Tris lives in a post apocalyptic Chicago that's divided into five fractions-- Amity (the Peaceful), Abnegation (the Selfless), Erudite (the Intelligen...moreTris lives in a post apocalyptic Chicago that's divided into five fractions-- Amity (the Peaceful), Abnegation (the Selfless), Erudite (the Intelligent), Dauntless (the Brave), and Candor (the Honest). When kids turn 16, they go to a Choosing Ceremony, where they choose what fraction they want to be in, after taking an affinity exam. Normally, the exam makes it easy for them to choose what fraction to be in, but when Tris' results come back as Divergent--more than one fraction.
Now it's up to Tris to decide what fraction she wants to be in--the calm Abnegation she has grown up in, or the dangerous and exciting Dauntless? And when she chooses, will she regret her decision?
Wow...I was surprised when I finishes this lengthy book in about a week. It was that good. Veronica Roth weaves a complex story that features stellar characters, heart pounding action scenes, a cute romance. I wish we could've had more history on Amity, a fraction that wasn't really talked about until the end of the book. Luckily, Insurgent is less than a month away and hopefully, many questions will be answered! Unlike a lot of people, I actually enjoyed Tris' new and old name. Four's real name, however, that I didn't really like so much. Veronica Roth really likes old names it seems.
I absolutely love the cover work. The pop-out cover is fantastic, and the Divergent symbol on the hardcover is breathtaking, especially in low light.
I don't like comparing one book series to another, but if you enjoyed the Hunger Games, you'll like this. In fact, it kinda seems a little like it. But what dysopian book doesn't draw from it these days?
Nice book, great story, eagerly awaiting sequel!(less)
The Flappers of the 1920s was something I had NEVER even heard of before reading this book. We all know about 1930s and...moreWow, I really liked this book.
The Flappers of the 1920s was something I had NEVER even heard of before reading this book. We all know about 1930s and the Great Depression, but the Flappers was something completely new to me.
Vixen follows the lives of three characters, Gloria Carmody, a privileged girl who's engaged to handsome Sebastian Grey, Clara Knowles, Gloria's cousin who seems to know the right things to say, and Lorraine Dyer, Gloria's best friend, who's tired of living in her shadow. Jillian Larkin does a fantastic job woving these girls' lives together and creating a story full of mystery and romance.
Zoey Redbird is not like the other girls. Friends with a little ditsy girl named Kayla and dealing with an ex named Heath, Zoey figured that her life w...moreZoey Redbird is not like the other girls. Friends with a little ditsy girl named Kayla and dealing with an ex named Heath, Zoey figured that her life was pretty normal. Well, until she got Marked. Soon after, she begins to go through the Change to become a vampyre. Her family is horribly dysfunctional. Dad died when she was young and her mom remarried to a church going guy. The only person Zoey can really trust is her grandmother. Eventually, she gets to the House of Night, a place where all Fledglings go. It's similar to a boarding school, just full of vampyres. She quickly makes friends and one enemy named Aphrodite. Will Zoey survive the Change? And what's this talk about Erik Night?
So. I'm not going to say I like it, but I don't exactly hate it. That's why I gave it three stars. This series has room for potential, but it didn't really grab me at the beginning, or compell me to continue reading the series after the last page. Now, I'm not too fond of Twilight, but I believe that Stephanie Meyer writes a better story about vampires (vampyres, whatever!). If I'm correct, this book was published at the beginning of the vampire craze in 2007. Compare this book to Twilight, I believe you'd have a better chance reading that instead of this book.
This story is more for people who want a taste of "real" vampires, in a sense. Don't like sparkles? Read this book. I mean, it's pretty straight forward. Marked is for people who a quick read, but not a lot of details or too much character development. However, this book wasn't horrible! There were particular parts of the book where the book truly shined.
I've heard from word of mouth that the series gets better.
It's rare that I write a review for a book I didn't finish, but I think this book deserves one. Entwined is about a girl named Azalea who loves to dan...moreIt's rare that I write a review for a book I didn't finish, but I think this book deserves one. Entwined is about a girl named Azalea who loves to dance. Her and her twelve sisters live in a castle with their lovely Mother and their father, a stuffy King. Mother is with child, but is also sick. She entrusts Azalea with a beautiful handkerchief before she goes to a ball, where she is to dance with various gentleman.
What made me stop reading this book was the King. Honestly, he pissed me off. So mean and uncaring about the girls. It just made me mad.(less)
John Smith is on the run again. And the stakes are higher.
On the run from the Mogadorians, and trying to find the other four members of the Garde, Joh...moreJohn Smith is on the run again. And the stakes are higher.
On the run from the Mogadorians, and trying to find the other four members of the Garde, John's thoughts constantly drift to Sarah Hart, the girl he left behind in Paradise, Ohio. However, he also finds himself falling for Six, who same also has a crush on. And to make matters worse, Henri isn't around to guide them. How will they survive?
This book focuses on Number Seven, Marina, and Number Four, John Smith. Their stories are told in alternating chapters. Mainly, it focuses on Marina, who's Cepan has given up hope. The two are hiding out in South America, trying to keep under the radar. Marina spends her days searching for information about John and drawing. Adelina has given up hope on the Lorien race and it's up to Marina to learn on her own.
I really liked this book. It did lag a little bit on Marina's part in the very beginning, but the moment we got to John, the action picked right up from I Am Number Four. The entire book kept me guessing and wondering what would happen next. And Sarah...oh Sarah...
The ending might not leave you on a cliffhanger, but, it will leave you wanting more.(less)
Gwen is just your average London girl. She goes to school, has the greatest best friend you could ask for, and...well... can time travel. It comes as a...moreGwen is just your average London girl. She goes to school, has the greatest best friend you could ask for, and...well... can time travel. It comes as a complete shock to her entire family, especially her cousin Charlotte, who was groomed for the time traveling her entire life. Now thrust into a world of uncertainty, mysteries, and, more surprisingly, love, can Gwen live up to the family name, while figuring out what to do herself?
This book was fantastic! Far, far too short. It takes you a minute to get used to the UK slang, "mobile" and "Year Seven", but after that, it's a very nice read!(less)
Most sequels are like this. They're trying to recap what happened in the last book and also be...moreWow.
Oh man...the beginning. GEEZ. It was a bit...
Most sequels are like this. They're trying to recap what happened in the last book and also begin the new plots for the current book.
But the second half.
One after another. Plot twist, reveal, plot twist, reveal, and so on. There are so many parts in this book that make you literally stop reading and close the book for a few seconds, before promptly picking it back up.
And the cliffhanger this book left on...
It definitely leaves you craving for Diva, the final book in the series.(less)