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Insurgent: Movie Review!

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Hello, everyone! I'm back and I'm here to review the Insurgent movie! I've had a few days to digest everything, and I think that I have gotten everything in the right perspective. I'll be talking about some of the promos, the movie, and how the movie compared to the book. I will admit that I had some expectations for the movie, but I was (sort of) surprised. But enough about that, let's get onto the review!

My overall experience was a positive one, which I found a bit surprising. I hadn't really said anything about the trailers for this movie, but I guess that I'll go on record saying that I hated most of the previews for the movie. For the most part, what was shown was the green screen BS that didn't reveal much about the plot. It looked so fake and ridiculous, and it seemed to be featured in every promotion for the movie, whether it was a poster, commercial, or trailer. It was the shatter effect that really did me in. And, of course, it was in the mov…

Shadowhunters: A New Television Series? Thanks, ABC Family! Maybe...

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Hello, everyone! I'm back and I'm here to report some exciting news. As we've been told since The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones failed at the box office, the Shadowhunter world is coming to life via a television series. However, new information has come out saying that ABC Family is taking up the project and production begins in May.

Now, I have to say that I'm pretty excited by this news. Sure, ABC Family has been known to produce some television shows that may or may not feature some bad acting or situations that are so ridiculous that none of it is actually relatable. But, they have been pretty successful with their book-to-television series Pretty Little Liars. What makes me pretty excited is the amount of effort that goes into the series. I'm hoping they'll put the same production values in Shadowhunters, and if they do, I'm thinking I'll be pretty happy. Also, I've seen it mentioned that they'll be steering away from a teenager audienc…

We Should Hang Out Sometime by Josh Sundquist: Book Review!

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Hello, everyone! I'm back, and I'm here to review the Booksplosion book of the month: We Should Hang Out Sometime by Josh Sundquist. This book is a set of short stories showing the many failed relationships of Josh Sundquist. He tries to go through each relationship scientifically in order to answer a very important question: Why has he never had a girlfriend? But enough about that. Let's get onto the review!

Let's start out with our narrator/author. He's not your traditional cool guy, which makes sense now that I think about it, considering he's never had a real girlfriend. He's awkward and clever, and he's really quite funny when he's not stressing about whether or not Liza Taylor is really into him. When he was just going with the flow, he was a good guy who went on to do some really cool things yet experience some really socially awkward situations. Still, if I met him at a bar, I would have thought he was really cool.

The way that he told his s…

This Shattered World by Amie Kaufman and Meagan Spooner: Book Review!

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Hello, everyone! I'm back, and I'm here to review This Shattered World by Amie Kaufman and Meagan Spooner. It's the second book of the Starbound series, and the prequel to this book is last month's Booksplosion book. This book introduces Jubilee Chase and Flynn Cormac, two people on different sides of the war on Avon, a planet that hasn't been able to terraform into a more habitable planet. But enough about that. Let's get onto the review!

The first thing I have to mention is the lack of Lilac and Tarver in this book. They first appear about halfway through the book and quickly disappear, which is a bit upsetting considering how much I fell in love with them in the first book. I was looking forward to seeing them a bit more, but I will admit that the one scene where they are doing some long distance communicating is hysterical.

I have to say that despite the fact that I wanted Lilac and Tarver in the book a bit more, I am happy that this book stuck to the two sw…

It's My Birthday! - Update

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Hello, everyone! I'm back, and no, I do not have any reviews today. However, I do have an announcement. Hint: look at the title. That's right! It's my birthday! That means I get to spend sometime with my family, get some cool merch to review, and (hopefully) sleep more than the five hours I've been getting. With all of that said, I've had trouble finding some time to get any reading done or writing any reviews. I've been very neglectful, but now I'm getting some work done!

I'm hoping that I'll be able to get some more work done with my new laptop! If you followed some of my other updates, you'll know that I've had some problems with my old laptop. Buttons are missing. It heats up to the point where it shuts itself down. One of the hinges is off. There were a lot of problems, and I'm really happy that I was given a new one before finals rolled around. Thanks, Dad!

My brother, who knows me so well, found a perfect gift for me. He got me the…

These Broken Stars by Amie Kaufman and Meagan Spooner

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Hello, everyone! I'm back and I'm here to review These Broken Stars by Amie Kaufman and Meagan Spooner. This is the book of the month of February for Booksplosion. It tells the story of the daughter of the richest man in the universe and a young major with a few battles under his belt. Both have been stranded after their spaceship crashed on a deserted planet with only them as survivors. But enough about that, let's get onto the review.

Now, let's talk about our two main characters: Lilac and Tarver. Lilac is a daddy's girl, and being the daddy's girl of a space mogul, she has certain expectations. She's a high-class gal who doesn't associate with commoners... or men... or anyone really. She leads an isolated life and holds a terrible secret. She's terrified of making connections, and for good reason. However, her character development while on the plane tickled me. I was delighted to see her transformation, but I can't say anymore without reve…