Saturday, 5 July 2014

{Review} Inside Divergent; The Initiate's World by Cecilia Bernard & The Divergent Official Illustrated Movie Companion by Kate Egan

18498576Posted by Donna
Release Date: February 11th, 2014
Finished Date: June 6th, 2014
Publishers: Harper Collins  
Genre: YA Dystopia
Source: For Review
Format: Paperback
Pages: 144
Veronica Roth's #1 New York Times bestselling novel Divergent is now a major motion picture starring:
Shailene Woodley, Theo James, and Kate Winslet!

This eye-catching volume takes you inside the film version of Divergent. 

With more than 100 photographs—many never before seen—Inside Divergent will immerse you in the thrilling dystopian world of futuristic Chicago, where you'll meet the initiates and discover the factions.

The Review: Inside Divergent; The Initiate’s World is 144 pages of all the important parts of the Divergent world. The guide is separated into 6 different sections where we have; Introduction, The Five Factions, The Initiates, The Faction Members, The Choice and Becoming Dauntless. 
Each section gives you that inside peak to parts of the book – but much quicker than actually reading the book. It’s a perfect read for someone who isn’t already a fan of the series especially if they would like the knowledge of the book before actually going to watch the movie. I think it’s very easy to follow and gives them just enough knowledge without spoiling the movie. 

As a huge fan of the series myself and already having the knowledge of the series, this didn’t really tell me anything new. It was great seeing the pictures from the movie and I guess seeing it all broken down does make it easier on a fan for a quick re-cap before watching the movie. And overall, a very quick read – I read it in about 30 minutes. 

In all, it’s a good introduction for someone who isn’t already a fan of the series! 
The Divergent Official Illustrated Movie CompanionPosted by Donna 
Release Date: March 4th, 2014
Finished Date: June 1st, 2014
Publishers: HarperCollins UK  
Genre: YA Dystopia 
Source: For Review
Format: Paperback
Pages: 160
Veronica Roth's #1 New York Times bestselling novel Divergent is now a major motion picture starring;
Shailene Woodley, Theo James, and Kate Winslet!

With never-before-seen photos; personal interviews with the directors, actors, and writers; and exclusive extras, this lush, oversize volume is a true behind-the-scenes look at the filming of Divergent.

The Review: Ever want to know what happens behind the scenes on a movie? Then this is for you. The Divergent Official Illustrated Movie Companion is a perfect read for fans that want the insiders scope!

At a 160 pages this movie companion is great to add to your collection of Divergent works, it gives you tons of details that you wouldn't know, like from behind the scenes and how they created certain scenes. Not only but you get comments from the director, the actors - yes, comments from Theo and also - which I think was a great feature -  comments from Veronica Roth. I always love finding out the reaction of how the author feels about their vision coming to life and I really think we find out some keys facts on how Veronica feels, and also about how she felt about her small part in the film.

For me, the details of the guide is fantastic and even though I read it after watching the movie, it was still great. I loved reading how they created the costumes and loved the designers drawings included. 

In all, I really enjoyed this movie companion and I would definitely recommend it for any fan! 

3 comments:

Natalie Cleary said...

These sound good! Don't think I'd read the first but the movie companion would be awesome to have!

Cali Willette said...

I need to see the movie still!!! Great reviews. <3

alessya said...

Great review! :)