Sunday, January 15, 2012

Reviews will be few and far between for awhile

Spring semester starts tomorrow I will post reviews when possible but will be busy with school for awhile! Plus I have to work on the blog more as well it looks kind of plain.

Friday, January 13, 2012

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Legend by Marie Lu






















by Marie Lu
Published November 29th 2011 by Putnam Juvenile
ISBN 039925675X (ISBN13: 9780399256752) edition languageEnglish
original title Legend
series Legend #1
characters Tess, June, Day
setting Los Angeles, California, 2130 (United States) Los Angeles, California, Republic of America



 PLOT: What was once the western United States is now home to the Republic, a nation perpetually at war with its neighbors. Born into an elite family in one of the Republic's wealthiest districts, fifteen-year-old June is a prodigy being groomed for success in the Republic's highest military circles. Born into the slums, fifteen-year-old Day is the country's most wanted criminal. But his motives may not be as malicious as they seem. From very different worlds, June and Day have no reason to cross paths - until the day June's brother, Metias, is murdered and Day becomes the prime suspect. Caught in the ultimate game of cat and mouse, Day is in a race for his family's survival, while June seeks to avenge Metias's death. But in a shocking turn of events, the two uncover the truth of what has really brought them together, and the sinister lengths their country will go to keep its secrets.

 REVIEW:

 Hey I love dystopians so sue me :) Anyway so I finished Legend last week and I have to say loved loved loved it!! The characters June and Day work very well together they are both very strong lead characters for the book and Marie Lu did a great job of developing them throughout the story. The story itself is your typical dystopian corrupt government,rebellion etc. some parts are predictable but it didn't take away from the fun factor and their are quite a few cliffhangers that will keep you guessing and have those OMG moments all in all Legend is a really good book and I can't wait for the second installment in the series! 

RATING:
 5/5

Divergent
























Published May 3rd 2011 by Katherine Tegen Books
ISBN
0062024027 (ISBN13: 9780062024022)
edition language
English
original title
Divergent
series
characters
setting
Chicago, Illinois (United States)
PLOT:
In Beatrice Prior’s dystopian Chicago, society is divided into five factions, each dedicated to the cultivation of a particular virtue—Candor (the honest), Abnegation (the selfless), Dauntless (the brave), Amity (the peaceful), and Erudite (the intelligent). On an appointed day of every year, all sixteen-year-olds must select the faction to which they will devote the rest of their lives. For Beatrice, the decision is between staying with her family and being who she really is—she can’t have both. So she makes a choice that surprises everyone, including herself.
During the highly competitive initiation that follows, Beatrice renames herself Tris and struggles to determine who her friends really are—and where, exactly, a romance with a sometimes fascinating, sometimes infuriating boy fits into the life she’s chosen. But Tris also has a secret, one she’s kept hidden from everyone because she’s been warned it can mean death. And as she discovers a growing conflict that threatens to unravel her seemingly perfect society, she also learns that her secret might help her save those she loves… or it might destroy her.
Debut author Veronica Roth bursts onto the literary scene with the first book in the Divergent series—dystopian thrillers filled with electrifying decisions, heartbreaking betrayals, stunning consequences, and unexpected romance.
REVIEW:
I know what your thinking after reading The Hunger Games nothing can compare right? Well this for me is kind of like Hunger Games but it does have its differences first of all the setting for the story is wonderful for me since I only live a couple hours from Chicago it’s very familiar which I loved! Second Tris is a very strong female lead for the book she can take just about anything and give it back just as well. Four seems like the bad boy at first but develops quite differently later in the story the chemistry between Four and Tris is brilliant they meld well together and you just want to keep rooting for them. I’m not going to get into too much detail since it would contain spoilers on that note here is my advice if you enjoyed Hunger Games you will love this book!
RATING:
5/5

Hunger Games




AUTHOR(S)Suzanne Collins
COVER ARTISTTim O’Brien
COUNTRYUnited States
LANGUAGEEnglish
SERIESThe Hunger Games trilogy
GENRE(S)Science fiction/
Young adult/
Adventure /
dystopian
PUBLISHERScholastic
PUBLICATION DATESeptember 14, 2008
MEDIA TYPEPrint (Hardback)
PAGES374
ISBN0439023483
OCLC NUMBER181516677
LC CLASSIFICATIONPZ7.C6837 Hun 2008

STORY:
Twenty-four are forced to enter. Only the winner survives. In the ruins of a place once known as North America lies the nation of Panem, a shining Capitol surrounded by twelve outlying districts. Each year, the districts are forced by the Capitol to send one boy and one girl between the ages of twelve and eighteen to participate in the Hunger Games, a brutal and terrifying fight to the death – televised for all of Panem to see.
Survival is second nature for sixteen-year-old Katniss Everdeen, who struggles to feed her mother and younger sister by secretly hunting and gathering beyond the fences of District 12. When Katniss steps in to take the place of her sister in the Hunger Games, she knows it may be her death sentence. If she is to survive, she must weigh survival against humanity and life against love.
WINNING WILL MAKE YOU FAMOUS. LOSING MEANS CERTAIN DEATH.

REVIEW:
Ok so lets talk this out  first of all this book has been talked about for quite sometime and I just got around to reading it. The story is quite wonderful from start to finish I was hooked the characters in the book meld really well together and develop quite nicely. If your a fan of young adult/dystopian novels then you should really read this book .
RATING:
5/5