Tuesday, 28 June 2011

Review: Divergent by Veronica Roth

Title:  Divergent
Author:  Veronica Roth
Publisher:  HarperCollins
Pages: 487
Reading Level: Young Adult


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.

GREAT dystopian fiction! I really enjoyed this book! I haven't read too much since having the baby, but I read this book in only two days.  I was all about it!  There is plenty of action, suspense and romance.  The characters are well developed and my favorite character is Four.  I just LOVE him!  I even love why he is named Four!  But I'm not so hot about his real name... I just think Arrested Development... Anyway, for those of you who want your Hunger Games or  Matched fix, this is the book!  Let me know what you think!

Wednesday, 1 June 2011

Beach Reads 2011 Edition

Summer is upon us, so the calendar says. School will be out soon and trips to the pool will be a regular. Oh, I love summer!! Except there are no outdoor pools here in Scotland and it rains pretty much every single day. We are headed to Portugal this summer to visit my in-laws and we will be heading to the beach. Ah, the sunshine!

If you are like me, then you need a stack of books when you are on holiday! I like them to be some serious brain candy. I need my mind to relax and de-stress. Here is my list of beach reads I'll be reading this summer. Some I have read and some I CAN'T wait to read!


 Spring Break Reunion by Katherine Applegate

I LOVE this series!
Forever by Maggie Stiefvater (July 12, 2011)

Along for the Ride by Sarah Dessen

The Summer of Firsts and Lasts by Terra Elan McVoy

One of my mom's favorites!

The Enchanted April by Elizabeth Von Arnim

What is on YOUR reading list this summer?
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