I’m going to try and not sound like a broken record since you all have probably read at least one positive Divergent review in your life, but I’m probably going to anyway so I apologize beforehand. I don’t even know where to start. I absolutely love it when books render me speechless in the end, and that’s exactly what Divergent did. I guess I’ll start off with Tris.
She is honestly one of my favorite heroines. She went through so much more than I think any fictional character has, yet she was always brave and strong and she never backed down. I’m not saying she was invincible, because she was still a flawed and realistic character, but she was definitely a character to look up to.
There is some romance in the story, but it isn’t the main focus. But whenever it was there it was sweet and believable. Four doesn’t let lust drive him to love Tris; he actually likes what’s in the inside. And the same goes with Tris’s attraction to Four.
Divergent is probably the definition of page turner. I don’t exactly know why, but I was flying through the pages and couldn’t stop. I read this 480 page book in two days, and could’ve easily read it in one if I had enough time. It took me on so many twists and turns that I had no idea where the story would take me. There were even sometimes when I felt like I had no idea where Tris’s mindset was going. She was just on a roller coaster of emotion. She had no idea where she belonged, because of her aptitude test, and had no idea how she should behave. But then at the end she ends up proving everyone and herself wrong and being who she truly is.
Overall, the words I could come up with to describe Divergent is captivating, exciting, and engaging. There were times where I gasped out loud or was grinning like an idiot. To get to the point, if you have not read Divergent then I suggest you do and you’ll understand why it’s so complicated to put my love for it into words.
I had very high expectations for this book. And I mean really high. Like up there with Harry Potter, Hunger Games and Twilight. But no, it wasn’t that good. But it still managed to be an amazing and beautiful and just utterly captivating story. Maybe if I went into this with no expectations at all I’d love it even more. But anyways, I’ll stop blabbering and tell you why you should hop on the bandwagon and start this series, if you already haven’t.
First off, the world building. I love complex and fascinating worlds and Clare managed to make it exactly that. There are demons, vampires, werewolves, faeries, mermaids – any paranormal creature you can think of will probably be evolved into this world. And then there are the shadow hunters who hunt these creatures. Clare made her own unique world with her own terms and rules and I loved it!
While I didn’t love all the characters, and still think I don’t know them as deeply as I wanted to, I still liked and enjoyed them and I think they’ll grow on me more in the next books. I have mixed feelings on Clary. On one hand she held her own and was even fierce and brave during even the most dire situations. But she did seem selfish and was annoying some times, especially over her unnecessary jealousy of Isabelle. But that’s a whole different story and I want to avoid spoilers. Jace was arrogant and witty, but I didn’t fall head over heels for him. At least not yet. Isabelle and Alec were likeable, and I really liked Magnus in his short appearances.
Clare’s writing is beautiful and descriptive to the point where I could imagine her alluring world vividly in my head. And not to mention the sort of cinematic writing she used. I could definitely see this being a movie next year. Despite this book almost being 500 pages, it was fast paced and always had my attention. There were loads of mesmerizing action scenes and almost no slow moments!
Overall, if you haven’t started this series yet, I definitely recommend you do. But try to go into it with no expectations because that might ruin it for you a little bit if you set them too high. There is a tiny bit of romance, but it was definitely a minor part of the story. And with that huge twist towards the end, I’m definitely curious to see how it all works out. I recommend to anyone wanting a unique and alluring paranormal read....more
First things first. I know the ending to Thirst #2 probably made you think that there couldn't possibly be another book. I though so too. Sita never rFirst things first. I know the ending to Thirst #2 probably made you think that there couldn't possibly be another book. I though so too. Sita never really died, that was just Seymour writing his books. Seymour and Sita have this this strange telepathic bond that is hard to explain. Therefore they have never truly met in real life. The book doesn't start slow like most books do, it's instant action throughout the book. Although there are some long conversations that some may find boring. I also found myself getting confused in some of the long conversations. There are so many new characters throughout each book that I forget who's who and have to go back and re-read. There are many surprises as to who someone's true identity really is and the unexpected always happens. There's always a time in the book where you ask yourself, "How the hell is Sita gonna get herself out of this?" And she does and it's always a true shocker. The epilogue of this book is from Seymour's perspective, but I'm not sure if it's him writing or just his point-of-view. There is a big surprise at the end that you will never guess. I don't like what has happened to Sita at the end, but that's just my opinion you may think otherwise.
The whole book had me engaged so it was hard to put it down. I read this whole book in three days! The way Christopher Pike thinks is just so unique and out of the ordinary. This is definatley a vampire book that can not compare to others.
I died a little inside when I read that final line. Can’t there be another book? Please?? I’m going to miss this series and all of these amazing characters forever. I’ll be completely honest with you and say that I honestly didn’t even like the first book all that much, but it gets better, so so much better. I don’t know if it was book two, book three, in the middle of book two or what, but it will get better. I’m sorry if this review is all over the place, because right now my mind is just scrambled. I just still can’t believe it ended.
Beautiful Redemption leaves off just where that horrifying cliffhanger left; with Ethan trying to get back to everyone he loves. This book was addicting. I just could not stop reading, and when I had to stop I got so pissed off at the world. I seriously think I could’ve read this 500-page book in a day if I had the time.
Even though they’re worlds apart, Ethan and Lena are about to set out on a dark and dangerous adventure to get Ethan back. Oh, and along with the help of Link, Ridely, John, Liv and Amma. It’s been a year since I’ve been separated from these loveable characters. It was like withdrawal, and it didn’t help with that horrible cliffhanger. So it was nice having the gang together again.
This book put me on an emotional roller coaster. I was just as desperate as Lena and the others for Ethan to come back. And the suspense. God, there was so much of it. My heart was pounding probably half the book. And the ending? There is a high probability you’ll end up bawling your eyes out, I know I did.
I know this was an extremely short review, but I didn’t want to spoil anything, because there were so many surprises throughout this book. And honestly, I’ll probably just end up blabbering how much I love this series and how sad I am that it ended. If you love the Caster Chronicles like me, you will devour Beautiful Redemption, and then get angry at yourself for finishing it too quickly....more
This series is starting to seem like the Percy Jackson Series to me. They both have constant action popping out of nowhere. The only difference is the romance. Like I have predicted in my review on the first book, the love triangle between Meghan, Puck and Ash is more emphasized in this book, and I have a feeling it's going to be even more in the next. I didn't like how Meghan was behaving in this book. In the first one, I thought she has changed from being an insecure teen to more confident and brave, but in this book it's like she's the same person she was before. As for whether I am team Ash or Puck, I'd have to say team Meghan. I just can't choose between the two. The ending was just perfect! Almost too perfect... There is definatley going to be twist in the next book. Overall I loved this book and give it a 4.5 rating. ...more