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Allegiant by Veronica Roth

Cover via Goodreads.

Cover via Goodreads.

Rating: 3/5 stars.

After finishing Lauren Oliver’s Requiem and Marie Lu’s Champion, Allegiant marks the third final installment I’ve read in terms of YA trilogies as of late. While none of them inspired me as much as Suzanne Collin’s Mockingjay, each showed the writer’s growth and the development of his or her characters – though with Allegiant, I was left disappointed, more than I was with the others.

As many other reviewers have stated in passionate terms, the plot of Allegiant was its main pitfall. Continue reading

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Insurgent by Veronica Roth

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Rating: 4/5 stars.

My thought process two days ago: Now that I’m back from Governor’s School, I’m going to work diligently and complete my summer homework before my cruise next week!

My thought process yesterday, after beginning Insurgent: Okay, whatever. Sorry, homework. *throws AP Calculus packet aside* Tobias/Four, stop changing your name!

I’m kidding. The Tobias/Four phenomenon did not bother me as much as I think it did other people. The only slight issue I had with Insurgent was the disconnect between Tris and me in the middle of the book.

In fact, I loved the rocky relationship between Tris and Tobias/Four. Continue reading

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Divergent by Veronica Roth

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Rating: 5/5 stars.

My thought process while reading this book:

“oh my god, oh my god, OH MY GOD! that was amazing, wow… oh my god I can’t believe she just did that! OH SNAP FIGHTING OH SNAP BLOOD OH MAN that was sick… man this book is awesome. OH SNAP SHE DID NOT JUST-”

You get the point. My Latin teacher would be very unhappy with me for saying (er, thinking) “oh my god” so many times. But Divergent by Veronica Roth is one of those books that causes mind bombs to explode inside your head constantly, creating a void that can only be filled by reading more of the amazing novel.

I’m not going to bother with a synopsis of the story as you can find one here or by reading other reviews, but in a nutshell Divergent contains action, romance, dystopia, and essentially brain-blowing perfection. I dare compare it to – yes, you guessed it- The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins. Though the books are very different, I’m pretty sure if you enjoyed one you will enjoy the other.

And though my crazy little introduction to this fanboying mess review may make it seem like this book is pure nonstop action, the parts that weren’t action-packed still shined superbly. The action was pretty intense though. Very intense indeed.

One of the best young-adult releases this year, Divergent will leave readers craving for the second book of this soon to be super popular series.

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