Posted in Films and Show Reviews

Incredibles 2 – Review

Incredibles 2 directed by Brad Bird

Story

The Incredibles 2 is the sequel we didn’t know we needed. It begins in the most epic opening scene, which begins right after the end of the last film. From the first minute, this movie is packed with incredibly orchestrated fight scenes. I couldn’t even begin to imagine what the storyboards for this movie looked like since everything moves so quickly and smoothly.

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Posted in Fiction

Why the Whales Came – Review

Why the Whales Came by Micheal Morpurgo

Why the Whales Came (brilliant title by the way), is a story of two children who befriend the island outcast and find themselves entangled in an ancient curse. Though it can come as a surprise after hearing that plot summary, the story had a very low information density, or in other words, it was packed with filler.

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The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe – Review

The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe by C.S Lewis

The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe tells the classic tale of four children who find a portal to a magical world hidden right in their wardrobe, where they can spend as long as they like and no time passes in the real world. This classic is still worth reading: it gets so many things right!

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Posted in Book Tags

A-Z Bookish Survey Tag

I saw a couple bloggers do the A-Z Bookish Survey Tag and decided I wanted to take part too! Hope you enjoy my answers.

Author you’ve read the most books from:

Lemony Snicket. I’ve read every single one of his fantastic ‘A Series of Unfortunate Events‘ series, and am on the lookout for the sequels. Buckle up, because I’m gonna be mentioning him a lot in this survey.

Best Sequel Ever:

OOh, why so tricky so early. Either Harry Potter and The  Prisoner Of Azkaban, or The Shapeshifter, Dowsing the Dead by Ali Sparkes. I find these to be the children’s authors who aren’t scared to treat their characters to the harsh reality of their twisted worlds.

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Rebels of Eden – Spoiler Free Review

Rebels of Eden by Joey Graceffa

I’ve exercised an awful amount of restraint with spoilers when writing this review. If you want to see the exclusive SPOILER review, click here.

The thing about books that separates them from other media is that the story plays out in your head, so without seeing the words an onlooker would have no idea of what is being read. Not for this book. Rebels of Eden is the only book in quite a while to make me scream, shout, almost but not quite cry, and then instantly messaging all my friends asking if they’d read it. 

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An Eagle In the Snow – Review

An Eagle in the Snow by Micheal Mopurgo

First off, this book’s title is really frustrating. I think someone has to tell Morpurgo that all his books don’t have to feature an animal, especially when the story has nothing to do with and they are simply shoehorned in at the end. An Eagle in the snow is about a mother and son who meet a stranger on a broken train, who tells them a heartfelt story about a soldier in World War One. I really liked the reveal about who the stranger actually was (It’s OK, no spoilers), for which details towards the truth are plotted throughout the story. I think Morpurgo has been very creative using a true story and filling in any unfilled gaps it had with his own creative genius. I complain quite a lot about books beings unnecessarily long, and this one is straight to the plot with no pointless filler. Only one real complaint. How could he know his wife’s name just by looking at her eyes?

Rating – 4.2/5