Mockingjay Part 2 Movie Review

yesss!!! i watched mockingjay part 2 today and it was sooo good.  if you haven’t watched it, i highly recommend it. warning: prepare some tissues beforehand.

if you haven’t watched the movie or read mockingjay, just a warning, there will be spoilers

i went there expecting it to be okay, since i already knew what was going to happen. still have some tissues on hand. there were so many instances in the whole movie when i cried, especially toward the end. there is a mix of happy tears and sad tears though, so it isn’t all that bad.

plot wise, the movie did a great job of keeping to the book, and they included all the important scenes, although i did feel some were a little rushed. (probably because the movie was already more than 2 hours long) i did not have a chance to reread the book since i first read it in 2012, so my memories of it were a little fuzzy when i went to watch the movie.

i felt that prim was barely featured in this movie, except for the ending and during her death, which was wayyy too quick. it literally happened in one second.

katniss: prim!

*prim looks over*

*explosion happens*

all the actors did a great job as always, and i’m so sad that this film series has come to an end. again, it was so sad to witness finnick’s death. he had just gotten married to annie and it was upsetting to see him die so fast. i also thought that some of the characters should’ve been featured a little more in the movie instead of just katniss, because she was there for like every scene.

i watched it with my uncle, who hasn’t read any of the books but watched all the previous movies, and he told me that he thought the plot was rather predictable. he surprisingly managed to guess what was about to happen accurately.

for someone who has already read the books, i can’t say too much on the predictability of the movie since i know clearly what will and will not happen, so i asked my uncle for his opinion on it after we finished watching it.

if you have watched it, what do you think? did you like it? if so, what were some of your favorite scenes? share them all with me! i would love to hear your thoughts ❤

Book Travelling Thursdays: A Book That Deals With War

this week will be my first time participating in book travelling thursdays, which is weekly meme created by danielle @danielle’s book blog and catia @the girl who read to much. click here to visit the goodreads page for more information! all you have to do is to state why you chose this book, show the original cover, the cover from your country, your favorite cover, and your least favorite cover. this week’s topic is to choose a book that deals with war.
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Waiting on Wednesday | 18/11/2015

waiting on wednesday is a weekly event hosted by @breakingthespine that spotlights upcoming book releases that we are eagerly anticipating

title: the last star (the 5th wave #3)
author: rick yancey
publication date: 24 may 2016
publisher: g.p. putnam’s sons books for young readers

since this is the third book in the series, in order not to spoil anyone who has not yet read this series or is not caught up on it, i will be providing the synopsis of the first book.

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the 5th wave synopsis [from goodreads]:

After the 1st wave, only darkness remains. After the 2nd, only the lucky escape. And after the 3rd, only the unlucky survive. After the 4th wave, only one rule applies: trust no one.

Now, it’s the dawn of the 5th wave, and on a lonely stretch of highway, Cassie runs from Them. The beings who only look human, who roam the countryside killing anyone they see. Who have scattered Earth’s last survivors. To stay alone is to stay alive, Cassie believes, until she meets Evan Walker. Beguiling and mysterious, Evan Walker may be Cassie’s only hope for rescuing her brother–or even saving herself. But Cassie must choose: between trust and despair, between defiance and surrender, between life and death. To give up or to get up.

“Some things you can never leave behind. They don’t belong to the past. They belong to you.” -Rick Yancey, The 5th Wave (The 5th Wave #1)

Waiting on Wednesday | 11/11/2015

waiting on wednesday is a weekly event hosted by @breakingthespine that spotlights upcoming releases that we are eagerly anticipating

title: frozen tides (falling kingdoms #4)
author: morgan rhodes
publication date: 15 december 2015
publisher: razorbill

since this is a fourth book in the series, in order not to spoil anyone who has not yet read this series or is not caught up on it, i will be providing the synopsis of the first book.

falling kingdoms synopsis [from goodreads]:

In the three kingdoms of Mytica, magic has long been forgotten. And while hard-won peace has reigned for centuries, a deadly unrest now simmers below the surface.

As the rulers of each kingdom grapple for power, the lives of their subjects are brutally transformed… and four key players, royals and rebels alike, find their fates forever intertwined. Cleo, Jonas, Lucia, and Magnus are caught in a dizzying world of treacherous betrayals, shocking murders, secret alliances, and even unforeseen love.

The only outcome that’s certain is that kingdoms will fall. Who will emerge triumphant when all they know has collapsed?

It’s the eve of war…. Choose your side.

Princess: Raised in pampered luxury, Cleo must now embark on a rough and treacherous journey into enemy territory in search of magic long thought extinct.

Rebel: Jonas, enraged at injustice, lashes out against the forces of oppression that have kept his country cruelly impoverished. To his shock, he finds himself the leader of a people’s revolution centuries in the making.

Sorceress: Lucia, adopted at birth into the royal family, discovers the truth about her past—and the supernatural legacy she is destined to wield.

Heir: Bred for aggression and trained to conquer, firstborn son Magnus begins to realise that the heart can be more lethal than the sword

be sure to check out this series if you’re interested! if you’re wondering, i’m only on the second book but i’m hoping to get caught up on this series before the fifth book comes out next year. falling kingdoms book review [with non-spoiler section]