Insurgent Movie Review *SPOILERS*

So I recently went to go see Insurgent which is the sequel to Divergent, based on the books by Veronica Roth. First off I’m just going to say Insurgent was my favourite of the series, I don’t know why myself I just re read it a lot and loved all the action I guess.

Going into the movie and seeing the trailers I prepared myself for the worst, I really hated the idea of Shailene not wearing a wig, I found myself seeing her more as herself more than I saw her as Tris.

Other than the hair thing I found the first maybe 20-30mins of the movie good, Tobias was himself and Miles Teller as Peter was hilarious and really made the movie have a little humor for all the serious stuff that was about to happen.

I had a love hate relationship with Evelyn being played by Naomi Watts, I mean I honestly really love Naomi as a person and an actor I just found that her as Four’s mum didn’t fit as she honestly looked like she could have been his sibling more than his Mother.

An hour into the movie, I felt a little bored and confused with things, yes I had read the books many times but things were getting really rushed and changed and I really lost where we were at with the storyline.

I really did not like how Tris called Tobias Four the whole movie, in the book it was an insult to him for her to call him by his nickname and it was pretty annoying the chemistry between the two it didn’t feel very real unlike in the Divergent movie.

The thing that annoyed me the most, would have to be the forgetfulness of the fears. Tobias is known for only having four fears and one of them as we know is shooting someone and in Insurgent the book we know he (spoiler) has trouble killing Eric however in the movie he shot him with no hesitation whatsoever. Also Tris and her fear of intimacy, we see in the movie that things between her and Tobias move really fast and she doesn’t seem to have a care in the world about it.

My overall rating would be 2 out of 5 stars, I honestly found the movie a big mess and feel they could have improved a lot of things that they didn’t really think about.

If you have watched it, please tell me your thoughts!

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All The Bright Places Book Review!

All The Bright Places by Jennifer Niven book review!

SUMMARY:
This book is mostly better going into it unknown but I’ll provide a little info on it. The story is told in two point of views. First is a boy named Theodore Finch, who is a boy who wants to take his own life. The second protagonist is Violet Markey, a girl who is suffering to move on from her sisters tragic death. Violet and Finch feel that they can only be their true selves together. As Violet starts to step out of her sadness, Finch’s begins to take him down more. How far will Violet go to save the boy she has grown to love?

MY THOUGHTS:
Oh. My. God.
Words can’t even begin to explain my feelings on this book.

Jennifer’s writing is so beautiful, and kept me in awe with her words.

This book does however deal with some things that certain people may find alarming or very saddening to them. Suicide is a very serious matter and I like the way Jennifer explained it and how she really empathised on how important it was for them to feel better about themselves. And how she shows the journey of what it was like for these two protagonists.

I also loved the idea of the positivity wall, I think its a great idea for teens to think about and put in their room because it really does help to be surrounded in nice and bright things.

MY RATING: 5/5 stars for sure

Akarnae book review!

Akarnae by Lynette Noni book review!

SYNOPSIS:
Akarnae is told through the protagonist Alexander Jennings. Alex dreads her first day at her new school and is stunned when she walks though a doorway of her new school and finds herself stranded in Medora, a world full of fantasy and things Alex never would have dreamed possible. Desperate to return to home, she learns that her only hope of getting home a man named Professor Marselle, turns out to be missing.

While Alex waits for him to come back, she must attend Akarnae Academy, Medora’s boarding school for teenagers with extraordinary gifts. Alex soon grows fond of her new friends and new world, but strange things are beginning to happen at Akarnae and Alex can’t help but fear that something unexpected is looming close.

An unwilling pawn in a deadly game, Alex bears the responsibility of an entire race’s survival. Only she can save the Medorans, but what if doig so prevents her from ever getting back home?

MY OPINION:
Wow! Lynette’s writing style is truly magical and beautiful! Usually I struggle a little with fantasy but this was so well explained and so unique. The explanations of Medora and Akarnae were so detailed and I could picture it so well in my mind, made me want to visit there!

Alex was a very strong and independent character. I never got bored of her and her life and her funny comments. Alex was good about the situation she was put in and her love for adventure reminded me a little of myself. I also loved Jordan and Bear eep such loveable characters.

Overall I found Akarnae a really enjoyable book, I recommend it to those Harry Potter, Narnia and X-men lovers.

Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

The Rain book review!!

The Rain by Virginia Bergin book review!

SYNOPSIS:

The Rain tells the story of a girl named Ruby Morris, who lives in a world where something has contaminated the rain, making it be able to kill you with just one drop on your skin. The story is told through Ruby’s fight to survive. To make things even worse for Ruby, she stuck with someone she wouldn’t even kiss if he was the last boy on earth.

MY THOUGHTS:

I found the storyline of the rain very unique. However the writing style for me was a little hard to get my head around. I sometimes felt bored and that it had a bit of a slow start, but at the same time the writing was very mysterious and made me wanting to read more of it.

Ruby was a likeable character, sometimes you wanted to tell her off for things she did but when you put yourself in her shoes it may have been a different matter. Sometimes I felt that Ruby didn’t really feel emotion as much as she could of, this resulted in me not really connecting to her as a character as I would have liked to.

Overall The Rain was an enjoyable book, once I wanted to continue on and read the next book (The Storm COMING SOON) I would recommend it to anyone that likes reading survival, interesting plot lines and preferably doesn’t like rain (it may or may not make you have trust issues with rain for a little)

MY RATING: 3.5 stars