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I receive review requests weekly. However, my personal schedule is hectic and I no longer review actively. (I also manage another blog called The Toronto Cafe and Food Blog). I do read every request sent but I apologize in advance that I do not reply to them all.

If I do take on a request, I will forewarn that it may take some time before I can review it. I am now looking to review adult fiction and self-help books instead of young adult fiction because I have grown out of it. If you are to request a review for either adult fiction or self-help, I will more likely to give it a shot.

In the meantime, Stop, Drop, and Read! serves as an archive book review blog. When I have the time, I may post a review. Thank you for understanding.

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Trailer Tuesday: Beastly by Alex Finn

Title: Beastly
Author: Alex Finn
Description: I am a beast.

A beast. Not quite wolf or bear, gorilla or dog but a horrible new creature who walks upright—a creature with fangs and claws and hair springing from every pore. I am a monster.

You think I'm talking fairy tales? No way. The place is New York City. The time is now. It's no deformity, no disease. And I'll stay this way forever—ruined—unless I can break the spell.

Yes, the spell, the one the witch in my English class cast on me. Why did she turn me into a beast who hides by day and prowls by night? I'll tell you. I'll tell you how I used to be Kyle Kingsbury, the guy you wished you were, with money, perfect looks, and the perfect life. And then, I'll tell you how I became perfectly . . . beastly.

I decided to do something different and do a movie trailer rather than a book trailer. Beastly is originally a novel anyway so I guess it doesn't make much of a difference.

I have to admit, I don't like how they portrayed Mary-Kate as the witch. (Just personal opinion. I used to be a huge Mary-Kate and Ashley fan when I was in elementary. I sort of miss them thinking about it now.) I don't know how to perceive this movie nor novel because I heard good and bad things about it.

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LM Preston said...

I'm so going to see this...uh, with my daughter. Yeah, she'd love it and so will I.

Dominique said...

I kind of want to see it since I enjoyed the book, but I'm generally pretty apprehensive about movies based on books since they often don't do the book justice :/

Jenny N. said...

I haven't read the book yet but after seeing the movie traile, I really want to go see it.