Divergent by Veronica Roth

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Beatrice "Tris" Prior has reached the fateful age of sixteen, the stage at which teenagers in Veronica Roth's dystopian Chicago must select which of five factions to join for life. Each faction represents a virtue: Candor, Abnegation, Dauntless, Amity, and Erudite. To the surprise of herself and her selfless Abnegation family, she chooses Dauntless, the path of courage. Her choice exposes her to the demanding, violent initiation rites of this group, but it also threatens to expose a personal secret that could place in mortal danger. Veronica Roth's young adult Divergent trilogy launches with a captivating adventure about love and loyalty playing out under most extreme circumstances.


The biggest question on my mind would have to be.... what happen to the rest of the world? Making the main focus of the book Chicago was cool and all, but was the rest of the world the same way? Was it divided into subsections? Though I know writers (like the rest of us human) are flawed, I should cut this one some slack. Though this book did remind me of The Giver, but everyone is older. 
Can I say how pretty the cover is? Go ahead. Look at it. 
Okay time's up! Am I the only who feels like the fire would make a crazy tattoo? 
Personally, this was one of the stories that makes you feel like if you are watching an action adventure movie. Though I tip my hat to Hunger Games, this book kicks ass in the Dystopian Romance section. I love a great romance story, and that was exactly what I got. Four was like Dimitri in a younger-less-Yoda version (For those of you who do not understand who Dimitri is, read Vampire Academy! You won't regret it!). 
The only thing that truly bugged me was the ending. After all those breathe stopping moments, it ended with a blah. Not a Bam, a BLAH. It was like the moment after the fireworks, those few minutes where you are like 'So what do I do now?' Yes, it was that sad. Now don't let that discourage you. I KNOW that the sequel will have to surpass this one, otherwise Roth will lose a fan.






4 stars... Only because the ending sucked!

Wildefire by Karsten Knight

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Every flame begins with a spark.
Ashline Wilde is having a rough sophomore year. She’s struggling to find her place as the only Polynesian girl in school, her boyfriend just cheated on her, and now her runaway sister, Eve, has decided to barge back into her life. When Eve’s violent behavior escalates and she does the unthinkable, Ash transfers to a remote private school nestled in California’s redwoods, hoping to put the tragedy behind her. But her fresh start at Blackwood Academy doesn’t go as planned. Just as Ash is beginning to enjoy the perks of her new school—being captain of the tennis team, a steamy romance with a hot, local park ranger—Ash discovers that a group of gods and goddesses have mysteriously enrolled at Blackwood… and she’s one of them. To make matters worse, Eve has resurfaced to haunt Ash, and she’s got some strange abilities of her own. With a war between the gods looming over campus, Ash must master the new fire smoldering within before she clashes with her sister one more time… And when warm and cold fronts collide, there’s guaranteed to be a storm.

   From the first chapter, I had a feeling that Ash was a complete and total bitch. Sorry but it ended up being partially true. The characters in this book seem so full of themselves and think they deserve the world. It's absolutely ridiculous. Never have I read a book with a group of teens with such disgusting personalities. Oh wait! Yes I have, Pretty Little Liars!
   The only Kick-Ass thing about it was how everything was very movie-action packed it was. That was it. I will admit that at certain times I was so tempted to just stop reading because I got a bit bored. When I read, I expect to be entertained. That doesn't mean I should have to go look for something else to take away the boredom. 
   Overall, With it's unique concepts and plot, I had bigger expectations. None of them were met.
What did you guys think of this book?


My rating- 2








Sad news

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Due to the fact I am relocating (To the big apple state!), my blogs are going to be a bit slow. I hope you all understand. And to the authors who I am writing reviews for, don't worry, I will be puttinh them up soon.
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Winner of Forever!

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Zee- A Voracious Reader

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Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins

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Description- In the ruins of a place once known as North America lies the nation of Panem, a shining Capitol surrounded by twelve outlying districts. The Capitol is harsh and cruel and keeps the districts in line by forcing them all to send one boy and one girl between the ages of twelve and eighteen to participate in the annual Hunger Games, a fight to the death on live TV. 

Sixteen-year-old Katniss Everdeen, who lives alone with her mother and younger sister, regards it as a death sentence when she steps forward to take her sister's place in the Games. But Katniss has been close to dead before—and survival, for her, is second nature. Without really meaning to, she becomes a contender. But if she is to win, she will have to start making choices that will weigh survival against humanity and life against love













Back in the High School, I was the spokesperson/assistant/member of our 4 people book club.
Part of what we had done was make Book Trailers. Hunger Games was the FIRST book trailer I had made. Since I was going to put up my review about it, I thought, why not put up the mini video.





























Now that I have that out of the way, on to the real stuff.


  
  If you have read as many books as I have, you might have realized that alot of stories tend to have such weak minded protagonists. Oh you know the type. The ones that no matter how many times they are told "He is not good for you. Don't do it!", they go out of their way to semi-stalk the guy until he is as equally obsessed. 
The greatest thing about this book is that there is absolutely no obsession-driven-romance! Yes, yes. It is quite the surprise. The real fun part of the story is actually the Annual Hunger Games. Every year two unlucky kids from the ages of 12-18, are chosen to represent their district in this to-the-death, barbarian competition. With 12 districts, 24 go in, but only one comes out. Talk about horrible odds of survival. So either you win, and you gain riches for your district. Or you lose, and die only to be forgotten.
  Imagine the shock when Katniss' little sister is chosen, though it is the first time her name was entered in the "lottery" (The older you get the more times you can enter your name. For each time you enter your name, you gain some sort of rations for your family). Katniss, being the best big sister ever* goes up and takes her place. That within itself shows a sort of courage that not many would have. Even for family, not many people would want to stick out their necks knowing what the outcome might be. The other "lucky" person chosen was Peeta. A schoolmate who tends to keep to himself. 
   Before the Games even begin, Katniss has done something wrong she does not even realize she has done. She has sparked talk of a revolution. With just one symbol, she has put herself in more danger than she could ever imagine. Throughout her journey, she has to learn to watch her back, no one can be trusted. 
   Katniss would have to be my all time favorite female character simply because of who she is. Some people would say she has a feisty personality but in reality, it's what makes her awesome. In her home of district 12, it is either fight for survival or die. Simple as that. Ever since her father had died, Katniss has been doing all she could to keep her family alive. Is that strong or what?
I can easily say this book will spark your inner feminism. You will feel that this girl has cut the boundaries of helpless-girl, to strong-willed young woman. I can guarantee that this will be one of the books you will want to tell all your friends about for days to come. 


Sexual Content- Kissing




Rating- 4.5







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Review/Giveaway of Forever by Maggie Stiefvater

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Then
When Sam met Grace, he was a wolf and she was a girl. Eventually he found a way to become a boy, and their love moved from a curious distance to the intense closeness of shared lives.
Now
That should have been the end to their story. But Grace was not meant to stay human. Now she is a wolf.And the wolves of Mercy Falls are about to be killed in one final, spectacular hunt.
Forever
Sam would do anything for Grace. But can one love and one boy change a hostile, predatory world? The past, the present, and the future are about to collide in one pure moment - a moment of death or life, farewell or forever.




 I will be the first to admit, this book was very difficult to review! Between being conflict if I liked it or not, I really could not decide. This book had it all. Well developed characters, thought out plot, lyrical flow of words, and wolves. If you have not noticed by now, I love to read books with romance in it, even the tiniest bit. 
 With Grace now being a Wolf, it feels like if the script has been flipped. As if Forever is the opposite of Shiver. The problem, as it has been in every book, is always the hunters and the seasonal shifting. While Grace is running around in her wolf form, Sam is worried everyday that she does not pop up dead or ends up going too far.  Even through all these hardships, you can still feel their love growing stronger with each page. 
  What I really liked that Maggie added in to this book, was how Grace realized the reality of a relationship could not just be torn apart by death or the nature of wolves, but also in other ways. In a lot of YA books, it is mostly about Happily Ever After and " He is the love of my life". There is no sense of reality, like what happens after happily ever after? Not many authors, realize that not every couple are meant to be together
  This is a series I would recommend to a lot of Post-Twilight teens. This is the way a romantic teen novel should go! And there are no Sparkles.




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Dead until Dark by Charlaine Harris

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 Sookie Stackhouse is just a small-time cocktail waitress in small-town Louisiana. Until the vampire of her dreams walks into her life-and one of her coworkers checks out....

Maybe having a vampire for a boyfriend isn't such a bright idea.

A fun, fast, funny, and wonderfully intriguing blend of vampire and mystery that's hard to put down, and should not be missed.















 The real point of re-reading this book was not only so I can get a refresher of how the series began, but also so I can have a reason to talk about all things True Blood. Before I start comparing, I have to say, this was quite the entertaining book! There were moments I could not stop laughing. I had originally started reading this story post-sparkly vampires, so I was in shock at how this world was so easily created.
 In this humorous story, Sookie, a waitress at a bar in the deep deep deep down south, finds herself in the presence of a vampire and little did she know, that guy would bring her a hit HBO tv series and best selling book series in the next few years. 
Just had to add that in.
This book is definitely not for kids or young teens!
Even though Sookie had been a twenty something year old virgin, Bill sure took care of that. Nice and slow. With him being a 300+ vamp, he sure knew what he was doing! 
The first moment you pick this book up, you would not expect to read about sex, blood being sold as drugs, or other serious related topics. But that is what makes reading it so much fun. Between the humor, there always lies an underlying message. 

Do not be fooled!
This series like any other turned into a movie or a show, deviates from the original plot lines. There will be characters added, characters taken out, little snip cuts....
So if you read the book, then decide to watch the show, do not be surprised. You have been warned!


                                                                        3.5 stars