Wednesday, May 23, 2012
This book picks right up where the first books end. Sometimes I have issues when you finish a book and the next books starts months or years after the first book ended. Tris, Four, and other Dauntless are on a train trying to get far away from the evil that is Jeannine Matthews. This is a bit of a spoiler but Jeannine is trying to control everyone but the Divergent are immune to the simulations she creates. Throughout the book, Tris and Four are running from Faction to Faction trying to figure out what Jeannine's plan is and how they can save their friends and loved ones. Can't give away much more without giving away too many spoilers ;)
What I liked about this book is it had a lot more twists and turns than the first book. Just when I thought I had everything figured out something would happen that made me thing, "huh?" (but not in that nice of language). I heard they are making this into a movie and while reading the book all I can picture as Tris is Saoirse Ronan. I think her work in Hannah helped me picture her as Tris. No clue who I would picture for Four. This series is supposed to be a trilogy. Now the wait begins for book #3.
Monday, May 21, 2012
While reading this book, the movie City of Ember kept popping into my head (okay I know that movie is based off of a book but I never read the book so I am going off of the movie). In this book, all 16 year old teens go through a series of testing to determine which faction they should spend the rest of their lives in. Then at the choosing ceremony they choose where they want to be. There are a total of five factions: Dauntless, the brave/fearless; Abnegation, the selfless; Candor, the truthful; Erudite, seekers of knowledge; and Amity, the peaceful. Beatrice is a 16 year old in Abnegation. She loves her family but has never truly felt like she belongs. She goes through her aptitude tests only to find out her results are inconclusive, she is Divergent. She has aptitude for more than one faction. Her test administrator warns her to never let anyone know the truth. Then choosing day comes, Beatrice can choose to stay in Abnegation with her family, or choose a new faction. She decides on Dauntless. The Dauntless put their initiates through a week long training period. Only the top ten ranked initiates become members. Beatrice must stay on top of the ranks, not let anyone know she is Divergent, and try to push her family out of her mind. So much for one girl to handle.
This book was such a quick read for me. I didn't want to put it down and thank goodness for nook apps because I was even sitting a Chevrolet waiting for an oil change and pulled my phone out so I could read. I read there is talk about turning this into a movie. There is actually a lot of action so I think it would be a really good movie. I'm about six chapters into the second book, Insurgent, and can't wait to keep reading it.
Thursday, May 17, 2012
Friday, May 11, 2012
The story begins much like the movie Zombieland does, with all these rules to survive. Kind of cool, especially since I am a huge Zombieland fan. Vampires have taken over the world and humans (hepers as they are called) are becoming extinct. There is one brave heper who live among the humans. His rules set forth by his father are to help him survive. Rules such as, no laughter, shave every day, no body odor, whiten your fake fangs, don't call attention to yourself...and the list goes on. The main character is eventually left alone when his father if found out and bit. Things are going okay until an announcement from the Ruler comes, there will be another Heper Hunt. It's been ten years since the last hunt. Vampires are randomly chosen and whisked away to train for the hunt. Including the main character (who's name you don't find out until the end). The only problem, he isn't able to stop by his house first and sneak his razor, deodorant and other items needed to survive. Now he's in the hornet's nest and must survive the four days before the heper hunt and not have anyone figure out what he is. Can he do it?
Monday, May 7, 2012
No matter what happens in this series, I still heart Eric ;)