Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Mini-Review of The Water Wars by Cameron Stracher

Cameron Stracher's "The Water Wars" follows two children in a post-apocalyptic world ruined by Water Wars. The world invented by Stracher was everything I think the world would be like if Water Wars ruined it all--which many have said is what the future looks like. However, I feel Stracher got too caught up in the description of the world and preconceived set actions that the characters weren't the ones pushing the story forward. In the end I was left disappointed. The Water Wars
Mayby it's just me, but character driven fiction is the best and most believable. From the beginning all the way to the end I had to push myself to continue reading. I wasn't intrigued by the never-ending detail. I longed to be pulled into the action, but there wasn't enough! I guess I also hoped there would be some resolution in the end, but I finished the book wondering what the point had been.

All in all, if you're looking for a post-apocalyptic gripping novel, this isn't it. Maybe you should go back to reading the Hunger Games where the author gives enough detail to hook you in, but leaves enough room for the imagination to do the creating.

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Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Mini-Review of Fair Game by Patricia Briggs

Fair Game (Alpha & Omega #3)Patricia Briggs' book, "Fair Game," is different than the usual werewolf, witch tale. This book doesn't focus on the fact that they're werewolves, although that definitley affects the plot. Instead, there is a story altogether different from their species. The story is a murder mystery, thriller, forgiveness, and love. All of these story lines are alive in the real world of humans and thus the reader doesn't have to move from "this world" to "that world" as with in the Twilight novels and others in the genre. The reader can simply read and enjoy the story without making any huge leaps. Briggs does an excellent job with creating a complex story and I look forward to reading more.

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Monday, March 26, 2012

Review of The Hunger Games movie adaptation

This weekend, my fiancé and I went to go see the movie adaptation of The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins. I'd like to say that as far as movie adaptations go, I'm usually disappointed. This movie, however, definitely delivered!

For those of you who haven't seen the book and haven't seen the movie yet, The Hunger Games is the story of a future world called Panem where children from each district are offered up in a fight to the death, as a reminder and a punishment of a past rebellion. The main character, Katniss Everdeen, is a great protagonist. The movie accurately portrays Katniss as a stand-offish character with a ferocity towards pretty much everyone. The set designs, costumes, and makeup were beyond the wildest imaginations of avid readers, like myself. For those of you who've read, didn't you think that cave was EXACTLY as you imagined it?
After making $152M in opening weekend box office sales, the makers of this series has a lot to live up to in the future. Check out this website for more info on The Hunger Games movie, before going to theaters! This is, of course, the first book in The Hunger Games series, which also includes Catching Fire, and Mocking Jay.

Fans old and new will be thrilled to know that the second book, Catching Fire, is already in the process of movie development! The movie is set to debut late in 2013. Check out this website for up-to-date info on all of the movie adaptations to come!

'Happy Hunger Games! And may the odds be ever in your favor."