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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...

Reviewed by Emily Savant, Staff Reviewer     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, Staff Reviewer     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, Staff Reviewer     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, Staff Reviewer     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. ...

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