Thursday Thoughts: Reaction to Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children Trailer

In the past, I would share book to movie adaptation news with you guys because I absolutely love those, but it’s been a while since I posted about any adaptations. You guys seemed to like when I did, so I’m going to try to get back into that, because I really love the discussions we’d have.

As you may or may not know, Ransom Rigg’s strange, creepy, and super cool book Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children is being made into a movie directed by the amazing Tim Burton for release later this year (Christmas Day to be exact). And just last week the very first trailer was released, so I thought I’d share it with you and see what you guys thought.

I’m going to try to keep my reaction as un-spoilery as possible in case you guys haven’t read the book (but if you have, let me know so we can discuss!). As for the actors cast for each of the parts, I’m mostly satisfied. I think Eva Green as Miss Peregrine is absolutely perfect (and OH MY GOSH HER TRANSITION INTO A PEREGRINE IS INCREDIBLE). Asa Butterfield as Jacob is pretty great too. As for the rest of the cast, I’m…okay with them. None of them are exactly what I pictured (especially since Riggs includes pictures in the book of each character so that’s who I pictured for each character. But I’ll deal.

For those who have read the book, you probably noticed that Emma’s and Olive’s peculiarities have been swapped. (If you haven’t read the book, in it Emma – the main female character – controls fire, while Olive is actually the one who floats). I’m assuming they did this for romantic purposes (it’s much more romantic for Jacob to be keeping Emma grounded while she floats). But the whole inclusion of Emma being able to blow the water out of the ship is somewhat weird and irritating to me. Anyone else have that reaction?

One more thing and then I’ll leave it open for discussion in the comments: HOLY CRAP THAT HOLLOWGAST THO.

Find out more about the movie on IMDB.

Tell me what you think of the trailer below. If you’ve read the book, what do you think of the changes? If you haven’t, are you excited to watch the movie? 

Top Ten Tuesday: 2016 Book to Movie Adaptations

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by the Broke and the Bookish. Today’s theme was:

Top Ten Book To Movie Adaptations I’m Looking Forward To or Ten Book To Movie Adaptations I Still Need To Watch

Here are ten of the 2016 book to movie adaptations I am most excited about in release date order. Book covers from Goodreads and movie posters from IMDB. Descriptions are also from IMDB.

THE 5TH WAVE by Rick Yancey

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What it’s about: Four waves of increasingly deadly attacks have left most of Earth decimated. Cassie is on the run, desperately trying to save her younger brother.

When’s it out? January 15

Watch the trailer & find out more on IMDB.

PRIDE AND PREJUDICE AND ZOMBIES by Seth Grahame-Smith

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What it’s about: Jane Austen’s classic tale of the tangled relationships between lovers from different social classes in 19th century England is faced with a new challenge — an army of undead zombies.

When’s it out? February 5

Watch the trailer & find out more on IMDB.

DEADPOOL, created by Fabian Nicieza and Rob Liefeld

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What it’s about: A former Special Forces operative turned mercenary is subjected to a rogue experiment that leaves him with accelerated healing powers and adopts the alter ego Deadpool.

When’s it out? February 12

Watch the trailer & find out more on IMDB.

BATMAN V. SUPERMAN: DAWN OF JUSTICE, based on several comics

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What it’s about: Fearing the actions of a god-like Super Hero left unchecked, Gotham City’s own formidable, forceful vigilante takes on Metropolis’ most revered, modern-day savior, while the world wrestles with what sort of hero it really needs. And with Batman and Superman at war with one another, a new threat quickly arises, putting mankind in greater danger than it’s ever known before.

When’s it out? March 25

Watch the trailer & find out more on IMDB.

SUICIDE SQUAD, based on the organization in DC Comics

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What it’s about: A secret government agency recruits imprisoned supervillains to execute dangerous black ops missions in exchange for clemency.

When’s it out? August 5

Watch the trailer & find out more on IMDB.

A MONSTER CALLS by Patrick Ness

A Monster Calls

What it’s about: A boy seeks the help of a tree monster to cope with his single mom’s terminal illness.

When’s it out? October 14

Find out more on IMDB.

FANTASTIC BEASTS AND WHERE TO FIND THEM by J.K. Rowling

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What it’s about: The adventures of writer Newt Scamander in New York’s secret community of witches and wizards seventy years before Harry Potter reads his book in school.

When’s it out? November 18

Find out more on IMDB.

MISS PEREGRINE’S HOME FOR PECULIAR CHILDREN by Ransom Riggs

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What it’s about: Teenager Jacob follows clues that take him to a mysterious island, where he discovers the crumbling ruins of Miss Peregrine’s School for Peculiar Children. As Jacob explores the abandoned bedrooms and hallways, he discovers that its former occupants were far more than peculiar; they possessed incredible powers. And they may still be alive.

When’s it out? December 25

Find out more on IMDB.

THE STATISTICAL PROBABILITY OF LOVE AT FIRST SIGHT by Jennifer E. Smith

The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight by Jennifer E. Smith

What it’s about: A teenage girl misses her flight at JFK Airport and meets a young British guy who may turn out to be her true love.

When’s it out? 2016

Find out more on IMDB.

LOOKING FOR ALASKA by John Green

Looking for Alaska

What it’s about: A new arrival at a boarding school falls in love with a beguiling female student.

When’s it out? 2016

Find out more on IMDB.

Which book to movie adaptations are you looking forward to seeing?

#WICKEDREADS for Halloween

I don’t know about you guys, but Halloween is hands down my favorite holiday. Not only is it during fall – my favorite season – but it’s all about candy and costumes and creepy books. So get out your flashlights, candy corn, blanket, and get ready to pack your shelves with some wicked reads. (All titles linked to Goodreads, as always)

Blood and Salt by Kim Liggett     The Accident Season by Moira Fowley-Doyle     Slasher Girls & Monsters Boys     The Dead House by Dawn Kurtagich

BLOOD AND SALT by Kim Liggett (come back later this week for my review!) – A commune, a freaking cornfield, murder, blood, a FREAKING CORNFIELD. *shudders* Why do scary things always come from the cornfield?

THE ACCIDENT SEASON by Moira Fowley-Doyle (come back later this week for my review!) – Not necessarily as scary as the others or what you would think of as horror, but this eerie, haunting story about things that lurk in your backyard, violent accidents, and taboo will still put you in the mood for Halloween and fall.

SLASHER GIRLS & MONSTER BOYS by various authors, curated by April Genevieve Tucholke (come back on Wednesday for my review!) – This collection of creepy, horrifying, strange stories by some of the best YA authors is seriously awesome. There were a few stories that literally had me looking over my shoulder and keeping the light on.

THE DEAD HOUSE by Dawn Kurtagich – You guys might have read my review of this one, but it’s perfect for fans of psychological horror, possession, and the strange things the mind can do.

The Walking Dead, Volume 1 cover     Coraline by Neil Gaiman     Through the Woods cover     Doll Bones

THE WALKING DEAD, Volume 1: Days Gone Bye by Robert Kirkman – I’m sure I don’t really need to explain this one too much, but if you haven’t read these comics yet, what the heck are you waiting for?

CORALINE by Neil Gaiman – Kids trapped in mirrors, strange people with button eyes who kidnap Coraline and want her to sew buttons on for her own eyes. I mean, what more do you want?

THROUGH THE WOODS by Emily Carroll – You might’ve also read my review of this one, but this is a graphic novel made up of four seriously creeptastic stories with some chilling illustrations. ‘It came from the woods. Most strange things do.’

DOLL BONES by Holly Black – This one is a little different from the others in that it’s a MG novel, but like I said in my review, I think Doll Bones was just creepy enough, but not too much to scare young children into nightmares.

Some others that I’m looking forward to checking out:

Nightfall by Jake Halpern and Peter Kujawinski     Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs     Survive the Night by Danielle Vega     Shutter by Courtney Alameda

NIGHTFALL by Jake Halpern and Peter Kujawinski – A world in which the sun only rises every 28 years. YEARS. Just imagine how different the world would be if it was almost always night. You would definitely have reason to be afraid of the things that go bump in the night.

MISS PEREGRINE’S HOME FOR PECULIAR CHILDREN by Ransom Riggs – my awesome Secret Sister just sent me this one and I cannot wait to read it! Just flipping through this one could creep you out – it’s full of some disturbing and strange photos.

SURVIVE THE NIGHT by Danielle Vega – An underground rave in NYC that turns deadly. Teens are being hunted in the creepy, dank tunnels of the NYC subway system. Sounds pretty thrilling and terrifying to me.

SHUTTER by Courtney Alameda – A ghost hunt that goes wrong and infects the hunters with something that will kill them unless they can exorcise their own entities. Add in the fact that the MC is a descendant of Van Helsing and you’ve got me hooked.

What are your favorite wicked reads?

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Something you guys might interested in too, which I think is super awesome, is that Penguin Teen is hosting a week long contest on Twitter this week (today until Halloween) in which you can write a spooky story in 140 or less using the #TwitterGhostStory hashtag. Your story (make sure you use the hashtag) will enter you for a chance to win a prize pack of Penguin Teens’ Wicked Reads featured titles (find out which titles on their Tumblr HERE). I’m really excited to see what people come up with for their stories.

ALSO, if you follow me on Twitter, you might’ve seen that I hosted a Wicked Reads Twitter chat a week and a half ago (Thank you again SO MUCH to Penguin Teen for letting me host!). There’s one more Twitter chat left THIS FRIDAY, October 30 hosted by @mashreads – you can chat with and ask questions of:  Danielle Vega, author of The Merciless and Survive the Night, Peter Kujawinskivg, author of Nightfall, Kim Liggett, author of Blood and Salt, April Genevieve Tucholke, author of Slasher Girls & Monster Boys, Carol Goodman, author of the Blythewood series, and Sally Green, author of the Half Bad series. SO many awesome authors!

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That Time My Friend and I Were a Little…Peculiar #StayPeculiar

I’m sure most of you have heard of Ransom Rigg’s Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children series. The third book in the series, Library of Souls, comes out next month, and he’s going on tour to promote it. However, he’ll only be in five cities in the U.S., and because Ransom is smart and awesome, he’s hosting a super cool contest – you have to take a picture of yourself looking like a peculiar, and Ransom and three book tubers (Jesse the Reader, Xtinemay, and Katytastic) will be choosing a winner who (along with a friend) will be flown to one of the tour dates for a meet and greet with Ransom. How freaking cool is that?!

So my friend Anna and I decided we’d participate, because duh. I live on ten acres of land, so we had a lot of fun spending the day taking pictures in the woods and by the lake, and we drove down to a church for another shot. Anna edited them all in Photoshop (to add the wings and make us float and take chunks out of our body), so she’s got the credit for making them awesome. I LOVE all the pictures of us, so I wanted to share them with you!

Don’t forget to #staypeculiar, you guys.