The Last Star | book review

Title: The Last Star Author: Rick Yancey Series: The 5th Wave (#3) Publisher: G.P. Putnam's Sons Publication Date: May 2016 Genre(s): Sci-fi, Young adult, Dystopian Opening Line: Many years ago, when he was ten, her father had ridden a big yellow bus to the planetarium. The Synopsis The finale to The 5th Wave picks up right where…

Slaughterhouse-Five | book review

Title: Slaughterhouse-Five Author: Kurt Vonnegut Series: n/a Publisher: Delacorte Publishing Publication Date: 1969 Genre(s): Sci-fi, Historical fiction, Satire Opening Line: All this happened, more or less. The Synopsis Billy Pilgrim is going to school to become an optometrist when he is drafted into the Army during World War II. He's a weak, funny-looking young man who is captured behind…

The Infinite Sea | book review

Title: The Infinite Sea Author: Rick Yancey Series: The 5th Wave Publisher: G.P. Putnam’s Sons Publication Date: September 2014 Genre(s): Fiction, Sci-Fi, Dystopia, Young adult Opening Line: There would be no harvest. I actually finished this book yesterday, but with moving back to school and getting resettled I didn't have enough time to blog. So yeah, didn't take…

The 5th Wave | book review

Title: The 5th Wave Author: Rick Yancey Series: The 5th Wave Publisher: G.P. Putnam's Sons Publication Date: May 2013 Genre(s): Fiction, Sci-Fi, Dystopia, Young adult Opening Line: There will be no awakening. So it's a new year, which means new books and new film adaptations of books. The 5th Wave has been on my radar for a…

Fahrenheit 451 | book review

Title: Fahrenheit 451 Author: Ray Bradbury Series: None Publisher: Ballantine Books Publication Date: 1953 Genre(s): Fiction, Sci-Fi, Dystopia Opening Line:  It was a pleasure to burn. My best friend gifted this to me for Christmas last month; she obviously knows me well. I chose Fahrenheit 451 as my first book of 2016 because I spent my first moments of this new year with…

Trigger Warning | book review

Title: Trigger Warning: Short Fictions and Disturbances Author: Neil Gaiman Publisher: William Morrow Publication Date: February 2015 Rating: 4.5 stars Opening Line: There are things that upset us. There are few authors I've read during my nineteen years of life who can give me chills and force me to think the way Neil Gaiman does. Over the past couple years, I…

The Martian | adaptation review

Title: The Martian Motion Picture Rating: PG13 Release Date: October 2015 Director: Ridley Scott Production Co.: Twentieth Century Fox Runtime: 144 min My Rating: 4.5 stars This is my first adaptation review and I am happy to be starting with the film The Martian, the adaptation of the novel written by Andy Weir. I've been meaning to…