The strength of Sloane’s heart is about to be put to the ultimate test.
After the Eclipse – the night vampires began openly slaughtering human victims – everything changed. Out of fear, the government salvaged what remained of the human population and enclosed them in massive, security-laden cities called White Sectors, while marking the vampire infested territory as Red Sectors.
When seventeen-year-old Sloane McAllister’s twin brother disappears, she seems to be the only one who thinks he isn’t dead, and vows to stop at nothing to find him. Gathering her courage, she braves the Red Sector to search for clues to his whereabouts. By chance, she encounters Aden, a handsome, charismatic vampire with a hidden agenda. He turns Sloane against her will, and whisks her away to his underground city. Enemies quickly become friends as Sloane struggles against her attraction to Aden, and resists her growing loyalties to the creatures that ruined her life. But the vampires themselves are the least of her problems. The city is harboring a devastating secret, one that could change the tide of the war and threaten to destroy everything Sloane has come to believe in.
Heart-stopping action and scorching romance collide in this dystopian, urban fantasy thriller.
So, I do this a little differently. My blog is about books and films so I figure that my Waiting on Wednesday will also involve films that I am waiting to come out. I will post the trailer and say a little about the film and that way we can all enjoy new films that are coming out! =]
Author: Michelle Zink
Release Date: (expected) March 20th 2012
Publisher: Dial Books
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When her parents are murdered before her eyes, sixteen-year-old Helen Cartwright finds herself launched into an underground London where a mysterious organization called the Dictata controls the balance of good and evil. Helen learns that she is one of three remaining angelic descendants charged with protecting the world’s past, present, and future. Unbeknownst to her, she has been trained her whole life to accept this responsibility. Now, as she finds herself torn between the angelic brothers protecting her and the devastatingly handsome childhood friend who wants to destroy her, she must prepare to be brave, to be hunted, and above all to be strong, because temptation will be hard to resist, even for an angel.
Michelle Zink masterfully weaves historical fantasy with paranormal romance to create a gripping tale of love and betrayal.
Author: Alyson Noel
Release Date: (expected) May 22nd 2012
Publisher: St Martin’s Griffin
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So here’s the deal . . .
Strange things have been happening to Daire Santos. Animals follow her, crows mock her, glowing people appear from nowhere. Worried that Daire’s having a breakdown, her mother sends her to stay with the grandmother she’s never met, who lives on the dusty plains of Enchantment, New Mexico. There Daire crosses paths with Dace, a gorgeous guy with unearthly blue eyes.
Her grandmother recognizes Daire’s episodes for what they are – a call to her true destiny as a Soul Seeker, a person who can navigate between the living and the dead. Guided by her grandmother, Daire must be quick to learn how to harness her powers because Dace’s brother is an evil shape-shifter, out to steal them.
Daire must embrace her fate as a Soul Seeker and discover if Dace is the guy she’s meant to be with . . . or if he’s allied with the enemy she’s destined to destroy.
A Temptation of Angels has been on my radar for a while now and ever since I first saw it, I knew it was a book that I would love and that I really wanted to read and so, finally, I am featuring it on my WoW! It just has such a great synopsis, doesn’t it? Ahhh!
Fated just looks and sounds so… amazing! I mean, look at that cover!! I know, I know, don’t judge a book by its cover and all that but isn’t it pretty? And then, you read the summary and I know it’s a book that I want to read! Yay!!
Title: The Avengers
Release Date: 27th April 2012 (UK)
What?: An adaptation of the marvel comic book avengers.
When an unexpected enemy emerges that threatens global safety and security, Nick Fury, Director of the international peacekeeping agency known as SHIELD, finds himself in need of a team to pull the world back from the brink of disaster. Spanning the globe, a daring recruitment effort begins.
The Avengers continues the epic big-screen adventures started in “Iron Man,” “The Incredible Hulk,” “Iron Man 2,” “Thor” and “Captain America: The First Avenger”. Starring Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Hemsworth, Scarlett Johansson, Jeremy Renner and Samuel L. Jackson, and directed by Joss Whedon, “Marvel’s The Avengers” is based on the ever-popular Marvel comic book series “The Avengers,” first published in 1963 and a comics institution ever since.
Prepare yourself for an exciting event movie, packed with action and spectacular special effects, when “Marvel’s The Avengers” assemble in summer 2012.
I have never read the comic books but I have seen almost all of the other films that lead onto this one and I can therefore say with glee that I am incredibly excited for this movie to come out! I can’t wait to see how it turns out and I mean… just LOOK at that trailer!! -falls over-
so that was my week,
what did you get this week? =)
Storyline: Adam lives a normal life in the offices of a radio station where he has spent a lot of time on a story about volcano’s. He has a girlfriend and a best friend and life is running smoothly for him. That all changes however, when he is suddenly diagnosed with a rare malignant cancer. Now it is all he has to do to keep everything together and to not fall apart. This is the story of a guy who has to learn to deal with a new perspective on life.
FIVE OUT OF FIVE STARS *****
This film is one that brings forth so many thoughts and feelings that it instantly ranks high. The premise of this film may not seem that great and may give off a bad vibe but this film is undeserving of that as it is, quite simply, one of the best films of 2011. Therefore, it is with hope that this film manages to attain large audiences so that everyone can experience just how good it is.
While the storyline of this film does seem to be tragic, the way that it is portrayed in this film is purely brilliant. With the right mix of humour and seriousness, this film truly hits the right spot and your left wondering if you should be laughing or crying. This alone should make the film stand out as one to watch but with brilliant cinematography and an amazing soundtrack, this film just has it all.
Joseph Gordon-Levit performs the role of a lifetime in this film and reminds everyone just how great and versatile an actor he actually is. There isn’t a moment in the film that you feel he was wrongly cast and he brings emotions out in you that you may have forgotten even existed. However, and possibly luckily, his star performance doesn’t overshadow the charming performances of Seth Rogan and Anna Kendrick. In fact, Seth may have performed his best with this film which is almost completely void of awkward, hair-tugging moments and instead shows that he actually can act. Anna, as well, shines throughout the film and shows that she will not be stepping away from the spotlight anytime soon.
This film was brilliantly written by Will Reiser who has come up with a concept that is, unfortunately, something almost everyone can relate to. He has written a script that allows audiences to watch how people can, and do, cope under horrible circumstances. Of course, the script alone cannot be given full credit as it is also due to the director, Jonathon Levine, that this film has been made so well. Every decision he made flowed extremely well and created a marvellous and eye-watering film.
With scenes that make you cry, as well as ones that make you die of laughter, this film seems to have it all. A brilliant script and cast. It is for this reason that every body should take themselves to go and see it. An absolute gem of a film.
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Summary:Loann’s always wanted to be popular and pretty like her sister, Claire. So when Claire’s ex-boyfriend starts flirting with her, Loann is willing to do whatever it takes to feel special…even if that means betraying her sister.
But as Loann slips inside Claire’s world, she discovers that everything is not as it seems. Claire’s quest for perfection is all-consuming, and comes at a dangerous price. As Claire increasingly withdraws from friends and family, Loann struggles to understand her and make amends. Can she heal their relationship—and her sister—before it’s too late?
Matt King, a middle-age Hawaiian who runs a trust responsible for millions of dollars worth of untouched real estate that has been passed down to him and various cousins. He is preparing to sell the area, and make millions for everyone in the trust, when his wife suffers severe head trauma during a boat race. As he attempts to get her affairs in order, he learns that she had been having an affair. With his two daughters in tow, along with his oldest daughter’s doofus boyfriend, Matt sets off to confront the man who made him a cuckold.
Can she face the truth in front of her before it’s too late or will the other side win? Only time will tell.
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