Divergent will never be the next Hunger Games or Twilight

After reading the last chapter of Divergent, I was so shocked, how often does the main character die in these things? I’ve always thought it was a little unrealistic how the hero always manages to escape unscathed after staring danger and death in the face over and over again. No closure on what so ever on part of Four. I was crushed and confused on the writer decision how to end the book. Come on, why do you think the Twilight and Hunger Games series were so successful? Lets face it, they were both very basic stories, a girl in love with a boy that out of her league and girl fighting back against tyrant, but they both delivers a very happy ending and concluded very wisely.

Ok not everyone loves to have a happy ending, but just to be different on other best sellers book is not an escaped to go against the based on the beginning of your story. Half of the fan base that finished the last book, tell people that they wished they’d never started the series is not a good book. Remember this is a young adult genre, they doesn’t want perfect character, Twilight and Hunger Games stumbled in their final installments, but the movie audience showed up because they knew how the stories ultimately ended and they knew that, despite the missteps along the way, they would get their payoff.

Maybe it just me… still reading a happily ever after stories, have hang ups with Cinderella and Snow white. But this is entertainment, I craving for happy ending and still believing that happy ending still existing though we don’t have perfect life.

Read the Harry Potter Prequel!

J.K. Rowling penned an 800 word prequel to her Harry Potter series to be sold at an auction. All proceeds will be donated to
English PEN and Dyslexia Action. Here is the transcribe of HARRY POTTER PREQUEL sold for about $50,000.

The Harry Potter Prequel, by J.K. Rowling

The speeding motorcycle took the sharp corner so fast in the darkness that both policemen in the pursuing car shouted ‘whoa!’ Sergeant Fisher slammed his large foot on the brake, thinking that the boy who was riding pillion was sure to be flung under his wheels; however, the motorbike made the turn without unseating either of its riders, and with a wink of its red tail light, vanished up the narrow side street.

‘We’ve got ‘em now!” cried PC Anderson excitedly. ‘That’s a dead end!”

Leaning hard on the steering wheel and crashing his gears, Fisher scraped half the paint off the flank of the car as he forced it up the alleyway in pursuit.

There in the headlights sat their quarry, stationary at last after a quarter of an hour’s chase. The two riders were trapped between a towering brick wall and the police car, which was now crashing towards them like some growling, luminous-eyed predator.

There was so little space between the car doors and the walls of the alley that Fisher and Anderson had difficulty extricating themselves from the vehicle. It injured their dignity to have to inch, crab-like, towards the miscreants. Fisher dragged his generous belly along the wall, tearing buttons off his shirt as he went, and finally snapping off the wing mirror with his backside.

‘Get off the bike!’ he bellowed at the smirking youths, who sat basking in the flashing blue light as though enjoying it.

They did as they were told. Finally pulling free from the broken wind mirror, Fisher glared at them. They seemed to be in their late teens. The one who had been driving had long black hair; his insolent good looks reminded Fisher unpleasantly of his daughter’s guitar-playing, layabout boyfriend. The second boy also had black hair, though his was short and stuck up in all directions; he wore glasses and a broad grin. Both were dressed in T-shirts emblazoned with a large golden bird; the emblem, no doubt, of some deafening, tuneless rock band.

‘No helmets!’ Fisher yelled, pointing from one uncovered head to the other. ‘Exceeding the speed limit by – by a considerable amount!’ (In fact, the speed registered had been greater than Fisher was prepared to accept that any motorcycle could travel.) ‘Failing to stop for the police!’

‘We’d have loved to stop for a chat,’ said the boy in glasses, ‘only we were trying -’

‘Don’t get smart – you two are in a heap of trouble!’ snarled Anderson. ‘Names!’

‘Names?’ repeated the long-haired driver. ‘Er – well, let’s see. There’s Wilberforce… Bathsheba… Elvendork…’

‘And what’s nice about that one is, you can use it for a boy or a girl,’ said the boy in glasses.

‘Oh, OUR names, did you mean?’ asked the first, as Anderson spluttered with rage. ‘You should’ve said! This here is James Potter, and I’m Sirius Black!’

‘Things’ll be seriously black for you in a minute, you cheeky little -’

But neither James nor Sirius was paying attention. They were suddenly as alert as gundogs, staring past Fisher and Anderson, over the roof of the police car, at the dark mouth of the alley. Then, with identical fluid movements, they reached into their back pockets.

For the space of a heartbeat both policemen imagined guns gleaming at them, but a second later they saw that the motorcyclists had drawn nothing more than –

‘Drumsticks?’ jeered Anderson. ‘Right pair of jokers, aren’t you? Right, we’re arresting you on a charge of -’

But Anderson never got to name the charge. James and Sirius had shouted something incomprehensible, and the beams from the headlights had moved.

The policemen wheeled around, then staggered backwards. Three men were flying – actually FLYING – up the alley on broomsticks – and at the same moment, the police car was rearing up on its back wheels.

Fisher’s knees bucked; he sat down hard; Anderson tripped over Fisher’s legs and fell on top of him, as FLUMP – BANG – CRUNCH – they heard the men on brooms slam into the upended car and fall, apparently insensible, to the ground, while broken bits of broomstick clattered down around them.

The motorbike had roared into life again. His mouth hanging open, Fisher mustered the strength to look back at the two teenagers.

‘Thanks very much!’ called Sirius over the throb of the engine. ‘We owe you one!’

‘Yeah, nice meeting you!’ said James. ‘And don’t forget: Elvendork! It’s unisex!’

There was an earth-shattering crash, and Fisher and Anderson threw their arms around each other in fright; their car had just fallen back to the ground. Now it was the motorcycle’s turn to rear. Before the policemen’s disbelieving eyes, it took off into the air: James and Sirius zoomed away into the night sky, their tail light twinkling behind them like a vanishing ruby.

What did you think? Who do you think the guys in the alley were? Why were James and Sirius trying to go so fast on their bikes? So many questions!

Harry’s 3D exceeds my expectations

The dark smoke, the flying Death Eaters, the dark alleys, the city of London takes my breath away. Yup the movie is dark, but it creates a mood of deeper emotions. The movie’s opening sequence, approximately 12 minutes, has been converted to IMAX 3D format was real fantastic.

The trio interactions and they are amazing in their roles that pull them off well together. Definitely Half-Blood Prince is also very funny, Ron will have you laughing a lot. Seriously, I don’t feel much of love in the air but rather I felt the deepest emotions of Draco, the struggle of being young and corrupted by the adults and system of Death Eaters. Bravo David Yates for motivating these young actors and actresses, they become more matured. And Bellatrix and Snape performance was equally brilliant.

harry-6

I love the screen writer idea of Harry transformations to adolescence. I admit, the late at night in a cafe of the London Underground, while reading a copy of the Daily Prophet and the flirting of the waitress is a perfect idea. And perhaps Ron is a lucky man, with lots of snogging while Harry with quiet innocent one with Ginny.

Frustration… Well, the retrieving of necklace of Harry and Dumbledore in the lake somehow was shortened. I hope they have extended version on the DVD. Also, I was hoping they will include the Memorial Scene of Dumbledore with the crying of Fawkes lamentation, giving respect of the mermaid and the gathering of powerful witches and wizard. The fight scene of Harry’s friends with the Death Eaters was not included in the movie. Well, the fire in the Burrow… I hope the Burrow was only damaged because after the death a wedding will come.

The Most Espensive Harry Potter Book

An online auction held and the First edition, Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone. [London]: Bloomsbury, [1997], with all first issue points including “Joanne Rowling” and “Thomas Taylor1997” was sold almost $20,000.00

Yes, the first book in the Harry Potter series, was issued simultaneously with 300 hardcover and 200 softcover. Nearly all of these went to schools and libraries. Therefore the rareness of this first printed auction from $8,000 – $12,000 was sold to $19,120.00

hp-stone

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince attached on Star War: The Clone Wars

I have read a rumor that the trailer for Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince film will be include in Star Wars: The Clone Wars Primer night on August 15, 2008.

Harry Potter Fans website such TCL now received several credible reports from sources who say there will be a trailer for HBP attached to Star Wars: The Clone Wars when it opens on August 15. However the latest twist is that this will be the full -length trailer as Warner Brothers is eschewing a teaser to bring a longer amount of footage for fans next month.

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince Release Date on 21 November 2008 (USA).

Spoiler Alert and what we expected on the Half Blood Prince

Continue reading “Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince attached on Star War: The Clone Wars”

After about 10 Millions Sold Copy What Next to Harry Potter?

A web transcript of JK Rowling at Bloomsbury’s revealed the next to Harry Potter Deathly Hallow is the Harry Potter Encyclopedia, according to the author whom celebrated her 42th Birthday last July 31…

On her web chat transcript, interviews and other… She gave additional information on the futures of the main characters that she chose not to include in the epilogue of the book. Below are some of them.

Harry Potter

Harry went back to Hogwart and finished his N.E.W.T.

Together with Ron, Hermione, Ginny et al they play a significant part in the re-building of wizarding society through their future careers. Of course Harry and Ron became Auror. Then by Kingsley recommendation Harry became the Department Head of Auror’s.

Hadgrid gave him Siruis motorcycle which Arthur Weasley (father of Ginny) fixed up for him. In between those years he married Ginny Weasley and have 3 children….

Ron Weasley

After his last year at Hogwart, just for a while Ron worked to George at Weasleys’ Wizard Wheezes. Of course after he got SPEW and earned himself a snog with Hermione, they married and had a daughter. Then he also became an Auror, side by side, Harry and Ron revolutionized the Auror Department.

Hermoine Granger

Hermione began a career at the Ministry of Magic at the Department for the Regulation and Control of Magical Creatures, and greatly improved life for house-elves and their like, but later moved to the Department of Magical Law Enforcement; she helped ensure the eradication of oppressive, pro-pureblood laws. She also found her parents and undid the memory modification she put upon them.

Neville Longbottom

Neville finds happiness in his grandmother’s acceptance of him as a gifted wizard and as the new herbology professor at Hogwarts. He also got the gryfindor sword.

Ginny Weasley

She played for the Holyhead Harpies Quidditch team for a while and then left behind her athletic career for marriage and family with Harry. She eventually becomes the lead Quidditch correspondent for the Daily Prophet.

Luna Lovegoods

Luna Lovegood has become a very famous wizarding naturalist , searching the world for odd and unique creatures. She eventually marries Rolf, the grandson of Newt Scamander. She realized that there is no Crumple-Horned Snorkack, her father just made up the story.

The Ministry of Magic

Kingsley Shacklebolt permanently became Minister of Magic, with Percy working under him as a high official. Azkaban no longer uses Dementors, as part of the changes introduced by Kingsley. Umbridge was arrested, interrogated and imprisoned for crimes against Muggleborns.

Mary Grande – Harry Potter Artist

Mary Grandpre has received worldwide recognition for her Harry Potter artwork. She pays close attention to light and color while illustrating Harry’s adventures, drawing the viewer into a magical dreamlike world. She is responsible for the dramatic images found on each Harry Potter book cover and chapter heading.

A must for HARRY POTTER fans. All SIX of the signed and match numbered Potter giclee prints are collected together in a custom leather potfolio case PLUS a seventh image — “The Flying Keys” — which is available only in this special portfolio as a bonus at no additional cost.

Seven limited edition giclees on paper, all from editions of 250 with identical numbers, signed by artist, size 9.375 x 11.75, $900 in custom leather portfolio case. There are only 100 of these suites available nationwide.

She has also created illustrations for Atlantic Monthly, Time Magazine, and Random House publishing where she illustrated classic tales such as Cinderella. She also developed scenery for the Dreamworks feature film Antz. Grandpre has been recognized by the Society of Illustrators professional organization for her artistic works.

Each print is reproduced as a quality fine art giclee and is hand signed by Mary Grandpre in a numbered edition limited to 250 images.