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The Scorch Trials: Can Sequels Live up to the Originals?

Last year, in keeping with the YA books-turned-movies theme that has become so popular in the past decade, we saw James Dashner’s The Maze Runner brought to life on the big screen. I reviewed the film back in September, and found it enjoyable and entertaining, with a solid cast to make up for the sometimes-confusing story. This […]

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The Next YA Book Turned Movie: The Maze Runner

A story that’s three parts Lord of the Flies and one (tiny) part Labyrinth may seem derivative, dull and unnecessary. But with an interesting cast of characters, intense action sequences, and the hints and promises of a much bigger world outside the one we’re introduced to, The Maze Runner is a fast-paced and solid new […]

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A Little Daunted: “Divergent”

It must be really difficult to make a movie based off of a wildly popular book, especially when that book is the first of a series. There is a lot to manage. The writers, the actors, the director all have to find the right balance between being true to a story that already has rabid […]

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Book Review: It All Comes Down To Which Side You Choose in ‘Allegiant’

There are days when I wish I had my mother’s quality of incredible restraint when it comes to books. Her restraint is not in buying books (what voracious reader has restraint when it comes to the act of buying books? None, I tell you.) Instead she has this amazing willpower for books in a series. […]

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Book Review: The World As We Know It Is Gone in “In The After”

Full, total and complete disclosure here: I love dystopia.  I also love zombies, vampires, aliens, and other unexpected creepy bad things that could end up in a dystopia.  If you manage to give me both in one book I am a very happy girl.  Put it in a Young Adult book and I’m yours.  With […]

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