I have always loved to read books. I usually binge on books for a few weeks to not pick up another one for a month or two. This happened a few months back and I am hoping to make reading part of my daily life. I have challenged my self to read 52 books his year.
In the past week and a half I have read 4 books; and I am currently reading two: one I am having a hard time to finish (I am 60 pages away), while the other one sounds very good! And there was this one book which purple prose killed me and I had to toss it away (sort of, it was an eBook).
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Mystic City, by Theo Lawrence.
Aria Rose, youngest scion of one of Mystic City’s two ruling rival families, finds herself betrothed to Thomas Foster, the son of her parents’ sworn enemies. The union of the two will end the generations-long political feud—and unite all those living in the Aeries, the privileged upper reaches of the city, against the banished mystics who dwell below in the Depths. But Aria doesn’t remember falling in love with Thomas; in fact, she wakes one day with huge gaps in her memory. And she can’t conceive why her parents would have agreed to unite with the Fosters in the first place. Only when Aria meets Hunter, a gorgeous rebel mystic from the Depths, does she start to have glimmers of recollection—and to understand that he holds the key to unlocking her past. The choices she makes can save or doom the city—including herself.
I picked this up because it was available for download at the library and I really wanted to read something. I am glad I did.
In this dystopian world, the upper class lives in luxury, while the lower class lives in misery. Girl from the Aeries, actually daughter of the higher ranked politician from the Aeries, falls for a mystic from the Depth. Typical love story. But the way it was played was great.
The main characters are likeable; the antagonists will make you want to smack them on the head.
Really looking forward to book #2 which will sadly come out next year :S
Divergent, by Veronica Roth.
In Beatrice Prior’s dystopian Chicago world, 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.
I am sure that most of you have heard of or read Divergent.
Although not on my favorites list I must say I did like this book. I think one of the main reasons why is that I read it while knowing it will be turned into a movie, plus knowing who will play Tris did not help much. In all honesty Shailene Woodley, who will play the main character, is not how I pictured Tris Prior to be. At least she can act (not like Kristen Stewart who ruined Bella). We will just have to wait and see.
The story is intriguing. The characters are likeable. And I, too, am wondering what is far beyond the Amity farm lands. I cannot wait to get my hands on the next book! I am currently in line to read Insurgent.
The Forsaken, by Lisa M. Stasse
As an obedient orphan of the U.N.A. (the super-country that was once Mexico, the U.S., and Canada), Alenna learned at an early age to blend in and be quiet—having your parents taken by the police will do that to a girl. But Alenna can’t help but stand out when she fails a test that all sixteen-year-olds have to take: The test says she has a high capacity for brutal violence, and so she is sent to The Wheel, an island where all would-be criminals end up.
I started this book truly disliking Alenna a lot. I found her arrogant; like she was too good for anything bad to happen to her. But as the story developed I started to like her. I think the author did great at presenting her character, letting her develop as the story moves along instead of making her perfect from the get go.
The characters were well written; all likeable. Plot twists? Quite a few.
Sadly to say, I can honestly picture our future to be something like the one described in tis book.
Getting to the end of this book was sad…and what is even worse, the next one is not out yet. I cannot wait to see what happens next! 😀
The Unquiet, by
Sixteen-year-old Rinn Jacobs has secrets: One, she’s bipolar. Two, she killed her grandmother.
After a suicide attempt, and now her parents’ separation, Rinn and her mom move from California to the rural Ohio town where her mother grew up. Back on her medications and hoping to stay well, Rinn settles into her new home, undaunted by the fact that the previous owner hanged herself in Rinn’s bedroom. At school, her classmates believe the school pool is haunted by Annaliese, a girl who drowned there. But when a reckless séance goes awry, and terrible things start happening to her new friends—yet not to her—Rinn is determined to find out why she can’t be “touched” by Annaliese…or if Annaliese even exists.
This book broke my dystopian binge. This is a book about a bipolar girl and a ghost.
Part of the plot is easily inferred if you are paying closed attention. But it still has a huge twist to it; it took me by surprise.
I’ve never read a ghost story before (except for the Odd Thomas series, by Dean Koontz).
Have you ever read a book which once you put it down, to take a break or have lunch, you feel like you are being watched by one of the characters in it? Well, this is THAT kind of book. So, so creepy! But loved it! 🙂
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