Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Into the Still Blue by Veronica Rossi

Pages: 392
Goodreads rating: 4.27/5 stars
My rating: 5/5 stars
Genre: Young Adult, Science Fiction, Dystopia, Post Apocalyptic

Summary: ( Goodreads )

The race to the Still Blue has reached a stalemate. Aria and Perry are determined to find this last safe haven from the Aether storms before Sable and Hess do--and they are just as determined to stay together.

Within the confines of a cave they're using as a makeshift refuge, they struggle to reconcile their people, Dwellers and Outsiders, who are united only in their hatred of their desperate situation. Meanwhile, time is running out to rescue Cinder, who was abducted by Hess and Sable for his unique abilities. Then Roar arrives in a grief-stricken fury, endangering all with his need for revenge.

Out of options, Perry and Aria assemble an unlikely team for an impossible rescue mission. Cinder isn't just the key to unlocking the Still Blue and their only hope for survival--he's also their friend. And in a dying world, the bonds between people are what matter most.

My review:

Definitely a satisfying ending.

I am so hooked with this trilogy that it's hard to say goodbye to it. I love this dangerous-yet-thrilling dystopian world and of course the characters. I am so happy for Peregrine and Aria. Their love story just made me swoon till the end and they both improved in this last installment. I will miss them, and of course, my dear Roar. I hope he'll find someone who will make him happy, his own still blue. I won't forget their beautiful world. This trilogy is highly recommended. Veronica Rossi indeed created this world beautifully. I love it! Definitely my favorite.

Monday, April 14, 2014

Divergent Movie Review

Sorry for the late post.
It's been a while since I write here on my blog because I'm really busy with school stuffs. So I'm back to write my first movie review here.

Watched: 3/22/14

I've watched it together with my Bookish Girlfriends (Camille, Rhyzza, Jane and Kath) and we have seriously had a fan-girling moment for Theo James.

We judged it according to:

Reading the book first before watching the movie:
Rhyzza, Jane and me.
Watching the movie first before reading the book:
Camille and Kath

...the result: WE HAVE THE SAME REACTION. 

One word.
Seriously, it's really good. Everything is just beautiful! Gosh! It's worth waiting and watching it. I have something to add in my Best book to movie adaptation list. It did follow the book (the movie was a bit long.) and I think most of the parts were there and there are some changes but you'll barely notice it (It didn't bothered me that much). I think it's faithful on the book in a way the highlighted scenes from the book were there. If they included all the scenes from the book, maybe the movie will be longer than expected, so, I think it was enough and I'm satisfied with it.  OMG. Theo James is so HOT! I was really surprised on him. He did portrayed Four really well. It is definitely a MUST WATCH  movie. I am having a movie hangover and fan-girling on FOUR. hahaha!

Best part of the movie:
The zip-line. It's the most beautiful scene ever. I can't help being emotional, I fought back my tears. (Deep inside. gosh. IT FEELS) The background song made it more POWERFUL. "I Need You" by M83, listen to this song. Remembering Allegiant. :(   

Veronica Roth has a cameo. It's up to you to find her (I found her in one scene). 

A little flaw..

 Peter. I find him more sarcastic in the book than in the movie but Miles Teller did a great job. (He's adorable by the way.) :) 

The casting however was still.... awkward. if you know what I mean. ;)

Kudos to the Divergent casts, the director and of course, Veronica Roth! Of course, I will watch it again. There's no limit right? this deserves a 10/10 stars on IMDB.