Reviews written by Emily Savant

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Reviewed by Emily Savant     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     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     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     December 11, 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     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     December 05, 2012
Overall rating 
 
2.0
Plot 
 
3.0
Characters 
 
2.0
Writing Style 
 
1.0

Okay.

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 of breathe faster....

Reviewed by Emily Savant     November 28, 2012
Overall rating 
 
5.0
Acting 
 
5.0
Story 
 
5.0
Effects 
 
5.0
Dialogue 
 
5.0
Adaptation Quality 
 
N/A

Great!

So, so many cool things happen in this movie! The effects get better, as does the acting! Harry, Ron, and Hermione find themselves in their second year at Hogwarts and undercover even more answers about Voldemort. I'm not gunna lie, I had a huge crush on Tom Riddle during...

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

Great!

Finally at 21 years of age, I get the chance to read this! I've been waiting for quite some time. A time when I could read them back to back, with no interruptions. And that time is now! I loved all the movies, so I was pretty sure I'd love...

Reviewed by Emily Savant     November 27, 2012
Overall rating 
 
5.0
Acting 
 
5.0
Story 
 
5.0
Effects 
 
5.0
Dialogue 
 
5.0
Adaptation Quality 
 
5.0

LOVE!

When these movies first came out, I wasn't allowed to watch them. That quickly changed after my mom saw, and fell in love, with the Harry Potter series. To a kid, this movie is memorizing. It is full of magic and perfectly astonishing. Needless to say, I still feel...

Teen Films
Reviewed by Emily Savant     November 27, 2012
Overall rating 
 
5.0
Acting 
 
5.0
Story 
 
5.0
Effects 
 
5.0
Dialogue 
 
5.0
Adaptation Quality 
 
N/A

August Rush

Music is my first love. It follows me everywhere I go, and I willingly let it. There is something about August Rush that I completely connected with. There is so much heart and soul in this film, that I become an emotional wreck ever time I watch it. ...

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...

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