Saturday, September 14, 2013

Mini Reviews: Fallen from Grace (Dark Mirror 0.5), Strobe Edge Vol. 1 (Strobe Edge #1), World War Z

Title: Fallen from Grace (Dark Mirror 0.5)
Author: M.J. Putney
Pages: 27
Publication: March 15, 2011
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
Summary taken from goodreads:
Fallen From Grace: A Bonus Dark Mirror Short Story 
Allarde, a gorgeous, wealthy noble has hidden his true nature. Discover his diary and witness his sudden fall from grace.


Meh. It was like an abridged male version of what happened to Tory.

Title: Strobe Edge Vol. 1 (Strobe Edge #1)
Author: Io Sakisaka
Pages: 200
Publication: November 6, 2012
Publisher: Viz Media
Summary taken from goodreads:
Having no experience in romance, the vibrant Ninako curiously explores the meaning of what "love" really is, and is surprised to feel a colorful range of emotions as she grows closer to the school heartthrob, the quiet yet gentle Ren, who also happens to be involved in a longtime relationship. With every intention of keeping her head held high, Ninako prepares to face the mental pain of this one-sided love that she had allowed to take root, facing a series of trials that would either contribute to her growth as a headstrong woman, or break her as it did with other girls. However, is this really a one-sided love? Or had something been silently sown in the most hidden part of Ren's heart?


The heroine is a bit of an idiot, so it's a bit of a stretch to believe someone to be so naive about so many things in life. However, she grows and experiences love and heartbreak, and she's so wholehearted about it that it's sweet.

There are many stereotypical characters, the cool love interest, the other guy who likes her, the group of girls who like the cool character, but even they aren't that stereotypical. The cool guy actually thinks about his actions (the phone charm part at least), the other guy doesn't totally lack a backbone, and the girls aren't totally unrealistic--they admire the cool guy, but they're not delusional about him ever liking them back.

All-in-all, not a bad read if you want something quick and not too vapid.

Title: World War Z
Running time: 116 minutes 
Release date: June 21, 2013
Rating: PG-13
Summary taken from IMDb:
United Nations employee Gerry Lane traverses the world in a race against time to stop the Zombie pandemic that is toppling armies and governments, and threatening to destroy humanity itself.


Even though I've had the book WORLD WAR Z for almost over three years now, I have yet to actually read it. However, after watching this movie, I think that I'll try to read it soon since I liked the movie so much. Plus, I think that the movie strayed from the book since the book was about several stories, and the movie only hit a couple of them.

But yeah, since I haven't read the book yet, I had nothing to compare the movie to, which is probably why I liked the movie so much. It was an ingenius take on zombies with solid acting and great characterization. Also, unlike THIS IS THE END, the special effects was amazing. Everything looked life-like and in great detail.

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