Reviews written by Emily Savant, Staff Reviewer

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Teen Films
Reviewed by Emily Savant, Staff Reviewer     April 02, 2013
Overall rating 
 
3.2
Acting 
 
3.0
Story 
 
3.0
Effects 
 
3.0
Dialogue 
 
2.0
Adaptation Quality 
 
5.0

Well, then.

I went and saw this in theaters 2 nights after it came out. I read all the books, and was honestly excited to see how the movie captured the personalities of the book (or at least the little that was there..ahem..Jacob.) The row behind me and my friends was...

Teen Films
Reviewed by Emily Savant, Staff Reviewer     March 29, 2013
Overall rating 
 
4.8
Acting 
 
4.0
Story 
 
5.0
Effects 
 
5.0
Dialogue 
 
5.0
Adaptation Quality 
 
N/A

Good

Not gunna lie, I had no interest in this book series. Then I heard they were making a movie and I didn't really pay any mind to it. Then I saw the preview. And oh, boy. Alex Pettyfer. Damn. It's actually really interesting! These aliens are incredible...

Reviewed by Emily Savant, Staff Reviewer     March 29, 2013
Overall rating 
 
5.0
Acting 
 
5.0
Story 
 
5.0
Effects 
 
5.0
Dialogue 
 
5.0
Adaptation Quality 
 
5.0

Perfect!

I pre ordered this from Amazon as I have no patience in waiting for something I really want. Totally worth the wait. I don't even know how to describe my love for Perks, because I connect so much with the book. And the film put that on display for...

Young Adult Indie
Reviewed by Emily Savant, Staff Reviewer     March 27, 2013
Overall rating 
 
4.3
Writing Style 
 
4.0
Plot/Story 
 
5.0
Illustrations (if applicable) 
 
N/A
Characters (if applicable) 
 
4.0
Editing/Design Quality 
 
N/A

Compelling

I've never read any books by the Bronte's, but I have seen the Jane Eyre movie. I also wrote a paper in high school on the enigmatic Emily Bronte, and ever sense then I've always been pulled to this interesting family. Heather and Emily are great characters. I wouldn't...

Young Adult Fiction
Reviewed by Emily Savant, Staff Reviewer     March 27, 2013
Overall rating 
 
5.0
Plot 
 
5.0
Characters 
 
5.0
Writing Style 
 
5.0

Gorgeous

I devoured this beautifully written book in a matter of just days. And if I would have had the time, I would have spent a marathon of hours reading it. Once again, I'm struck by how lyrical a book can be written. The words flow effortlessly and seductively towards...

Young Adult Fiction
Reviewed by Emily Savant, Staff Reviewer     March 12, 2013
Overall rating 
 
2.7
Plot 
 
3.0
Characters 
 
3.0
Writing Style 
 
2.0

Okay.

I really don't have any reasonable reason to have not enjoyed this book. But something about it just didn't click with me. It could be that is was so granola and at times unrealistic. Most teenagers do not act that way. Some of the situations made them seem completely...

Young Adult Fiction
Reviewed by Emily Savant, Staff Reviewer     February 16, 2013
Overall rating 
 
4.7
Plot 
 
4.0
Characters 
 
5.0
Writing Style 
 
5.0

Good

Besides this book being a great story, it’s laced with some of the most gorgeous writing I’ve read in awhile. That is what makes White Lines a truly amazing book. Caitlin’s story is powerful. The fast life she lives would be envied by most scene kids in 2013. Cat...

Reviewed by Emily Savant, Staff Reviewer     January 25, 2013
Overall rating 
 
5.0
Plot 
 
5.0
Characters 
 
5.0
Writing Style 
 
5.0

Woah.

My oh my. This book. Just as amazing as the first, if not better. I was so stunned and overwhelmed, that I don't think I will be okay until the next one is out. I mean, people, this book don't mess around with your feelings. I'd like...

Young Adult Fiction
Reviewed by Emily Savant, Staff Reviewer     January 07, 2013
Overall rating 
 
5.0
Plot 
 
5.0
Characters 
 
5.0
Writing Style 
 
5.0

Something Witchy

Very seldom is a book so good that I wouldn’t mind if it was somehow made into a series. Characters I like so much that I would love to explore their world some more. Something Witchy This Way Comes was exactly that! I’d love to have more time with...

Reviewed by Emily Savant, Staff Reviewer     January 03, 2013
Overall rating 
 
4.0
Plot 
 
4.0
Characters 
 
4.0
Writing Style 
 
4.0

Shiver

I really enjoyed this book! It was sweet and to the point. Sam and Grace are great characters, and I'm excited to read more into this series. I really liked Jack and Isobel. Although, I could have done without Olivia and Rachel. They both annoyed me. I'm interested...

Reviewed by Emily Savant, Staff Reviewer     December 31, 2012
Overall rating 
 
5.0
Writing Style 
 
5.0
Plot/Story 
 
5.0
Illustrations (if applicable) 
 
N/A
Characters (if applicable) 
 
5.0
Editing/Design Quality 
 
N/A

As You Were

I generally try to avoid book series of any kind. Usually I know what direction they will take and they tend to be all over the place, and too much of a good thing can get old. Sometimes the first book will be great and the rest are horrible. Or...

Young Adult Fiction
Reviewed by Emily Savant, Staff Reviewer     December 26, 2012
Overall rating 
 
5.0
Plot 
 
5.0
Characters 
 
5.0
Writing Style 
 
5.0

Divergent

I like big books, y’all. Big, thick hardbacks or paperbacks with lots of adjectives and page turning twists. So how could I pass up Divergent? Divergent is chockablock full of excitement. Everything is constantly a rush of anticipation at what Tris/Beatrice would get herself into next. Or where Four/Tobias...

Reviewed by Emily Savant, Staff Reviewer     December 12, 2012
Overall rating 
 
5.0
Acting 
 
5.0
Story 
 
5.0
Effects 
 
5.0
Dialogue 
 
5.0
Adaptation Quality 
 
N/A

My favorite.

By far, my favorite out of the series! Every little thing about this movie is absolutely perfect. Keep in mind, I have not read the book yet. And I know when I do, this particular tale will become even more awesome! The games are so interesting. With every...

Reviewed by Emily Savant, Staff Reviewer     December 11, 2012
Overall rating 
 
4.3
Acting 
 
5.0
Story 
 
5.0
Effects 
 
3.0
Dialogue 
 
4.0
Adaptation Quality 
 
N/A

good.

Probably, if I had to, I would say this is my least favorite of the Harry Potter films. Now, I haven't read the book yet, so maybe it is more interesting than the movie. To me, it wasn't very memorable. I can tell you I know it is about...

Young Adult Fiction
Reviewed by Emily Savant, Staff Reviewer     December 05, 2012
Last updated: March 22, 2015
Overall rating 
 
3.0
Plot 
 
4.0
Characters 
 
2.0
Writing Style 
 
3.0

Okay.

2.5, really. Maybe it’s because I am not a 16 year old boy, but I really don’t see the hype for The Catcher in the Rye. First off, Holden talks in circles. He constantly repeats things. Yeah, I get it. You smoke too much so you run out...

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