Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Mini Reviews:P

This post was originally meant for Monday, but due to the business of life, I got it up a little late. Hope you like it!

Hello, friends! Around here, kids are Spring Break, but not me! I’m recovering a bit from a tough week, due to most our family being sick and more freezing snow. I’m sorry, but I’m a little sick of the winter. Spring is on its way though—Yay!

To help with my blogging slump, I decided to get a little more consistent with my posts. I love reviewing books, but (shocker) I read a lot, way too much to go into depth about everything. So I decided to do the next best thing… Mini reviews! Every other Monday, or sooner, depending on my time limit, I’m going to start a Mini Review Monday, in which I will review the interesting entertainment I decided to invest my time into.
Let’s get started!

Book: All Fall Down, by Ally Carter
Genre: Action/Adventure, Young Adult, Suspense, Mystery, etc.

Pros: Ally Carter never fails to deliver a totally intriguing story world. So many countries, yet one place. I must confess, it took me longer than normal to actually grasp it, but it really is genius. And the team! A set of diverse characters all working together for the same goal always brings a story to life, don’t you think? Who isn’t more of an expert in writing lovable teams than Mrs. Carter herself?
Grace was rough around the edges, but I ended up liking her. Alexei was good in his own big brother/cute romantic interest sort of way. But none of this chumps compare to Noah. From the second he broke into Grace’s bedroom, Noah had my love. He was hilarious beyond belief, but also down-to-earth and relatable. He brought Grace to life and never failed to give my heart a spin.

Cons: Honestly, it was a little hard to connect to Grace. I was on her side, but at the same time, I wished she would have lit up a bit. It would have been easier to trust people if she would have left her own pity party half the time. Still though, she was probably the most broken protagonist Ms. Carter ever imagined, and for that, I’ll forgive her.
Rating: 5 stars.

Book: Cinder by Marissa Meyer
Genre: Science Fiction/Fantasy, Young Adult, Fairytale retelling

Pros: I hesitated to read this book at first because the whole idea unnerved me. Cinderella as a cyborg? Whenever I think of a “cyborg,” I picture those creepy bugs in Wreck-It Ralph. But this book surprised me! I love surprises. For starters, the story world was another amusement park. Aliens always rub me the wrong way, but I really liked the idea of people living on the moon. It was very well developed and easy to understand.

I adored Kai. He was sweet and real for a prince. This author was not afraid to shed blood and make her characters suffer. That made the story all the more heartbreaking and memorable. In the end, I loved Cinder. So many people underestimated her, but she chose to move forward.
Cons: But seriously, the “plot twist.” Who didn’t see that coming?
Rating: 4 and a half stars

And last, but definitely not least… Big Hero 6! Normally, I don’t review movies, but I had to make an exception for this one.
Pros: You think Disney couldn’t get much better with Frozen, but they come really close! Big Hero 6 was awesome! I heard people talk about Baymax and how he was “the next Olaf.” I thought, “Yeah, right.” While Baymax was not quite as adorable as Olaf, he was perfect. He such a unique concept, being a “personal healthcare companion.” Apart from him, all the characters were so lovable and original. The message portrayed in the story was surprisingly meaningful, that revenge is always a destructive road. Will anyone agree that this is the best animated movie of 2014? Apparently, the Oscars do! This was the best!

Cons: Nothing, really. Watch this movie!
What have you been reading/watching?


  1. Have you ever read Pride & Prejudice by Jane Austen? It is SO good, one of my favourite books. I'm into classics, you see.
    Also, Blood Family by Anne Fine. It is the heartbreaking tale of an abused little boy named Eddie, and the psychological effect his childhood abuse has on him and his well being as he progresses through life. I cried so hard at this book my mum has to give me a hug!
    Oh and also: The Fault In Our Stars ♥
    'Nuff said.

    1. Oh, and if you have the time, maybe you could......check out my blog?
      Thank YOU! ♥

    2. I adore Jane Austen! I've read every one of her books, expect "Emma" and Pride and Prejudice is my favorite. It sounds like an interesting book. I'll have to check it out. Thanks for commenting!

    3. Emma is GREAT, the movie Clueless was loosely based on it.


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