The movie was alright, but I needed more Nat Wolff. HAHAHA!
I mean, can you blame me?
Uh-huh. Yep, Adorbs...
Oh yeah, the movie. I did cry while watching. Although, I cried a lot more when I watched the trailer than the actual movie. When I heard that TFiOS was gonna be made into a movie, I honestly thought that I was gonna cry until I faint. Not even kidding.
I haven't watched a book adapted movie that followed every single scene from the book. As much as I want the unabridged movie version of a book, there probably won't be. At least not in a 2-hour movie. So, why would TFiOS be any different? Right? Well I got my hopes up because maybe, just maybe, TFiOS will be the one movie that is exactly like the book. With John Green part of the production and all. Of course, it wasn't. At first I was disappointed because a friend who watched with me, but hasn't read the book told me that he didn't get why the book was so popular. I tried to persuade him into reading it and promised him that the book was so much more than what he just watched. That alone clouded my judgment of the movie.
Overtime, I realized that the movie was actually close to perfect, despite the lack of important scenes like how they sold the swing set and the last words from the book "I do, Augustus. I do."
Water pooled around my feet, rising at an alarming rate. I stared - panicked - at the palms of my hands, willing the water gushing out of them to stop as miraculously as it had begun. I only sneezed!
Jasmine is struggling to control her new powers, causing floods and fires with an accidental flick of her wrist. In a desperate attempt to master at least one aspect of them, she travels to the Brizan Realm, where she comes closer to discovering the truth about her parents than ever before. But not everyone wants their secrets revealed.
Alone, powerless and, for the first time in her life, afraid, Roxy has only one thought occupying her mind: escaping Cinaer's clutches before it's too late. Her flight will take her across the ocean, but not in the direction she is expecting. Before she can try and get back to Brae, she needs to rescue herself.
Despite being on opposite sides of the world, the girls soon find themselves closer than ever.
**This book was given to me by the author for a "Read-to-Review". This hasn't affected my review in any way.**
Second book of the Elements of power series. Water cannot be read as a standalone.If you haven't read Fire, I wrote a spoiler-free review here.
The following paragraphs will contain minor spoilers.
Water was too short for my liking. Not only because of the number of pages, but also because I really got into the story. Similar to the first book, Water was narrated by Jasmine and Roxy. Only this time, the story was more focused on Jasmine, which I didn't mind at all, since I like her better than Roxy. I learned a lot about the other Realms. Namely the Brizan and Sephan Realm. Who knew the Sephans would be so peaceful yet angsty competitive at the same time?
Interesting characters were introduced. They made me wonder who are to be trusted and who are not. Especially Tristan, who is shady as heck. With new characters comes new love interests! I personally ship Roxy with Tristan. But the question is who will Brae choose? With everything happening, uncertainty is evident. All I know is that there's a storm named Jasmine brewing and it's gonna be good! Anticipating the third book! :)
Rating: 4.5/5 hearts
About the Author
Heather James is a young-adult author who writes about heroines with amazing powers, heroes who will break your heart and fantasy realms that you will want to move to.
She works as a librarian in a school and spends her school holidays writing, reading, playing flag-American football and baking.
The Pre-Sloane Emily didn't go to parties, she barely talked to guys, she didn't do anything crazy. Enter Sloane, social tornado and the best kind of best friend—the one who yanks you out of your shell.But right before what should have been an epic summer, Sloane just... disappears. No note. No calls. No texts. No Sloane. There’s just a random to-do list. On it, thirteen Sloane-selected-definitely-bizarre-tasks that Emily would never try... unless they could lead back to her best friend. Apple Picking at Night? Ok, easy enough. Dance until Dawn? Sure. Why not? Kiss a Stranger? Wait... what?
Getting through Sloane’s list would mean a lot of firsts. But Emily has this whole unexpected summer ahead of her, and the help of Frank Porter (totally unexpected) to check things off. Who knows what she’ll find?
Go Skinny Dipping? Um...
My thoughts (spoiler-free):
I totally loved this book! The first few chapters were kinda slow, but halfway through I was already engrossed in the story.
Since this was my first Morgan Matson book, I didn't know what to expect. This book went beyond my expectations.
The story was about a 'wallflower' named Emily, she had an outgoing life-of-the-party best friend named Sloane. One day Sloane just disappeared, but she left her a to-do list for the summer. And everything just beautifully falls into place.
I thought that the transition between 'tasks' will end up being jumpy and that the tasks have no relation to each other, but it was flawless.
Emily and I literally have the same anxiety level.This book made me want to be more daring and brave.