It’s release day for my author buddy/fellow Lucky/fellow Thirteener Erin Bowman and her YA debut, TAKEN! Congratulations, Erin, and thank you for writing such an awesome book. I really loved the dystopian world of TAKEN and can’t wait to pick up my own copy so I can read it again!
Two early in the wild pics for TAKEN: first one courtesy of @ericasussman from a Barnes & Noble in Hawaii, second by me at my local Indigo here in BC!
I loved this book so much!! Congratulations on your debut release day, Erin!!#Erin Bowman #Taken #YA #Young Adult #Books
Okay, so, I’m out on spring break and I decided to take on a little project. I was only just now able to start on it but meh.
So, little known fact, when I grow up I want to write and direct for film and/or theater, yet I’ve only ever written a few drabble scripts and I’ve no done much with them. Now I just want to test myself to see if I can do something bigger.
I recently fell in love with the book The Darkest Minds and through most of it I kept wondering how it would look on screen (because seriously, that book NEEDS to be made into a movie because OF ALL THE REASONS). However, I realized that if it did happen it would take YEARS. So why not take matters into my own hands? Of course, this is just for fun and I’ll write as much as I can when I can and I have no idea if I’ll ever finish seeing as this one scene took me literally FOUR HOURS to write down. But it was fun…
Below the Read More is a script I wrote that would be the first scene of the movie. Just so as to not confuse anyone I just feel like the opening should be kind of a montage/ scene-to-scene thing of a day at Thurmond and what happened when IAAN hit the US. So it goes from present day Ruby to 9/10year old Ruby.
If you wish to read it bless your soul and have fun (comments and feedback would be HIGHLY appreciated)*remember that I am in NO WAY a professional, that this is not a legit script (it’s in the legit format but it’s not LEGIT)
and that this is actually kinda bad
This is SO freaking awesome!! Go give her some feedback, guys!
What do you guys think about this? I’m probably going to end up deleting my account, if only because—as an author—I try to be very careful about not favoring one retailer over the other to avoid ticking the other ones off. The other retailer links will certainly disappear from the book pages, and I have a feeling you’ll no longer be able to review books before they release as you can do now. Reviewers will likely also be subject to Amazon’s stricter review guidelines as well.
THE DARKEST MINDS by Alexandra Bracken
5 out of 5 stars.
Goodreads Summary: When Ruby woke up on her tenth birthday, something about her had changed. Something alarming enough to make her parents lock her in the garage and call the police. Something that gets her sent to Thurmond, a…
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30-day book and literature challenge ➤ [5/10] your 10 favorite books of all time.
“When death tells a story you really have to listen” ↳ The Book Thief (Markus Zusak)
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Um, so this is pretty perfect.
Poor Liam is getting his ass kicked! But… uh, even I go swoony with Perry.
So, I recently read this absolutely amazing and utterly perfect book called “The Darkest Minds”. Ya’ll should go check it out.
Super short summary: kids have superpowers, the government is crazy, you will cry at the end.
Anyways, I’ve been obsessed with it for around a week now and I decided to take on a little project, I’d been fussing around with minimalistic drawing for a bit and decided, eh, why not.
SO there are 5 types of super powers, each of them being categorized under a color-
Yellow: Control over electricity
Green: super genious-ness.. stuff
Orange: Mind control
Red: Control over fire
I drew a little head for each of the colours/ powers and then added objects that represented the powers and colored the objects in with only the color that represents that power (the mind control power -orange- has a muzzle because in the book they were muzzled and I honestly had no other idea about how to represent mind control, i mean, HOW DO YOU DRAW MIND CONTROL) OH! I almost forgot! You see those 0’s and 1’s in the Green’s drawing? Yeah, that’s actually binary, as in computer language. Translated it reads “If they catch you they will kill you. Show your colors. I’m an orange. Black Betty.” It might seem random but I didn’t know how much code would fit in it so I just kept putting quotes in until it filled up. So yeah, little fun fact for ya. Also, I cheated a bit on red and used some orange and yellow to add depth to the hair/fire but no one needs to know.( I suck at drawing fire so… sorry) (actually I just suck at drawing in general so sorry about that) (oh well)
I know it’s not much but hey, it was fun, and that’s all that counts, right?
This is so rad!!! You do not suck in the least. I can’t even get over how creative and cool this is!#The Darkest Minds #Books #YA #YA Lit
Somebody help me. Please. I want to read ‘the darkest minds’ by Alexandra bracken so badly but I can’t find it anywhere!!! Is it even out in Scotland? *starts screaming because there’s loads of spoilers floating around tumblr and I’m trying my bestest not to listen to them*
THE DARKEST MINDS actually isn’t available in the UK—it’s one of the few places I can’t ever seem to sell a book into (SIGH). But you can order it online through The Book Depository and I believe they ship to the UK for free. Here’s the full list of foreign publishers:
Australia/New Zealand: HarperCollins Australia
Thailand: Amarin Printing
Spain: RBA Libros
France: La Martiniere Jeunesse
Complex Chinese: Sharp Point Press