Armchair BEA Day 4 – The Adaptation Awards & Giveaway!

BEA Day 4

IT’S THE FOURTH AND FINAL DAY OF ARMCHAIR BEA! I’m so excited for today’s topic – book to movie adaptations! Recently, Adelena and I (along with one other friend) decided to do print to screen adaptations as our topic for our school’s radio assignment and we had quite some fun doing it! Though rushing for the deadline was probably our least favourite part. Definitely hate rushing under deadline pressure.

Anyway, let’s dive right into it!

THE ADAPTATION AWARDS

Nothing beats bringing a story to life on screen – except when it turns out so bad you just cringe and want to dig a hole and crawl inside. But there are some which you just want to hug and shower it with all your love. And there are some which are so wonderful you leave the cinema (or your sofa) gaping, completely mind blown by its sheer awesomeness. This is The Adaptation Awards, where the best and most deserving book to movie adaptations are recognised for their greatness!

First up:

the adaptation(s)-that-Was/were-so-good-it-made-me-want-to-read-the-book(s) award

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Harry Potter by J.K. Rowling takes home the prize! I’m so fascinated by the world that was built by J.K. Rowling and the directors that made it a reality. And remember what I said about being a sucker for potions? Harry Potter is just POTIONS (AND SPELLS) GALORE. Oh and I’m pretty obsessed with the various kinds of wands – actually, I was so obsessed I went to Pottermore, played the game where you have to find stuff in each scene/chapter of the books and they’ll reveal a tidbit of information as a prize for completing the scene, and I played enough just to reach the one where they had a full length guide to all the wands and the type of woods and cores available/used. Yup, I was just very curious.

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Waiting on Wednesday (#12)

Waiting On Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted over at Breaking The Spinethat spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating.

City of Heavenly Fire

City of Heavenly Fire
by Cassandra Clare
Series: The Mortal Instruments #6
Publication Date: 27 May 2014
by Margaret K. McElderry

Shadowhunters and demons square off for the final showdown in the spellbinding, seductive conclusion to the #1 New York Times bestselling Mortal Instruments series.

Darkness has descended on the Shadowhunter world. Chaos and destruction overwhelm the Nephilim as Clary, Jace, Simon, and their friends band together to fight the greatest evil they have ever faced: Clary’s own brother. Nothing in this world can defeat Sebastian but if they journey to the realm of demons, they just might have a chance.

Lives will be lost, love sacrificed, and the whole world will change. Who will survive the explosive sixth and final installment of the Mortal Instruments series?

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Does it matter that I have yet to read the 4th and 5th book? Cassandra Clare’s one of my fave authors of all time and I’m looking forward to and dreading CoHF at the same time. Why? Because I know it would be epic yet heartbreaking. Pretty sure I just typed out the understatement of the year.

What book are you waiting on this week?

Adelena

Top Ten Books That Made Me Cry

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Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish where we feature top ten books or book related stuff according to each week’s topic.

This week’s list consists of books that made me weep, bawl my eyes out, become a snotty mess or all three. I’ve actually dedicated a shelf on Goodreads to such books and narrowing that list down to 10 was pretty fun. With the exception of the first 2 on the list, the rest are in no particular order.

Top Ten Books That Made Me Cry:

Clockwork Princess
1. Clockwork Princess by Cassandra Clare
This book has once again topped another one of my TTT. I cried for almost an hour after completing it & now still can’t read that epilogue without wanting to dig my heart out and throw it away.

Champion
2. Champion by Marie Lu
The ending was insanely bittersweet and utterly perfect. Same applies to this as CP2; I can’t read or think about the end without going more than a little insane.

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3. Deity & Elixir by Jennifer L. Armentrout
I decided to put these 2 together because Elixir is just a novella and to get the full sobby experience, you need to read Elixir straight after Deity. I actually skipped school in order to finish Elixir last year. Yeah, it was pretty crazy but shh…

Shades of Earth
4. Shades of Earth by Beth Revis
Surprise, surprise! It was the ending that made me bawl (again). Beth Revis just completely messes with your feels in the last few chapters. I died. But I survived.

Between Shades of Gray
5. Between Shades of Gray by Ruta Sepetys
A teenage girl who lived through Stalin’s Reign of Terror and experienced Hell on Earth. Don’t think further explanation’s needed.

All Our Yesterdays
6. All Our Yesterdays by Cristin Terrill
Plenty of things can go wrong with time-traveling resulting in severe heartbreak. Me at that scene: WHAT IS AIR.

Siege and Storm
7. Siege and Storm by Leigh Bardugo
Leigh Bardugo is a Heartrender who tortures us readers to the brink of death but never releases us into the oblivion of the afterlife, hence prolonging our pain. ALINA. MAL. MY PRECIOUS NIKOLAI. I’m going to huddle in a corner now.

Sever
8. Sever by Lauren DeStefano
Rhine’s been through so darn much and lost an insane amount of people at such a young age. What’s not to cry about? Not to mention a particular extremely sudden death… Someone get me tissue, please.

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9. Boundless by Cynthia Hand
Beautiful, beautiful ending. But of course Cynthia Hand had to attempt to rip our hearts out before giving us that glorious conclusion.

The Iron Knight
10. The Iron Knight by Julie Kagawa
This was the only book which I read before starting this blog that I decided to include because I don’t really trust my past judgement. But this was definitely heartbreaking. Sure, it did (sort of) end happily but did Julie Kagawa really have to put poor Ash through that final torment? Oh right, the torture was meant for readers.

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This list has dug up all the intense feels I received from the above mentioned books. I think I’m going to go somewhere private and make dying dinosaur noises now. Bye.

Adelena