Sunday, September 20, 2015

Blog Tour & GIveaway: First & Then by Emma Mills

Good morning, Bookworms!!

Today I am participating in the Blog Tour for *First & Then* by Emma Mills!! I read this book a few weeks ago, and really enjoyed the story, especially as it was described as Pride and Prejudice meets Friday Night Lights!! I love anything Jane Austen, and football is my second most favorite sport, so I knew I would absolutely love this book. AND I DID!!

Keep reading below for more info on the book, and to check out Emma's *Favorite Jane Austen Movie Adaptations* and my list of books *Most Likely to be Turned Into A Movie*!! And don't forget to check out the other stops on this tour, find the full list HERE!!
First & Then
by Emma Mills
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Publication Date: October 13th 2015
Publisher: Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)
Pages: 272
ISBN: 9781627792356
Genre: Young Adult | Contemporary
Source: Publisher

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Devon Tennyson wouldn't change a thing. She's happy watching Friday night games from the bleachers, silently crushing on best friend Cas, and blissfully ignoring the future after high school. But the universe has other plans. It delivers Devon's cousin Foster, an unrepentant social outlier with a surprising talent for football, and the obnoxiously superior and maddeningly attractive star running back, Ezra, right where she doesn't want them first into her P.E. class and then into every other aspect of her life.

Pride and Prejudice meets Friday Night Lights in this contemporary novel about falling in love with the unexpected boy, with a new brother, and with yourself. (Goodreads)

*Guest Post*

As I mentioned above, I love anything Jane Austen, and I really enjoyed the Pride and Prejudice influence in this book. So, I asked Emma what her Favorite Pride and Prejudice Movie Adaptations were!! Here are her answers:

Favorite Jane Austen Movie Adaptations

- Pride and Prejudice (1995)

I would hail this as the most accurate Pride and Prejudice screen adaptation. It’s pretty much a literal cinematic translation of the book! And of course, Colin Firth is iconic as Mr. Darcy. THE LAKE. THAT SHIRT. THE TENSION.

- Pride and Prejudice (2005)

I have such a fondness for this film; it was the first Pride and Prejudice adaptation I had seen. Although it trims the story a bit, I think this version absolutely captures the humanity of the characters, and the passion. It’s such a romantic interpretation of the Lizzy/Darcy relationship—and features my favorite on-screen Bingley and Jane as well.

- Sense and Sensibility (1995)

Emma Thompson and Ang Lee absolutely nailed it with this adaptation; the society of Austen’s time is re-created so impeccably, without losing any of the humor, sadness and loveliness of the story. 

- Clueless

Although it’s a pretty loose adaptation, it’s hands down my favorite on-screen version of Emma. Gwyneth Paltrow is lovely in the 1996 Emma, but my heart belongs to this 90s Beverly Hills high school Emma AU.

I have to admit, I love all of these movie adaptations as well!!


Now it's time for my Superlative:
Most Likely to be Turned Into a Movie

For my superlative, I've listed the Top Five books I'd Love to see turned into a movie!!!
To All The Boys I've Loved Before
by Jenny Han

This is one of my most favorite books ever. There is seriously SO MUCH that I love about this book. I'd love nothing more than to see it made into a movie. It would seriously have ALL the feels. I don't know who I would want cast as the main characters, but they'd have to be really awesome to play the part. This would seriously make the sweetest movie ever!!

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The Kiss of Deception
by Mary E. Pearson

This book is another of my most favorite books! I love the characters and the setting and the storyline... EVERYTHING about this book would make such an awesome movie. While reading the book I always pictured the main characters as those from the TV show Reign. They would all be perfect in a movie for The Kiss of Deception!!

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Saint Anything
by Sarah Dessen

I've listed this book because it's her newest release and I really loved it, but honestly, I'd love to see ALL Sarah Dessen's books as movies!! I haven't read all of her books yet, but I'm working my way through them this summer and I've loved every single one I've read. The movies would be SO AWESOME!!

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A Thousand Pieces of You
by Claudia Gray

I really loved the time travel storyline in this novel. I haven't read many time-travel novels, but I really loved this one, and I think it would make the best movie!! (Or even TV show, just to make it last longer.) Seriously, can you imagine it as a movie?? It would be GREAT!!

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Anna and the French Kiss
by Stephanie Perkins

It was super hard to choose a favorite book in this serious by Stephanie Perkins, but I really loved Anna and the French Kiss so much. I think they would all make really great movies. If someone could get working on this, that would be just great!! So many great characters. I love them all!!

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Would these make great movies, or what??



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  1. Really want to read this one! Jane Austen meets Friday Night Lights? I'm so in! And a gorgeous cover to boot!

  2. Thank you for the giveaway!

    ALSO, love your books to movies list - I'd love to see all of those on the big screen.


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