When I bought this book, I wasn’t quite sure what to expect. The synopsis sounded interesting. This book sat on my shelf for quite some time, before IWhen I bought this book, I wasn’t quite sure what to expect. The synopsis sounded interesting. This book sat on my shelf for quite some time, before I recently picked it up. I had been in a reading slump and wanted something that would be a quick read. This book was one of the shorter books on my shelf, so I grabbed it.
This book was everything I was looking for. It was a light, quick read that had just enough mystery to keep me reading. I fell in love with the town of Mullaby and could totally imagine myself living in a place like that. The characters were “lovable misfits” just like the synopsis said. There was a hint of magic throughout the story that could make anyone happy (at least, I think so), and the book left me feeling all warm and fuzzy. Most of the books I’ve read lately have been part of series, and I find myself feeling a little less than happy with the endings. It was nice to read a book that had no loose ends when the book was finished.
The book had multiple storylines, but they all seemed to flow together. There was new romance, old romance, heartbreak, scandal, mystery, new beginnings, and magic. This book brought me out of my reading slump, and I’m looking forward to reading more by the same author. ...more
I’m a HUGE Laurie Notaro fan! I have read and loved all of her books. Reading her books usually leaves me laughing so hard I’m pounding on my chest anI’m a HUGE Laurie Notaro fan! I have read and loved all of her books. Reading her books usually leaves me laughing so hard I’m pounding on my chest and gasping for air. In fact, whenever I read her books, my husband usually asks me to quiet down because I’m laughing too loud for him to hear the TV. In many of her stories, I see myself. It feels good to know I’m not alone in some of my ridiculous endeavors. Whenever someone asks me for a recommendation for a light and funny book, I always point them in the direction of Laurie Notaro’s books....more
The ladies from my online book club have been raving about Divergent for months. I was given a copy in a gift exchange last year, but I hadn’t gottenThe ladies from my online book club have been raving about Divergent for months. I was given a copy in a gift exchange last year, but I hadn’t gotten around to reading it until recently. I can honestly say that I understand what all the raving was about.
I loved Divergent! The dystopian world used as the setting was unique and fascinating. There were several things I’d like to see developed more regarding the creation of the factions, but I think we might learn more in the next book. One thing I wondered about was how the values of each faction were determined and how the original members of each faction were selected. Maybe it’s just my nerdiness showing, but I wanted to read the faction manifestos whenever they were mentioned.
Tris became one of my favorite female characters. She reminded me a lot of Katniss from Hunger Games in the ways she adapted to her surroundings and fought like hell surprising those who underestimated her simply because she possessed a vagina. I like strong female characters who can kick major butt. This is probably why I like to read so many paranormal YA books with female main characters who discover they have special abilities and the responsibility to save the world.
There were tons of other things I loved about Divergent, but sharing them would give away spoilers. All I can say is “Read the book!” ...more