Tagged with dystopian

Popcorn and a Book (40): The Scorch Trials

Popcorn and a Book (40): The Scorch Trials

The Book: 2010 The Scorch Trials by James Dashner (Delacorte Press) The Film: 2015 Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials directed by Wes Ball (20th Century Fox) It’s been about a week since I saw The Scorch Trials in theatres and I still can’t decide if I liked it or not—I’m really on the fence with this one. It was … Continue reading

Popcorn and a Book (39): Mockingjay Part 1

Popcorn and a Book (39): Mockingjay Part 1

The Book: 2010 Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins (Scholastic) The Film: 2014 The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1 directed by Francis Lawrence (Lionsgate) If, like me, you weren’t a big fan of the final book in the Hunger Games trilogy, don’t let that stop you from seeing the movie because it is worth it. So worth … Continue reading

{Blog Tour} Review: Gottika by Helaine Becker

{Blog Tour} Review: Gottika by Helaine Becker

From Dancing Cat Books: What is the most dangerous secret of all? For fifteen-year-old Dany, is it the shame that his once-vital mother now suffers mutely from “the staring sickness?” Or is it that Count Pol, the corrupt absolute ruler of Western Gottika, may be scouting the city clandestinely for teenage girls to kidnap? Could … Continue reading

Popcorn and a Book (37): The Giver

Popcorn and a Book (37): The Giver

  The Book: 1993 The Giver by Lois Lowry (Laurel-Leaf Books, an imprint of Random House) The Film: 2014 The Giver directed by Phillip Noyce (Walden Media) If you’ve read my review of the book, you will know that I wasn’t blown away by it. But I was looking forward to seeing how the film handled this dystopian story … Continue reading

Review: The Giver by Lois Lowry

Review: The Giver by Lois Lowry

From Laurel-Leaf: Jonas”s world is perfect. Everything is under control. There is no war or fear of pain. There are no choices. Every person is assigned a role in the community. When Jonas turns 12 he is singled out to receive special training from The Giver. The Giver alone holds the memories of the true … Continue reading

Popcorn and a Book (35): Divergent

Popcorn and a Book (35): Divergent

The Book: 2011 Divergent by Veronica Roth (Katherine Tegen Books) The Film: 2014 Divergent directed by Neil Burger (Summit Entertainment) SPOILER ALERT: If you haven’t read the book, this review will contain plot spoilers. I loved Veronica Roth’s book Divergent (read my review here) and was excited to see the movie, but YA books-turned-movies tend to have … Continue reading