Rise of the demi-god

Okay, so I just read Starcrossed by Josephine Angelini. I was intrigued by the story of demi-gods, and while I felt that the story jumped around a bit, I do find the subject matter tantilizing. Angelini isn’t the first to weave a narrative around the mythic Greek heros (see the Heroes of Olympus series), and I’m wondering, like the dystopian future, if this subject matter will spawn any Hollywood films (I think there was one a year or two back, but I can’t recall it’s name). Maybe the movie industry is waiting for the perfect story. Like a certain wizard and pack of vampires, it seems that it’s the characters, not so much the subject matter, that truly captures an audiences’ hearts. I’m convinced that the best way to write something that gains a huge following is not to try to guess what the next hot trend will be, but to create a story where readers will care so much about the story, that the book–and it’s sequels–will be possible to put down. And that is a recipe that is very, very difficult to perfect!

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Roth Rocks!

I’ve been on a bit of a hiatus, but not from reading! Things get a little busy here with little ones running about and wailing from time to time. But that doesn’t keep me from getting my read on!

My newest love interest? It has to be the Divergent Series by Veronica Roth. Yes, it’s another dystopian themed trilogy, which seems to be the soup du jour in YA reading lately. But this series seriously rocks. I think I love it because the characters strike me as so brave. And I’m definitely crushing on the hero, Tobias, who reminds me of my hubby (Their philosophy? I love you and would give my life for you. But please keep it together.). This is a fun, emotional, and intriguing read, and I’m already holding my breath for the wrap-up. Oh, and I’m seriously considering getting a tattoo (read the series and you’ll understand why!).

2013 seems so far away…