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Friday, February 10, 2012

Review: Paranormalcy - Kiersten White

Rating: 4/5
Summary: Evie, a teenage paranormal investigator, does not live a normal life. She works as an agent finding paranormals like werewolves and vampires and identifying them for the IPCA to track and monitor. When an unidentified paranormal starts killing the immortals, she discovers much more about herself that she ever expected.
Review: This was a fun read, but I wasn't blown away by it. I had a really difficult time getting into it at first because the beginning was so stereotypical that I found it difficult to believe. Despite the characters being unrealistic, I enjoyed the journey and liked Evie's "secret." The author did a great job of winding the plot together and throwing in some good hidden details. Overall, a good story but not a "you have to run out and get this now" book.

Sunday, February 5, 2012

Review: Divergent - Veronica Roth

Rating: 5/5
Summary: In a futuristic world, teenagers must decide to live in one of 5 factions based on their own personal beliefs on life society. Of the 5, Tris chooses the total opposite of what she's from, shocking her family and herself. During the initiation process of joining her new faction, Tris learns some awful truths about the societies and the way each is run while also learning about her own strength and choices.
Review: I actually really enjoyed this book. I worried at first that this was going to be too similar to Hunger Games and I wasn't going to be able to get into it. However, the characters were captivating, the plot was thick with lots of interesting relationships, action and twists. I also thought this book had the perfect balance of fight scenes and sexual tension to make it a great YA book for all ages (above 14ish) to enjoy. I definitely recommend picking this one up if you liked Hunger Games and Unwind.

Buy it here:Divergent