Books Hitting the Big Screen in 2019

Last year, we hit the jackpot with book to movie adaptations. From Love, Simon to To All The Boy’s I’ve Loved Before, everyone saw how a good book to movie adaptation really can be. I’m really hoping this trend continues in 2019!

To prepare, here are 4 book to movie adaptations coming out this year!

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The Crown’s Game (The Crown’s Game #1) by Evelyn Skye – Review

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Overall: 4.5/5 Stars
Characters: 4/5
Setting: 5/5
Writing: 4.5/5
Plot and Themes: 4/5
Awesomeness Factor: 5/5
Review in a Nutshell: The Crown’s Game is a fun, entertaining historical fantasy that will engross you in a world of magic, love, and death.

“Imagine, and it shall be. There are no limits.⁠⁠⁠⁠” 

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The Reading Slump: Causes & Cures


Reading Slump
/ˈrēdiNG sləmp/
noun
1. A period of time in which you have no motivation to read no matter how many books glare at you from your shelves.


There is no worse pain than being stuck in a reading slump. When all you see your growing TBR looming over you, but you just can’t turn open the cover.

It happens to me a lot, and being as I’m currently in one of my worst ones yet, instead of trying to read I thought I would talk about some of the common causes for reading slumps that I’ve noticed, and some cures that seem to work.

Naturally, if these worked perfectly I would never be in a reading slump, and I probably wouldn’t even be making this post, but maybe one of these tips could help you get back into the reading mood!

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The Gilded Wolves (The Gilded Wolves #1) by Roshani Chokshi – Review

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Overall: 5/5 Stars
Characters: 5/5
Setting: 5/5
Writing: 5/5
Plot and Themes: 5/5
Awesomeness Factor: 5/5
Review in a Nutshell: The Gilded Wolves is an atmospheric, lush novel with characters you will immediately adore and an adventure you won’t forget.

“Wolves were everywhere. In politics, on thrones, in beds. They cut their teeth on history and grew fat on war.”

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Queen of Air and Darkness (The Dark Artifices #3) by Cassandra Clare – Review

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Overall: 5/5 Stars
Characters: 5/5
Setting: 5/5
Writing: 5/5
Plot and Themes: 5/5
Awesomeness Factor: 5/5
Review in a Nutshell: Queen of Air and Darkness was the perfect ending to this fantastic series, and now I’m really bitter we need to wait until 2021 to see these characters again! That’s not fair.

“The story that I love you, it has no end.”  

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Interview with Joanna Ruth Meyer, Author of Echo North

Echo North is an amazing YA retelling of East of the Sun, West of the Moon. There are talking wolves, an enchanted library where you can step into a book, and a magical house that changes every day. This book is an atmospheric read that will capture your heart.

In honor of its release, I was lucky enough to interview the author, Joanna Ruth Meyer. We discuss writing, fairy tales, Echo North, and more!

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My (Late) December 2018 Wrap Up + Horrible Reading Slump

Yes. I know December was almost two weeks ago. But I still want to talk about the books I read!

Reading slumps are the absolute worst. 2018 had been awful for me in terms of reading slumps. It seemed that every other month, I lost all motivation to read. I’m really hoping 2019 will be better for me!

In December, I barely read. It was awful. I did manage to reach my monthly goal of 10, but there were a lot of short stories and novellas mixed in there to help me out. Read more to see what I actually did manage to finish!

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Echo North by Joanna Ruth Meyer – ARC Review

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Disclaimer: I was given an ARC in exchange for an honest review. 

Release Date: 1/15/2019
Overall: 5/5 Stars
Characters: 5/5
Setting: 5/5
Writing: 5/5
Plot and Themes: 5/5
Awesomeness Factor: 5/5
Review in a Nutshell: Echo North is a magical retelling that will captivate you with its beautiful setting and fascinating mythology.

”There is one thing you must not do, one rule you must not break.” 

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Crooked Kingdom (Six of Crows #2) by Leigh Bardugo – Review

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Overall: 5/5 Stars
Characters: 5/5
Setting: 5/5
Writing: 5/5
Plot and Themes: 5/5
Awesomeness Factor: 5/5
Review in a Nutshell: Crooked Kingdom is the epic finale you never could have imagined. It is enthralling, earthshaking, and electrifying. You can’t miss this book.

“Sometimes, the only way to get justice is to take it for yourself.”

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The Wicked King (The Folk of the Air #2) by Holly Black – ARC Review

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*All quotes are taken from the ARC and are subject to change*

Release Date: January 8th, 2019
Overall: 5/5 Stars
Characters: 5/5
Setting: 5/5
Writing:
5/5
Plot and Themes: 5/5
Awesomeness Factor: 5/5
Review In A Nutshell: The Wicked King was everything you could ever want in a sequel. The stakes have risen and you will be hooked by the political intrigue, action, and betrayal in this amazing novel.

“Power is much easier to acquire than it is to hold on to.”

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