August 17, 2013 · 9:18 am
Editor: Meg Cabot
Source: from publisher for review
Review Summary: As usual, Meg Cabot has written a fun, light read about an admirable and unique protagonist.
Earlier in this Persephone/Hades myth based trilogy, John (Hades) and Peirce (Persephone) made a decision that has imbalanced the forces ruling the underworld. Having finally (mostly) worked out their relationship, Peirce is suddenly faced with the possibility of losing John because of this imbalance. As she tries to rescue him and restore balance to the underworld, she’ll have to take advantage of all the connections and cool powers that come with being the queen of the underworld. And it will be awesome. Continue reading →
Filed under Fiction, Re-telling, Young Adult
Tagged as book, book review, books, female author, greek mythology, hades, Meg Cabot, mythology, persephone, re-telling, retelling, young adult
June 15, 2013 · 7:50 am
For my watching of Jane Eyre, I just grabbed what was on the shelf at the library and ended up with this BBC miniseries. It was about 5 hours long and stuck very close to the book. I’m not sure if this is typical of BBC productions, but the acting often struck me as over the top and rather theatrical. It wasn’t bad, but it was definitely different.
Proving that you simply can’t please everyone with an adaptation despite the mostly meticulous following of the book, there were still a few things I thought important that got left out! There wasn’t anything specific I feel the need to complain about though, as overall this was a very faithful adaptation. Strangely, even with most events kept intact, I felt something was missing. A lot of this story is about what Jane thinks and feels, as she explains the story to you in the book. In the movie, her thoughts weren’t always clear and I think it lost a lot of the depth and beauty of the book as a result. I might try another adaptation in the future, but this one made me feel like this was a story that’s just better told by a book.
Filed under Book To Movie Challenge
Tagged as adaptation, BBC, book, books, charlotte bronte, jane eyre, miniseries, movie, movie review, re-telling, retelling, TV