Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Breaking The Spine where you can spotlight a book you’re giddy with excitement to read so other people can be giddy with excitement too :)
Now, I do this a little differently! As this is a film and book blog, I basically just list a book AND a film that I am waiting for! (And I know that it is technically Thursday here in the UK, but, it’s still Wednesday somewhere, right? :p)
Since the 1970s humans have forced supernaturals to live in caged cities. Silver brands embedded in their foreheads identify them by species: a full moon for Vampires, a crescent moon for Shifters, a pair of wings for Fairies, and the list goes on, for each supernatural species has been tagged and categorized by humans. Lanore Vesta is marked with a silver X, the brand of Mixbreeds, second-class citizens shunned by society. She stays to herself, revealing her ability to create fire only during emergencies. All she wants to do is graduate college and stop having to steal to survive. But when she stumbles upon a murder in progress, she catches the attention of a supernatural killer. Now all she wants is to stop finding dead bodies in her apartment. Enlisting help from her Were-cheetah ex-boyfriend Meshach and a new mysterious friend named Zulu, she is steered through the habitat’s raunchy nightlife. But their presence sometimes proves to be more burden than help, as they fight for her attention. While the corpses pile up, and the scent of blood fills the air, Lanore is left wondering: will she find the psycho or die trying?
Why?: After reading the summary of this book I knew that this one was one that I wanted to read. It sounds so interesting, doesn’t it? This is Kenya’s first book but I am hoping that it is brilliantly written because something sounding so interesting with a breathtaking cover has to be, doesn’t it?
Title: Like Crazy
Release Date: 3rd February 2012
Director: Drake Doremus
Why?: Oh, it just looks so… emotional and rich and raw. Pure talent forced onto the screen without any Hollywood style holding it down and ruining its potential. It is a film that made me sit up in the cinema while the trailer played and while it was long and the story is very much there on the table, I still loved it and can’t wait to watch it!