Saturday, August 15, 2015

Book to Movie Adaptation Review: Descendants

Title: (Disney) Descendants
Starring: Dove Cameron, Sofia Carson,
Booboo Stewart, Cameron Boyce
Director: Kenny Ortega
Show date: July 28, 2015

Rating: 10/10


This is my new favorite Disney Movie, I tell you. I’ve read the prequel book by Melissa De La Cruz-The Isle of the Lost, and I loved it and I hope you read my book review here.

I love that the story is new and fresh and it gives chances to the kids of our famous villains. It is a story of discovering yourself and choosing which way to go and what future to choose. Our future is not-should not be pre-determined by our parents. We have the right to choose what we will become.

This movie is somewhat a movie adaptation of The Isle of The Lost so I was very interested to watch it. I adore Dove Cameron so much after I’ve watched the movie. She is just so flawless beyond words. I love girls with white blond hair really-Daenery’s, Dove, etc. She may be a Targaryen at some point but lol we’re getting away from the story here. Evie played by Sofia Carson is brilliant and so pretty in the movie, I approve. Jay played by Booboo Stewart reminds me so much of Kenji from Shatter Me. And Cameron Boyce playing Carlos is such a cutie.

I ship Mal and Ben, Bal is kind of like a weird shipname so no. But *hearty eyes* Mitchell Hope is my new bae. Actually fancasts him as all Princes in all the books I’ve read. You may not, at first, like their costumes but what do you expect of villains?  But it’s not the costume that matters it’s the plot and the story. This is undoubtedly the High School Musical of this generation. Kenny Ortega directed it as well. Oh and let’s not forget about the soundtrack of the movie which topped on the Billboard Charts and Itunes: If Only by Dove Cameron and Rotten to the Core by Sofia Carson.The songs had been actually playing on my tab for 2 weeks now and I have no regrets. So..IF YOU HAVEN’T WATCHED THE MOVIE DROP EVERYTHING YOU ARE DOING RIGHT NOW AND GO WATCH IT. It’ll bring back those high-school feels you had and you’ll probably die of cuteness.

I am so ready of DESCENDANTS 2 and the next Descendants book that Melissa is writing for us.



            Book bloggers are fond of book chats on Twitter where they can meet new reader and blogger friends, and interact with them about the books that they are reading, as well as their personal interests and book blogs.

            What is #RBFYAChat? It stands for Reader, Blogger/Booktuber, Fangirl/Fanboy Young Adult Chat. All readers of all kinds have the freedom to join so long as they have their own twitter accounts.
There had been a lot of book chats on Twitter like #RQWN, #WeekendYAParty and #FAC16 etc. They are all hosted by awesome book bloggers that wants to join the book community for once a week.

            So I here, on the other had come up with #RBFYAChat where all kinds of readers, be it book bloggers, booktubers, or just readers who doesn’t have blogs can easily participate. Every chat I threw in about 10 or more bookish questions to be answered by the chatters. The first book chat started of by late June this year and I’m very proud to say that our first #RBFYAChat had been the longest book chat that ever run on twitter and that is about 22 hours. It happens every Saturday or two depending on my schedule, usually 8-10 PM Philippine Standard Time.

            For every chat we have prizes to the most active chatter. It could be an advance copy or a physical book or a bookmark bundle. It’s very fun hosting a book chat on Twitter and you, my lovely blog reader are very welcomed to join as well. If you have questions you can tweet me directly on twitter @MightaZerie and I will get back to you the very soonest. Also, #RBFYAChat has about an average of hundred chatters or so and you’d make good friends!

            Have you once joined my book chat? Do you have suggestions about the chat? Do you want to be my co-host? (Email me.) Do you know any other book chats and who hosts them? If you do, comment them below.

Series Review: The Dark Elements by Jennifer Armentrout

Title: White Hot Kiss, Stone Cold Touch, Every Last Breath
Series: The Dark Elements
Author: Jennifer Armentrout
Publisher: Harlequin Teen
Date Published: July 28, 2015

Rate: 5/5 stars

            It’s kind of difficult to really write a book review when you’ve read the book about three weeks ago, but here I am now again breaking the blog hiatus because I don’t want the blog getting idle. So another series review, from a series by Jen Armentrout. It feels I had waited for forever for the last book and it feels like I have just read the first book yesterday. If you’d ask me why I love JLAs books, it’ll take me forever counting off the reasons. But JLA writes the best paranormal books you can find in YA.

            Let’s have the overview of the series in case, you, my lovely reader, haven’t read the series. It’s about a half-breed, gargoyle and human (or so she thought), saving the world against what might have been the end of it. Torn between two hot guys, one her childhood crush-who she grew up with and a sexy dark, sarcastic guy. So how would she save the world, being some kind of a freak, mix-breed? Read the series.

            Ohhhh how I had missed Roth so very much. And I certainly voted for him on the dark elements poll on who Layla should end up with. I had been very confident on the matter; I just hoped no one would die. #TeamRoth to my very last breath.

            So here in the last book, we can read that Layla had woman-ed up to deal with the two guys who pulled on her heart strings, I’m glad that she did that early in the book. And we get to see her accept who she is and fully develop her abilities for her own good and the many. We also get to meet the cutie Thumper and Robin. It was honestly my first time to cry on a love scene-here on this book-I had a rough day that time and I just teared up reading it. Beware though, have your heart ready for the breaking because of Bambi. That hurts, JLA. Thank you so much.

            The last book was all that I have expected and what I haven’t expected both at the same time.  Oh, and I have my perfect fancast for Roth, Bo Develius. Hmm, what do you guys think?

            You haven’t read a YA about gargoyles have you? Well, start with this one. You will be amazed how JLA would bury you into the world she created, just for you. This one’s my favorite book series by Jennifer and I’m so stoked on what she’s going to write next.

ARC Review: Illuminae by Jay Kristoff and Amie Kaufman

Title: Illuminae
                                            Author: Jay Kristoff & Amie Kauffman
Publisher: Harlequin Teen
Publication Date: October 20, 2015

Rating 4/5 stars

I received an advance copy of this book for review from the publisher.  Many thanks to them for entrusting me an e-ARC of this book and believing in me that I will make a good book review to encourage more readers and share the book love to people. All thoughts and words on this review are solely my own.

This book review had been long due, I’ve read Illuminae about a month ago but because I want to chill out of the world right now, well I think this is now a good time to write it. I may be mad and a hundred shades of stressed writing this but I promise I’m in the right mind enough to write this book review. This is also my post-hiatus book review.

Illuminae is a genre and life changing kind of read. It’s a kind of Sci-Fi that is also Dystopian. It’s a break from your typical and normal reads. The writing is different, also the conversations and there are badass illustrations. It is a funny and quirky read and a lot more. It’s saving the whole fleet from danger of genocide without losing its strong characters, flow, and plot of the story.
I can’t say I haven’t read a book like Illuminae because I can, not as closely but a bit, associate it to Across the Universe by Beth Revis and also the other books by her. But it doesn’t mean that they have neither entirely the same plot nor the same theme. Illuminae is a very entertaining read; it’s by far witty and unpredictable. You may not have read any book like this yet but as Marie Lu had said it’s one of the most extraordinary read you will have this year.

I love that the character development in the story is quite complicated since the build-up of the relationship of Ezra and Kady started off as break-up couples. They interacted not physically but through technology from far two different battleships. They had to hold on to each other even if they’re miles apart in space and gradually fixed their broken-relationship. Kady is one genius girl and a fighter, she fights for what she loves and she too is a hard-headed, bad-tempered girl, I usually am most fond of. AIDAN though is my favorite character of the story. No, he [it] is not on the love triangle, as you were thinking but he or [It] I honestly don’t know what pronoun I should use on him but he is not human and what we know is that what isn’t human may never feel, but AIDAN is the exemption of it.

Overall, Illuminae is the book that’ll blast you off your seat. You might as well have it.

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