It's my review of Cirque Du Freak #1, which you can read here: Cirque Du Freak. In the review I clearly stated that I was dissappointed by the first book in the series, because I have seen the movie first. This was interpreted by the author as me liking the movie better than the book. NO, that was not what I meant to say at all because my motto really is: Books are always better than the movie. So I want to rectify this part of my review right here and now:
I in no way intended to say that the movie is better than the book!
So why was it interpreted that way? I think I know why, the movie ruined the reading experience for me, gave me very high expectations of the book, with lots of action, many things happening at the same time. Where as the book took things a little slower, this took me by surprise and left me with know choice but explaining it, very badly, the way I did in my review. The movie just gave me a false image of what the book might be like. I really wish I could reverse the situation and read the books before seeing the movie. I can promise you this, I will not write a movie review before I read all the books.
This bad feeling also let to me picking up the book to read the second book in the series: The Vampire's Assistant. I just started reading it friday night and I can promise you that the review for this book is going to be a lot different than that of the first, because I am loving it already. There is less mix up with the movie. Or maybe I have gotten use to the fact that I really need to separate them. Put them in different boxes in my head.
Just the way I did with The Vampire Diaries, which causes them same kind of reactions for people, the way I reacted by seeing Cirque du Freak first before reading it. I heard people say about TVD: the books are so disappointing and that the TV-series is so much better. (This is when my blood begins to boil because the books are equally as good as the TV-series, just different.) By the way, I haven't read the TVD books after Midnight because they are not written by L.J. but by a ghostwriter.
I hope you all understand a little better where I am coming from now. I am not going to change my review, this article is just to clarify it a little more. I am glad to get this of my chest I am feeling a little better now.