Yesterday, Sunday 30th March, was the European Divergent film premiere in London and lucky me had won tickets to attend exclusively the Fan Event on Leicester Square, walk the red carpet and then watch the film in the Odeon whilst being opened by some of the cast members and the author Veronica Roth! So I was over the moon when I knew I won 3 tickets to attend this fabulous day, as Divergent is one of my favourite book trilogy. Knowing I was on the same square in the same building as Veronica Roth, Kate Winslet, Shailene Woodley, Theo James and Ben Lloyd-Hughes was immense..! I think I’m still on a high from yesterday.
“I was dead until you found me, though I breathed. I was sightless, though I could see. And then you came … and I was awakened”
In some books I have a quote that sums it all up for me, makes me cry or laugh or and gives me shivers.
The following quote comes from Lover Awakened – Book 3 from the Black Dagger Brotherhood books. This story is about Zsadist, or Z, and his journey from being a cold, mean nasty Male to an friendly, gorgeous, open and soft Male.
In the shadows of the night in Caldwell, New York, there’s a deadly war raging between vampires and their slayers. And there exists a secret band of brothers like no other – six vampire warriors, defenders of their race. Of these, Zsadist is the most terrifying member of the Black Dagger Brotherhood.
A former blood slave, the vampire Zsadist still bears the scars from a past filled with suffering and humiliation. Renowned for his unquenchable fury and sinister deeds, he is a savage feared by humans and vampires alike. Anger is his only companion, and terror is his only passion—until he rescues a beautiful aristocrat from the evil Lessening Society.
Bella is instantly entranced by the seething power Zsadist possesses. But even as their desire for one another begins to overtake them both, Zsadist’s thirst for vengeance against Bella’s tormentors drives him to the brink of madness. Now, Bella must help her lover overcome the wounds of his tortured past, and find a future with her…
This is about a series of books with Katniss Everdeen, a random girl from District 12, being in the centre of the attention without really meaning to. In this future America, this has been divided into 12 districts, or was it 13? And because District 13 in the past had tried to do an uprising against the Capitol (basically District 1) and failed the Capitol has not only destroyed district 13 but also created The Hunger Games. Which means that from each district a boy and a girl, entering unvoluntarily from the age of 12, will be drawn and entered into this game where only 1 wins/survives. If you lose, you have died in these games. This is the ‘celebration’ of the lost uprising from District 13.
I got my bookmark from a good friend of mine. Its flat so it doesnt miss-shape my pages, its wide enough at the top to fit a hardback as well and I adore the scrabble tiles that spell ‘Page’.
And I found this book interesting:
The Shock of the Fall
‘I’ll tell you what happened because it will be a good way to introduce my brother. His name’s Simon. I think you’re going to like him. I really do. But in a couple of pages he’ll be dead. And he was never the same after that.’
There are books you can’t stop reading, which keep you up all night.
There are books which let us into the hidden parts of life and make them vividly real.
There are books which, because of the sheer skill with which every word is chosen, linger in your mind for days.
The Shock of the Fall is all of these books.
The Shock of the Fall is an extraordinary portrait of one man’s descent into mental illness. It is a brave and groundbreaking novel from one of the most exciting new voices in fiction.
Have you read this book yet or is this on your To-Read pile? Let me know.