A Shade Of Blood by Bella Forrest Audiobook and Zachary Webber as a Narrator.

“Just because sandcastles are temporary, it never stopped me from making them as beautiful as possible.”         

 – A Shade of Blood by Bella Forrest

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I posted my review of the Kindle edition of A Shade Of Blood in 2013 in this Blog but it wasn’t until years later that I bought the audiobook and it was this week when I finally started listening to it (using my Amazon Echo Dot while I was doing things around my apartment).

It was nice to go back to the story of Derek and Sofia, specially since I’m planning on resume reading the A Shade of Vampire Series.

It was enjoyable listening to this audiobook and I specially liked the chapters narrated by males, my favorites being the ones in Derek’s POV.

The choice in narrator for Derek Novak was spot on and it made me look for more books narrated by him (I truly loved his taking on the character and his voice, and I think he makes a perfect Derek). Searching in Audible I found out his name is Zachary Webber, and he’s also Christian Grey in the audiobook version of Grey and Darker (Fifty Shades of Grey and Fifty Shades Darker as Told by Christian) and a narrator in Maybe Someday and November 9 by Colleen Hoover, among other books (I have these other four audiobooks in my Audible library and I plan on listening to them this year).

If you like Fantasy, YA and Paranormal Romance books the A Shade of Vampire series is a good option for you to explore.

 

 

Book Review: US by Curtis Wiklund.

 

Review:

Curtis Wiklund is a wedding photographer whose work I follow in Instagram, where he started posting some of the drawings that ended up forming part of his book “The Daily Drawings Of US”. I love his drawings and that’s why after I had a gift card towards an ebook I opted for getting this book instead of a YA Novel as I usually do.

This was the first book in my 2018 Reading List and it was a great way to start the year.

In “US” Curtis Wiklund shares some glimpses of his day to day life with drawings (particularly about his relationship with his wife). As I went through the pages I could relate to some of the situations (some of them are cute and funny, some of them are heartwarming) and it’s fairly easy see how much he loves his wife.

I found this book touching and enjoyable, a good addition to a family library and a great option as an anniversary’s or wedding gift.

I hope to be able to buy a printed copy of this book soon in the future because this is the kind of book that I would love to have next to my bed to occasionally open it in a random page and just enjoy.

Rating:  ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

 

 

The 2018 Movies based on Books I’m more excited about.

Hello everyone!

2018 will be filled with many great Movies from different genres and a lot of them are Book adaptations!!

Here are some of the Movies based on books I’m more excited about and that will be released during this year (in order of release date):

Forever My Girl (Based on Forever My Girl by Heidi McLaughlin)

Release date: January 19, 2018

I love Country music and a good romance with a leading man who is a guitar player (ahem, my husband plays the guitar) for me is a recipe for a good time.

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The Death Cure by James Dashner (Based on The Death Cure – Part 3 of The Maze Runner Trilogy by James Dashner).

Release date: January 26, 2018

Now that The Death Cure is coming we are planning to watch the first two movies from this Trilogy (The Maze Runner and The Scorch Trials) the week prior to the release date of the third movie. And yes, those are Jojen Reed (Thomas Brodie-Sangster) and Littlefinger (Aidan Gillen) from Game of Thrones in the Movie Trailer (another reason for me to watch this movie).

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Every Day by (based on Every Day by David Levithan)

Release date: February 23, 2018

Can you imagine falling in love with someone that Every Day wakes up in a different body?, a little unconventional but to me it seems like an interesting premise and also, I really liked the Movie Trailer.

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Love, Simon (based on Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli)

Release date: March 16, 2018

I haven’t read the book yet and a lot of people is talking about how good it is, so I’ll definitely put it on my TBR List and hope to read it before the movie release.

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Where’d You Go, Bernadette (Based on Where’d You Go, Bernadette by Maria Semple

Release date: May 11, 2018 (expected)

As someone living in the Pacific Northwest I love watching movies taking place or that make reference to people and locations in this area (10 Things I Hate About You, Sleepless in Seattle). There’s not Official Movie Trailer yet but below you’ll find a great Book Trailer from Hachette Australia Books.

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Crazy Rich Asians by (Based on Crazy Rich Asians by Kevin Kwan)

Release date: August 17, 2018 (expected)

There’s still not an Official Trailer but the video below with the actors taking about the movie make it look really promising and entertaining.

 

What are the Book adaptations you’re more excited about this year? And what are your favorites from all times?

Back from my Read & Review HIATUS!

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After a HIATUS I’m back to writing Book Reviews and, starting this year, in addition to posting my reviews in English (in this Blog and some other platforms as Goodreads, per usual), I’ll be also posting them in Spanish in www.detejoniaparaelmundo.com (my Blog in Spanish language).

In a previous Blog post you’ll find a list with some of the books I’ll be reading during January 2018.

Happy Reading!

Kbooklover

Books: Currently in Kbooklover January Reading List.

        Books currently in my January Reading List  (Updated to 01.05.18):

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Project Pandora (An Assassin Fall Novel) by Aden Polydoros

You’ll Miss Me When I’m Gone by Rachel Lynn Solomon

Enginerds by Jarrett Lerner

Lucas (A Preston Brothers Novel) by Jay McLean

 

Last Book Read (In January 2018):

US by Curtis Wiklund (Review to be posted soon)

Movie Review: The Shape Of Water.

Storyline

From master storyteller Guillermo del Toro comes THE SHAPE OF WATER, an otherworldly fable set against the backdrop of Cold War era America circa 1962. In the hidden high-security government laboratory where she works, lonely Elisa (Sally Hawkins) is trapped in a life of isolation. Elisa’s life is changed forever when she and co-worker Zelda (Octavia Spencer) discover a secret classified experiment. Rounding out the cast are Michael Shannon, Richard Jenkins, Michael Stuhlbarg, and Doug Jones. Written by Fox Searchlight Pictures.

 

Review

The Shape Of Water is pure magic, poetry in motion with such an entrancing music that works as the perfect companion to the story.

Visually the movie is stunning, there’s an easy flow in the storytelling that keeps you enthralled the whole time and is full of wonderful and spellbinding moments with great acting.

An amazing work from Guillermo del Toro, a movie I can’t recommend enough and that will definitely be part of my Movie Collection.

Rating: 5 of 5.