Book Review: Scarlet (The Lunar Chronicles #2)

Book Title: Scarlet (The Lunar Chronicles #2)
Author: Marissa Meyer

Amusement touched the corner of his lips. ‘Animals love me.’
‘Oh, I’m sure they do,’ Scarlet said, beaming with fake encouragement. She shut the door before muttering, ‘What farm animals don’t love a wolf?
Scarlet by Marissa Meyer

 

Final Verdict: A modern adaptation of Red Riding Hood that will enchant readers of all ages.

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Movie Review: The Hunger Games

Movie Title: The Hunger Games
Director: Gary Ross
Notable Stars:  Jennifer Lawrence,  Josh Hutchinson, Liam Hemsworth, Woody Harrelson, Stanley Tucci, Wes Bentley, Lenny Kravitz,

I just keep wishing I could think of a way to show them that they don’t own me. If I’m gonna die, I wanna still be me. Does it make any sense?” Peeta Mellark in The Hunger Games

Final Verdict: A great movie adaptation overall. Fans of the book may be disappointed by aspects of the movie, but those who have not read the book should love it!

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Movie Review: The Host

Movie Title: The Host
Director: Andrew Niccol
Notable Stars:  Saoirse Ronan, Max Irons, Jake Abel, Diane Kruger, Chandler Canterbury

Ian: “You don’t feel bad at all. I’d have killed her.”
Jared: “It doesn’t matter. It’s not human.”
Ian: “So we stop acting human?”

Final Verdict: Wait until the movie shows for free on the TV. That way, if you feel the same way I do, you won’t lose money paying to watch this movie. It has to be the worst movie I’ve seen in a long while and definitely worse than any of the Twilight Saga.

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Book Review: The Host

Book Title: The Host
Author: Stephanie Meyer

Body and soul. Two different things” The Host by Stephanie Meyer

Final Verdict: If you like romance with a bit of science fiction in the background then you will enjoy this book. If you’re like me, and prefer a lot of action, I’m not sure this book will be very satisfying.

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Book Review: Mockingjay

Book Title: Mockingjay
Author: Suzanne Collins

What I need is the dandelion in the spring. The bright yellow that means rebirth instead of destruction. The promise that life can go on, no matter how bad our losses. That it can be good again”. Katniss, Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins.

Final Verdict: This book will have you on the edge of your seat from start to finish.

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Book Review: Catching Fire

Book Title: Catching Fire
Author: Suzanne Collins

You know, you could live a thousand lifetimes and not deserve him.Haymitch, Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins.

Final Verdict: A great read but don’t expect it to be as brilliant as The Hunger Games.

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Book Review: The Hunger Games

Book Title: The Hunger Games
Author: Suzanne Collins

Happy Hunger Games! And may the odds be ever in your favor.” Effie Trinket, The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins

Final Verdict: Take a day off school or work to read this. You’ll need it.

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Book Review: Adaptation

Book Title: Adaptation
Author: Malinda Lo

When she sat down again she felt unsettled, as if the ordinary world had been knocked off-balance and everything was now listing slightly to one side.Adaptation by Malinda Lo

Final Verdict: Take the Plunge. If you don’t like conspiracy theories and a little sci-fi give it a pass, but everyone else should run and get it!

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