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message 1: by Lola (new)

Lola I loved this book. <3


message 2: by Duchess Nicole (new)

Duchess Nicole I loved it as well, obviously. Four stars isn't so bad, Meg!


message 3: by Megs ♥ (new)

Megs ♥ Lola wrote: "I loved this book. <3"

I can see why, Lola! I liked it too. :-)


message 4: by Megs ♥ (new)

Megs ♥ Duchess Nicole wrote: "I loved it as well, obviously. Four stars isn't so bad, Meg!"

Nope, I definitely wouldn't call it bad. I liked it a lot, actually. There were just lots of little things that bothered me. Either way I will be ready to read Insurgent as soon as it's out! :-)


message 5: by Lyndz (new)

Lyndz I want to read this too. I will look for your review.


message 6: by HєllyBєlly (new)

HєllyBєlly Yep, there were a LOT of things wrong, but I didn't care because it was a hugely entertaining book. Not sure I will be as forgiving with the sequel, though.


message 7: by Megs ♥ (new)

Megs ♥ HellyBelly wrote: "Yep, there were a LOT of things wrong, but I didn't care because it was a hugely entertaining book. Not sure I will be as forgiving with the sequel, though."

That's exactly how I feel, Helly. I'm really looking forward to reading Insurgent, but I'm expecting more this time. :-)


message 8: by Megs ♥ (new)

Megs ♥ Lyndz_♥ wrote: "I want to read this too. I will look for your review."

Hope you like it, Lyndz. It's good and I'm excited for the sequel! :-)


✿~[z๏ℯy]~✿ I knew you wouldn't be able to resist. You're right though.


message 10: by Galla (new)

Galla The world building was lacking, the plot had several holes, and I truly felt no connection to any of the characters. Once the slew of deaths started happening I felt nothing. No attachment at all I was just like "Oh, that happened" another death "hmm okay" keep reading and move on. I'm aware that book two supposedly deals with her grief so maybe I will feel something with that, but this book was honestly so fast there wasn't time to develop any kind of attachment to the characters. One last thing. Dauntless was a group of complete morons. The things they did didn't make them "brave" in my opinion.

So true. I couldn't give it a 4 because of those kinds of problems, but much of the book was still entertaining. However, if the plot holes/logical inconsistencies/random crap that makes no sense continue into the next book, I suspect I'll find them more and more irritating.


message 11: by Megs ♥ (new)

Megs ♥ Galla wrote: "The world building was lacking, the plot had several holes, and I truly felt no connection to any of the characters. Once the slew of deaths started happening I felt nothing. No attachment at all I..."

Thanks for the response, Galla. I agree. As others have said I could enjoy this book mostly because it was entertaining and it was her debut so I could cut her some slack, but in the end she needs to fix these issues if she wants to keep being compared to books like HG which clearly have better writing.


message 12: by Megs ♥ (new)

Megs ♥ ✿~[z๏ℯy]~✿ wrote: "I knew you wouldn't be able to resist. You're right though."

lol. Thanks :-)


message 13: by Yodamom (new)

Yodamom I have not read it, it is on the list. I am waiting for after the second book. Great review !


message 14: by Megs ♥ (new)

Megs ♥ Yodamom wrote: "I have not read it, it is on the list. I am waiting for after the second book. Great review !"

Thank you! :-)


message 15: by Desiree (new)

Desiree I agree with all of your points. I still can't wait until May 1st tho!


message 16: by Kathryn (new)

Kathryn I never got the gist of the whole phenomenon that is "dystopian world", but if you are into it, you should check out Matched. It isn't exactly fast paced and action packed but sweet and vulnerable than the rest. =)


message 17: by Megs ♥ (new)

Megs ♥ Kathryn wrote: "I never got the gist of the whole phenomenon that is "dystopian world", but if you are into it, you should check out Matched. It isn't exactly fast paced and action packed but sweet ..."

I gotta say I'm not a huge Dystopian fan. In 2011 the only one I read was Hunger Games, and so in 2012 I have been trying a few more to see how I like them. So far this was the only entertaining one. I didn't really like Legend and I really hated Shatter Me, but maybe Matched will be okay. I heard it was more romance based. Thanks for the recommendation. :-)


message 18: by Megs ♥ (new)

Megs ♥ Desiree wrote: "I agree with all of your points. I still can't wait until May 1st tho!"

I am excited but nervous for Insurgent to come out. :-)


message 19: by Claire (new)

Claire Adding this to my "maybe-sounds interesting" pile. Great review Meg!


message 20: by Kathryn (new)

Kathryn Meg ♥ wrote: "Kathryn wrote: "I never got the gist of the whole phenomenon that is "dystopian world", but if you are into it, you should check out Matched. It isn't exactly fast paced and action p..."

I think I'm going the same path as you are in right now =) HG is the best! Hands down! Legend, didn't do much for it's reputation and yes Matched is more romance based but not in a mooey gooey way.


message 21: by Megs ♥ (new)

Megs ♥ Claire wrote: "Adding this to my "maybe-sounds interesting" pile. Great review Meg!"

Thank you. :-)


Jessie  (Ageless Pages Reviews) I want to read this but all the reviews mention the massive worldbuilding fail(s). I'll wait for paperback copies


message 23: by Erin (new)

Erin I loved Divergent. It's my second favorite book series.


message 24: by Lillian (new)

Lillian O'phean I'm sorry, I had to stop reading to comment on one thing.. Later in the book, it says that the second phase (or whatever) of training was more heavily weighed than the first, and again with the third phase. She never became an all star fighter: the only reason she rose in rank is because she excelled at the other two phases (because she was Divergent and could control the simulations).


message 25: by Katniss (new)

Katniss I totally agree with Lillian


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