Monday, July 8, 2013

Teaser Tuesday #64 and Top Ten Tuesday #54

Teaser Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by Should Be Reading. Bloggers choose two
sentences out of our current read to peak others' curiosity.

Dangerous GirlsTeaser: 

Why was I so happy? My friend was dead. I should be sad. Was I happy she was dead.? Did I have something to do with it? Did I do it myself? I did it. I had to. Maybe he did it too. Together. A pact. A game.
Dangerous Girls by Abigail Haas

Paradise quickly gets gruesome in this thrilling page-turner with a plot that’s ripped from the headlines and a twist that defies the imagination.

It’s Spring Break of senior year. Anna, her boyfriend Tate, her best friend Elise, and a few other close friends are off to a debaucherous trip to Aruba that promises to be the time of their lives.

But when Elise is found brutally murdered, Anna finds herself trapped in a country not her own, fighting against vile and contemptuous accusations. As Anna sets out to find her friend’s killer, she discovers harsh revelations about her friendships, the slippery nature of truth, and the ache of young love.

Awaiting the judge’s decree, it becomes clear to Anna that everyone around her thinks she is not only guilty, but also dangerous. And when the whole story comes out, reality is more shocking than anyone ever imagined..

Top Ten is an original feature/weekly meme created here at
The Broke and the Bookish that features a great bookish top ten every week.

This week is about those beloved books that are turned into moves... the worst or the best or both.... 

I tend to keep my books seperate from the movie adaptations. I find I enjoy them both much more if I try to not compare in any way. Of course it's not  always easy to do sooo here is my list some of my favorites and some of my worst.

My Favorite Movie Adaptations: 

1. Hunger Games 

The Hunger Games (The Hunger Games #1) 

2. The Hobbit


The Hobbit, or There and Back Again  

3. Harry Potter

 Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (Harry Potter, #1)  

4. The Princess Bride

The Princess Bride   

5. Tomorrow When the War Began

Tomorrow, When the War Began (Tomorrow, #1) 

6.  Warm Bodies

Warm Bodies (Warm Bodies #1) 

7. I Am Number Four

I Am Number Four (Lorien Legacies, #1) 

8. Twilight- So here is my thing with these movies. They are not my favorite because they were great adaptations..I am just happy they exist... I did enjoy them so they are not the worst either... They are my in between. 

Twilight (Twilight, #1) 

My worst Movie Adaptations: 

9. The Lightning Thief

The Lightning Thief (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, #1)  

10. The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants 

The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants (Sisterhood, #1)   

Whats is on your list?


  1. I totally agree with the Hunger Games, Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants, and Harry Potter!

  2. What?! They killed their friend and he/she does not feel guilty/sad?! Great teaser!!!

    My TT

  3. OOh intriguing tease!

    Nice picks too! We have a few of the same!

    Here's my Tuesday post

    Have a GREAT day!

    Old Follower :)

  4. Ah, enticing teaser! Now I am very curious....enjoy!


  5. I didn't like the Hunger Games or Twilight movies very much. Your teaser is kinda creepy. I'm playing today here.

  6. Dangerous Girls sounds fascinating. My teasers this week are from Playing to Win by Jaci Burton and Wednesdays in the Tower by Jessica Day George. Happy reading!

  7. Love the teaser!
    I like the list of movie adaptions. I loved Warm Bodies. :)

    Jenea @ Books Live Forever

  8. Great top ten! We have some movies on different sides (worst/best) :)

    My TTT:

  9. What is up with that's making me want to read the book! :D Awesome teaser, by the way! :)

    Andrea K. @ Books and Bindings
    Teaser Tuesdays

  10. I am so with you on the Sisterhood of Travelling Pants. I was never in love with the book, I have to admit, but the screen adaptation really didn't do it for me either. I loved The Hobbit and will have to check out Warm Bodies. Great list!

  11. The Hunger Games made it to my list of the best adaptations as well.

    My TTT:

  12. That is a great teaser...did she or didn't she?!? Also, The Princess Bride is my favorite movie EVAR!

  13. I liked The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants! The book was kind of boring though.

    I absolutely LOOOVED LOOOVED LOOOOOOOOVED Warm Bodies! :D

    Here's Mine @ Pinkindle Reads & Reviews

  14. I am with you about trying not to compare the movies with their books. It usually end sin disappointment, and they are both different ways of telling stories. Harry Potter is a favorite that's for sure. I like Twilight, too. They aren't perfect movies, but they are enjoyable and that's what is important.

  15. Very interesting teaser :D! I had to add it to my TBR pile. Thanks for sharing.

    Here's mine:

  16. That was a really interesting list. I totally agree that The Hunger Games is a brilliant book to film adaptation. I haven't read The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants, but I have watched parts of the film and enjoyed what I saw - so, if you don't mind me asking, what was wrong with the film for you?

    1. It just didn't match the book. It wasnt a bad movie. I just didn't like the book to film adaptation. The second one was really changed to incorperate the last 3 books. Didn't like that at all.

  17. Eragon should be on the bad movie list. Horrible movie.


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