I really enjoyed this book and I'm glad I got a Barnes and Noble gift card and was able to purchase it. :D One of my favorite birthday presents this yI really enjoyed this book and I'm glad I got a Barnes and Noble gift card and was able to purchase it. :D One of my favorite birthday presents this year. :D
As a filmmaker I like learning about the process of filmmaking and how certain movies come to life. It's interesting to learn especially since I've been working on films for several years now. I actually learned some new things like how the creature design people created certain creatures (called maquettes) first and then they were cyberscanned so that the VF people could add/enhance them. Never knew they did that. I always assumed either creatures were animatronics or they were created right off the computer I thought it was fascinating. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire just happened to be shown on TV when I was reading this so I was able to appreciate even more all the hard work that was put into these movies. I actually put the book down so I could watch the movie and took even more notice of the creatures shown.
I would definitely recommend this book to filmmakers and fans of Harry Potter. I think it's a great and enjoyable read....more
This novella was so cute. I finished it in one sitting and lost sleep over it. haha. I actually had to take a nap today when I got home because I stayThis novella was so cute. I finished it in one sitting and lost sleep over it. haha. I actually had to take a nap today when I got home because I stayed up late reading this. I really enjoyed the story and I love Laini's writing. Very nice and magical. I would definitely recommend people to read this. It's well done and it makes me want to do something like Zuzana did in the book. ...more
This book was amazing! Definitely one of the top dystopian series out there. :D Getting unwound is seriously one of the scariest things to think aboutThis book was amazing! Definitely one of the top dystopian series out there. :D Getting unwound is seriously one of the scariest things to think about happening. ...more
This novella is one of my favorite stories that I have read so far this year. :D I've been following this series for awhile now. Before the first bookThis novella is one of my favorite stories that I have read so far this year. :D I've been following this series for awhile now. Before the first book came out. Something about Courtney Allison Moulton's blog told me that I would like this series and I was right. Can't wait for the last book to arrive in the mail.
This novella was pretty short, but enjoyable. I liked learning about Madeleine and Bastian, who are Will's parents. I know their love was insta-love, but whatever, I still liked it. :P I also liked that we got to learn a bit more about Nathaniel. (view spoiler)[ I didn't expect him to be in love with Madeleine. I thought that was interesting. Or did I completely miss that in the other books? Maybe I don't remember. (hide spoiler)] Anyway, I enjoyed this story. It got me hooked into this world again and can't wait to read the last book of the series.
Can't really say much else since it's pretty short and because I don't want to spoil this for people. But if you are fans of the Angelfire series, definitely read this. I think you will like it. ["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>...more
I liked this novella a lot. :D I liked that we got to learn more about Angela and that this was set in Italy. I think I might like Angela better thanI liked this novella a lot. :D I liked that we got to learn more about Angela and that this was set in Italy. I think I might like Angela better than Clara. She always seemed a bit more interesting to me in the the series, but it's probably because I could relate to her more than I could relate to Clara.
I know some people might see this story as pointless because it seems like doesn't add anything to the whole series. We don't learn anything important about Clara or her visions. But that didn't matter to me. I liked learning more about Angela and the guy she is in love with. Who happens to be (view spoiler)[ an angel. The same angel that explained to Angela about quarter angels and other things. I thought it was interesting that he wasn't either good or bad like all angels seem to be. And for some reason I think he'll be important in some way in the last book. (hide spoiler)] I thought who Angela is in love with and their story was interesting. I wasn't expecting it at all. I liked it. I'm actually hoping that Angela's love interest shows up in the last book because I want to learn more about him.
Anyone who is a fan of the Unearthly series should read this. I think you'll like it. ["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>...more
I received an autographed copy of this book to review. :D I feel so special that an author would like to know my thoughts on a book they've written. :I received an autographed copy of this book to review. :D I feel so special that an author would like to know my thoughts on a book they've written. :D
I liked this book. I was so into this book while I was on the train that I got lost on the way home, which shouldn't have even happened because I travel weekly. O_o I got back home really late. I'm glad I made it home because I had no idea where I was and unfortunately for me there were no people around when I finally realized I was lost and got off the train. There wasn't even anyone at the ticket booth and the train stop was in a forest area that made me think of serial killers.
Anyway, this book was well done and it reminded me a of Animal Farm, which is another book I enjoyed and another one of my favorites. I like that this book was easy to read and thus it's accessible to all readers of different ages. But it's simplicity doesn't mean that there isn't a message underneath. That's what I liked most about the book. The parallels that it draws to our the state of our world and how people react when presented with how our world is.
For example, our world is going through global warming, yet there are people who are in denial of this, despite all the evidence at hand. Like some of the characters in the book, some people tend they explain it away, they think it isn't a big deal, etc. It is a big deal and people need to wake up and see this and try to do something about it. Though as in the book, it is probably too late to change some things, but we can always try. I got frustrated with some of the characters in the book because they reminded me of some people in real life. People who don't see what's there, don't care, don't want to acknowledge it, or don't do enough to change things.
One of the characters that frustrated me the most was the goatfish named Hansom aka Doc. He knew what was going on with the environmental changes in their aquarium, but I felt he wasn't as helpful as he should have been. What is the point of having knowledge if you aren't going to use it to change things? I know there were some fish and other creatures that didn't believe, but he could have been more active. Everyone respected him and knew him as intelligent, he could have taken action. Like for example, he could have supervised when they were growing food, swam throughout the aquarium to see how things were running, etc. Instead, he just gave his input about what was going to happen/what was happening and didn't do anything else and that's why the crabs took over pretty easily. It really bothered me. Especially because I see so many people in the real world just sitting around and not doing anything. Not just in regards to climate change, but in other things as well. There is no point in having knowledge if you aren't going to do anything with it. I don't know how Doc was ok with that. He's as much to blame for what happened as Augustus (the person who was supposed to take care of the aquarium while the owner, Professor Brown went away) and as the crabs and as everyone else.
This book was that is reminded me of how our global economic structure works. The scene that really reminded me of this and got to me (view spoiler)[ was when the crabs decided to turn up the thermometer to have food grow faster, so that they could eat more, despite that this was going to make some creatures sick. And when they got sick, they could care less because they were well fed. (hide spoiler)] This actually happens in our world. Corporations set up factories in other countries and not only do the people not get paid well, but they are exposed to harmful toxins because of the lack of sanitation and because of the materials that are used to make certain products (like PVC plastic) and the corporations don't care as long as they are making money.
I also liked that this book showed how some fish and other animals were just accepting what the crabs were telling them, without investigating or taking time to think about the situation. This is something that happens in our world too. I know we get false information at times or don't get any information, but I feel like we need to investigate as much as we can. We can't just blindly trust in what we are being told or shown.
I recommend this book to everyone. It's an easy read and it might make it easier for some people to see how the world actually runs. ["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>...more