Book review: H20 (The Rain #1) by Virginia Bergin (4 stars)

“It’s in the rain.”

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H20 (The Rain #1) by Virginia Bergin

Format: Hardcover

Genre: YA, Science Fiction-Dystopian

Rating: 4/5 stars

(Review)

(DISCLAIMER: This review is based on my opinion only and may contain coarse language)

Ruby and her friends were partying happily, until the rain came. Just one drop blisters your skin and leaves you bleeding, and in the next moment, you’re dead. A few weeks later, Ruby is left alone, everyone else who touched the rain or even went near the water ended up dead. Ruby is determined to find her father, if he’s still alive.

I really liked the very honest writing style. I loved the world building and the overall progression of events, I was on the edge of my seat throughout the entire book.

I felt that the world building was done very well and it drew me in immensely (that I was so afraid to go and take a bath, seriously!).

I personally wasn’t a fan of Ruby’s character, she’s pretty snobby and unlikeable for me. I also didn’t really understand why she kept putting on make up (Maybe it’s her way of coping?)

I actually would want to read the 2nd book but couldn’t get my hands on it! Nonetheless, I would definitely recommend this to all who are fans of dystopian books!

Have you read this book? What are your thoughts and opinions? Leave a comment down below! 🙂

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Movie Review: Pocahontas (1995) & Pocahontas 2:Journey to the new world (1998) (5 & 2 Stars)

“I have seen hundreds of new worlds, Thomas. What could possibly be different about this one?”

 

“But the spirits around me…”

“Can help, but only the spirit within can guide you.”

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Title: Pocahontas (1995) & Pocahontas 2:Journey to the new world (1998)

Director: Mike Gabriel & Eric Goldberg (1st movie)

Tom Ellery & Bradley Raymond (2nd movie)

Genre: Animation, Adventure, Drama, Romance

Synopsis:

An English soldier and the daughter of an Algonquin chief share a romance when English colonists invade seventeenth-century Virginia.

Pocahontas sets off on a journey to England with Meeko, Flit, and Percy. Hearing rumors of John Smith’s death, Pocahontas tries to prevent war and battle.

Rating: 5 stars and 2 stars

Review:

(1st movie)

Captain John Smith leads a boat to plunder treasure for England in the new world, where he chances upon Pocahontas, the daughter of the chief of the village.

Can you believe that I have never watched this movie before either? Gosh.

The music was light, dramatic yet largely mystical.

Meeko the racoon was so cute! The romance between John Smith and Pocahontas is so cute and I found the comedy pretty funny. I loved the drama and conflict in the film and was left tearing at a lot of parts throughout the film.

I loved the duets between the sailors and villagers. I was swept away and left breathless by this movie!

(2nd movie)

John Smith is rumored to be dead, Pocahontas sets off to England to prevent an oncoming war.

I heard that Pocahontas is an INFJ too? (idk)

If you loved the first movie, just stop there, I’m serious. There was a very unneeded love triangle in this movie which made me question a lot. This second movie felt pretty forced and I definitely wouldn’t recommend to watch the 2nd one. Also, (Spoiler alert) she didn’t even end up with John Smith, so what was the entire build up in the first freaking movie for?

Have you watched this movie? What did you think? Let me know in the comments below!

 

Book review: Hung up by Kristen Tracy (1 star)

“I learn something new every time I talk to you, Lucy.”

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Hung up by Kristen Tracy

Format: Hardcover

Genre: YA, Romance, Contemporary

Rating: 1/5 stars

[Synopsis] (Taken from goodreads) 

Can you fall in love with a voice? This witty romance, told entirely through phone calls, chronicles the tale of a wrong number gone right.

It all started with a wrong number. The voicemails Lucy left on James’s phone were meant for someone else—someone who used to have James’s digits. But then when James finally answers and the two start to talk, a unique bond forms between the two teens.

Gradually Lucy and James begin to understand each other on a deeper level than anyone else in their lives. But when James wants to meet in person, Lucy is strangely resistant. And when her secret is revealed, he’ll understand why…

(Review)

(DISCLAIMER: This review is based on my opinion only and may contain coarse language)

Lucy’s angry messages were meant for someone else, but James was the one who received them.

What I really liked was the easy conversation style of the book, but this also made the characters very flat. The problems they faced were pretty realistic but the characters definitely lacked depth.

I disliked Lucy as a character, she’s pretty judgemental and unemphatetic.

Overall, I wouldn’t recommend this book as the characters felt flat to me and the story was predictable.

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Book review: Last Star Burning (Last Star Burning #1) by Caitlin Sangster (Did not finish)

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Last Star Burning (Last Star Burning #1) by Caitlin Sangster

Format: Hardcover

Genre: YA, Fantasy, Science Fiction-Dystopian

Rating: Did not finish

[Synopsis] (Taken from goodreads) 

Sev is branded with the mark of a criminal—a star burned into her hand. That’s the penalty for being the daughter of the woman who betrayed their entire nation.

Now her mother’s body is displayed above Traitor’s Arch, kept in a paralyzed half sleep by the same plague that destroyed the rest of the world. And as further punishment, Sev is forced to do hard labor to prove that she’s more valuable alive than dead.

When the government blames Sev for a horrific bombing, she must escape the city or face the chopping block. Unimaginable dangers lurk outside the city walls, and Sev’s only hope of survival lies with the most unlikely person—Howl, the chairman’s son. Though he promises to lead her to safety, Howl has secrets, and Sev can’t help but wonder if he knows more about her past—and her mother’s crimes—than he lets on.

But in a hostile world, trust is a luxury. Even when Sev’s life and the lives of everyone she loves may hang in the balance.

(Review)

(DISCLAIMER: This review is based on my opinion only and may contain coarse language)

I chose to read this book because of the cover and intriguing storyline which had a lot of promise. But I wasn’t a fan of the writing style and was confused about the world building (maybe cos I read too little about the book).

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Movie Review: Captain America: The first avenger (2011) (3.5 Stars)

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Title: Captain America: The first avenger (PG13)

Director: Joe Johnston

Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi, historical

Synopsis:

Steve Rogers, a rejected military soldier transforms into Captain America after taking a dose of a “Super-Soldier serum”. But being Captain America comes at a price as he attempts to take down a war monger and a terrorist organization.

Rating: 3.5 stars

Review:

Steve wants to serve the military, but he’s rejected for being too scrawny and weak. He transforms into Captain America after a dose of a special serum.

The lighting was mainly dark yet warm, but I loved the retro look of the movie. The music was sinister, heroic and dramatic.

I’ve actually watched all the movies in the MCU (Except for Guardians of the Galaxy and Black Panther) and decided to watch this because it was showing on my local TV!

Out of the male avengers, Captain America has to be my favourite. He’s determined, smart and selfless. (I just googled and online sources have mentioned that Captain America and Doctor Strange might be INFJs! But who knows 😂 Well, my top 3 are apparently INFJs, but there are mixed thoughts everywhere!) (My top 3 MCU favourites are Scarlet witch, Captain America and Doctor Strange!)

I felt that he was the most realistic and relatable marvel hero and I love the overall hero’s journey.

Have you watched this movie? What did you think? Let me know in the comments below!