Reviews written by Emily Savant, Staff Reviewer

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Young Adult Fiction
Reviewed by Emily Savant, Staff Reviewer     May 19, 2013
Overall rating 
 
5.0
Plot 
 
5.0
Characters 
 
5.0
Writing Style 
 
5.0

Gorgeous.

It has been a long time since I’ve read a book written in verse. I forgot how beautiful and elegant they are. So simple, yet so dynamic. Expertly crafted to convey the most emotion in so little. Especially in the case for Out of This Place, I couldn’t peel...

Young Adult Fiction
Reviewed by Emily Savant, Staff Reviewer     May 13, 2013
Overall rating 
 
5.0
Plot 
 
5.0
Characters 
 
5.0
Writing Style 
 
5.0

Awesome.

It’s very rare when I read a book that is centered in Louisiana. It is even rarer when I find one that is written by a native Louisiana author. That is the main reason I picked this book out. The heart and soul I found when I started...

Young Adult Fiction
Reviewed by Emily Savant, Staff Reviewer     May 06, 2013
Overall rating 
 
5.0
Plot 
 
5.0
Characters 
 
5.0
Writing Style 
 
5.0

Awesome!

It has been quite some time since I have read a funny, smart, romantic, and thrilling contemporary ya book. It's hard to find all four of those in one binding, but The Boyfriend App delivers! Audrey is really cool and I'd love to spend a day with her and...

Reviewed by Emily Savant, Staff Reviewer     May 05, 2013
Overall rating 
 
5.0
Acting 
 
5.0
Story 
 
5.0
Effects 
 
5.0
Dialogue 
 
5.0
Adaptation Quality 
 
5.0

Awesome.

Percy Jackson is a hero. His story is so great, and I did not want it to end! (I'll patiently wait for the sequel.) Logan Lerman is cast perfectly. Brandon T. Jackson is awesome. Jake Abel. (Yeah, just everything about him.) I love Greek mythology...

Reviewed by Emily Savant, Staff Reviewer     May 05, 2013
Overall rating 
 
5.0
Acting 
 
5.0
Story 
 
5.0
Effects 
 
5.0
Dialogue 
 
5.0
Adaptation Quality 
 
N/A

Adorable.

This. freaking. movie. is. adorable. Clever and full of heart. A kid I babysat made me watch this and I think I loved it more than he did. It's so whimsical and wouldn't we all like to believe the Loch Ness Monster is real? I do..but that's...

Reviewed by Emily Savant, Staff Reviewer     May 05, 2013
Overall rating 
 
4.3
Acting 
 
4.0
Story 
 
4.0
Effects 
 
5.0
Dialogue 
 
4.0
Adaptation Quality 
 
N/A

Great

This is kinda like one of those classic movies where you can go back time and time again and re-watch. And maybe find something in it that you hadn't before. I'm not such a big fan of Anne Hathaways, but she is very good at playing up her characters...

Reviewed by Emily Savant, Staff Reviewer     April 29, 2013
Overall rating 
 
3.0
Plot 
 
3.0
Characters 
 
3.0
Writing Style 
 
3.0

Good!

I grew up on a farm in the middle of the country surrounded by rice fields and cattle pastures. Living off the land has always just been a way of life to me. I’m always surprised when I see people from, like Portland or San Francisco, who have just discovered...

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...

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