Wile reading Divergent I discovered the following:
*I'm too selfish to be an Abnegation *I'm too dumb to be an Erudite *I lie to much to be a Candor *I fiWile reading Divergent I discovered the following:
*I'm too selfish to be an Abnegation *I'm too dumb to be an Erudite *I lie to much to be a Candor *I fight to much to be an Amity *I'm too chicken to be a Dauntless....
So far I'm factionless,,,
I just finish reading this, but i'm too numb to make a revoew yet. I need to think of what i've just read and try to put it in words.
Right now my face is like a mixture of this:
Reviewed on 09/09/2011
Ok, after thinking a lot, a looot, I finely wrote my review. I had soooo many things I wanted to say about this book, but 90% were spoilers and I don't like spoilers. The magic of this book is its surprises. If I reveal too much, that would ruin the book for those who hadn't read it yet. So, after a lot of writing and rewriting, I finely came to an almost non spoiler review that I think says the essential of my honest opinion about it. The summary you can read on the book description so I'll go straight to my review :
The Plot - I found it very unique. A world where people were divided in factions based on their believes. That was one of the things that made me consider my values and the way I see life and society and stuff. Really heavy stuff. LoL I loved the twists and how it kept coming back to personal questions that reflected bigger issues. How it shows us that the biggest battles can be with our selves. I think I get a little philosophic when I think about this book, but it really made me think about this stuff. Once you read it, you'll see what I'm talking about. *wink*
The Characters - I love the characters in this story. They are so easy to relate to and they feel so real. Beatrice (Tris) is a strong girl that with one single decision changes her entire world. We see her grow with the situations, discovering her strength and defeating her weakness. Four is this tuff and mysterious guy that we meet once in our lives and it makes us feel afraid and excited at the same time. Peter is the sleazy guy that we want to punch in the face. Al is , well, you guys get the point, right? Each of the characters is unique in their own way and with each of them we can learn something. I sure did LoL.
The Writing - I really like the way that she doesn't over describe the things. The first time I see someone I never go over the details and when I read a book that describe every little thing I tend to get bored. Is like, I don't know this person yet so I don't care much how many freckles it has. This author is just the way I like. First she say the overall (hair, height, things we first notice in one person in real life) and then, as the story goes, she gives the little details that makes them so unique, like when you get to know a person, little by little. This books is 1º person view and I love it because I can see trough that person eyes and feel what she feels. During my reading I often catch my self gasping and my heart sped up all the time. I'm terrified of heights and every time she had to jump (witch happens allot) I felt that hollow sensation in the pit of my stomach. Other things also made my heart jump and got me that chilling sensation in the pit of my stomach, but I'll not going to get into details. I don't like spoilers. *double wink*
Considerations - This is not my usual reading type, but I was so pleasantly surprise that I'm considering this genre in a whole new perspective. In some points it reminded me of the Ugly series, although the story is not the same, but it also had this strong girl facing all this obstacles and stuff. I like a strong main character and I'm sure going to read more of this genre after this one.
When I read the prequel My Soul To Lose I was so excited to read this series that I actually did a little squeal when I startedReviewed on 01/02/2012
When I read the prequel My Soul To Lose I was so excited to read this series that I actually did a little squeal when I started to read this. But, let me tell you, this book is really good, but you can’t compare to the prequel, not at all. As always I try to do my review without any spoilers, but some little secrets always escape trough the cracks. All I can say is that this will certainly not spoils the end; cose is really a great end. Really, really great. The whole book was saved by this ginormous, wonderstastic end. I’ll stop babbling and get this review done now.
The Plot - Girl lost her mother, dad is nowhere to be found, lives with her uncle that loves her and is cute for his age (witch he doesn’t appear to have), with her aunt that has a obsession for youth, fitness and popularity and her cousin that is a pain in the but with her ballet body and stuck up nose. Wow, that was a long sentence, sorry about that. LoL Kaylee is weird special and when somebody is about to die she screams her head off. I really like this plot and was one of the reasons that made me want to read it. It’s original and it really made curious about it.
The Characters - This is when it gets complicated cose in the prequel Kaylee was this snarky and “talk back” girl but now she is just,,, not it.
I still think that she is cool and all. I found her suspicious thoughts about the motives that a certain hot guy has to come near her after years without even noticing her in school especially amusing. Nash is this hot pop guy that out of nowhere starts to talk to her in a club that she sneaks in to and looks like he’s got the hots for her, but all she think about is: why? The others characters appear along the story too and they have a little of a background but not nearly enough for me to care much about them. As I said before, the best part of this book is the second half and is then that the fun really begins, when the book ends. What a shock,,,,,not.
The Writing - I like her writing and the fact that she makes me feel and see what Kaylee does in a way that got my throat really hurting. I found myself having to listen to this book with a glass of water by my side. In the end of the book I looked around me and felt like I was that girl from the movie Signs from all the glasses I had. Yeap, put that together with that ending and that really got me scared. Creepy just doesn’t cover it.
The Audio Book Recording - I like this reader. She doesn’t force the guy’s voice and her tone is really pleasant on my years. I don’t feel sleepy and, overall, she does a pretty good job and making feel inside the story. I like it.
Considerations - Aside from the whole girls meets hot guy, the turning eyes that get really old, really fast and stuff from school, witch I don’t care much, this story is really good in a sense that plays with, well, death, in a way. If you could find a way to know when you will die, would you like to know? There is such a thing as good and evil when it comes to the grim reaper? If you knew that saving a life would cost another life, would you risk it to save someone you love? Who is to say who will live and who will die? There’s a price to everything and this applies to all things in life, not only life and death itself. I love that this author really gave me a run for the money on Kaylee's mystery. I honestly would never guessed what’s her secret and what all the screaming was about. As this is the first book, is all about the what’s, how’s and who’s, but I have height expectations about this series.
I recommend this to anyone that wants something new to read and likes the company of a hot guy wile looking for the meaning of life. Yeap, pretty heavy stuff right here, LoL
I Give 4,5 stars. New city, new vamps and new problems. Sookie has a job to do. Find a missing vamp in Dallas. Easy enough, right? Well that's soooo wrI Give 4,5 stars. New city, new vamps and new problems. Sookie has a job to do. Find a missing vamp in Dallas. Easy enough, right? Well that's soooo wrong.
In this book Sookie gets deeper in the vamp world and starts to see the side of Bill that she was trying very hard not to see, hes vamp side, cruel and always hungry. Hungry for blood and something else.
Humans fanatics, shape shifters and really angry vamps,, all in one story.
Really great sequel ,, I'm loving seeing things trough Sookie eyes =D...more
I've seen the series before I started this book and I already had set my expectations kind of high. But I'm happy to say that this book didn't let meI've seen the series before I started this book and I already had set my expectations kind of high. But I'm happy to say that this book didn't let me down. Really funny Sookie can read peoples minds and suffers with it until she meets Bill. A really cool (literally) guy that is actually a vampire. The 1º one that she ever met. They start a relationship, but he have baggages that Sookie are not quite certain that she can handle. The dynamic between Sookie and Biil gets a little shaky when Erick, a really drop dead gorgeous Nordic vamp gets in the scene. But Sookie is a very strong female leader and even though she has the dumb blond looks, she is a very smart girl and knows how to take care of her self.
The Plot - Callum is a teenager with some freaky gift. He can see ghosts. So far so cliché, right? Ok, but this is the least ofReviewed on 03/18/2012
The Plot - Callum is a teenager with some freaky gift. He can see ghosts. So far so cliché, right? Ok, but this is the least of his problems cose there’s a monster that is after him and all of those who are just like him. It’s called The Hunter and it kills it’s victims in a bloody way ripping their eyes off their sockets. Why? Well, that’s something to discover by reading the book. *evil laugh*
So, The Shadowing is near and evil is just around the corner. What are you going to do about it? Run and hide or stay and fight?
This plot kicks some ass and is scary as hell. I love it and it almost made me pee my pants with the ripping and tearing.
The Characters - Callum is this guy that lives with his gran and is so cute how the two treat each other with love and respect. She makes dinner and he makes the tea. They talk and share their day. Is all so cute and I really miss paranormal books that show this part of the characters lives. He is polite and reserved around people because of his secret and all. Is not very pop to say “I see dead people, all the time” as you may think.
There’s also Jacob, a ghost that appears to want to help Callum. With him comes Doom. No, is not actually Doom. That is the name of his doggy. Yep, he has a hellhound as a puppy. If this wasn’t “help” enough, there’s also Melissa. A hippy/wika/weirdo girl that seems to know a whole lot of stuff about what Callum really is and what he can do. All of them are strong in their own way and have a really important part in the story.
The Writing - It’s third person narration but it is told by 2 POVs. Callum’s and The Hunter’s. The passing, the way the things developed and the way it describe, oh, the way this guy describe makes me chill to the bones. I couldn’t blink for most part of the book. He doesn’t get cot in the little details, but the ones he do are wonderfully tell in a extremely particular way. You see through his eyes. I know, I know. The eyes are very important in the story. I didn’t mean to make a joke. But that was totally the way I felt. This guy, this guy. I’ll keep my eye on him.
Considerations - This author is sick. Really, really crazy and I have nightmares just imagining what kind of mind would come up with a story like this. The details, oh, I can’t say that enough. The way he describe the dark, the shadows, the emotions. I literally had nightmares with this book.
Imagine you can see ghosts. Scary, right? But then you start to have visions about bloody murders. Double scary? That’s right. Then, a ghost boy with a giant dog from hell appears on your door step telling about a danger that’s coming your way. Pee your pants yet? I sure have to change my panties after this revelation. Ok, so that’s it, right? Yeh, you wish. Gran has a,,, ok, ok,, no more. Go read the book to find out. This is too juicy for me to spill the beans like that. *Dr. Evil laugh*
I really love this book and I totally didn’t expect to even like it. The story was compelling and the ending, wow, let me wanting more but not in a terrible cliffhanger kind of way. The best part is that I had a sneak a peak of the next book. I’m telling people, this is freaky-and-wonderfully-scare-you-to-death kind of book.
*An ARC was kindly provided by the publisher. But this in no way influenced my views on this book. This is my honest review.*
This reading is part of the following Reading Challenges:
The man crouches down in front of the little girl and look at her with concern in his eyes. “Daddy.” Says the little girl. “Where’ Reviewed on 5/06/2012
The man crouches down in front of the little girl and look at her with concern in his eyes. “Daddy.” Says the little girl. “Where’s Bob?” “Baby,” The man says with a heavy sigh. “He is gone.” “When he is coming back?” Asks the little girl with a confuse expression. “He’ll never come back.” The man gently runs his fingers over her chick in a comforting gesture. “You killed him.” The little girl gasps and shakes her head. “No.” “Baby, you took him out of his home and he is not like us. He was too fragile. You are much stronger than he was.” “But I love him. He is my best friend and I wanted to hold him and keep him with me forever.” “You can’t honey. Just because you love something doesn’t mean you can keep it. Sometimes the best way to protect the ones we love is to stay away.” “I just wanted to hug him.” She says with trembling chin. “It’s ok, he is in a better place and he will always love you.” He holds her and she cries for the loss of her friend, Bob the goldfish.
Talk about crosstar lovers, right? A human and a goldfish. That’s like the modern Romeo&Juliet. LoL Just kidding.
Ok, so, the point of this was to show a few things I think that’s important about this book: The acknowledge of death and having to deal with the loss of someone very dear to you in early age; dealing with the fact that you were the one to blame even if you had no intentions of harming them; and also the fact that sometimes you need to walk away the ones you love.
Can you tell how much I loved this book? LoL
I know I’m babbling, but before I start this review I need to show you guys something.
This is what a kick ass Asian girl with a katana looks like:
Don’t be fooled by the cover. That is misleading. My Allie is this girl and I refuse to change my image of her, so don’t need to try to convince otherwise.
Now, lets get to the review.
The Plot - I’ll keep it short cause the synopsis says at all. Dystopian future, rule by the vamps and the humans are snacks. Allie is an unregistered (registered are the people that give blood in exchange for food and stuff) so she is like a ghost to the society. She runs into trouble and becomes what she hates the most: a blood sucking monster. Ok, that’s not that original, but it has all the things I love in a book: dystopian society + vamps + swords + kick ass lead character + crosstar lovers +internal struggle + desperate plans to save human kind + hopeless hope = me happy as a clam.
The Characters - They are not perfect and that’s just the way I like them. Flowed people that do bad stuff, back stabbers, liars, rats fighting for survival. I respect that, but I respect even more the ones that stay honest and strong besides the adversity. I’m not saying names, but I’ll say E is number one in my list.
The Writing - Oh, I love Julie’s writing. The main reason I wanted to read this book was the fact that I love her Iron Fey series. She has magic in the tip of her fingers. I’m bound to believe in every single thing she writes. Ice cream makes me lose weight? Ok, Julie, I believe you. Give me more chunky monkey, please. I need to lose five pounds. LoL
Considerations - So, I’ve read some reviews before I read it and was a little wary that I may cry like a baby in some parts of the book. I need to say that this book is not perfect and it does have some flaws, but the good parts are so magic and wonderful that it made me forget the not so good parts. This book has action and, even though some said it was a little slow, I don’t felt like that. It had some calm parts, but I found that good, cause the fast parts were furious. If the whole book was that fast passed my heart wouldn’t resist its intensity. For realz. The thing that amazed me the most while reading is how Julie made me feel inside Allie’s head. I mean, there were some pretty strong parts and killing, but I felt detached and was thinking: Wow, I’m so bad ass, I didn’t cry once. But that was my mistake, cause when I least expected *BOOM* It hit me so hard I felt the pain in my gut.
I cried and stayed zombie like for a few minutes before coming to my senses again. So, be warned. If you are a crier like me, keep the handkerchief by your side at all times.
I really love this book and can’t wait for the next one to come out. Yeyyyyy…
*An ARC was kindly provided by the publisher. But this in no way influenced my views on this book. This is my honest review.*
This Reading is Part of The Following Reading Challenges:
I just want to make clear that this is not a feel-good-about-your-self-book. I just finished it and my mouth is dry, my senses are numb and my chest iI just want to make clear that this is not a feel-good-about-your-self-book. I just finished it and my mouth is dry, my senses are numb and my chest is hollow. You know when you have a nightmare that is so real that when you open your eyes you don't know if you are really awake or still trap i the dream? This is exactly how I'm feeling right now. Even the air around me feels different and my head is in slow motion.
You may think that this is a bad thing, but is not. The fact that I'm feeling this terrible is a prove of how wonderful this book is.
Usually I can read more then one book at a time and just after I finish one I jump right in to another. after reading this I think I'll need a few days to start another one. I can't seem to concentrate very well, my mind still drifts to Alice and my eyes get wet, but I'm not really sure why or for whom I'm crying for. ...more