Saturday 3 March 2012

From Book to Screen: The Moth Diaries by Rachel Klein.

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This week I noticed that my 2010 review of The Moth Diaries by Rachel Klein has been receiving a lot of hits and I wondered why. Turns out the movie of the book is hitting theaters soon, and I guess people are curious as to what the book is all about. Or maybe everybody is just wondering if Ernessa is really a vampire! The Moth Diaries is billed as as vampire novel set at an all-girls boarding school, and it may be just that, or it may be something else entirely. You'll just have to read it and find out!

What The Moth Diaries  is a wonderfully atmospheric read, and while it's not a perfect book by any means, its one that will play on your mind long after you've finished it. It's unsettling, gothic and haunting and contains the most ambiguous of endings which will leave you with a lot of questions.

The movie stars Sarah Bolger as the narrator (here called Rebecca - she is never named in the book) and Lily Cole as mysterious new girl Ernessa. If you're planning on checking out the movie, why not check out the book too. I'm planning on re-reading it before I see the movie. I'll be very interested to see how this one transfers to the big screen!

Have you read The Moth Diaries? What are your thoughts on the book, and will you be checking out the movie?

You can see the movie poster and watch the trailer below.


  1. Sweet! I haven't heard of either of these (or at least, I don't remember hearing of them). Thanks for the news! :)

  2. Yay I love Saoirse Ronan ! I've never heard of this book before, but now I'm gonna try it out!

  3. oh, i hadnt read this (or even heard of it) but the trailer looks awesome. i'm going to see if i can read the book first too (i always love watching a film after having read the book :))

  4. Ooooh I was thinking of getting this book a while back, I didn't know it was going to be a film! Might have to watch it.

    The Cait Files

  5. Oooo! I've heard of the book but never ad it! I might have to now though as that trailer looks really good!

  6. i remember reading this! it was a little slow at times but intriguing and creepy. the ending really pissed me off though. like urghhhh. still not sure what to think about it :/ trailer looks awesome btw!

  7. daisychainbooks4 March 2012 at 14:51

     Yeah, the ending was a surprise. I'm a little shady on the details now - it's been a while since I read it. Definitely needs a re-read before I see the movie!

  8. daisychainbooks4 March 2012 at 14:51

     I love the trailer! The book is very slow moving at times. In a way, I think this one will work better on screen!

  9. I hadn't heard of the book before, I don't think, but iit does sound good. The question now is so I read the book or watch the film? :)

    P.S. - Glad to see the comments back!

  10. Really enjoyed The Moth Diaries, so will be looking forward to the film! I love Saoirse Ronan and Lily Cole! <3 The trailer is so creepy, haha!

  11. daisychainbooks4 March 2012 at 15:23

     Me too!! Phew!

    I always read the book before I see the film!  :)

  12. Heather@The Flyleaf Review4 March 2012 at 16:26

    I have never heard of that book, but Holy Cow! That trailer is something else!! I'm checking out your review asap Leanna. Wow. I may have a nightmare or two but I love creepy films like that:)

  13. Oh gosh, that gave me the chills.

    I'm too much of a wimp for that sort of story heading to the big screen. And I think that's Sarah Bolger playing the narrator...

    Definitely nightmare-worthy. I can only imagine how terrifying that book must be. *LOL* I'm actually pretty creeped out xD 

  14. daisychainbooks5 March 2012 at 12:26

     Eeek! It is Sarah Bolger. I ALWAYS mix them up! Will fix! The book is creepy & atmospheric. Very gothic!


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