless you’ve been living under a rock, just about everyone is familiar with The Twilight Saga whether you’ve read the books or not. The Official Illustrated Guide has been quite an anticipated companion to the Twilight series, not only because fans have been desperate for new Meyer material for a while now, but because the release date kept getting pushed back for a few years. Have no fear though! The guide is finally here….but was it worth the wait?

Some might judge me but I, personally, am a Twilight fan. I might not be walking around with an Edward t-shirt (*cringe*) but I do love the books. If ever I share this information with others I usually get a judgmental smirk which has driven fans that experience the same to be a bit more discreet about their adoration.

The brave and dedicated headed proudly into the bookstores on April 12th for the guide’s release, while the rest of us either covertly made our purchases or ordered online.

After all that I bet you’re asking – so what the heck is in this guide anyway?

Everything from individual character bios, family trees, a summary of key plot points in each chapter, illustrated explanation of each character’s cars, an interview with the author, outtakes, FAQ’s, playlists and where they fit into the story and more.

I’ve heard plenty of complaints that there isn’t anything new shared in the guide, which I guess is true, but it never claimed to be a source of new information. For those who haven’t really gone on Meyer’s website, many of the outtakes and mini stories, such as how Esme came to meet Carlisle will be new to them. If you’ve gone through every extra on her website, then yes, the guide will just be a hard copy collection of those extras, just a little more organized and detailed.

I think the only thing I found disappointing on the “new” argument was that we STILL don’t know who Embry’s dad is. Not that I’m losing sleep over it or anything….but still! Just tell us!

Overall I thought it was a good little guide that covers just about everything. The illustrations were gorgeous, and I liked seeing how certain characters were connected such as Heidi and Victoria. I liked reading the vampire’s bios but by the time I got to the werewolves I had lost interest. Mostly because it was getting tedious reading about things I already knew from reading the books, as well as reading the same bits of information repeated in bios that connected with each other. For example, the story of how Carlisle met Edward, is more or less repeated (but altered for the perspective) in Edward’s bio.

The good thing is that it’s not the kind of book where you have to sit and read it from start to finish. When you start feeling that Twilight nostalgia it’s the perfect thing to pick up and read a little more on the wolves or other vampire covens. When you just can’t remember which plot point came first in Eclipse, pick up the guide, when you reread Breaking Dawn before the movie comes out you can check out exactly what Bella meant about her ‘before’ car, complete with illustrations. Plus, it looks so nice on your shelf with the rest of your collection.

What was the main thing I learnt from the guide? That I completely miss reading Meyer’s work. Even in this guide I could see the elements of her writing that suck me in to everything she writes. I sincerely hope she’s working on something new.

For diehard fans, The Official Illustrated Guide will be a must have for the collection. For those expecting something new you won’t really find it here. It’s a companion, a guide, not a new novel.  It’s not AMAZING, but it’s certainly not terrible.

Pages: 543
Publication Date: April 2011
Publisher: Hachette/Atom
Challenge: n/a
Rating: : ★★★½☆

October 7, 2010 posted by Christina

Renesmee Confirmed

Nine year-old Mackenzie Foy has been cast as Renesmee Cullen for the latest installment in the Twilight films, Breaking Dawn.

In a message posted by Stephenie on the Twilight Facebook page –

“Hi Everyone!

Congratulations to the Twilight Facebook Fan Page! 15 million fans! You guys never cease to amaze me. In other news…

Very excited about our new Renesmee, Mackenzie Foy. She’s an amazing young actress and I’m excited to work with her. I hope everyone had an enjoyable summer!

– Steph”

I think Mackenzie is a GREAT choice for Renesmee, this kid is ADORABLE. Will be interesting to see how it all turns out. Stay tuned.