As book geeks we don’t actually take it too well when a book movie is released do we? It’s not that we don’t want the film to be a success, or that we won’t enjoy the film once we’ve finally taken the book-chips off of our shoulders and actually seen the film adaptation like, but we just prefer the added intimacy and extras that we get from reading the books.
So, for them reasons and basically because I’m just a book bitch who sneers at film adaptations, I am thrilled to be involved with another one of, Nicholas Sparks, READ IT BEFORE YOU SEE IT campaigns. This time it being for, The Choice.
Now, back in 2008, maybe 2009 (I’m actually not too sure of the exact date) was the first and only time that I have actually read The Choice. Obviously I’m rusty, and obviously I read completely different these days with me reviewing. So, of course I’ve delved back in for a second take and well because if there’s a film adaptation due out for a book I know will work great on screen, I will read or re-read it. It’s just what I do.
It’s common knowledge that Nicholas Sparks books are the ultimate reads to be turned into feature films. The Choice, being film number eleven out of the nineteen books Sparks has published we already know it’s going to be great don’t we? But will it be as good as the book is?
For me, I’m unsure. Well that’s not just because I’ve not seen the film yet, but because out of all the Nicholas Sparks books I have read, this is not one of my favourites. *Gasp* I know shock-horror right? How dare I say that during promo for it. Well, I’m not going to lie to you am I? But just because it’s not my favourite out of his collection does not mean it’s not a fucking cracking read because it so is. The Spark charm is rife from the very first page, and like always you devour every single word. Oh and you cry, and your heart breaks, and it’s just so bloody amazing.
There’s a lot of “Come on? Isn’t this man even going to let any other male author in with a shot?” talk about. And well, my answer to that is; I hope not because without him and his meticulous writing skills, deep thoughtful and utterly charming mind, the world would not be as beautiful. His words are just so beautiful and to me that would be such a huge loss.
Anyway, grab yourself a copy of The Choice. Then get your mates to read it. Then you’ve all got an excuse for a night at the flicks which includes lots of wine after it so you can fight over if you thought the film is as good as the book. Perfect night 😜
Want to win a signed copy of The Choice?
For being so great, Sphere are offering one of my lucky readers the chance of winning a signed copy of The Choice to call your own. To enter all you need to do is click on the link at the bottom of the page which will take you to a entry box. Just enter your details and the subject: The Choice SC. It’s honestly that simple.
UK entry only. Giveaway will finish at 6pm on March 4th and winner will be announced 5th March. Good luck!
⭐️Blurb: How far would you go to keep the hope of love alive?
Travis Parker has it all: a good job, loyal friends and his dream home in North Carolina. The last thing he’s looking for is a serious relationship. That is, until Gabby Holland moves in next door.
Despite Travis’s attempts to be friendly, the alluring redhead simply will not warm to him. But Travis feels compelled to get closer to her, leading them both down a road where they will face tough decisions, shocking revelations and devastating consequences.
Title: The Choice.
Author: Nicholas Sparks.
Book length: 352 pages.
Publication date: April 3rd 2008.
⭐️ About the author: With over 100 million copies of his books sold, Nicholas Sparks is one of the world’s most beloved storytellers. His novels include twelve number one New York Timesbestsellers. All Nicholas Sparks’ books have been international bestsellers and have been translated into more than fifty languages
⭐️ Links to buy:
• iBooks: https://itun.es/gb/w_Muw.l
Cinema release date for The Choice in the UK is March 4th 2016
⭐️ ENTER HERE TO WIN A SIGNED COPY OF THE CHOICE.
Huge thanks to Stephanie Melrose at Sphere for asking me to be involved.
And to you reading this, thanks for joining me today.