Miss Peregrine’s Home for peculiar Children: REVIEW

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Author : Ransom Riggs

Pages :384

Rating : 10/10

I read this book a loooonnnng time ago, but only just got around to reviewing it. its quite fitting as the film is due out in the cinemas soon, which I’m so excited about!

The book itself has a great warmth to it, and is really interesting to read. The characters each take on a life of their own and develop continuously throughout. The storyline which includes Jacob shows how family secrets can effect someone’s life, but also in the long run make it better and filled with excitement!

There was never a dull moment in the book, I had to slow down the reading as I loved it that much and didn’t want it to end. The idea and creation of the book was perfect, and couldn’t recommend it enough! also everyone needs to go see the film and read the book; to witness something truly magical!

happy reading 🙂

 

 

The vampire diaries – ageless reading? 

I’ve finally finished the first vampire diaries book! Which unfortunately took me ages, especially with exams. However, it got me thinking… Apart from social change and context, could you tell what year a book was written? Whether it be from the 1800’s to the 1900’s or even 2016? 

I noticed as I was reading The vampire diaries it was written in 1991, 6 years before I was born! Previous to this knowledge I had done little research so thought it was written fairly recent at around 2006 onwards. 

Because of my thoughts, I wondered can you tell? Especially because to me, the writing style and language is fluent and modern. Or could it just be that language is slow moving. 

What are your thoughts on this? Please comment! 

*review up soon* 

SHOCK OF THE DAY!

So, many of you will be familiar with the book ‘Night film’ by Marisha Pessl. Today I was roaming around poundworld looking for some car freshners, and ‘Night film’ was only there on the shelf!
FOR £1!!!! I must have paid £4+ when it was released.

I have never been as shocked in my life, and I wonder what other gems I’ve missed!

Have any of you had experiences like this? Please let me know in the comments.

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Room: Review

Synopsis: Room (2015) tells the extraordinary story of Jack, a spirited 5-year-old who is looked after by his loving and devoted mother. Ma dedicates herself to keeping Jack happy and safe. Their life, however, is anything but typical–they are trapped–confined to a windowless, 10-by-10-foot space that Ma named Room. Ma has created a whole universe for Jack within Room, and she will stop at nothing to ensure that, even in this treacherous environment, Jack is able to live a complete and fulfilling life. But as Jack’s curiosity about their situation grows, they enact a risky plan to escape, ultimately bringing them face-to-face with what may turn out to be the scariest thing yet: the real world.
Running time: 118 minutes
Genre: Drama
Director: Lenny Abrahamson

Room isn’t like any film I’ve seen before. It’s not a horror or thriller, but something special. The genre is hard to Identify, Because it tells a magical, heartfelt story.

The film shows how a strong young woman has brought up her son, in a 10X10 box room after being captivated at 17 by ‘old nick’. Her son Jack doesn’t know any other world (litrally). She makes the brave decision to hatch a plan for them to escape.

(Kind of spoiler)
In many emotional scenes, which did make me and my friends cry. You see Jack escape and his mum to follow, for Jack it’s hard because he thought and saw room as his home. But eventually he comes to love the world.

I recommend this 100%. It’s a beautiful film and really gives you something to think about. 10/10 stars!

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HORRORSTOR: Review

Author: Grady Hendrix
Genre: Comedy Horror
Rating 3.6/5 (goodreads)

Horrorstor is based on a store similar to ikea, that has some strange happenings over night. The staff are asked to stay over night and experience the full force of the store.

I absolutely adored this book, it left me wanting a sequel! The images which got more sinister throughout helped create the story, and made it amazing.

The whole premise and creation of the novel was superbly done! The characters were charasmatic and benefited the novel greatly.
I LOVE books like this, I find a real escape reading them!

It definitely hasn’t put me off visiting IKEA at night!

I rate this novel 5 stars. And 100% recommend to all readers.

Happy reading 🙂

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Krampus movie: Review

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Synopsis: Krampus (2015)
When his dysfunctional family clashes over the holidays, young Max (Emjay Anthony) is disillusioned and turns his back on Christmas. Little does he know, this lack of festive spirit has unleashed the wrath of Krampus: a demonic force of ancient evil intent on punishing non-believers. All hell breaks loose as beloved holiday icons take on a monstrous life of their own, laying siege to the fractured family’s home and forcing them to fight for each other if they hope to survive.

This film was a strange one. To start with I couldn’t make my mind up if I liked it, but after sleeping on it I thought it put a great twist on the typical christmas film. 

Family drama and something to bring them together. I’d rate the film a 5 out of 10 starts. Unfortunately I don’t think you can see it at the cinema now, last night was the last screening.

Merry Christmas x

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(NEW) Christmas with the coopers: MOVIE review.

Last week I got the “unlimited ciniworld card” which means I can watch as many films as I like! This opens a great opportunity to start a new section alongside my book reviews; movie reviews.

I’m a great fan of movies, taking particular interest to horrors and thrillers. Every now and then I like to mix things up.

CHRISTMAS WITH THE COOPERS.
SYNOPSIS: When four generations of the Cooper clan come together for their annual Christmas Eve celebration, a series of unexpected visitors and unlikely events turn the night upside down, leading them all toward a surprising rediscovery of family bonds and the spirit of the holiday.

To start of with all the family is in separate parts of America and you get a glimpse of all their lives. The movie starts promising with some heart felt moments.

Unfortunately the story didn’t built up to I climax and was pretty predictable. For a Christmas film it would be nice as a sit down watch.
Strangely I saw a child around 5 when it wasn’t exactly appropriate, so I’d advise for adults or 13+.

I’d rate the film overall a 5 out of 10 stars, as it could have gone further than it did, and could have been more dramatic/memorable. I don’t think I’d sit and watch it again.

Happy movies.

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Asking for it: Review

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Asking for it; is a very important book that covers a serious issue, rape.
LOUISE O’NEILL bravely tackeles how traumatic a rape can be, and how the power of social media can ruin someones life.

Throughout the book it has the power to change your emoties continuously; from angry, to sad and even confusion. The topic of rape is serious and a book created showing the reality of what it’s like, has a huge impact on the reader.

The main character emma, was a popular girl with everything a teenager wishes for. She’s out going and having the time of her life; until she goes to a party and a boy rapes her, filming the horrible act and posting it on social media.
Gradually you see emmas story grow into something upsetting and difficult to come to terms with, as people accuse her of lying, shes lost all her confidence and he family is falling appart.

Overall the story is an eye opener, and is a definite read but not for the faint hearted. Louise leaves the story open, as she quotes “for rape victims it’s never really over”, so it’s open to interpretation as to how emmas story ends.

I rate 5 Stars.

Gone girl: Review

Author: Gillian Flynn
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I read this book a few months ago, and never got round to reviewing it! I don’t know why as I LOVED it.

How Gillian wrote Amy to be such a master mind was brilliant, the whole book just proves what women can do when they think and plan.

*Spoiler*
The clues Amy left Ben inside the hiden places was such a great trick, especially to start with as he thought she was portraying her love to him! As the story progressed we learnt that they were actually little digs at Ben, for his affair and attitude.

The first half of the book was a drag, all until part 2 I was thinking is this going anywhere. Luckily as I was about to put the book down, the pace picked up!
Quickly it escalated into something magical.

It definitely left me thinking about a womans ability to plan, plot and attack! If we all put our minds to it; were capable of anything!

I rate this book 4 stars; and if you haven’t already, Go read it!

Happy reading 🙂