OVERALL: Plot-19/20 Characters-19/20 Creativity-19/20 Writing-20/20 Pace-10/10 Ending-7/10 =94/100 A ★★★★★/5
REViEW: I read this book in January, it was the first book that I read this year and I can still remember it as if I finished it yesterday. The basis of the plot was Lillia, Kat, and Mary planning to get revenge on each of the people that ruined their lives, but there's a lot more depth to tit then that. I've never read a book about revenge before so this premise was very unique to me. Sure, not everyone goes to extreme measures to get even, but that didn't make this book any less relatable. I was able to bond with most of the characters, including the main girls as well as the popular people. This book was a fast and easy read because Lillia, Kat and Mary's world captivated me and I felt as if I was part of the story. This book is told from alternating perspectives of the three girls, but it was not confusing at all. It added so much more to Jar Island and really engulfed me in each of their lives. Revenge might not be the right thing to do, but these targets have it coming to them.
The characters were really interesting. I started out not really liking Lillia, but as the book progressed, I started to get an understanding of all she had to undergo and felt some sympathy about what happened at the party. Mary also had a very sad backstory, but I feel like that wasn't a very very strong reason for leaving town. I loved Kat's character and liked how she pulled all of the girls together. I think their secret friendship really made this book thrilling in a way. Rennie, the popular girl, friend of Lillia, and ex-best friend of Kat, was just that, a popular, snobby girl. I did really like to see the struggle of Lillia backstabbing Rennie, I cannot imagine how hard that'd be. Reeve is ridiculous, I can't believe what he did to Mary, but he's basically just an immature teenage boy. I developed a small crush on Alex, the other main guy, because of how good of a friend he was for Kat and Lillia at the beginning. Now he's even making me suspicious.
The ending contained the one thing that made me a little unsure about the rest of the trilogy. The ending was pretty great with all that action, but there was that one twist that kind of upset me. The reason why I loved this book so much was the realness of it and that it was contemporary fiction, but then that paranormal twist came. I'm not sure how I feel about it, but I trust Han and Vivian to make it as realistic as possible. All in all, I loved this book. It was the first book I read this year and as of now it is still the best!
My Favorite Part: I loved the revenge! It was so unique and absolutely intriguing!
ALL iN ALL: Do I recommend this book? Absolutely! Will I be reading the next book? I'm reading the ARC now! :D Expect a review soon!(less)
OVERALL: Plot-20/20 Characters-18/20 Creativity-19/20 Writing-17/20 Pace-9/10 Ending-8/10 =91/100 A ★★★★★/5
REViEW: This book was another one of Shepard's thril...moreOVERALL: Plot-20/20 Characters-18/20 Creativity-19/20 Writing-17/20 Pace-9/10 Ending-8/10 =91/100 A ★★★★★/5
REViEW: This book was another one of Shepard's thrilling reads. I was intrigued by the very synopsis. This book keeps you guessing from the first page onward. Once I started reading, I really could not put this book down. It seemed to go pretty fast. The writing was a little bit weak to me. It didn't have a lot of structure and designer labels were constantly added. The narrator of this crazy tale is Sutton, who is dead. The book was harder to understand because it constantly changed from third person and then abruptly back to Sutton's first person. Overall this book read like a movie, which was a very exciting experience.
The characters are hard to relate to, but were very well thought out. This book mainly consists of stuck-up girls in designer clothes. We all know the type. I did like Emma though. Being a foster kid, she had a lot of background that helped to explain her personality. I wished I could've gotten to know Sutton better, but I have a feeling there's going to be more of her in the next book. Although we don't get to get to know him that much in this book, Ethan was a likable character. He fit into the story beautifully.
The ending was a teeny tiny bit disappointing. I was expecting a full confrontation but it did not happen. I have a TON of unanswered questions, which makes me want to read the next book right now! Although the ending wasn't as jaw-dropping as I would have liked, it was still pretty good.
My Favorite Part: Every piece of evidence making you guess who the culprit is.
ALL iN ALL: Do I recommend this book? Absolutely! If you haven't already, read the Pretty Little Liars series too!
Will I be reading the next book? I was smart enough to buy the first two books at the same time. I knew that I would be very excited to read the sequel the minute I finished the first book. (less)
OVERALL: Plot-17/20 Characters-17/20 Creativity-16/20 Writing-18/20 Pace-7/10 Ending-7/10 =82/100 B ★★★★/5
REViEW: I really enjoyed the suspense and the crazy mystery of Deadly Little Secret. I expected the same from this book. Although the first book seemed like a stand-alone, theres a whole long series surrounding this premise. I was hoping this book would surprising just like the first, but this book kind of took a different route. It did have the same creepy feel to it, which I totally enjoyed. I was home alone one day reading this book and thought I was being watched. Yeah tip of advice don't read this alone or at night. The plot was intriguing until the end when this train took a turn into crazy plot town. I can only hope that the next book recaptures the essense of th first.
The characters were pretty good. Camelia should learn by now to just speak up, but I still liked her character. She made sense and I agred with her point of view most of the time. Her friends were hilarious and pretty great in this book, but I did have some problems with Kimmie. Sometimes Kimmie seemed like she did not care about Camelia, which irked me. Ben was pretty good. I didn't mind him. Adam though... the plot surrounding him still has me confused. I just wonder why that one thing had to happen. Some plot "twists" made this book unbelievable and bordered on ridiculous.
The ending was so ridiculous. I feel like it could have been more reasonable. The stalked wasn't even a logical one. Like I understood why that person would d it, but it was so stupid! The first book was surprising and mysterious, this ending made this book into a beginning grade-school Nancy Drew book. I really hope the next book is more intense.
My Favorite Part: Probably how the suspense kept me on the edge of my seat.
ALL iN ALL: Do I recommend this book? Yep. I just hope the next book is a little more practical. Will I be reading the next book? I think so. (less)
OVERALL: Plot-18/20 Characters-17/20 Creativity-19/20 Writing-19/20 Pace-9/10 Ending-9/10 =91/100 A ★★★★★/5
REViEW: As much as I loved Hunger Games, I didn't start this book until a year after I read the first. I just didn't think that there was any way that this book would be better than its predecessor. It wasn't, in my opinion. The things I didn't like about this book were not an issue in the first book. The plot seemed slow after the action packed Hunger Games. The plot in this book lacked a wow factor to me. In the last book. the Arena for the Games was so interesting and intriguing that I wanted to keep reading to find out the results. There wasn't much to look forward to in this book.
The characters were what ticked me off. Specifically, Katniss was so whiny and bratty in this book, which really irritated me. I really didn't like how Katniss refused to like Peeta and always chose Gale. I mean, make up your mind woman! (TEAM PEETA!) I really wish that the characters were strong role models in this book like they were before. Not all characters were bad though. Finnick was an interesting new character that I look forward to seeing more off. Peeta... I felt bad for him. Katniss really treated him poorly.
The ending was really kinda cool. It wasn't as amazing as I was hoping, but it still made me want to read the next book. Although I had some gripes about this book, it was a good addition to this amazing series. This book was good, but The Hunger Games was so flawless that it was hard for this book to stand up in comparison.
My Favorite Part: Probably the Games portion of this book.
ALL iN ALL: Do I recommend this book? Yes, but I'm sure most of you have already read it. Will I be reading the next book? Yes, this is an amazing series.(less)
OVERALL: Plot-16/20 Characters-16/20 Creativity-17/20 Writing-17/20 Pace-6/10 Ending-7/10 =79/100 C ★★★/5
REViEW: This is one of those books that I got my hopes so high for. I was so excited to read this books because who doesn't love a good gay or lesbian coming of age book? Anyway, it sounded unique, which made me super intrigued to rush into read it. My expectations were so high that I was disappointed. First off, this book does include some girl/girl attraction, but that isn't the only thing in this book. One thing that turned me off was that all of the people around Astrid seemed to have same sex attractions. I mean I'm no expert, but it seemed a little unrealistic. Astrid has to deal with a lot during this book. She has to figure out how to come out and has to deal with her father's abusive side. King is amazing for writing about so many tough issues. Philosophy was a pretty big turn around point for Astrid, but that part kind of lost me because I don't do the whole philosophy thing. My main grievance, however, was that I wish there was more of an emphasis on Astrid sending love to the airplane passengers. It was so spectacular to see how Astrid's love affected the people on the plane. Ever since I read this book I've been sending my love to people too! It's an adorable thing to do.
The characters were creative. Astrid was pretty lost and confused at the beginning, but as she got into asking questions, she found herself and gained confidence and strength. That being said, I did not really have an attachment to her. Her point of view was strong, but her character was not for me and once she got into philosophy I became even more distant. Her friends and girlfriend were interesting (mainly her girlfriend), but they seemed very one-dimensional to me. Her parents were probably the best secondary characters. They ticked me off at times, but I know a lot of my friends with parents like them.
The ending was really enlightening. I loved to see how Astrid grew. It was beautiful to see her strength shine through and I am really glad that I was able to take part in this book. I had too high of expectations and expected more about the whole homosexual attraction (that's probably because of the psychologist in me). All in all, I did enjoy this book, but I expected a more unique story and more relatable characters.
My Favorite Part: Astrid sending love to the passengers.
ALL iN ALL: Do I recommend this book? Yes, it brought some really good messages.(less)
OVERALL: Plot-17/20 Characters-16/20 Creativity-17/20 Writing-18/20 Pace-9/10 Ending-9/10 =86/100 B ★★★★/5
This is the tenth book in the series, I will not post any intentional spoilers but please stop reading if you have not read the previous books in the Pretty Little Liars series.
REViEW: Let me start off by saying that I absolutely love the Pretty Little Liars series as well as the show. I did enjoy this book, but it lacked some of the hard core suspense that the previous books contained. For the most part, this book focussed more on the girls' experiences then the whole mystery surrounding A. I have to admit my favorite part of these books are the parts surrounding the murder of Ali and the mysterious identity of A. This book left me a little bit disappointed because it didn't have as much suspense to it. The writing also lacked some passion that I had seen before. I think that this series may be going on a little bit too long, and I would have thought that I would never say that because I love this series that much. I just think that Shepard's creative ideas aren't as present as much as they were in past installments.
The characters were lacking in this book. I started to like Aria again, which was a plus. Klaudia was a little more, uh, civilized and normal. The characters weren't as crazy and rash as before. Some things surrounding Spencer seemed kinda outlandish to me, but it wasn't as bad as some things. Emily... To be honest, she's becoming my favorite. She's so sweet and naive and just very likable. Ezra was back *applause*, I love him, especially in the show, but he didn't seem like Ezra in this book. He behaved differently from what I expected. The characters were better then in Twisted, but did not have as much depth as they had in other books in this series.
The ending was another one of Shepard's big jaw dropping moments. I loved how A came back into the mix and the whole thing with Kelsey. Wow, I enjoyed the ending. It made me want the next book.
My Favorite Part: Definitely the ending! It had everything I wanted from the rest of the book.
ALL iN ALL: Do I recommend this book? Yes, this is an amazing series with so many twists and turns. Will I be reading the next book? Yes, I have to after that ending.(less)
OVERALL: Plot-18/20 Characters-16/20 Creativity-20/20 Writing-17/20 Pace-8/10 Ending-9/10 =88/100 B ★★★★/5
REViEW: The plot of The Forest of Hands and Teeth was...moreOVERALL: Plot-18/20 Characters-16/20 Creativity-20/20 Writing-17/20 Pace-8/10 Ending-9/10 =88/100 B ★★★★/5
REViEW: The plot of The Forest of Hands and Teeth was pretty good. It was definitely unique and original. I never read a zombie book before so this was a new experience. To be honest the book was actually kind of depressing. I never truly felt happy while reading this book. It had a lot of action that was well executed and had a darker tone to it. This book was also very slow to me and was hoping that it would get more exciting, which it did not.
The characters were disappointing. I thought I would be able to relate to them in some way, but I couldn't. I didn't get attached to any of the characters (well maybe Argos, the dog). I did admire Mary's strength throughout this book, but didn't really connect with her love of the ocean.
The ending was pretty good. I was disappointed because of some of the deaths that occurred throughout the book but overall the ending was well done. I still had a lot of questions about the Sisterhood and the Forest that were left unanswered.
My Favorite Part: The emotional roller-coaster Ms. Ryan puts you on. She really made me feel a lot of different emotions throughout her book.
ALL iN ALL: Do I recommend this book? Yes. It was unique, but it had some slow parts.
Will I be reading the sequel? I think I will because Ms. Ryan's book was very creative and I would love to see what happens next. (less)
OVERALL: Plot-18/20 Characters-17/20 Creativity-16/20 Writing-17/20 Pace-8/10 Ending-8/10 =84/100 B ★★★★/5
REViEW: Once again, let me begin by saying that I love this series so much! I never read a series with such an amazing mystery. The mystery is the entire reason i read this series. I feel like half of the plot in these books doesn't advance the plot in any way. A wasn't pressuring the liars to do things as much as in the tv show, so I wondered what the purpose was of adding all kinds of crazy characters and mini plot lines (Klaudia & Noel's Dad). Other parts such as including the drama surrounding Emily's baby made sense and was intriguing. I wish that there was more focus on the major plot lines, rather then the miniscule ones. The writing was mediocre as usual. The pace didn't really pick up until the confrontation at the end. I think these would be much better books if Ms. Shepard just condensed the A dram into a few books instead of twelve.
The characters were okay. There were less outlandish characters in this one which I am so thankful for. Personally I really hated Noel's dad. I still don't understand the purpose of that. Why couldn't his dad's drama be more practical instead of the insaneness that it was. EMily was my favorite liar in this one. She seems the most real in the later installments and is the only one to not get on my nerves. Hanna's story was kind of normal for Ms. Shepars, yet it still had some elements that just made me wonder why I was wasting my time reading this book. Aria was pretty good. I understood her more in this book, but I just couldn't get past that stupid secret. Spencer... ah how I hated her story. Her part made this book seem so teenage cliche and completely unreal to me.
The ending of these books is always what keeps me reading! Once again, this book ends with a bang. I liked how it ended because it was mysterious and made me wonder who exactly A is. If for nothing else, you should read this book for the ending.
My Favorite Part: Emily's story...
ALL iN ALL: Do I recommend this book? Yes, if you are ont this book of the series keep reading, you are so close to finishing this series! Will I be reading the next book? Heck yeah, especially after that ending... (less)
OVERALL: Plot-17/20 Characters-19/20 Creativity-16/20 Writing-18/20 Pace-7/10 Ending-9/10 =86/100 B ★★★★/5
REViEW: This book immediately caught my attention. Joy is stabbed in the eye while at a club by a mysterious man with the pitch black eyes that no one else can see. From then on Ms. Metcalf dives into the history of a whole new creature and world, the Twixt. It was an interesting premise from the start, but it was a little unbelievable to me. Ink, the mysterious guy, and his sister, Inq, mark people with their own signature. It's a unique kind of creature and the concept was very interesting at the beginning. Don't get me wrong, I did enjoy this book, but the farther into the story I got, the less I believed in the world and the repetitive the story became. Once Joy is marked, all these weird people start falling her around and some even attack her. Most of the book describes an event of this. One after the other. Same thing, but with a different person. It made me lose interest a bit. If this book was just a little shorter, I feel like this book would absolutely amazing.
The characters were intriguing. Joy was probably the most believable character to me. I liked being able to see her grow throughout the book. Ink was a good character too, but he lacked that heartthrob factor. Joy and Ink's relationship felt a little forced to me. It happened gradually but they were never really lovey dovey. No romantic banter between these two. Inq was pretty fun to read about, on the other hand. I loved some scenes involving her, but it was really freaky when she marked Joy. Honestly, I wish I was able to connect with the characters more. There is such potential and a unique concept to this book that I hope the next books are even better.
The ending was pretty good. The big battle scene I didn't really get much out of because of all the action leading up to it, but I did enjoy the last couple of chapters. I find it interesting about Joy's powers, so I hope Metcalf dives into that some more in the sequel. Despite the few things that slowed the pace for me, I did enjoy reading this book. There were a lot of good moments that had me relating to and rooting for Joy.
My Favorite Part: The epilogue.
ALL iN ALL: Do I recommend this book? Yes, it's a unique concept to check out! Will I be reading the next book? I think so. (less)
OVERALL: Plot-19/20 Characters-18/20 Creativity-18/20 Writing-8/20 Pace-9/10 Ending-10/10 =92/100 A ★★★★★/5
REViEW: I have to admit, these little House of Night novellas intrigue me much more than the regualr novels. These books stay to the point and are interesting and fresh. In Lenobia's Vow, I was able to get a new view on Lenobia, the horse-riding instructor. I always liked her character in the novels and this book just made me love her even more! The plot focused on her struggles of trying to get away from the impure bishop, while pretending to be someone else. This book sort of bored me at first, but the pace picked up and didn't slow down till the very end! The plot was really condesed for the Casts, but I loved it!
The characters were well done. Lenobia was a very strong, determined main protagonist. I really enjoyed getting to know her. I absolutely loved watching her fall in love with Martin. I spent the majority of this book rooting for their relationship to last. Martin was such a sweet, loving guy. I really wish the Bishop wasn't there. He was cruel and decietful and I just really hated him. I didn't want him to mess with Lenobia. She's too nice for that. The only thing he was good for was creating drama, which he did very easily. Then again, where would this book be without conflict?
The ending made me scream and it made me cry. I wanted to bang my head off a wall because I hated the way it ended. It really couldn't have ended any differently though. I just felt so sad for Lenobia and wanted to rip the Bishop to shreds. I always like a book that makes me feel such an array of emotions!
My Favorite Part: Martin and Lenobia's relationship!
ALL iN ALL: Do I recommend this book? Yes, it is much better then the House of Night series. Will I be reading the next book? I have too, these are good little books!(less)
OVERALL: Plot-20/20 Characters-19/20 Creativity-20/20 Writing-18/20 Pace-9/10 Ending-9/10 =95/100 A ★★★★★/5
REViEW: The plot was very fresh and unique. I enjoye...moreOVERALL: Plot-20/20 Characters-19/20 Creativity-20/20 Writing-18/20 Pace-9/10 Ending-9/10 =95/100 A ★★★★★/5
REViEW: The plot was very fresh and unique. I enjoyed how much family played a role in this book. I felt that this book was well written and had a lot of depth to it. I'm not going to lie, this book is very long, but I can honestly say that I enjoyed every minute of it. Once you get into the plot and are absorbed by Ruby's world, you cannot stop reading. This is now my favorite book by Sarah Dessen because the entire book was beautifully written.
This book had a lot more of the amazing Dessen characters. Every character had a distinct personality and attitude towards family and life. The main character, Ruby, although faced with many difficult situations, was still very relatable. I love how her experiences are so different from mine yet I still have a connection to her. She had a difficult time adjusting to her new life and had to make some huge decisions. I loved how she started out hating her new environment and that I was able to see Ruby grow up and learn to love it. I also liked Nate. He's the perfect neighbor. I really enjoyed watching him grow through his struggles. Nate reminded me that everyone has struggles, even if they act like they don't. He was very realistic because through everything he went through he still put on a smile and acted as if everything was perfect.
The ending was very simple and beautiful. It really touched my heart. I was really sad when this book ended because I went on this amazing journey with Ruby and Nate and it made me sad to see it end.
My Favorite Part: The theme of this novel, family. It was fresh and very heartwarming. It made me think about my family and what family even means.
ALL iN ALL: Do I recommend this book? Yes, it's super good. (less)
OVERALL: Plot-18/20 Characters-16/20 Creativity-19/20 Writing-16/20 Pace-9/10 Ending-7/10 =85/100 B ★★★★/5
REViEW: Wake's plot was very interesting. I thought the whole idea of someone getting sucked into other people's dreams was very unique. I kind of expected there to be more about Janie's "powers'' but I guess that is why there is a sequel. I do think that more questions should've been answered in this book and that Janie played a bigger role in the ending. I did like the pace, though. This was an extremely fast read.
The characters were kind of bland to me. I really can't say I got to know or relate to Janie. I wish I could've gotten to get to know her better. I did like Cabel, he was interesting and his story made sense to me. I hope I can get to know everyone better in the sequel.
Honestly, I was hoping the ending had more excitement to it. I really wish that Janie played a bigger part, which I think she will in the next books. It was a let down for me. The ending wasn't really a cliffhanger but I think I'll read the sequel because it's an easy read and it is interesting.
My Favorite Part: The fast pace and the entire plot.
ALL iN ALL: Do I recommend this book? Yes, it's thrilling and an easy book to read. Will I be reading the sequel? Yes because I can't wait to find out what happens next.(less)
OVERALL: Plot-18/20 Characters-19/20 Creativity-17/20 Writing-20/20 Pace-9/10 Ending-9/10 =92/100 A ★★★★★/5
REViEW: Claysoot is not your average town. With all boys being heisted on their 18th birthdays, Claysoot is obviously a home of many secrets. I absolutely loved the premise of the Heist and the Wall that encloses Claysoot. That was all very unique to me. The first 100 some pages really captured my attention and made me unable to put the book down. I was so curious to find out what the big mystery was surrounding Claysoot and that compelled me to keep reading. However, when I did find out what Claysoot really was, I was a little bit disappointed. I really think most readers will absolutely love the "big reveal" and I know I would have been completely surprised if I hadn't read The Maze Runner by James Dashner. Sure it is completely different from Taken, but I couldn't stop thinking about the one similarity. I totally don't think it is a rip-off because they are very different, I just help drawing the parallel. I really wish I hadn't read the Maze Runner because this book is so much better and the story is absolutely amazing.
The characters really took this story to a even higher level. Gray had a personality that I never read before. It made this book seem even more fresh in the ever growing YA world. Gray is impulsive and has fire in him. I'm nothing like him, but I was still able to relate to him and love his voice. His dedication to Emma was something really special. Emma was also a very good character. I loved her at the beginning and still loved her at the end. I understood what she thought when Gray had to leave her behind. She was very realistic just like Gray. There was a bit of a love triangle in this book. Typically, I don't think love triangles are believable, but this one was. I understand all of the characters motives and reasons, which make every single one of them realistic.
The ending was really unique. I loved the new direction the book took. It really makes me excited for the sequel. The last couple of chapters really rekindled my love for this book. The action was perfectly described and really jaw-dropping. I loved that entire race at the end. Please don't get me wrong, I loved this book. It was really unique and the only reason why I pointed out my parallel was because that was one little thing that kept me from thinking this book was absolutely the best. I'm really truly excited to continue this series and I really think the next book will take this series to even more different and excellent places!
My Favorite Part: The whole first half of the book was absolutely perfect to me!
ALL iN ALL: Do I recommend this book? Yes it's a really fast-paced and exciting read! Will I be reading the next book? Definitely!(less)
OVERALL: Plot-19/20 Characters-19/20 Creativity-18/20 Writing-19/20 Pace-10/10 Ending-10/10 =95/100 A ★★★★★/5
REViEW: This is another great book by Ms. Childs. Although this book did not knock my socks off like Forgive My Fins, this was a very pleasing sequel. The plot was unique, but was completely different from the first book. I loved the choices Lily had to make. I surely wouldn't be able to make half the decisions Lily had to. The plot involving Doe was pretty interesting. I really wanted to find out how that whole situation would end. Ultimately, I was happy with where the plot ended up going.
One single complaint about the characters: I need more Quince! I absolutely love him. Lily is so lucky to have him in her life. Lily was the same as in the previous book. I kind of wish she would be a tiny bit more sympathetic towards Doe in the beginning. Doe was the typical mean girl. The whole mystery surrounding what she did to humans was really intriguing. Doe even fell for Brody, which added that so needed drama. Tellin with his other choice for Lily was SUPER awesome! The characters all had distinct, memorable personalities, which is always a plus to a good book.
The ending was so just wow. No word can describe it better. I love books that surround a dramatic choice and this book had just that. It was a great ending for this book. It gave enough answers, yet left some mega questions to leave me wanting the last book of the series. Ah I just know the next book is going to be even more fantastic!
My Favorite Part: Quince!
ALL iN ALL: Do I recommend this book? Yes, it's a super great series! Will I be reading the next book? Yes, I am really excited for it to come out! (less)
REViEW: This series. No matter how much I prepare myself to be disappointed there is no way these books could ever do anything less than exceed expectation. After the very strong book Divergent, I was afraid that Insurgent might not live up to the perfect nature of Divergent. I was dead wrong. This book was just as good and strong as the first. Kind of the reason why I believe this series is better than the Hunger Games. The plot was super fast and intriguing from the first paragraph. Typically, I'm not a big action person, but this series makes it work in a brutal and honest way that has intrigued me. I really truly admire Ms. Roth's writing style and how creative the world she has set for this series is. Everything in this book is so carefully plotted out and just plain perfect. I can tell a lot of time went into writing this series, and it shows.
The characters were almost as amazingly perfect as in the first book. My only minor issues I had with them were their weaknesses, which probably made them more realistic. They probably would have been more realistic to me if I didn't expect so much strength and courage from them. I'm sorry, they are just perfect to me. Tris was so strong in the first book, I hated to see her falter and live with such regret. I thought some points where she risked her life were a little out of character because she is not one to falter! She can't! She's Tris Prior! But then again she is human. Four was just as lovable, but like Tris, I felt like he changed character suddenly sometimes. I'm a sucker for a good romance and Tris and Four are just so cute together that it disappointed me when they fought and kept lying to each other. Truth is the basis of any good romance. I hope they figure that out by the next book.
The ending was so intense. All the action leading up to the last couple of pages really caused my heart to race. It was a mystery the entire time about what the data was of, so when it was finally revealed it was kind of shocking. It wasn't like a huge cliffhanger or a big shocking revelation, but it still made my head swirl around all of the possibilities for the final book in this amazing trilogy. I really cannot wait until October and for Divergent to be released as a movie! These books read just like a movie, so I am very excited to see how they film the movie.
My Favorite Part: How fast paced this book was for being so long.
ALL iN ALL: Do I recommend this book? Well duh. Will I be reading the next book? Oh my gosh I don't know how I can last till October!(less)
OVERALL: Plot-18/20 Characters-20/20 Creativity-18/20 Writing-19/20 Pace-10/10 Ending-10/10 =95/100 A ★★★★★/5
REViEW: This was such a cute book! The fairy theme immediately drew me in. I started this book thinking I was just going to read the first two chapters to see how it is. The problem is, once I started reading, I was hooked! I couldn't stop reading this book. Every event moved so quickly, but not too fast. Pike's writing was so fluent, that it read like water; so simple, yet beautiful. I could see the entire world Pike created and battled the evil trolls alongside Laurel. The whole premise of this novel makes me want to go run out and buy the sequel.
Wing's characters were just plain great! Laurel was such a great character. Although this book was not from point of view, I still felt as if I got an inside look inside her thoughts. It was also very easy for me to relate to Laurel and to put myself in her shoes. I feel that if she was real, she would be one of my best friends. David, oh how I fell in love with him like Laurel. He was so kind and understanding of her whole situation. On the other hand, Tamani was also swoon-worthy. He was the other side of the spectrum; mysterious and dedicated. I sure wouldn't want to choose between him and David.
The ending was really intriguing. I really want to read the sequel now! I would hate to be put in Laurel's position. I can't wait to see how it all unravels throughout the rest of the story though. This book had a lot more to it than I initially expected. I definitely look forward to reading more of Laurel, David and Tamani. If you haven't already, pick this book up. It's such a nice, relaxing read.
My Favorite Part: Tamani's effect on the ending. It blew me away.
ALL iN ALL: Do I recommend this book? Yes, it's a great book. Will I be reading the next book? Yes, I'm really looking forward to it!(less)