I finally saw Star Trek - Into Darkness and loved it. Tight storytelling, amazing special effects and a pretty great villain all wrapped up in the ongoing and evolving friendship between Spock and Kirk that is the centre piece of that movie series. So much so it completely eclipses any potential romance that may exist in the movie.
Another seriously cute movie is Warm Bodies, if anyone missed it in theatres, rent it on DVD. It's really charming and has a lovely performance from Nicholas Hoult and a romance, which is rarer and rarer on screens these days.
And read a really great, engaging, fast paced YA fantasy. Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas is about the land's greatest assassin, a seventeen year old girl recruited from a brutal work camp into a series of deadly challenges to see who will be the king's guard.
It was really engaging, the heroine is great, loved her voice and loved the court politics and the mystery at the heart of the story. If I had a complaint, it might be that the romance wasn't fully developed, but it didn't bother me much. I loved that it wasn't an angsty YA, more story driven and less about the which man should she choose. I'm definitely picking up the next in the series.
But in the meantime, I'm going to start Cecilia Grant's A Woman Entangled. It's my weekend treat and I'm so looking forward to reading it.
Anyone else read Throne of Glass? Any other YA recommendations?