Jurassic Park Movie VS Book

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I know what you guys are thinking, the book is always better than the movie hands down in any situation. I mean especially when you take into account adaptation such as The Mortal Instruments, The Fault in Our Stars, and 13 Reasons Why. They usually never turn out nearly as good as the book because it is hard for the writers of movies/shows to fit all the information into the movie that was in a 300-700 page book. But occasionally you will find that one needle in the haystack, where the movie actually amazes you.

I have loved Jurassic Park since I was little, I even own a shirt from hot topic. I have seen this movie more times than I can count. i found out a couple years ago that it was a book, but I never actively searched for the book. I just figured that the book would be too different from the movie and I wouldn’t like it because I love the movie so much. Then, when I was at Goodwill the other day I spotted this book and decided that it was finally time for me to pick this book up.

I started reading and I have to say Michael Crichton did a TON of research for this book. There was a ton of facts about dinosaurs, well researched facts. Then there was the character Malcom, who was a mathematician, so there were many terms and theories that were used. these terms were also not basic ones you use everyday. I can tell that this was very well thought out. I am sure that this author is very good at researching things like this since he went to medical school at Harvard. Even I could never have the memory for any scientific facts very well. So I really enjoyed the fact that you can tell that the author was very invested into making this novel. Though since there are so many facts, graphs, etc. it took a bit longer to get through the book than it would for something such as harry potter.

I was very glad to notice, the further I got into the book, that the movie was so similar to the book. I think they had almost everything, if not everything, in the movie that was in the book. This pleased me since I am such a lover of the movie, it was a totally new experience to enjoy the movie through this perspective. I have a feeling that the author was a very large part in the making of this movie, because typically the author’s don’t get much say and the movie gets a bit strayed from the original plot line or how the characters are supposed to be.

I think that a reason that I am so interested in the movie and book is because I was somewhat of a dinosaur addict as a child. Learning about them in school was on of my favorite things and I knew all the different kinds. I mean if you quizzed me today I don’t think I would know much anymore since i haven’t studied them in the last 10 years. The subject is just very fascinating. i love that the author included things about their nesting and how they would act in the world today, especially around humans.

If you haven’t seen the movie, what have you been doing with your life? Go watch it! Then if you have seen it, I would definitely suggest picking up the book, it was a very good read!

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Tower of Dawn Spoiler Free Review

Author: Sarah J Maas

Genre: Fantasy, New Adult

Cover Rating: 2.5/5

This cover wasn’t horrible or anything. The only reason that I am rating it so low is because I don’t like that it does not go with the other books in the series. I mean I get that the novel was about Chaol, so it couldn’t have Aelin on the front like the past books. Though I felt like she could have adjusted it to Chaol better by maybe putting him on the front. I’m just salty that the series won’t be as aesthetically appealing when put together on my shelf. I also didn’t like how similar it looked to one of the Game of Thrones books.

Here is the Game of Thrones cover:

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Amazon Summary:

In the next installment of the New York Times bestselling Throne of Glass series, follow Chaol on his sweeping journey to a distant empire.

Chaol Westfall has always defined himself by his unwavering loyalty, his strength, and his position as the Captain of the Guard. But all of that has changed since the glass castle shattered, since his men were slaughtered, since the King of Adarlan spared him from a killing blow, but left his body broken.

His only shot at recovery lies with the legendary healers of the Torre Cesme in Antica–the stronghold of the southern continent’s mighty empire. And with war looming over Dorian and Aelin back home, their survival might lie with Chaol and Nesryn convincing its rulers to ally with them.

But what they discover in Antica will change them both–and be more vital to saving Erilea than they could have imagined.

Spoiler Free Review:

I started this book not expecting much because Chaol was the main character. I mean Chaol is what I would call a background character. He was slightly prominent in the first two books, but after that he was kind of just floating in the background because he was done with Aelin for the moment. So I was honestly wondering how Sarah J Maas was going to get a whole novel just about Chaol nursing his injury. Then when I knew Nesryn was in it I started thinking that they will probably end up together since they got a little close in the last book.

Then as usual Sarah J Maas blows my mind! She is literally queen of writing fantasy books. I knew, I just knew that as soon as I saw the narrative for a new character that she was battering up to throw a curve ball at us. She is just so good at it! Then she makes you fall in love with more characters, just when you thought you had enough. I mean this girl has a mind like no other, she has characters coming out of the ying yang.

I loved how she included things in Chaol’s narrative such as the struggle that one has to go through in a wheel chair. The constant judging and people feeling sorry for them. I thought that this was a key detail, especially for someone who, for most of their life, could walk on their legs. I somewhat know what this feels like because when I was 14 I broke my leg and had to be in a wheel chair for two months straight. At least I could still use one leg. It is very hard for someone to become dependent upon others. She pulled at my heart strings when Chaol was struggling through things like this.

Then when Yrene, the new healer, was thinking about not helping Chaol, I was thinking no no no no. At this point she already pulled me in and I knew I was ready for this ride. She was on a steady track of blowing my mind. I honestly amazes me at how long her books are, but the next thing you know, you are finishing the book!

I loved how many twists and turns that we had to go through with both Chaol and Nesryn in this book. Then Sarah threw some things in there that you would never see coming! At one point towards the end there was a detail where I literally slammed down my book because I was so surprised! You have to read it to know!

Overall I think that Sarah did an AMAZING job of turning something as simple as Chaol, a menorahs character, into something amazing that sucks readers in. I never expected to enjoy this novel and I honestly loved it so much!! I need people to converse with me about it and talk about the feels!! Please feel free to message me on Twitter or Instagram to talk about the book 🙂

If you want a book to blow your mind and take you through twists and turns, please go pick up Tower of Dawn now!

I will not include a spoiler section since this book is so new and I don’t want to ruin it for anyone!

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From your local bibliophile, until next time!!