Review: Three Dark Crowns by Kendare Blake

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Oldie but a Goody Wednesday: Stolen: A Letter to My Captor by Lucy Christopher

I picked this up years ago and boy was I glad. This book was written in such a way that when you are reading it you feel as if you are getting to know Gemma and you understand the way she feels about Ty. It was amazing and I felt ever bit of it. I urge anyone who hasn’t read this book to pick it up. You wont regret it.

Stolen: A Letter to My Captor

Stolen: A Letter to My Captor by Lucy Christopher

Release Date: 04/05/09

It happened like this. I was stolen from an airport. Taken from everything I knew, everything I was used to. Taken to sand and heat, dirt and danger. And he expected me to love him.

This is my story.

A letter from nowhere.

Sixteen year old Gemma is kidnapped from Bangkok airport and taken to the Australian Outback. This wild and desolate landscape becomes almost a character in the book, so vividly is it described. Ty, her captor, is no stereotype. He is young, fit and completely gorgeous. This new life in the wilderness has been years in the planning. He loves only her, wants only her. Under the hot glare of the Australian sun, cut off from the world outside, can the force of his love make Gemma love him back?

The story takes the form of a letter, written by Gemma to Ty, reflecting on those strange and disturbing months in the outback. Months when the lines between love and obsession, and love and dependency, blur until they don’t exist – almost.

Author Bio:

Lucy ChristopherLucy Christopher was born in Wales but grew up in Australia. She obtained an Undergraduate degree at Melbourne University. She moved to the UK to earn a distinction in a Creative Writing MA from Bath Spa University. The novel she wrote for this class, The Long Flight, was picked up by a publisher under a new name of FLYAWAY.

Lucy’s debut novel, Stolen, was written as part for her PhD degree. Stolen explores her thoughts on the Australian desert through the story about a teenage girl who is kidnapped and taken there.

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Books to TV: Shadowhunters

So who’s watching Shadowhunters? This is an American fantasy television series based on The Mortal Instruments by Cassandra Clare.

I myself was sad when they decided they weren’t going to make anymore of the movies. I thought the movie was ok and not the worst adaption of a book. Ok it could have been a hell of a lot better but still wasn’t the worst! I’ve been watching the series and although at the start was a little “eh this could be better!” I’ve grown to like it and will continue with it.

Its also been released that the show has been renewed for another season. Which is exciting.

So the first episode starts with Clary (Fray), who has just enrolled at Brooklyn Academy of Arts. On her eighteenth birthday, she learns that she is a Shadowhunter, a human born with angelic blood who protect humans from demons. That night, Clary’s mother, Jocelyn Fray, is abducted by a group of rogue Shadowhunters of “The Circle”. Their leader is Jocelyn’s husband Valentine Morgenstern. Although Clary has no idea any of this because her memory has been wiped by her mother to keep her safe. (Yeah looked how that worked out!)

With her mother missing, Clary turns to Luke, a person she trusted, only to seemingly be betrayed. Clary joins up with a band of Shadowhunters to save her mother and discovers powers she never knew she possessed. Clary is thrown into the world of demon hunting with the mysterious, narcissistic, and attractive Shadowhunter, Jace, and also her loyal and geeky friend, Simon. Now living among faeries, warlocks, vampires, and werewolves, Clary begins a journey of self-discovery as she learns more about her past and what her future may hold.

There are a few things that bother me. The girl who plays Clary, Katherine McNamara is a little annoying, but over the last few episodes she’s started to get less annoying thank god and has made the show a lot more watchable.

Over all, I’m enjoying the show and I can see them putting a lot of the books and the info in the books into the TV show.