Saturday, March 5, 2011


So I thought I would do something a little different and do a movie tie-in type post, both as a way to get to read a book or go and see a movie. 

People might ask "What is a movie tie-in"?  Well, according to Wikipedia :

A movie tie-in book is a book, frequently a paperback but occasionally a trade paperback or a hardcover, that has a direct relationship to a specific film. Usually, the cover of the book will bear photography of the film's stars, and slogans indicating that it is directly related to a specific film.

Tie-ins are often newly-published editions of a book upon which a film was based that is published around the time of the release of the film, and even sometimes re-titled so that the book's title now matches the film's title.  Movie tie-in books may also be novelizations of original screenplays. Novelizations of all six Star Wars films have been published, based on each film's original screenplay. Novelizations are generally published several weeks before a film's release, almost always feature the film's poster as cover art, and are usually never republished, with rare exceptions.

If a film is based on a story shorter than a novel — such as a short story, novelette, or novella — a tie-in book may be published featuring the adapted story as well as other stories from the same author.  In extremely rare cases, a movie tie-in book may also be a "re-telling" or abridgement of an original novel.


 Original Cover
Movie Tie-In Cover
I have to say that I love the cover for the movie tie-in version best.  I also love the author's name, so unique and it just makes me smile when I see's a little background on the book and the sequence of the movie-tie in.
Book Description:
Nine of us came here. We look like you. We talk like you. We live among you. But we are not you. We can do things you dream of doing. We have powers you dream of having. We are stronger and faster than anything you have ever seen. We are the superheroes you worship in movies and comic books—but we are real.
Our plan was to grow, and train, and become strong, and become one, and fight them. But they found us and started hunting us first. Now all of us are running. Spending our lives in shadows, in places where no one would look, blending in. we have lived among you without you knowing.

But they know.

They caught Number One in Malaysia.

Number Two in England.

And Number Three in Kenya.

They killed them all.

I am Number Four.

Movie Tie-In: 

The publisher is Harper Teen, a division of Harper Collins.  The hardcover book was published on August 3, 2010 and spent 6 weeks on the children's chapter of the New York Times Best Sellers List. 

Dreamwork's Pictures bought the film rights in June of 2009.  A full year before the book was even published.  The movie was released a couple of weeks ago on February 18, 2010.

I didn't read the book as I don't read much in the Young Adult market but I thoroughly enjoyed the movie.  So much so that I now plan to read the book, which is the first of six books planned in the series by the author. 

The next book in the series, The Power of Six, will also be made into a movie and will be released in the later part of this summer.  I'm already looking forward to seeing the movie

On a side note....the actor who plays Number Four (Alex Pettyfer) is yummy to look at

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