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Shadow in the Sea

Readers will return to Windwaithe Island once again. When sixteen-year-old Sadelyn Hanson washes up on the shores of Windwaithe Island, her beauty and the strange marks on her wrist make superstitious locals suspect she is a mermaid. Feigning amnesia, Sade hides a far worse secret: she was sailing to her own murder trial when she was thrown overboard by the real killer, the cunning and cruel Captain Westwood.

Sade's quiet effort to rebuild her life on the island is threatened when she meets an actual young merman. Unable to speak his language, Sade still longs for the warm companionship he offers, despite the locals' dire legends about merfolk and their dark magic. But her confused feelings for the impossible boy become the least of her problems when Captain Westwood's ship docks at Windwaithe. With nowhere to escape, Sade must trust in the one person who doesn't fear the merfolk. A woman who had dealings with them herself—years ago

Friday, March 23, 2012

Hunger Games Movie



I went and saw Hunger Games really late last night. LOVED it! Not quite as good as the book but then what movie ever is? However, now I'm paying for for my late night fun. Oh, so tired this morning. Anyone else get to see the movie yet? What did you think? I'd love to hear your opinions.

12 comments:

Trina said...

Sheila!! I saw it last night as well and I ABSOLUTELY LOVED IT!! I thought it was done so well. Books can never be perfectly adapted to movies since film is a totally different medium than books but I thought they did the best they could and knowing that Suzanne Collins was thoroughly involved definitely showed. I mean, she wrote the first draft of the screenplay and then was involved with the edits after. How perfect is that?!

Glad you enjoyed it as well!!!

Kate Coursey said...

It was soooo good! I loved it!

Melanie H. said...

I agree that it was amazing!! I was happily surprised at how close they kept to what happened in the book. And while there were a FEW tweaks I'd make to some of the actors they had (ie. I would have made Peta a little taller and more muscular), I feel like the actors did a REALLY good job at each playing their character and making everything very believable. :)

Sheila A. Nielson said...

I totally agree with all of the above. Not perfect, but a pretty good effort all in all. Throughly enjoyable.

need2read said...

I really want to, but I haven't yet. A lot of my friends went to the midnight showing and they said it was amazing.

Sheila A. Nielson said...

Need@Read--you are going to LOVE it! All those who haven't had a chance to see it yet--get to the theater as fast as you can. : )

Trina--I was excited too when I found out Suzanne did some work on the screenplay. It shows.

Wendi said...

The movie was AMAZING! I thought it was perfectly cast. It obviously was not as good as the book but it was very well done.

Sra said...

The only real problem I had with it was that jumpy camera work at the beginning. Otherwise, loved it.

This is my blog post about it. Well, more the book than the movie, but I wrote it in honor of having seen the movie.

http://3thingsandalizard.blogspot.com/2012/03/when-book-changes-your-life-hunger.html

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Sheila A. Nielson said...

agloverelizaabeth - I agree, the actors they chose were fabulous! Especially Cinna. He was PERFECT! I am no where near as good a writer as Suzanne Collins but the fact you would count me up there with them in your favorites is the nicest compliment an author could hope for. *blushes* :)Thank you for making my day.

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Anonymous said...

These were my two favorite books. I also loved the movie and can't wait for your trailer.
Jennifer Lawrence and Josh Hutcherson <3


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