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Book to Movie Adaptations I Can’t Wait For.

I love book to movie adaptations so much. I get so excited when I see that a book I loved is going to be made into a movie and there’s definitely some good ones coming up this year. However, I just hope that I don’t hate the movie because in the past, there have been terrible movies of books that I loved. Here are some I can’t wait for;

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them.

Expected release date – 18th November 2016.

Based on the novel by J.K Rowling.

I am so unbelievably excited for this movie and I feel like I’ve been waiting forever for it to come out. I can’t wait to dive back into the wizarding world and learn about how magic works in a different country.

The BFG.

Expected release date – 1st July 2016.

Based on the novel by Roald Dahl.

I love this book and I also really love the cartoon movie too. My best friend introduced me to it a couple of years ago and its such a beautiful story. I’m excited to see a non animated version of it!

A Monster Calls.

Expected release date – 14th October 2016.

Based on the novel by Patrick Ness.

I haven’t actually read this book yet so I better get on that before I go to see the movie. The trailer has definitely inspired me to do so. The story just looks so touching and very emotional.

Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children.

Expected release date – 25th December 2016?

Based on the novel by Ransom Riggs.

I loved this book so much and at the time I thought it would make a really great movie. So I was super excited to see that a movie was due to be released.

Are there any book to movie adaptations that you’re looking forward to this year or in the future?


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December Wrap Up + January TBR.

The mountains are yearning. (6)

It’s that time of the month where we all need to decide what we want to read next month. I couldn’t decide at all what to read so it took me longer than usual! I’ll do my December Wrap up first 🙂

DECEMBER WRAP UP.

● Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children – Ransom Riggs.

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Date started: 10th December 2015.
Date finished: 14th December 2015.

You can find my review here.

● Killer – Sara Shepard.

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Date started: 10th December 2015.
Date finished: 17th December 2015.

● Frostbite – Richelle Mead.

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Date started: 17th December 2015.
Date finished: 21st December 2015.

You can find my review here.

● The 100 – Kass Morgan.

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Date started: 25th December 2015.
Date finished: 28th December 2015.

You can find my review here.

The Rest of Us Just Live Here – Patrick Ness.

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Date started: 27th December 2015.
Date finished: 28th December 2015.

You can find my review here.

JANUARY TBR.

● Truthwitch – Susan Dennard.

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Here’s hoping it won’t be too much on the kobo store because I am so desperate to read this!

Homecoming – Kass Morgan.

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● Shadow Kiss – Richelle Mead.

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I’m not 100% sure of I’ll get through this because I don’t know what I think of this series. We will see!

That’s all I want to get through this month. I’m currently reading Day 21 By Kass Morgan and Charms and Strange by Stephanie Kuehn so I need to get through those first.

Hope you all have a happy new years. I’ll see you in the new year!

Book Review: Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs.

The mountains are yearning. (1)

Title – Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children.
Author – Ransom Riggs.
Publisher – Quirk.
Publication Date – 7th June 2011.

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You can purchase this book from the following links;
Amazon (UK) | Amazon (USA) | Barnes & Noble | Waterstones

Synopsis (Taken from Goodreads.)

A mysterious island. An abandoned orphanage. A strange collection of curious photographs.

A horrific family tragedy sets sixteen-year-old Jacob journeying to a remote island off the coast of Wales, where he discovers the crumbling ruins of Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children. As Jacob explores its abandoned bedrooms and hallways, it becomes clear that the children were more than just peculiar. They may have been dangerous. They may have been quarantined on a deserted island for good reason. And somehow—impossible though it seems—they may still be alive.

My Thoughts.

I always jump at the chance of a different book, one that’s not like all the rest and this certainly was that. It’s told through a series of photos that Rigg’s has found and from other collectors, these guide the story and send us on an adventure.

I liked Jacob but I felt his personality was a little bland at times. He’s a rebel, you can tell that right from the beginning and he doesn’t let anyone tell him what to do when he has his heart set on something. He’s very determined to find out the truth about his grandfather’s past and prove that he wasn’t any of the things his dad thought of him.

The first peculiar child we meet is Emma, who can create fire with her hands. When we first meet her she is angry and defensive and adamant that Jacob is out to get her. I didn’t like her at first, I thought she was acting a little dramatic but as the story goes on I began to like her and care about what happened to her.

My first impressions of Miss Peregrine  were that I found her intriguing, her picture was silently strange and freaked me out a bit! But I liked her quirks! You can tell she is fiercely protective of her wards and will do whatever she can to keep them safe.

I loved finding out about all the peculiar children although I did feel there was too many for me to keep track of! I envy Rigg’s imagination to come up with all these different characters and make them work.

The book started off exciting but it was a bit slow in the middle but only for a few chapters. It then took off with tremendous speed and I was sucked into the peculiar children’s world.

I give it 4 out of 5 stars because I really enjoyed the story and all the different elements. It was a little slow in the middle and I felt like Jacob could have done with a bit more oomph at times. Overall though it was a brilliant story and I’ll definetly be reading the next 2 books!

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