Book reviews

Book Review | Illuminae

Title: Illuminae

Authors: Amie Kaufman & Jay Kristoff

Genre: YA Sci-Fi

Series: The Illuminae Files #1

Synopsis: 25524728One moment, Kady Grant and Ezra Mason have nothing bigger to worry about than each other. Specifically, avoiding each other in the wake of their messy break-up. In the next second, their entire world falls apart.
The year is 2375 and one of the mega-corporations that control much of deep space has just fired the opening salvo in an intergalactic war, destroying Kady and Ezra’s planet. Read More at Goodreads 

 

THIS BOOK IS INSANELY AMAZING! I rarely get this hyped and crazy about a book but guys, this is like up there with the top books of 2016! It’s left me with the feeling of “what am I supposed to do with my life now?” and here’s why:

Not only is it uniquely structured to represent an Intelligence Report, it is methodical and informative yet has a certain poetic element to it.

Both the authors have managed to do an amazing job of creating a project of such magnitude. The plot is obviously very well thought out. The sequence of events is borderline insane, it messes with your head. And at some points it is best advised to read with the lights on.

From the get go, the novel is action -packed. There is obviously an element of mystery as to why all these crazy things are happening but towards the end it get super intriguing and you just wanna keep turning the pages.

The characters all have different voices and there is humour in cooperated among all this chaos. It’s very amusing to read the banter between Kady and Ezra. The book is written in a very matter-of-fact way to keep in style with the Intelligence Report format but it also questions existence and human emotion and all those big questions.

You simply have to read it to understand the hype so GET ON IT.

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Film review, Uncategorized

Movie review: The Maze Runner

Director: Wes Ball

Starring: Dylan O’Brien, Will Poulter, Thomas Brodie-Sangster

Genre: Action

You know that time in your life when the film is better than the movie? this was one of those times

I have nothing but praise for The Maze Runner

The intensity of the plot added excitement and thrill. There was never a dull moment since I was literally on the edge of my seat throughout the film because of the sheer unpredictability. All the action and adrenaline and the surprise elements just created this film to be this wonderful wonderful….film.

The Maze was represented so beautifully. I particularly love the panning shot towards the end where you’re able to see the enormity of the thing. Also, it was so much more clearer than the book since I had a hard time visualizing while reading but films definitely help when it comes to visualizing I guess.

Another thing I enjoyed about The Maze Runner was the music. I believe the music in a film can make or break it and the music in this film definitely made it better. It portrayed the action and emotion so creatively.

A major step up from the book was the explanation of the purpose of The Maze. In the book it was so complicated and frustrating. The film simplified all this so there was no complexity and it was easy to follow which is exactly what I wanted and ah I am just so satisfied. Everything makes so much sense now!

Now that the boring stuff is done with let’s talk about the actors. Dylan O’Brien “swoons” and Thomas Brodie-Sangster “double swoon”. But in all seriousness I absolutely adored and respected the portrayal of the characters done by these actors, everyone’s personalities were captured so precisely.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I especially loved Chuck (Blake Cooper) I mean how can you not? He added humor during those too serious moments in the film and made the situation lighter.

The thing is that The Maze Runner will appeal to both genders and it does not come off as too teenagery and NO it is not “the next Hunger Games”, can people please stop comparing everything with the Hunger Games already? So yeah if you don’t get the message already, The Maze Runner is amazing and YOU seriously need to watch it now!

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5

 

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~InfinityReads