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I noticed that I was behind on my 2013 book list and was very upset. I decided that it would be a good idea to pick up a book and just read it in a few hours to catch up and be on point with 2013 goal of nearly 100 books. I’m not sure if I’ll make it but I hope I will. Picking up The Silver Linings Playbook by Matthew Quick was an easy choice; I’ve heard so many amazing things about the movie that I had to read the book it was based on first. I’ve heard many things about Quick’s book, mostly that the movie was a lot better which is rare to hear this day and age when most folks are constantly bickering of how much the movie sucked compared to the books. So I did something I’ve never done before, I read the book (it took me 2.5 hours, almost 3, it’s not a long book, depending on who you ask of course, but at 244 pgs. it wasn’t too hard to read fast.) and then I decided to see the movie IMMEDIATELY after. Doing this made it so much easier for me to compare and contrast and see if what all of my friends were saying was true; that in fact the film was better than the book. So instead of making a decision right away, I decided to do a compare and contrast list of what was similar, what was changed, and just which is better.
Below the cut is my comparison of The Silver Linings Playbook, a book about a man who is lost and completely dumbfounded after being released from a mental facility for what he thinks is a few months, but it actually a few years. A man who isn’t quite sure about himself and his life, and the other is Silver Linings Playbook, a movie about a man who is lost and completely dumbfounded after being released from a mental facility after a few months. Both are similar enough that you can still enjoy the source material enough if you are a movie fan, and different enough if you are a fan of the book you can ultimately understand that the film should be regarded as a stand- alone. Be warned there are heavy spoilers for the book and the movie so only read it if you’ve seen it, read it, or just don’t care.
Title: Daughter of Smoke and Bone
Author: Laini Taylor
Pages/Format: 355 pages on ebook
Rating: 3/5 Hey Nows
Fantasy young adult books aren’t that easy to come by, especially ones that stick to the true form of fantasy with creatures, magic, and all that good stuff. So when I heard about a story of a demon girl that falls in love with an angel boy I had to pick it up, it seemed like it would be great; especially since the reviews were raving, “I couldn’t put it down!” they said, “it’s one of the best books of the year” they raved. I on the other hand could not pick it up and thought it was one of the most over hyped books I have ever read.
Daughter of Smoke and Bone is about Karou, a blue haired art student who has a few secrets in her closet. She lives with her family, who are a bunch of underworld creatures who take care of her, all the while keeping something very important from her. Then there is Akiva, an angel, who is an atypical YA guy, he’s hot, he’s smart and totally out to get Karou until something stops him dead in his tracks. Ultimately, the story is about an angel who falls in love with a devil.
Maybe it’s just me, maybe I just don’t get it, but I can’t stick with a book that takes forever to get to the story. Normally if a book likes to exposition for a whole 26 chapters, it should at least make you fall in love with a character, but I wasn’t feeling much attachment to our heroine, Karou. I think I liked Akiva, the little we saw of him more. This is an immediate no, in my book. If the book’s main character is a girl, I better like this girl (looking at you, Bella Swan!) and I just felt nothing for Karou until the middle of the end when she became all badass and then the book starts to wrap up and I’m sitting there spitting out my tea screaming “OH GREAT!”
The reason I didn’t completely give this book a total fail was because I actually enjoyed the last 100 pages or so , If the last 100 pages were what the whole book was like I might have actually given this a 5/5 and gushed about it all day and night. I was enthralled by the twist and the story that came with it, but it was mostly Akiva that was sparking my interest and his interaction with Karou. If the story was told a bit more from Akiva’s perspective rather than Karou’s I think I might have liked the book more.
However, by the time I did actually not want to put the book down, it ended and I wasn’t filled with much of a detachment from it. I am hoping that with all of the exposition over and done with in Daughter of Smoke and Bone that its sequel Days of Blood and Starlight will be better.
It’s usually known as that other book that Stephenie Meyer wrote, the one with all the sci fi and silly aliens. But here’s the thing, The Host is far more superior than her first book, Twilight, in both characterization and plot development. Unfortunately for Meyer, being known as the woman who created twihards isn’t always the best thing for serious literary folks out there. But if you’re anything like me and prefer to come up with your own conclusions rather than listening to everyone else’s you might want to give this book a shot, even if you despised Twilight with every fiber of your being. I just don’t think we should judge an author based upon one book or series, especially one that was their first. Because I am a person that finds lists easy, I have made up 3 reasons why reading The Host might not be a bad idea for, well, anyone.
(I know, I know, me talking about not buying anyones propaganda and then writing my own is pretty silly, but there is a point to this I swear. And if you can’t find the point I concede to my own hypocrisy )
Here’s a bit of a summary before I start:
Melanie Stryder refuses to fade away. The earth has been invaded by a species that take over the minds of human hosts while leaving their bodies intact. Wanderer, the invading “soul” who has been given Melanie’s body, didn’t expect to find its former tenant refusing to relinquish possession of her mind.
As Melanie fills Wanderer’s thoughts with visions of Jared, a human who still lives in hiding, Wanderer begins to yearn for a man she’s never met. Reluctant allies, Wanderer and Melanie set off to search for the man they both love.
Featuring one of the most unusual love triangles in literature,THE HOSTis a riveting and unforgettable novel about the persistence of love and the essence of what it means to be human. (description courtesy of BN.COM)
1. Wanda/Melanie > Bella Swan
This is the one and only Twilight comparison I will make and it’s probably because it’s the one that stood out the greatest to me while reading The Host. Bella was meant to be an every woman kind of gal, and eventually she just became so Mary Sue-esque that you just couldn’t help but want to slap the crazy out of her. Everything became about Edward, nothing was about Bella anymore. This is not something I seek for in a strong female character, sure vulnerability is nice to have, and when you’re a teenage girl obsessing over the boy “you lyk totes love” is normal, (or in Bella’s case the man old enough to be her Great Grandfather, but that’s not even an issue.) Where as with Bella she aimed for the “every girl” with Wanda/Melanie she was looking for something else, something on a different extreme. Melanie and Wanda were both weak in their own way and thats what made them stronger characters. Wanda’s fatal flaw was that she was constantly looking out for everyone EXCEPT herself. She would sacrifice all of her lives in order to save the people that she loves and that makes her a role-model, someone to actually look up to, even if she is one of the alien body snatchers. You can’t help but feel for her. And then there is Mel, who is just trying to hold on to who she once was, something a lot of people relate to when they feel alienated, so to speak, and they just don’t feel like themselves. Unlike Bella’s whose weakness’s were constantly used against her, Wanda/Mel make the most of what they have and overcome the taunts and judgmental behaviors of those around them to become a part of the family.
2. It’s about Sisterhood.
A lot of stories about alien-body swapping don’t really have much love the for the alien infiltrating the humans body, but the story is predominately told through Wanda’s perspective, Melanie is the voice inside of Wanda’s head, slowly pulling her into the depths of human emotion. There is one messy love triangle, well it’s more like a square to be honest, in this book. Heck, I admit, I was pulled in by the romantic entanglements just as much as the next person, but what really kept me going was the story of love and friendship between Melanie and Wanda. I don’t want to spoil too much but it’s a hate to love friendship that I fully enjoyed, and wish more books. tv shows and movies would focus on. It’s not fair that bromances get all of the love, but I’m glad for Wanda and Mel, they really showed how intricate the dynamics of female friendship are.
Through out most of the story Wanda begins to refer to her new friends as “family” and she talks about them as if that is where she belonged. Despite the conflict in the beginning, no matter what happened they were always there for each other. Sometimes familial ties can get lost in books about apocalyptic societies but Meyer makes sure to include it and make it a theme that is woven through out the whole story. For someone like Wanda, imagining humans who she finds to be violent creatures to be her family is unique and for the humans to love and respect Wanda, despite the current status of the world it’s absolutely brave to touch base on. Although the family ties are constantly tested there is always a logical basis behind all of the fights and reunions involved between Wanda and her new found family. Again, family is something that is written about so rarely anymore, it’s touched upon, or it contains the basic mother, father components but The Host prides itself in the family dynamics of survivors, the last hope of civilization.
Personally I feel like critics of Meyer’s writing might even enjoy this book as it show cases her style as an actual writer. I also feel like somewhere down the line she became bored of her Twilight characters and that is where a lot fo criticism stems from. The Host is probably her finest outing as a writer and story teller. It doesn’t just follow every single troupe of the scifi novel and say “okay I’m good!” it stands out on it’s own. It defines humanity and our current condition. There are times where you’ll even find yourself shaking your head at every criticism Wanda has about humans and how violent and ill mannered we all can be. The Host isn’t some book about an alien invasion, it’s a book about life, love and family, and isn’t that what it’s all about?
Title: The Fault in Our Stars
Author: John Green
Format: ebook 198 pgs
Rating: 5/5 Hey Nows
When I was first recommended anything by John Green I sort of shrugged it off. There’s a lot of authors that are hyped about and never fully meet the accolades for which they are spoken of so highly, when people talk others are convinced before they even try something; therefore I wasn’t sure if Mr. Green and I would be a good mix because of his cult status in the bibliophile and general nerd community (He’s popular ‘cause of his nerdfighter videos over on You Tube.) Needless to say I was wrong and I’m glad that I was wrong because his writing lives up to all of the kind words I’ve heard/read about him over the years.
I don’t weep for fictional characters, I might get a little misty eyed every once in a while (I’m not a robot! Emotions are hard!) but I never start bawling like a baby, but I did, I bawled so hard. I’ll talk about that in a second, first the summary!
The beginning of TFiOS sounds hopeful. Hazel Grace Lancaster, our narrater and soon to be best friend has cancer, she has been fighting it since she was a kid. When we meet Hazel she’s in a support group for children with cancer, some of the kids are NEC (No Evidence of Cancer) and others are on their way up to the big guy in the sky. She gets a lot of flack from her mother because she’d rather spend her days at home watching America’s Next Top Model than go out and have friends. See, Hazel knows she is buying time with a miracle drug that stalls the cancer, she is still terminal and doesn’t have much time although she doesn’t know how long it is. At Support Group Hazel meets an amputee and cancer survivor named Augustus Waters. Augustus is smart, witty and carefree. (The carefree part being something someone like Hazel, who is a bit more grounded in reality doesn’t understand in the beginning.) The two form an instant connection. Through Augustus, Hazel learns how to live and realizes that she isn’t battling Cancer she is battling herself, because as Augustus puts it, Cancer is something that is a part of you.
When Augustus and Hazel start there friendship you almost feel bad for Hazel because she worries about Augustus having to live without her when she’s gone. The story builds up our hopes in the beginning because you can’t help but smile that someone like Hazel, who carries around an oxygen tank and is constantly fearful that the current day might be her last is finally living her life. But then tragedy happens, something you may have seen coming because lets face it, it’s a trope, but you don’t want it to happen and when it does everything inside of you begins to crumble. The walls you might have built suddenly shatter, and you might find yourself like me, a bumbling mess lying in the pool of her own tears and sadness.
Through the emotions there is a light, TFiOS teaches us that diseases can rip us away from our lives, take away those that we love in an instant, but we can’t be mad at disease, because as it says in the book “cancer is just trying to live.” We have to make it apart of us, because it is apart of us and thats the only way we can live with it without entirely hating ourselves.
It’s a difficult book to get through if you’ve lost someone, or know someone you love with cancer. (I have and I do.) I found it to be therapeutic because everyone needs a good cry every once in a while and why not weep for those that you have become so close to in such a short period of time, people who don’t really exist but feel like they’ve been your best friends since infancy. That’s what happened to me with Hazel and Augustus, they became part of me and I them, thats the sign of a good book. Hours later I was in bed on Christmas Eve thinking about the book and the message it carried and I almost started to cry again.
I could feel like a loser for revealing that I had a good cry over fictional characters, but I cried because I fell in love with Hazel and Augustus and that’s all that matters in a good book, the love for the people you read about. A lot of times authors hate the characters they write and you could see it through their writing, but not John Green, he loved those two kids, the girl with the pixie cut and the boy with the crooked smile and he made them shine and they shined so bright we saw and loved them too.
“You gave me forever with numbered days.”
“That’s the thing about pain.” Augustus said and glanced back at me. “It demands to be felt.”
“You look like a millennial Natalie Portman. Like V for Vendetta Natalie Portman.”
“Really?” he asked. “Pixie-haired gorgeous girl dislikes authority and can’t help but fall for a boy she knows is trouble. It’s your autobiography as far as I can tell.”
“I am going to read this terrible book with the boring title that does not contain storm troopers.”
Title: The Diviners (Book 1 of The Diviners Series)
Author: Libba Bray
Format: ebook 466 pgs
Rating: 5/5 Hey Nows
Having been a fan of Libba Bray for a few years now, (her Gemma Doyle series still has me an emotional mess in need of a sequel series) The Diviners was an easy pick for me. Recommended to me by a friend of mine, reading The Diviners was an easy decision and one that I am thrilled to have made.
The Diviners is a story set in 1920’S New York, it follows a group of young people, each different, each with our own story and niche. First we meet Evangeline “Evie” O’Neill a perky, flapper girl from Ohio who has been exiled to live with her crazy, scholar, uncle Will in New York after a slight mishap in her small, close nit town. Evie’s lucky that she left Ohio because her personality is far too big to be squandered by small town life. All seems grand when she gets to New York except Evie has a big secret that can help save the world, but she’s not the only one.
After a set of serial murders begins to plague the city Uncle Will is asked to help the police solve the murders which are now showing to be a little bit more complicated than first realized. The murders are tied to the occult and luckily Uncle Will runs the local Supernatural Museum and is an expert in all things bizarre. Evie has her eyes set to help him by using her special ability. See, Evie can hold any object that belongs to a person and tell them about personal things. She usually uses it as a parlor trick, but when she gets to deep into the persons psych it’s not all fun and games.
We find out fairly early on that Evie is a Diviner. Diviners are people with skill sets that can help prevent certain things from eventually happening. People like Evie who can hold an object and tell you your story, people who can tell the future, run so hot they go into a rage and can kill, healers, dream walkers, etc… The Diviners were given these gifts so they can prevent the doom in the world except most of them can’t band together because they keep their secrets close to their hearts.
The Diviners is a book that is so well written, and has so many great characters that well rounded and fleshed out that you can’t put the book down. It’s very difficult to find a book where you don’t dislike a character, or find a side in a love triangle and this one has that. I hated no on in the book, although I did find one character to be expendable but I’m certain her purpose might be found in the second book of the series. There’s also romance, because lets face it what would a YA book be without that? And I have to say I am torn and still torn on who I would pick for the girl in question, but I love both boys equally.
One of the things I adored about the book was how well researched it was. There was a lot of historical facts weaved into the story and explained for those that might not know, or remember. Certain laws and factoids. She also dives into the social scene of the 20’s, how flappers were regarded and treated, the prohibition, and my personal favorite, interracial relationships. I enjoy a book I can learn from as well as be entertained by, I even had to google somethings to see what it was like in that era and as someone who loves to learn new things that was a heck lot of fun.
I know slapped the book with a 5/5 rating because I did love it entirely. I wanted to slip it down to a 4 at one point because there was something I wasn’t sure I loved; it began to drag. Make no mistake this book is fairly long. My ebook was over 450 pages, but the book in its regular form is well over 500 pages and I don’t mind that at all if I wasn’t screaming for a good 100 pages for something to finally happen. I understand this is the first in what is supposed to be 4 books so Bray was trying to introduce us to characters and the overall plot of the storyline which is fine by me. The reason I went back up to a 5 is because of how well written and wonderful this book is and how superb and promising this series seems to be. Even with the slight lul I breezed through this book in two days, never wanting to put down for free that I would miss something, as if I were going to the bathroom during a movie.
Rumor has it the next book wont be out for a while but I can’t wait. For more on my thoughts, I will be doing a discussion vlog later in the week.
This is a new segment of The Blog I would like to introduce called Hey Now Book Disucssion. It’s a vlog with major spoilers about the book. I discuss plot and characters and ask for some opinions! Feel free to comment below on your thoughts and theories.
This week I discuss Poison Princess by Kresley Cole, the first book in The Arcana Chronicles series. For a non spoilery review of the book check out my regular Hey Now Books review here.
*Please note I meant disorder when I said disease at one point. My sincere apologies, but I was talking so fast I really didn’t realize it.
Title: Poison Princess (Book 1 of The Arcana Chronicles)
Author: Kresley Cole
Format: ebook 344 pgs.
Rating: 4/5 Hey Nows
Poison Princess was the first book on my November Reading list, and I’m glad that it was. Firstly, the book is the first foray into YA Fiction for Cole whose other books are mostly in the adult fiction, paranormal romance genre. You can see this writing style in Poison Princess, there are semi-chaste moments in Princess that are hotter than some romance novels that have full on sex scenes.
Princess centers around Evangeline “Evie” Green a wholesome, popular girl from a small town who has a big secret; she can hear voices and has foretelling visions of the apocalypse. Everyone, including her mother think she’s crazy, and Evie gets sent away to a mental institution so she can get better, but even with her medication the visions don’t stop. When Evie gets home all she wants is normalcy, but with the visions and whispers haunting her and the new bad boy in school that just doesn’t seem possible. After her visions, seemingly begin to come true and the event simply known as “The Flash” happens Evie, with the help of bad boy Jackson are on the road looking for her estranged grandmother who foretold the events that would come to pass. Evie soon realizes she is part of The Arcana, doomed to kill her own kind, with help from other Arcana that she meets along the way she must save the world or be consumed by it.
Poison Princess is the type of book that has it all. It’s got mystery, a good heroine, a great anti-hero and a romance to root for. It took me a little bit of time to fully get into this book, when I first started it I surely was intrigued by it, but that is due to Cole’s fantastic prose style writing, and the commanding, yet nieve female voice she gives Evie. The first chapter might be a bit confusing as well until you realize what’s actually happening, but all and all it was a fun ride from beginning to end.
Evie is a strong female character, although there are times you are annoyed by her naiveté and just want her to kick some serious ass you can’t help but still love her. By the time Evie finally gets her claws out it’s a little late in the book but you still are rooting for her. Evie is the Empress, one of the strongest cards in The Arcana she controls life, she can feel the trees, plants and vines all around her so when The Flash rids of that it also weakens Evie. It takes some time for her to actually start being badass again but she does it wonderfully and will for sure make her final show down with Death a whole lot of fun.
Jackson is absolutely brilliantly written. I have both wanted to slap him and hug him all at the same time. Jackson is a man out of the Bayou, but a tough cookie. There is a mystery to him that I find to be very charming and fresh. He drives Evie crazy with his Cajun wit and his do or die attitude and in exchange I feel the same about him. There is a scene with him and Evie and that is so hot, I swear I was reading an adult novel.
The first installment in The Arcana chronicles definitely leaves us wanting more. It resolves as much as it leaves open and the cliff hanger is not as much of a cliff hanger as it is a leg for the next installment of the series which should be out sometime next year. Overall Poison Princess is a fun ride, and great look into the world of the Tarot. It’s a stand out in the floded post-apocalyptic YA genre and definitely a good read.
Most people like to nestle up with a good book when the cold months come upon us, but unfortunately for me the T.V. season begins to call my name and with my DVR building up faster and faster I find little to not time to actually get my reading done; However, with the hiatus fast approaching I’ll be able to throw away the remote and put on my reading glasses. Here’s three books I’ll be checking out in November.
No longer about babysitters and blonde twins from Sweet Valley High the Young Adult book genre has evolved into a juggernaut in the publishing world and everyone wants to get a taste out if. Adult Fiction writers have been trying their hand at YA for sometime now and the latest to join authors such as John Girsham and Sherrilynn Kenyon who have dipped their toes in the YA pool is Kresley Cole. Cole is a New York Times Best Selling Author mostly known for her Immortals After Dark series. Although I haven’t read her adult series I was always hearing how great it was and that Cole knew how to write a steamy romance, but still kept her characters and plots as juicy as the sex scenes. When I found out she was writing something in a genre I love I had to give it a try.
Poison Princess is the first book in The Arcana Chronicles and follows the story of Evie Green, a pretty, popular, high school girl who just wants to be normal. Except as all stories go there is a hitch, Evie starts to see things, demonic, “we’re all doomed!” kind of things and she gets sent to a mental institution. When she comes back she tries to get back into her world of normal but things aren’t always what they seem. As with every YA book there is hunky, bad boy who steals our girls heart away, and in Poison Princess it’s Jack Deveaux. He’s cute, he’s Cajun, he’s got a bad attitude and a good heard. This makes him the perfect man for a tortured queen b princess, Evie. I’ve only read about 100 pages in the book and so far so good. When people said Cole knew how to write a good plot, they weren’t lying. I’m not nearly finished and I already want the second book in the series.
Libba Bray is one of The Goddess’s in the YA books industry. She writes some of the best period Young Adult Fiction out there, just read the Gemma Doyle series if you don’t believe me. When someone says, oh hey Libba Bray has a new book series out I simply jump for joy. This happened to me recently when my friend Sarin tweeted me that her new series was out.
The Diviners is about a girl named Evie. (The name Evie is such quite popular this year, huh?) who has been exiled from her home in Ohio to live with her uncle in 1920’s NYC, which is full of the hustle and bustle that one might expect. Her uncle is into the occult and Evie has an ability that scares her but is actually one that is mighty helpful. The book is mighty long and I haven’t started it at all but it looks like a good read filled with a great heroine, a fun mystery and just enough supernatural elements to keep the series strong until the end.
I will admit that I have kept the Caster Chronicles on the back burner for years. I’ve always wanted to read it but I just couldn’t bring myself to it. When I learned that the first book of the series, Beautiful Creatures, was going to be a movie I knew that now was the time because I can’t help but be a sucker for source material when it comes to films, I just have to know the difference!
Beautiful Creatures is rare in the sense that it’s told through the male perspective instead of the females, and it’s very interesting because I am sure the majority of Caster Chronicles fans are girls. The story centers around Ethan (yes every protagonist has either a name that starts with an E or is just named Evie. WHATEVAH, GUYS!) who has a boring, small town life until he starts having a reoccurring dream about a girl he doesn’t know. Soon Ethan realizes the girl in his dream is Lana, the new girl in town. Ethan soon learns that Lana is a Caster (a person who can do a magic, pretty much a fancy terminology for witch if you ask me, but that’s okay.) Although Ethan is void of magic himself he can protect Lana from powerful magic which is a mystery of it’s own. It’s all very weird. But on her birthday Lana is to become claimed for light or dark. In the midst of all of this is supposed to be a lovely love cosmic love story between Ethan and Lana and I am once again a sucker for a good pairing and hope Ethan and Lana can do the trick while I try to stick through the Caster Chronicles.
Well, there you have it folks. The books and series’s that will keep me occupied for the month of November. I hope these books can fill the void that the T.V. hiatus will ultimately bring and be sure to come back next month for my December list!
*All images courtesy of Goodreads.com
Publisher: Picador USA
Paperback publisher date: September 4th, 2012
The Marriage Plot is Jeffrey Eugenides’s first delve into YA Fiction and I hope that it be his last. This novel has its high points, but I am uncertain if the more glorious moments make up for the lackluster Hanna family and disinterested narrator. The Marriage Plot follows a group of young adults trying to find their way after college graduation in the 80s. Their stories feel an awful lot like the experiences of current graduates who are entering a shrinking workforce. The worry of unemployment and lack of achievement plague the three main characters to the point where one of them decides to backpack through Europe and India – hoping to ‘beat’ the recession. I really enjoyed the tour of Europe and India – it was a romantic idea that brings to mind one of my favorite books: Under the Net by Iris Murdoch. I could see a little bit of Jake Donaghue in Mitchell’s personality. The chapters following Mitchell are enjoyable and funny; however, the sections on Madeleine Hanna are not. The novel begins with a focus on the young Hanna and her obsession with A Lover’s Vow. She has just broken up with her manic depressive bohemian type boyfriend, Leonard, who is far too intelligent to be with a girl like Madeleine anyway. This is followed by a run-down of her history - cheating boyfriends, great grades, shallow friends, and her attempts to fit in with the loners and philosophers on campus when it is obvious she should be in a sorority filled with pampered, sheltered girls. My favorite development: her pretentious thesis on the “Marriage Plot” in 18th century literature.
E.L James erotic novel, 50 Shades of Grey, has taken the world by storm. Women everywhere, regardless of age, are flocking to their bookstores to read the story about a young woman who is seemingly unaware of her own beauty and is thrust into the world that belongs to Christian Grey, an ego-maniac billionaire philanthropist. A lot of sites have already given their casting choices but I’m starting to notice a pattern. A lot of these actors and actresses chosen aren’t exactly the right age for the roles in this book. People seem to forget the process that it takes to make a movie, if one is ever made. It’s not overnight. That means that Ian Somerhalder (who is nearing his mid-thirties now) will be almost forty by the time the film is made. The same goes for a lot of actors who seem to be the “top choice” to play our favorite sexy but tortured dark knight. So this list will be a little different. I’ve taken into account ages for the actors chosen. Assuming of course the film is made within the next five years. (Yes, it could take anywhere between 2-5 years, people! We don’t even have a script yet.) This list may not actually be who you pictured while reading in 2012. And that’s fine. We all pictured someone different. I myself, did not picture anyone on this list while I was reading the trilogy earlier this year. But it’s one thing to envision something when you are reading book; it’s another thing completely to bring something to life on screen. The actors have to fit their character descriptions perfectly. Or at least as close to perfect as one can get.