Book review: The Dark Intercept (The Dark Intercept #1) by Julia Keller (Did not finish)

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Title: The Dark intercept (The Dark intercept #1)

Authors: Julia Keller

Format: Hardcover (library book)

Genre: YA , Science Fiction-Dystopian

Rating: Did not finish

[Synopsis] (Taken from goodreads) 

The State controls your emotions. What would you pay to feel free?

In a radiant world of endless summer, the Intercept keeps the peace. Violet Crowley, the sixteen-year-old daughter of New Earth’s Founding Father, has spent her life in comfort and safety. Her days are easy thanks to the Intercept, a crime-prevention device that monitors and provokes emotion. But when her long-time crush, Danny Mayhew, gets into a dangerous altercation on Old Earth, Violet launches a secret investigation to find out what he’s hiding. An investigation that will lead her to question everything she’s ever known about Danny, her father, and the power of the Intercept.

(Review)

(DISCLAIMER: This review is based on my opinion only and may contain coarse language)

I picked up this book because of the cover which I found interesting.

In the future, Earth is divided into New and Old, the New is where the elites live.

I LOVED the concept, but the writing style and world building of this book didn’t draw me in or interest me in continuing this book any further.

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Book review: Literally by Lucy Keating (3 stars)

“I don’t know how or why you are doing it, but I’d appreciate if you’d stop writing about my life.”

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Title: Literally

Authors: Lucy Keating

Format: Hardcover (library book)

Genre: YA , Contemporary, Fantasy, Romance

Rating: 3/5 stars

[Synopsis] (Taken from goodreads) 

A girl realizes her life is being written for her in this unique, smart love story that is Stranger Than Fiction for fans of Stephanie Perkins.

Annabelle’s life has always been Perfect with a capital P. Then bestselling young adult author Lucy Keating announces that she’s writing a new novel—and Annabelle is the heroine.

It turns out, Annabelle is a character that Lucy Keating created. And Lucy has a plan for her.

But Annabelle doesn’t want to live a life where everything she does is already plotted out. Will she find a way to write her own story—or will Lucy Keating have the last word?

The real Lucy Keating’s delightful contemporary romance blurs the line between reality and fiction, and is the perfect follow-up for readers who loved her debut Dreamology, which SLJ called, “a sweet, quirky romance with appealing characters.”

(Review)

(DISCLAIMER: This review is based on my opinion only and may contain coarse language)

Annabelle’s life is perfect and organised, until she realises that she is a character created by the famous author, Lucy Keating for a new novel.

I love the concept of this book and how it turns out to be the conflict for the protagonist of the book.

I did feel that the execution of the book wasn’t really done well. It was okay, but I wasn’t emotionally connected to the story or the characters and the story development was just okay.

I loved the message of you being the author of your own story.

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Movie Review: Monster Family (2018) (1 Star)

“Life is a journey, and I like to travel in style.”

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Title: Monster Family

Director: Holger Tappe

Runtime/ Rating: 96 minutes/ PG13

Genre: Animation, Comedy , Family

Synopsis:

Despite the title, the Wishbone family are far from happy. Dracula’s spell turns them into a vampire, a mummy, a werewolf and Frankenstein’s monster.

Rating: 1 star

Review:

(Technical)

Music used was very medieval, vampiric (organ) and classical, helping to bring out the entire monster and feeling out of place vibe throughout the movie.

I liked the colouring of the movie though.

(Story)

Emma Wishbone accidentally calls Dracula, and he felt that she was the one for him, so in an attempt to make Emma his bride, he lets loose a witch to change her into a vampire, but her entire family gets changed into monsters.

(Thoughts)

There was a little comedy, but it didn’t really entertain me. Throughout the movie and even a few days after I watched the movie, I was confused as to what went on and who the intended target audience was for this movie.

This movie reminded me of the incredibles and the animation was ok. Bits and pieces reminded me of Twilight and a reverse Hotel Transylvania.

This movie was incredibly cheesy and majority of the men in this movie are annoying and psycho. It wasn’t emotional at all.

The movie was too convenient and it had a confusing plot, it felt too ambitious and there were too many subplots that drew the attention away from the main story.

I was more surprised to find out that this was a book to movie adaptation! The book is titled Happy family by David Safier.

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

Blog tour + Book review: The Supervillain and Me (Morriston superheroes #1) by Danielle Banas (5 stars)

The Supervillain and Me
Danielle Banas
(Morriston Superheroes #1)
Published by: Swoon Reads
Publication date: July 10th 2018
Genres: Romance, Science Fiction, Superheroes, Young Adult

As witty as it is heartpounding, this fresh take on the beloved superhero genre is all about finding your own way to shine even when it seems everyone else around you is, well… super.

Never trust a guy in spandex.

In Abby Hamilton’s world, superheroes do more than just stop crime and save cats stuck in trees―they also drink milk straight from the carton and hog the television remote. Abby’s older brother moonlights as the famous Red Comet, but without powers of her own, following in his footsteps has never crossed her mind.

That is, until the city’s newest vigilante comes bursting into her life.

After saving Abby from an attempted mugging, Morriston’s fledgling supervillain Iron Phantom convinces her that he’s not as evil as everyone says, and that their city is under a vicious new threat. As Abby follows him deeper into their city’s darkest secrets, she comes to learn that heroes can’t always be trusted, and sometimes it’s the good guys who wear black.

Chosen by readers like you for Macmillan’s young adult imprint Swoon Reads, The Supervillain and Me is a hilarious, sweet, and action-packed novel by debut author Danielle Banas that proves no one is perfect, not even superheroes.

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Author Bio:

Danielle Banas, a Pittsburgh native, earned a degree in communication from Robert Morris University. After years spent dreaming up characters instead of paying attention in class, Danielle joined the storytelling platform Wattpad, where her work has received millions of views online. When she isn’t writing, she can be found loudly singing show tunes, spouting off Walt Disney World trivia, and snuggling with her puppy. THE SUPERVILLAIN AND ME is her debut novel.

Follow her on Twitter or Instagram @daniellebanas

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(I received a free review copy from Xpresso book tours in exchange for an honest review)

“I’m not who you think I am.”

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The Supervillain and Me (Morriston superheroes #1) by Danielle Banas

Genre: YA, Contemporary, Romance, Fantasy

Rating: 5 stars

(Review)

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

Abby constantly lives in the shadow of her older brother, since he’s a superhero, the Red Comet. After Abby is saved by the mysterious supervillain, Iron Phantom, she isn’t convinced that he is a bad guy, unlike the city who claims he is a horrible villain.

When I saw this blog tour, I immediately applied because this book has been on my TBR since last year and I was so excited to read this book, and I literally fangirl-ed myself to death when I realised that I was going to get a review copy for the blog tour!

I actually predicted who Iron Phantom was already, but I really found Iron Phantom and Abby’s interactions really cute. This book also emphasised on how difficult it actually is to be a hero. I did kinda hope that Abby would have gained some special abilities though.

This book was comedic and addictive, I really couldn’t put it down. I really liked the story progression and really liked and enjoyed this book! I finished it in one sitting and I wanted to read more ASAP! (Imagine my horror when I realised I was reading a review copy, and that the book was only going to be released a day before my review while my heart agonised about wanting to read the 2nd book).

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Book review: This Savage Song (Monsters of Verity #1) by Victoria Schwab (Did not finish)

“Monster, monsters, big and small,”

“They’re gonna come and eat you all.

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Title: This Savage Song (Monsters of Verity #1)

Authors: Victoria Schwab

Format: Hardcover (library book)

Genre: YA , Fantasy-Paranormal, Science Fiction-Dystopian

Rating: Did not finish (Previous rating: 3/5 stars)

[Synopsis] (Taken from goodreads) 

There’s no such thing as safe.

Kate Harker wants to be as ruthless as her father. After five years and six boarding schools, she’s finally going home to prove that she can be.

August Flynn wants to be human. But he isn’t. He’s a monster, one that can steal souls with a song. He’s one of the three most powerful monsters in a city overrun with them. His own father’s secret weapon.

Their city is divided.

Their city is crumbling.

Kate and August are the only two who see both sides, the only two who could do something.

But how do you decide to be a hero or a villain when it’s hard to tell which is which?

(Review)

(DISCLAIMER: This review is based on my opinion only and may contain coarse language)

I actually tried to reread this book since I never got to finish the duology. The first time I read this book, I rated it 3 out of 5 stars.

Kate keeps getting into trouble at her boarding schools, she wants to prove to her father that she can be cruel too. August is a Sunai, a monster that steals souls with a song. Their city is falling apart.

I stopped reading at chapter 11, I just felt that the pacing was slower than I remembered and I didn’t like the world building as much as before. (See, this is why I cannot reread books.) And I actually borrowed the 2nd book too since I wanted to finish the duology.

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