Thursday, February 28, 2013

Book Review: Pandemonium by Lauren Oliver




"So what was your name before?" I say, and she freezes, her back to me. "Before you came to the Wilds, I mean."

For a moment she stands there.

Then she turns around.

"You might as well get used to it now," she says with quite intensity.

"Everything you were, the life you had, the people you knew... dust."

She shakes her head and says, a little more firmly, "There is no before. There is only now, and what comes next."

After falling in love, Lena and Alex flee their oppressive society where love is outlawed and everyone must receive the "cure" - an operation that makes them immune to the delirium of love - but Lena alone manages to find her way to a community of resistance fighters. Although she is bereft without the boy she loves, her struggles seem to be leading her toward a new love.


Rating Scale (1-10): 10!

My Review: I'm going to cry. Like a baby. Like a FREAKING baby! No. That ending. Just no. I'm pretty much hyperventilating while writing this. I'm pretty sure Lauren Oliver loves to torture her readers in ways no other authors would. I threw the book. No. I LITERALLY threw the book at the wall. (The book's okay. Nothing was hurt. Well, maybe except for the wall. Those hardcover books are tough.) I'm angry and I want to cry. And now I feel like flippin' some tables. (If you're reading this, Liana, you were so right.) This is basically what I feel like:



Fury is an understatement to what I'm feeling right now. Yeah, I might be acting a little over dramatic right now, but I. Don't. Care. Now I know why I took this long to read it.

Okay, so the next book in this series, Requiem, comes out next week and I'm sooo happy! It is a definite MUST-BUY! Pandemonium has you holding onto every single word of every single page! Omg why did it end like that?! (And there I go ranting again.)

There was so much more action in this book than there was in Delirium. There was more romance (and it was wrong, wrong, wrong) and definitely more surprising twists and turns. The characters were amazing and well-written. Some of them had their moments where they needed a good smack upside the head, but other than that, I enjoyed most of them. I can safely say that Lauren Oliver is one of my favorite authors and the Delirium series is on my Top Ten Favorite Reads.

Lena became a more stronger character in this book. I actually liked her this time. And while I liked her in Delirium, I think she was just a lot better in Pandemonium. She learned how to survive in the Wilds, and she made friends. Kinda sorta. Most of the people were nice to her. The old Lena died when she escaped her old home. And the new Lena starts over in the Wilds. She tries to make the most of it.

The only thing I really didn't like (read: I HATED) was that Lena falls in love with the wrong guy. And seriously, he is the WRONG guy. When they were kissing, I just wanted to cry and slap her. I'm pretty sure I did cry. Idk I forgot. I finished Pandemonium, like, a couple days and my head is still reeling. At the end, I basically had a heart attack. My grandma was just looking at me, like, "What the hell is wrong with her?"

My very random statement: Is it weird of me to really want that umbrella that Tack gave Lena? It seems like it could be useful. Like if someone breaks into my house or something.

I was a little confused at the beginning because the chapters alternated between NOW and THEN. It tells Lena's past and present. Yeah, it's confusing, but you'll get it. Oh, by the way, the Invalids' names are the best! I absolutely love them because they're unique and creative! There was this one guy and I thought his name was a little . . . weird. His name was Squirrel. And the entire time I'm just like, "What kind of name is Squirrel?" Whatever. Just wanted to get that out there.

That is all! Go read a good book!

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Cover Reveal ~ Wait For You by J. Lynn

What do early readers have to say about WAIT FOR YOU?

“J. Lynn creates a wonderful cast of characters that will make you laugh, swoon, and cry. Cam stole my heart.”Cora Carmack, NYTimes and USA TODAY Bestselling Author of LOSING IT

“For the love of all that is Cameron without a shirt on! Wait for You will have you laughing out loud, fanning yourself and anxiously waiting to know what will happen next.”Molly McAdams, NYTimes and USA TODAY Bestselling Author of FROM ASHES and TAKING CHANCES

“I don't think I have ever read a NA Contemporary novel with as much depth as this one. It really moved me and by the end I was just speechless over how inspirational and uplifting it was as well as being sexy and cute and funny and emotional.” - K Books

“Wait For You is uniquely different from anything else J. Lynn's written but it might possibly be her best work yet.”Jenuine Cupcakes

“For all of you in love with Aiden and Daemon, PREPARE YOURSELVES! Your heart will have to expand a little more for Cam.” Total Bookaholic

“For the love of all things CAM, this book deserves more than 5 stars.”Mundie Moms

“I cannot even begin to explain how much I adored this perfectly crafted contemporary.”Shortie Says

Are you super excited like I am? Ready to see the cover for WAIT FOR YOU?



(Oh my God! Isn't it sooo pretty? Remember how Jennifer Armentrout is on my auto-buy list? Yeah. This was an auto-buy. And I'm starting this today, and will most likely have it finished by tomorrow. Then, I will post a review ranting about freaking amazing it was!)

Anyways! Here is the synopsis for this lovely book:

Synopsis

Some things are worth waiting for...

Traveling thousands of miles from home to enter college is the only way nineteen-year-old Avery Morgansten can escape what happened at the Halloween party five years ago—an event that forever changed her life. All she needs to do is make it to her classes on time, make sure the bracelet on her left wrist stays in place, not draw any attention to herself, and maybe—please God—make a few friends, because surely that would be a nice change of pace. The one thing she didn’t need and never planned on was capturing the attention of the one guy who could shatter the precarious future she’s building for herself.

Some things are worth experiencing...

Cameron Hamilton is six feet and three inches of swoon-worthy hotness, complete with a pair of striking blue eyes and a remarkable ability to make her want things she believed were irrevocably stolen from her. She knows she needs to stay away from him, but Cam is freaking everywhere, with his charm, his witty banter, and that damn dimple that’s just so… so lickable. Getting involved with him is dangerous, but when ignoring the simmering tension that sparks whenever they are around each other becomes impossible, he brings out a side of her she never knew existed.

Some things should never be kept quiet...

But when Avery starts receiving threatening emails and phone calls forcing her to face a past she wants silenced, she’s has no other choice but to acknowledge that someone is refusing to allow her to let go of that night when everything changed. When the devastating truth comes out, will she resurface this time with one less scar? And can Cam be there to help her or will he be dragged down with her?

And some things are worth fighting for...

WAIT FOR YOU is now available!

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J. Lynn, also known as Jennifer L. Armentrout, is the USA TODAY Bestselling author of the adult romance Gamble Brothers’ series, the young adult Lux Series and award winning Covenant Series. She pretty much writes everything—contemporary, paranormal, and fantasy. All of her books have one thing in common no matter the name or genre: kissing… and stuff. When she’s not busy writing, which is never, she’s usually hanging out with dog Loki, watching reruns of The Walking Dead, or procrastinating on the Internet. You can find out more about Jennifer by visiting the following websites:

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http://www.jenniferarmentrout.com/

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Top Ten Tuesday (1)




Top Ten Tuesday is weekly bookish meme created by The Broke and the Bookish.

This week's topic is Top Ten Authors That are on my Auto-Buy List. So in no particular order (okay, so maybe so the first two):

1. Jennifer L. Armentrout: Unless you haven't read in my earlier posts, Jennifer is my absolute favorite author! I've read all her YA series and I'm so completely in love with with every single one! She is seriously gifted. She always leaves me dying for more!
Books I loved: Covenant series, Lux series, and Cursed

2. Cassandra Clare: Omg. Seriously? Do I need to explain? She is such a fantabulous author! I still need to read The Infernal Devices and I'm so pissed at myself for not reading it yet!
Books I loved: The Mortal Instruments series

3. Wendy Higgins: KAIDEN! Oh, yeah. And the way she has with words. Such an amazing author! I am so freaking excited for Sweet Peril!
Books I loved: Sweet Evil

4. Lauren Oliver: Is Delirium not enough of a reason? Seriously!
Books I loved: Delirium

5. Kiersten White: I LOVE her writing! Plus her humor! I cannot wait to get my hands on Mind Games! Heard the main character can kick some serious butt.
Books I loved: Paranormalcy series

6. Marissa Meyer: I fell in love with her Lunar Chronicles! I can't wait to get my hands on Scarlet!
Books I loved: Cinder

7. Maggie Stiefvator: Sam Roth. Enough said.
Books I loved: Shiver, and Linger

8. Sophie Jordan: Sweet baby Jesus! I love this author so much! Her writing is so fan-freaking-tastic! I can't wait to see what other worlds she will create.
Books I loved: Firelight, Vanish, and Hidden

9. Amanda Hocking: I've read nearly all of her series and they're just plain amazing! Her writing just blows my mind!
Books I loved: My Blood Approves series, Trylle Trilogy, and Wake

10. Gena Showalter: She cracks me up, I swear! Her YA series is just made of awesome!
Books I loved: Alice in Zombieland

Sunday, February 24, 2013

Book Review: Pushing the Limits by Katie McGarry




No one knows what happened the night Echo Emerson went from popular girl with jock boyfriend to gossiped-about outsider with "freaky" scars on her arms. Even Echo can't remember the whole truth of that horrible night. All she knows is that she wants everything to go back to normal.But when Noah Hutchins, the smoking-hot, girl-using loner in the black leather jacket, explodes into her life with his tough attitude and surprising understanding, Echo's world shifts in ways she could never have imagined. They should have nothing in common. And with the secrets they both keep, being together is pretty much impossible.

Yet the crazy attraction between them refuses to go away. And Echo has to ask herself just how far they can push the limits and what she'll risk for the one guy who might teach her how to love again.


Rating Scale (1-10): 9

My Review: Oh, jeez. This book. Was just. Soooooooooo friggin' good. I read this in a day. I couldn't put it down! You know what this book reminds me of? It reminded me a lot of Perfect Chemistry. If you've read Perfect Chemistry, then you know how good it is. But I think this book might be better.

No, seriously! It was just that good!

So, yeah, I actually cried during this book, but don't worry, I laughed too. What the two main characters have to go through makes you think and feel. Like really think and feel. You could really empathize with the characters. Well, that's how it was for me anyway. I'm no so entirely sure how it's going to affect you guys. That's how it affected me.

Above. I said Pushing the Limits reminded me of Perfect Chemistry. And if you've read both books, then you know what I'm talking about. I'll do some character discussions later to show how similar the characters are from both books.

Both of the main characters have emotional drama they have to go through and they both have messed-up family situations. They're both strong though and they push through it which I loved.

My Random Statement: I am so in love with Echo's name! It's just so pretty! And there's actually a story behind it. Which Echo explains at some point in the book.

Character Discussions! Yay!

Echo Emerson: So she reminded me of Brittney Ellis from Perfect Chemistry. Just without the blonde hair and high social status. They both have problems at home and both find love in the most unexpected person. Echo is such a strong character and I loved everything about her.

Noah Hutchins: Can you say "gorgeous?" Omg this is the guy that your daddy warned you about! He was, by far, my favorite character throughout the entire book! He reminded me of Alex Fuentes. Mostly because of how many times they cuss and their attitudes, but Noah is not in a gang. I just want to put that out there. Also! I definitely wouldn't mind having Noah as my boyfriend!

Mrs. Collins: She has good intentions, but she has her times where she's annoying as hell. She was cool though. She's cool peoples.

Lila: This girl is the definition of a true best friend. Echo is so lucky to have her.

Isaiah: This is Noah's foster brother/best friend. He's funny and just a cool guy.

Beth: She can be a bitch, but she's just worried about her brother (Noah). No, they're not related.

Did I like this book? YES
Would I reread it? Absolutely positively!
Would I recommend it? If you like contemporary books, then yes! I would definitely recommend this!

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Book Review: Bloodrose by Andrea Cremer




Calla has always welcomed war. But now that the final battle is upon her, there's more at stake than fighting. There's saving Ren, even if it incurs Shay's wrath. There's keeping her brother, Ansel, safe, even if he's been branded a traitor. There's proving herself as the pack's alpha, facing unnamable horrors, and ridding the world of the Keepers' magic once and for all. And then there's deciding what to do when the war ends. If Calla makes it out alive, that is.

Rating Scale (1-10): 8

My Review: I just want to cry. Sit in a corner and cry. I don't know if they're tears of joy or I'm just sad that the series is over. The end of the roller coaster is finally here, people. It was an amazing end to the trilogy. I've read reviews that said that the ending is shocking, and I honestly thought I had prepared myself, but no. I was soooooo terribly wrong. What happened in those last few chapters was something that I definitely didn't expect.

My Random Statement: Okay, so I dare you to try and count all the "snarls" in this book. I bet you'll give up or lose count. Seriously, Calla. We get it! You=One badass wolf!

The non-stop action seriously did not disappoint. Not for a second. It kept me on the edge of my seat and I often wondered what surprise was going to be thrown at me next! I loved the way each character wanted to fight for each other. To protect the ones they care about and also because it was the right thing to do. I really loved the ass-kicking in here! Is that weird?

Every character in this book was amazing and beautifully well written! Except for the bad guys. No one likes them. Calla is still by far my favorite character. Though Conner can always make me laugh, he's too funny! Calla was so much stronger in this book than the others and she doesn't take any crap from either Ren or Shay. Which I kind of loved and found amusing. So yeah, she kind of makes out with both of them, but I mean, come on. Who can blame her? It's Ren and Shay! Um . . . Yes! And . . . she finally does pick her guy! Finally! And I really do agree with her choice! Love love love!

As much as I loved Bloodrose, Nightshade is still my favorite book in this series! But! But! Bloodrose comes close in second!

This series is just so made of awesome that it gets me excited to read more of Andrea's work!

Also, on a random note, if Andrea just . . . you know, on a whim . . . ever decided to write a spinoff story about Conner, I would definitely buy it!

Did I like this book? LOVED!
Would I reread it? Yes! I will try to read it again without crying!
Would I recommend it? If you've read Nightshade & Wolfsbane, then yes!

Waiting on Wednesday #3




Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Breaking The Spine, which spotlights upcoming releases we can't wait to get our hands on.

Title: If I Should Die
Author: Amy Plum
Expected Publication: May 7th, 2013




I will not lose another person I love. I will not let history repeat itself.

Vincent waited lifetimes to find me, but in an instant our future together was shattered. He was betrayed by someone we both called a friend, and I lost him. Now our enemy is determined to rule over France’s immortals, and willing to wage a war to get what they want.

It shouldn’t be possible, none of it should be, but this is my reality. I know Vincent is somewhere out there, I know he’s not completely gone, and I will do anything to save him.

After what we’ve already fought to achieve, a life without Vincent is unimaginable. He once swore to avoid dying—to go against his nature and forsake sacrificing himself for others—so that we could be together. How can I not risk everything to bring my love back to me?


I am so in love with the Revenant series! Super hot zombies that don't actually look like zombies?! Yes, please! Ever since that horrible cliffhanger in Until I Die, I have been dying for the last book! And look at that cover! Gorgeous! It so sucks that I have to wait until May still, but I have so many books to hold me over until that times comes. Many books=many reviews!

What book (or books) are you waiting on?

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Teaser Tuesday (Feb. 19)




(Isn't he just so gorgeous?! Okay, sorry. Just had to get that out of the way. Btw that is one of my all-time favorite quotes!)

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:
• Grab your current read
• Open to a random page
• Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
• BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
• Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

Firelight by Sophie Jordan

~My Teaser #1: "Fortunately, Mrs. Hennessy hasn't mentioned Will's visits, and I don't think she will. Somehow we've formed an alliance."

~Teaser #2: "The leather squeaks beneath him as he shifts in his seat. "The way I feel about you, Jacinda . . . I know you feel it, too.""



A hidden truth.
Mortal enemies.
Doomed love.

Marked as special at an early age, Jacinda knows her every move is watched. But she longs for freedom to make her own choices. When she breaks the most sacred tenet among her kind, she nearly pays with her life. Until a beautiful stranger saves her. A stranger who was sent to hunt those like her. For Jacinda is a draki, a descendant of dragons whose greatest defense is her secret ability to shift into human form.

Forced to flee into the mortal world with her family, Jacinda struggles to adapt to her new surroundings. The only bright light is Will. Gorgeous, elusive Will who stirs her inner draki to life. Although she is irresistibly drawn to him, Jacinda knows Will's dark secret: He and his family are hunters. She should avoid him at all costs. But her inner draki is slowly slipping awayif it dies she will be left as a human forever. She'll do anything to prevent that. Even if it means getting closer to her most dangerous enemy.

Mythical powers and breathtaking romance ignite in this story of a girl who defies all expectations and whose love crosses an ancient divide.



On a completely different note, I've had Bloodrose in my hands for a little more than a week now and I still haven't finished it. I know, I know. It's unthinkable! To tell the truth, lately, I just haven't been in the mood to read. Which makes me think I might be coming down with that damn flu again. Anyways, I will finish the last book in the Nightshade series and that review will be coming soon! Soooooooonnnnn. Okay, thanks for reading this!)

What did you think of this Teaser Tuesday? ;)

Thursday, February 7, 2013

Book Review: Cinder by Marissa Meyer




Humans and androids crowd the raucous streets of New Beijing. A deadly plague ravages the population. From space, a ruthless lunar people watch, waiting to make their move. No one knows that Earth’s fate hinges on one girl. . . .

Cinder, a gifted mechanic, is a cyborg. She’s a second-class citizen with a mysterious past, reviled by her stepmother and blamed for her stepsister’s illness. But when her life becomes intertwined with the handsome Prince Kai’s, she suddenly finds herself at the center of an intergalactic struggle, and a forbidden attraction. Caught between duty and freedom, loyalty and betrayal, she must uncover secrets about her past in order to protect her world’s future.


Rating Scale (1-10): 10

My Review: This book. Was just. Sooooo amazing. A retelling of Cinderella as a Cyborg?! Genius. There was this review on the inside jacket of the cover that said that this book was a cross between Cinderella, the Terminator, and Star Wars. They couldn't have been more right! Cinder was just plain awesome! Normally, I'm not a big fan of third-person point of view stories, but I found myself loving every single second of this book.

I just am so in love with that cover, by the way! I thought it represented the entire book perfectly! Gorgeous!

Random Statement: I really want my own android robot. That just sounds like a lot of fun.

Cinder was my favorite type of protagonist. Sort of. She didn't stand up for herself as much as I would've liked, but she was still pretty cool. I loved her sass and her sarcasm, it made her a likable character. Well, for me, that is.

Prince Kai was so swoony! He was just the picture perfect definition of Prince Charming! Oh, and I LOVE his name! Kaito! (I think that's his name idk I don't have the book anymore.) Aw, major major swoon. I've been seeing that name in a lot of books lately. Anything with Kai. It could be spelled differently or longer, but there is always a Kai.

The setting in Cinder was futuristic and epic! There are always some robot form in every chapter. My favorite android was Iko because she was just funny. Plus she had a huge celebrity crush on Prince Kai! LOL

That cliffhanger in the end was horrible. Yes, there's a cliffhanger. And also, although I didn't hate Kai, he really had me super pissed. There was also that huge surprise reveal at the end that just makes your eyes widen and gasp. The entire time I was dancing around my room singing, "I KNEW IT! I KNEW IT! I KNEW IT!" Because I just . . . did. I always have some kind of suspicions during these kinds of books. Some things I just know.

Despite those suspicions, I was still really surprised!

Did I like this book? LOVED! AMAZING!
Would I reread it? Once I get my own copy, yes!
Would I recommend it? Definitely! If you're having any doubts about Cinder, remove them now and go buy this book!

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Book Review: Wolfsbane by Andrea Cremer




Calla Tor wakes up in the lair of the Searchers, her sworn enemy, and she's certain her days are numbered. But then the Searchers make her an offer–one that gives her the chance to destroy her former masters and save the pack–and the man–she left behind. Is Ren worth the price of her freedom? And will Shay stand by her side no matter what? Now in control of her own destiny, Calla must decide which battles are worth fighting and how many trials true love can endure and still survive.

Rating Scale (1-10): 8

My Review: That ending was just horrible.

Okay. I just wanted to say that really quick.

Anyways, there was a lot of drama in this book, a lot of things happen, and the pace never really lets up. They talk a lot about the history of the guardians, the Keepers, and the Searchers. The history definitely surprised the hell out of me and that made this book so much better. I loved all the surprises! Every single second, something is going on and I was kept wondering what was going to be thrown at us next.

After Wolfsbane, I'm not so sure which team I'm on anymore. I really learned to love Shay, but I still found myself missing Ren. I love them both! Maybe Ren a little less after this book. . .

A lot of sad things happened in here that just made me want to cry. A lot of friends were lost. A few of the deaths were caused by betrayal and that was just not good at all. Although the action seemed to make up for all those deaths just a little. It was intense and just full of awesome!

Calla really grew in this book and showed just how human she could really be. She broke down under all the pressure and that just showed how much human emotion she's really capable of. She refuses to make a decision until her pack can be saved. I kind of loved that, too. I was kind of frustrated/relieved that she hadn't made a choice yet, because I don't even know which team I'm on.

Did I like this book? Awesome! Yes!
Would I reread it? Yep!
Would I recommend it? Yes! If you've already read Nightshade, that is.


Book Review: A Kiss in Time by Alex Flinn




Talia fell under a spell...Jack broke the curse.

I was told to beware the accursed spindle, but it was so enchanting, so hypnotic...

I was looking for a little adventure the day I ditched my tour group. But finding a comatose town, with a hot-looking chick asleep in it, was so not what I had in mind.

I awakened in the same place but in another time—to a stranger's soft kiss.

I couldn't help kissing her. Sometimes you just have to kiss someone. I didn't know this would happen.

Now I am in dire trouble because my father, the king, says I have brought ruin upon our country. I have no choice but to run away with this commoner!

Now I'm stuck with a bratty princess and a trunk full of her jewels...The good news: My parents will freak!

Think you have dating issues? Try locking lips with a snoozing stunner who turns out to be 316 years old. Can a kiss transcend all—even time?


Rating Scale (1-10): 8

My Review: This book was so much better than I expected! This isn't the first retelling of Sleeping Beauty, but A Kiss in Time is by far my favorite. Not that it was OMG FABULOUS, but yeah, it was really good.

I loved that part of the story was told in the guys' point of view! The guy main character, Jack, was actually pretty funny. I really, really liked him because he was just pretty cool. He actually reminded me of one of my friends. And Talia, well, Talia is a different story. She's a brat. In the beginning, that is. Later, like towards the end of the story, she changed. And so did Jack.

Alex Flinn takes her readers on an adventure during A Kiss in Time. It was so much better than the Disney version. You know the one. The one where she just sleeps the whole time.

Did I like this book? Yes!
Would I reread it? Yeah, I'm pretty sure I would.
Would I recommend it? Yep!

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Teaser Tuesday (Feb. 5)




Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:

• Grab your current read
• Open to a random page
• Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
• BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
• Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

Defiance by C.J. Redwine

My Teaser:

Teaser #1: "Fury overtakes my panic and fuels me. If a guard sees her dressed like that, he won't hesitate to take what he thinks she's freely offering, and then I'll have to kill him."

Teaser #2: ""You're lucky I'm not wringing your neck."
She remains quiet, and I soften my grip."





Within the walls of Baalboden, beneath the shadow of the city's brutal leader, Rachel Adams has a secret. While other girls sew dresses and obey their male Protectors, Rachel knows how to survive in the wilderness and deftly wield a sword. When her father, Jared, fails to return from a courier mission and is declared dead, the Commander assigns Rachel a new Protector, her father's apprentice, Logan--the same boy Rachel declared her love for two years ago, and the same one who handed her heart right back to her. Left with nothing but a fierce belief in her father's survival, Rachel decides to escape and find him herself. But treason against the Commander carries a heavy price, and what awaits her in the Wasteland could destroy her.

At nineteen, Logan McEntire is many things. Orphan. Outcast. Inventor. As apprentice to the city's top courier, Logan is focused on learning his trade so he can escape the tyranny of Baalboden. But his plan never included being responsible for his mentor's impulsive daughter. Logan is determined to protect her, but when his escape plan goes wrong and Rachel pays the price, he realizes he has more at stake than disappointing Jared.

As Rachel and Logan battle their way through the Wasteland, stalked by a monster that can't be killed and an army of assassins out for blood, they discover romance, heartbreak, and a truth that will incite a war decades in the making.


Monday, February 4, 2013

Book Review: Divergent by Veronica Roth




In Beatrice Prior's dystopian Chicago world, society is divided into five factions, each dedicated to the cultivation of a particular virtue--Candor (the honest), Abnegation (the selfless), Dauntless (the brave), Amity (the peaceful), and Erudite (the intelligent). On an appointed day of every year, all sixteen-year-olds must select the faction to which they will devote the rest of their lives. For Beatrice, the decision is between staying with her family and being who she really is--she can't have both. So she makes a choice that surprises everyone, including herself.

During the highly competitive initiation that follows, Beatrice renames herself Tris and struggles alongside her fellow initiates to live out the choice they have made. Together they must undergo extreme physical tests of endurance and intense psychological simulations, some with devastating consequences. As initiation transforms them all, Tris must determine who her friends really are--and where, exactly, a romance with a sometimes fascinating, sometimes exasperating boy fits into the life she's chosen. But Tris also has a secret, one she's kept hidden from everyone because she's been warned it can mean death. And as she discovers unrest and growing conflict that threaten to unravel her seemingly perfect society, she also learns that her secret might help her save those she loves . . . or it might destroy her.


Rating Scale (1-10): 10!!!

Okay, before my review, I feel like I have to explain myself a little. I finished Divergent about a little more than a week ago, and I haven't posted my review because I came down with that nasty flu that's been going around. Although "Death" might be a better name for it. I was out of school for a week. A freaking week. Normally I would've enjoyed not being at school for that long, but when you're sick, you'd rather be in school. Anyways, sorry for my unnecessary ranting, now onto the review!!

My Review: People say that dystopian books are all the same. But that is not true. This book. Was. Soooooo amazingly good! I loved it! I've known about this book for a long time now, because I guess I just thought I wouldn't like it. But . . . boy, was I wrong!

Divergent just screams action, adventure, and courage. It was just so completely fabulous that it blew my mind! I really loved this because it wasn't too far-fetched and unbelievable. It made it seem like, at sometime in the future, all this could actually happen. There was enough imagination and fantasy to keep you hooked into the story.

The best of the entire book (aside from all the cool training and everything) was the romance! Duh, the romance! That's what makes the romance part awesome! Sorry if that didn't make a lot of sense. LOL. Anyways, fallin in love with Four is just natural! I mean, how could you not?! He was amazing! From the moment he was introduced, I knew he was going to be a very important part of the story. Tris immediately felt a connection between them and I ate up every single second of their time together!

Tris was such an awesome and I liked her right away. She has definitely made my list of Top 10 Heroines. Tris doesn't exactly fit in with the rest of the group, but she's determined to make sure people remember her. She was strong and brave and caring and just plain amazing. I absolutely can't wait to read more of her in the next book.

That's it!

Did I like this book? yes! Pining for Insurgent!
Would I reread it? Once I pry it from my friends grabby hands!
Would I recommend it? If you haven't read it already, give Divergent a shot! You won't regret it!