Reviews written by Emily Savant

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Young Adult Fiction
Reviewed by Emily Savant     November 21, 2012
Overall rating 
 
5.0
Plot 
 
5.0
Characters 
 
5.0
Writing Style 
 
5.0

wow.

It is easy to say that this book is unforgetable. Because it really is. I will never in this lifetime forget The Book Thief. It's the other words to describe my feelings toward this book that I find hard to think about. Heartbreakingly beautiful. Hauntingly spledid. Mesmorizingly stunning. ...

Young Adult Fiction
Reviewed by Emily Savant     November 15, 2012
Overall rating 
 
1.3
Plot 
 
1.0
Characters 
 
2.0
Writing Style 
 
1.0

Shadowland

I confess: I have an addiction to bargain shopping. And a book sale is my kryptonite. Which is how I got my hands on the first three books in The Immortals series. Now, I rather enjoyed the first one. The story was something new, and if you can...

Young Adult Fiction
Reviewed by Emily Savant     November 07, 2012
Overall rating 
 
4.3
Plot 
 
4.0
Characters 
 
4.0
Writing Style 
 
5.0

Great.

Obviously, this has been done before. Groundhog Day meets Mean Girls in book form. It's the gorgeous writing and the thought provoking premise that really pushed Before I Fall into the land of awesome. (or at least into my land of awesome.) I hated Sam in the beginning....

Young Adult Fiction
Reviewed by Emily Savant     October 26, 2012
Overall rating 
 
4.3
Plot 
 
4.0
Characters 
 
5.0
Writing Style 
 
4.0

Fixing Delilah

I loved Sarah Ockler's other book, Twenty-Boy Summer, and I expected the same beautiful writing and heartfelt story for Fixing Delilah. I got exactly that. Delilah is a great character to relate to. I related well with being caught up in the family drama, and I feel that most...

Young Adult Fiction
Reviewed by Emily Savant     October 23, 2012
Overall rating 
 
4.0
Plot 
 
4.0
Characters 
 
4.0
Writing Style 
 
4.0

Tyger Tyger

I've grown to love books that are fairy tale like. Anything passed down from mythology has me instantly hooked! This is the second book I have read about Celtic Mythology, and I loved it from the very start. (I'm also prepared to go to Ireland at this point.) The...

Young Adult Nonfiction
Reviewed by Emily Savant     October 16, 2012
Overall rating 
 
4.0
Writing Style 
 
4.0
Illustrations/Photos (if applicable) 
 
N/A

Sing Me to Sleep

Some Spoilers Ahead. Sing Me to Sleep started off slow, but the last few chapters were a ride. A ride that had me in tears. I was bored and anxious for a good part of this book because of Beth and Derek’s relationship. (Mostly Beth’s attitude). She was...

Teen Films
Reviewed by Emily Savant     October 08, 2012
Overall rating 
 
5.0
Acting 
 
5.0
Story 
 
5.0
Effects 
 
5.0
Dialogue 
 
5.0
Adaptation Quality 
 
N/A

City Island

Every once in awhile, that one movie comes along that has a little bit of everything in it. Comedy. Drama. Weird. Awesome. City Island is perfection at its best. And I wouldn't have picked this movie up if it wasn't for Steven Strait. He's gorgeous and I...

Reviewed by Emily Savant     October 08, 2012
Overall rating 
 
4.8
Acting 
 
5.0
Story 
 
5.0
Effects 
 
5.0
Dialogue 
 
5.0
Adaptation Quality 
 
4.0

The Hunger Games

I’m not one of those people who obsess over whether or not a book and its movie counterpart are exactly the same. Scene by scene. Word for word. I realize that this is not always possible. However, it always seems that the littlest things that matter the...

Young Adult Fiction
Reviewed by Emily Savant     October 04, 2012
Overall rating 
 
3.3
Plot 
 
4.0
Characters 
 
3.0
Writing Style 
 
3.0

Defiance

I don't really know what I was expecting from this. I followed the entire publication of this book and was so ecstatic to read it. I saw so many reviews boasting about this and that got me even more excited. Don't get me wrong, I liked it. I just couldn't...

Reviewed by Emily Savant     September 27, 2012
Overall rating 
 
5.0
Plot/Characters/Writing Style 
 
5.0
Illustrations/Photos (if applicable) 
 
N/A

Great

Didn't think it could get any better than the first one. Well, I was wrong. This is a great follow up to Eighth Grade Bites. He's in high school now, but that is not the only thing that has changed for Vladimir. *RBC

Reviewed by Emily Savant     September 27, 2012
Overall rating 
 
5.0
Plot 
 
5.0
Characters 
 
5.0
Writing Style 
 
5.0

Great

First book I ever read about vampires! Action packed and strangely relatable. Excluding the vampire part. Every other book in this series is just as epic as this one! *RBC

Reviewed by Emily Savant     September 27, 2012
Overall rating 
 
5.0
Plot/Characters/Writing Style 
 
5.0
Illustrations/Photos (if applicable) 
 
N/A

The Last Olympian

A great ending to a great series. Sad that it is over, but happy that I got to experience this. Also, this was a very action packed quest! One of my favorites. * reviewed by Chance

Reviewed by Emily Savant     September 27, 2012
Overall rating 
 
5.0
Plot/Characters/Writing Style 
 
5.0
Illustrations/Photos (if applicable) 
 
N/A

Great

This is my absolute favorite in the whole series! Everything about it from the quest to the new characters to the myth this book was based off of. It was all awesome! Just all over awesome. *reviewed by Chance

Reviewed by Emily Savant     September 27, 2012
Overall rating 
 
4.0
Plot/Characters/Writing Style 
 
4.0
Illustrations/Photos (if applicable) 
 
N/A

Good.

Percy Jackson is a true hero! His story is what legends are made of. Anything with Greek mythology instantly has my attention, and this book did its best to hold that attention! Not my favorite in the series, but it was still full of action. * reviewed by Chance...

Young Adult Fiction
Reviewed by Emily Savant     September 23, 2012
Overall rating 
 
2.7
Plot 
 
3.0
Characters 
 
2.0
Writing Style 
 
3.0

Okay.

I've only read one other of Barnholdt's books, Two-Way Street, and it was okay. It was one of those books to read casually, nothing too serious. A light, easy read. And I feel the same way for this one. I couldn't connect to any of the characters, most of them...

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