Movie Review: To all the boys I’ve loved before (2018) (5 stars)

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Title: To all the boys I’ve loved before (2018)

Genre: Drama, Romance

Rating: 5 stars

Review:

Lara Jean writes letters to her crushes and keeps them safe in a box, but when the letters are sent out, she has to deal with the chaos and havoc that ensues.

I was definitely excited to watch this movie since I LOVED the trilogy! Check out my review of the first book here.

The music was upbeat and the film was brightly lit.

I love that Kitty and Chris were really funny in this film. And Lara Jean is my spirit animal! I also liked that Lucas had a bigger part in the movie (If I’m not wrong).

I liked that it differed from the books, it combined both the first and second book, but the way they did it really made the movie work it’s magic on the audience. I like that they did the revelation of who mailed the letters really early on in the film and the film was more focused on how Lara Jean handled the chaos.

Lara Jean and Peter are so cute and I think the casting and execution of this movie is PERFECT! It’s definitely one of the best book to movie adaptations I’ve seen and am really glad that they didn’t destroy the legacy the book left us.

I really enjoyed the story progression and the confrontation and how the entire movie played out.

Have you watched this movie? What did you think? Let me know in the comments below!

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Book review: The summer I turned pretty Complete series (Summer #1-3) by Jenny Han (3.33 stars)

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The summer I turned pretty Complete series (Summer #1-3) by Jenny Han

Genre: YA, Contemporary, Romance

Rating: 3.33333333333333 stars

(Review)

(DISCLAIMER: This review is based on my opinion only.)

Isabel spends every summer at the beach with her brother, Steven and divorced mother. Isabel has had a crush on Conrad for as long as she can remember while being good friends with his brother, Jeremiah. This summer, things are different, Isabel is and feels prettier. As the summers go by, Isabel is forced to choose between Jeremiah and Conrad and their feelings about her.

The summer I turned pretty – Book 1 (Rating :3/5)

This book actually reminded me of The kissing Booth. I like that it skips from the past and the present effortlessly, allowing the readers to understand both the backstory and the current predicament.

It’s definitely a good summer read, but I did feel as though nothing much was even happening. To be honest, I wasn’t a fan of Isabel because she felt like such a brat to me. I liked Jeremiah better than Conrad since Conrad was being such an ass.

The ending was pretty vague but continues on to the next book. I did like the writing style, but wish that there was more drama and conflict. I wasn’t a big fan of the characters of this series as compared to the To all the boys I’ve loved before series.

It’s not summer without you – Book 2 (Rating: 3.5/5)

It takes place a few months after the first book.

I like that we get Jeremiah’s POV in this book and this book definitely focused more on the love triangle between Isabel, Jeremiah and Conrad.

When Conrad and Isabel went out, it felt like he didn’t care or isn’t putting in any effort, he doesn’t talk to her and just seems to go along with everything. I think this was why I ended up rooting for Jeremiah instead.

We’ll always have summer – Book 3 (Rating: 3.5/5)

Isabel is studying for her last final of freshman year and has been going out with Jeremiah for 2 years.

In this book, Jeremiah was disastrous, I ended up hating him so much that I would rather Isabel not end up with either of the boys. But I knew from the start that the author wanted Isabel to end up with Conrad and the whole story was fashioned in that way to cater to the bigger picture.

In this book, we get Conrad’s POV,

I was so annoyed that Jeremiah turned into a big jerk in this book and he barely even cared about anything that involved Isabel and him.

It was a crazy whirlwind ride, but I can’t say that I absolutely loved it. It was more draggy actually and a ton of things could have been settled if Conrad had decided to TALK to Isabel instead of running away all the time.

Have you read this book? What are your thoughts and opinions? Leave a comment down below! 🙂

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Movie Review: Skyscraper (2018) (4 stars)

“In order to be brave, we got to be a little scared.”

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Title: Skyscraper (2018)

Genre: Action, Thriller, Family

Rating: 4 stars

Review:

Will, an ex-FBI agent and security expert must infiltrate The Pearl, a burning skyscraper to save his family when they are trapped by notorious criminals.

The music was brooding, dark, full of action and suspense. The lighting was mainly cool and helped to bring out the technical aspect of the film.

I actually did feel that the CGI was done pretty well. The concept of this movie definitely reminded me of the book The thousandth floor.

I know there were a ton of negative reviews saying that it was a very generic action flick and that the Rock’s acting was quite bland and we literally see him everywhere. But I actually enjoyed the movie quite a bit. I’ve never been a big fan of action movies, but there are only so many ways to do an action flick, and I think that Skyscraper actually did it pretty okay while following the Hero’s journey. I actually found that Dwayne Johnson’s acting was pretty good.

Will is a character you root for since the start of the movie and throughout the movie, I was kept in suspense and on the edge of my seat. I actually enjoyed this movie but know that critics and long time action movie fans may not give this one a thumbs up, but I will.

Have you watched this movie? What did you think? Let me know in the comments below!

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Book review: Uprooted by Naomi Novik (Did not finish)

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Uprooted by Naomi Novik

Genre: YA, Fantasy, Romance

Rating: Did not finish

(Review)

(DISCLAIMER: This review is based on my opinion only.)

Agnieszka lives in a village where they depend on an ageless wizard-the Dragon to protect them from the forest’s dark magic. In exchange, a young woman from the village must serve him for 10 years. Agnieszka fears that her best friend, Kasia will be taken.

This story definitely showed a lot of promise and reminded me of a Grimm’s fairy tale, like Beauty and the Beast. I did like the writing style, but felt that the pacing was extremely slow.

It’s not a bad book, but the pacing really threw me off and bored me.

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Book review: Dread Nation (Dread Nation #1) by Justina Ireland (2 stars)

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Dread Nation (Dread Nation #1) by Justina Ireland

Genre: YA, Historical, Fantasy, Horror

Rating: 2/5 stars

(Review)

(DISCLAIMER: This review is based on my opinion only.)

Jane was almost killed as a baby since she is black, but her birth was 2 days before zombies roamed the world, changing it forever. Jane studies combat, training to become an attendant.

The pacing was definitely on the slow side and by half the book I was already really bored and started speed reading.

It doesn’t seem to talk about the origins of the Shamblers and I did not care for the characters or story, but know that there was a good message behind the book.

One major thing that turned me off was definitely the author claiming that Asians are not People of Colour (POC), but Asians clearly are? That was why I actually didn’t want to pick up this book. I loved her other book, Promise of shadows, but did feel that this book was way too over-hyped.

I would recommend it for addressing real life issues, but not for zombies, I think there are a lot more better zombie books out there.

Nothing also seemed to be happening in the story and I read a spoiler (Leave if you don’t want to be spoiled) that Jane is actually bisexual, but it was only revealed at the end of the book. I did feel that it could have been brought up in the beginning and maybe that would have made me like the character more.

Have you read this book? What are your thoughts and opinions? Leave a comment down below! 🙂

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