I hadn't actually heard of #MortalEngines until I saw the

I hadn't actually heard of #MortalEngines until I saw the

12/17/2021, 5:55:22 PM
I hadn't actually heard of #MortalEngines until I saw the trailer for the film, and I immediately knew I had to read the book! I finished the book last night and today I'm partnering with @MortalEngines to share some details about the film and some of my thoughts on the book! . The Mortal Engines is the first book in a four book series (Predator Cities Series) that was released in 2001 by Scholastic. The film adaptation hit theaters over the weekend and was directed by the same people who did ‪The Hobbit‬ and Lord of the Rings films. (swoon) . I'd already seen the film trailer before I started reading, so I had those epic visuals in my head as I read about the giant moving cities that roam the Earth (thousands of years after civilization was destroyed by a cataclysmic event called the Sixty Minute War) These cities ruthlessly prey on smaller cities or towns and absorb their resources and people. It's easy to see why this book would make a great film adaptation. The world alone is awesome. . While I was enjoying the story and the characters, I didn't feel any real connection to them until the second half of the book, when the story and the plot reach the fever pitch. Then I was surprised at how many feels overcame me there in the final chapters. Any time I have feels in a book, they are magnified in the film (it's that dang film score that gets me crying!) and I suspect that this film will hit me hard, too. Super intriguing world and extremely fast-paced and interesting story that I'm interested in continuing. . While this book is labeled YA, I do think it's a great crossover book for any middle grade reader who is looking to age up a little. . Did anyone already see the film over the weekend? With visual-effects artists from King Kong joining ‪the Hobbit‬ and LoTR film makers, I imagine that they did some pretty rad stuff with what this world had to offer, and I'm pretty excited to check it out. . #mortalenginespartner #phillipreeve

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