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was a no brainer.It was going to be
read and going to be involved in this challenge.First came Divergent, then Insurgent (which
was fantastic), so of course it had to be read.What category to put it in though? Originally, it was going to be for
the section “Book with a One Word Title”, but as I’m reading I see that it is
526 pages.Jackpot!I still needed one over 500 pages, and this
book was perfect.
by Veronica Roth Book 3 in the Divergent Trilogy
based society that Tris Prior once believed in is shattered – fractured by
violence and power struggles and scarred by loss and betrayal.So when offered a chance to explore the world
past the limits she’s known, Tris is ready.Perhaps beyond the fence, she and Tobias will find a simple new life
together, free from complicated lies, tangled loyalties, and painful memories.
new reality is even more alarming than the one she left behind.Old discoveries are quickly rendered
meaningless.Explosive new truths change
the hearts of those she loves.And once
again, Tris must battle to comprehend the complexities of human nature – and of
herself – while facing impossible choices about courage, allegiance, sacrifice,
Told from a
riveting dual perspective, ALLEGIANT, by #1 New York Times best-selling author
Veronica Roth, brings the DIVERGENT series to a powerful conclusion while
revealing the secrets of the dystopian world that has captivated millions of
readers in DIVERGENT and INSURGENT.
3 out of 5
To be able
to give a proper review of this book, I had to do it in two parts.The book brought forth such strong emotions
that I want you to read what I thought right after I finished it.Then after that, is my actual review, once I
had time to think it over properly.
The day I finished the book…
What in the
ever-loving HELL!!How can you even end
a series like that?Not just a book, but
a SERIES!! That means that there is no fixing the epic screw up that was the
end of this book.I want to cry!I want to scream!I want to blow the f@%king book up so I can
pretend that it doesn’t exist.
part… I’m doing my best to keep this a spoiler free review, so I can’t even
discuss what’s made me so irate.The
Allegiant book that I got from the library has a broken spine, and I bet I know
what happened to it.Someone got to the
end, and the book got up-close and personal... with a wall.Ugh!This sucks!
The next day…
Another day later…
Ok, yeah, so
I’ve cooled down.I still can’t stand
how the book ended, but I’m thinking rationally enough to give an objective
Once I read
Insurgent, I wanted to jump right in to this book.The last book kept me captivated throughout
the whole thing, so I was a little disappointed when this one started off so
slow.I get it, I do.Allegiant involves a whole new place and community,
so therefore it has to take some time getting the reader engrossed in the
was the double POV.Yes!We finally get to see what is going on inside
that gorgeous head of Four, or Tobias as he prefers to be called.Too bad it wasn’t too much different than
Tris’.There were so many times I forgot
whose POV I was reading and I had to readjust my thinking when I found out I
was picturing the wrong person.It made
the story somewhat jumbled.As it turns
out, they are the perfect couple because the exact same insecurities, likes,
and feelings go through both of their heads.
Now, on to
the story.As I mentioned before, it
started off slow, but a little before it reached the halfway point, I was
hooked.I couldn’t stop flipping the pages,
and ended up reading a little under 300 pages in half a day.I got nothing done around the house.Of course it was kind of fun telling my
husband that I was doing research for my blog instead of the dishes.HeHe!
concept was completely different from the first two books.Everyone is thrust into a world full of
discrimination that judges people based solely on their genetics.Completely out in left field, but not necessarily
because it ties into everything you had read in the previous books.Then there was the practically tangible love
between Tris and Tobias.It was great
being intertwined with them, so you could feel everything they were going
through.I loved it.It was a phenomenal story line, up until “the
part”.I could barely finish it
afterward.Roth did an okay job of
trying to smooth over what happened and wrap up the entire story, but to me it
was already ruined.
has to have a bigger meaning or purpose, and this one couldn’t have put its any
life really sucks,” she says. “But you know what I’m holding on for?”
that don’t suck.The trick is to know
them when they come around.”
Never quite seen
it put like that before, but I guess it can be true if you think about it.
I don’t know.This was one of my favorite book series.The books were being made into movies, and
everything seemed right with the literary world.I would have recommended it to anyone.Now, I’m gonna have to take it all back.It was a good series, the love story was
solid, the action was there, but then you get to the last pages of the LAST
book and you get a stomach full of disappointment.I’m sorry for being so vague, but I don’t
want to “spoil” the ending for anyone that has yet to read it.
If you HAVE
read it, comment below to let me know if I’m alone in said opinion. Till next
It’s The Maze
Runner sequel!! This is going to be shucking
amazing!We’ll finally get to learn what
the shuck is happening to them, and
who the shuck is behind
everything!Can’t wait… Can’t wait…
was wishful thinking, but hey, I got to witness how an author can cuss like a shucking sailor in a young adult
book.That was a little
entertaining.Not only that… It’s based
in a time around 2020 after the world was riddled with sun flares and a dilapidating
disease that makes people go crazy.In
other words, it’s perfect for the “A book set in the future” section of my 2015
TRIALS by James Dashner
Book 2 of
The Maze Runner Series
Solving the Maze was supposed to be the end.
Thomas was sure that escape from the Maze would mean freedom for him and the
Gladers. But WICKED isn’t done yet. Phase Two has just begun. The Scorch.
There are no rules. There is no help. You
either make it or you die.
The Gladers have two weeks to cross through the Scorch—the most burned-out
section of the world. And WICKED has made sure to adjust the variables and
stack the odds against them.
Friendships will be tested. Loyalties will be
broken. All bets are off.
There are others now. Their survival depends on the Gladers’ destruction—and
they’re determined to survive.
3 out of 5 *Stars*
“Rose took my nose, I suppose.And it really blows.”
just going to go and say it.I am so
confused.I know that’s probably meant
to be the point, but you would think something would be cleared up by now.Nope!Not only that, I’m more confused than when I started reading this
book.There’s more questions than
answers.You think it would make the
next book more appealing to read.Not in
this case.I’m worried that there will
be even more questions at the end of that one too.Talk about a brain overload.Reading is supposed to be enjoyable and sometimes
relaxing. I get that every story needs
plot twists and a few holes to keep the reader guessing, but with this one, I
can’t get lost in the story, because there are TOO MANY variables to figure
It took me reading
almost half this book to get into it.I
know why too.To quote my “Maze Runner”
nothing like being taken into a whole new world, whether it be futuristic, a
different plane, or even the center of the earth where no one has ever or will
ever see.There’s only one downfall to
these types of books.Since the reader
is being introduced into something they’ve never personally seen, a lot of time
is spent describing aspects of the story, that sometimes the plot can get put
on the backburner.That was the case
with this book.”Once again… same problem.
The place the boys were put was a desert of
sorts.“Scorch”ing heat, barren wastelands,
no water, no food… and in only two weeks they have to travel a hundred miles on
foot to their safe haven.Why you ask…
Yeah, still not clear on that yet, but the words “patterns” and “killzone” were
repeated constantly.Then there was what
was going on with Teresa that has me completely out in left field.Whenever something happened with her, I would
ask, “Why?Now what does THAT have to do
Here’s my overall… Do I recommend this
book?That’s a tricky one, since there
is no way it could stand alone, the real question is, do I recommend the
series?Kind of.For its faults and many plot holes, I do have
to admit that it’s an interesting concept.Am I going to read the next book?Yes, but I’m not in any big rush to get to it.It will be one of those books that I read
when I hear that the movie’s coming out soon.Speaking of movies…The Scorch
Trials comes to the big screen September 18th, 2015.You better believe I’ll see it, and of course
I’ll tell you what I think.Hopefully it
will be as good as the first.We can
only wait and see.Till next time…
brought them together; tragedy may tear them apart...
Lucian and Lia attempt to deal with the aftermath of the violent attack on her
by her stepfather. As events unfold in their lives, Lia finds that she can no
longer be patient with the man that she loves, because his secrets are tearing
Lucian cannot deny the fact that he's fallen in love with the brave and
beautiful woman who has lived a life of horror. He wants nothing more than to
protect her, but soon realizes that he may be the person who will hurt her the
To be together, they'll have to fight demons from their pasts that threaten to
tear them apart.
2.5 out of 5 *Stars*
the things you can’t see or touch are sometimes the battles that wound you the
First and foremost,
I have to refer back to my review on Pierced, Book1 in this trilogy.http://www.rebekahdaniels.blogspot.com/2015/03/a-book-based-entirely-on-its-cover-2015.html
Yes, I jumped right back in and came out the other side, completely
unscathed.I know that probably makes no
sense to anyone except for me, but it’s exactly how I felt.I started reading this book while holding my
breath and sitting at the edge of my seat, waiting to see what actually
happened to Lia.What a good start to a
great book, the suspense…That’s what I
thought anyway.By the end of the book,
my feelings had done a complete 180.
It was still
written in an appealing manner, the love scenes were still hot, and we got to
finally get a few scraps of information into Luc’s past.Unfortunately, this book suffered from what I
call “Middle Book Syndrome”. I’ve said
it before in these situations, and I’ll say it again.FILLER.FILLER.FILLER.That’s all that it was for me; something to
occupy the great void in between Book1 and Book3.
happen here.It was just the couple
doing their best to overcome obstacles in their lives.Nothing was solved.Nothing was finished.The whole debacle with her step-father might
have been solved, but it still didn’t feel as if there was any closure.That’s why I’m not sure if that aspect is
really done yet.Other things got in
their way, and I found myself actually becoming bored and disinterested in the
thing…I love sex scenes and lustful
thoughts as much as anyone, but I found myself rolling my eyes more than
anything in this regard. Yes, you are a
young couple that is devastatingly in love.However, when you’re sad… “Let’s have sex.”When you’re happy… “Let’s have sex.”When you are emotionally scared and can’t
think how to get over the crushing weight always pressing down on you… “Oh Hell,
let’s have sex.”In between sexcapades,
and you’re feeling scared of the world around you… “Here, put your hand on my
junk so you can see how much I want to have sex with you.”UGH!
looks up at me and starts tugging my shorts down, I fight the urge to fist
that one was a little funny to imagine.
Here’s the ultimate question… Do I continue on and read Book3, Mended?*another big sigh* Yes.I’m never one to leave things unfinished, and with the first book being SO good, I can’t help but think that the ending to this story could be even better.It has the potential, but it still remains to be seen if that will be the case.It’s a great love story in the modern day world!
“I’m in no
way worthy of you, but I lay my heart at your feet because you own me,
See? It almost makes your heart melt. I need to
see how everything plays out.Even if
Book2 fell a little flat, I’m still too far invested.
I do need to
say, it’s a good thing that Book1 one WAS so good, because if this was the
first book in the series, I wouldn’t recommend it, and I wouldn’t even finish
the series.Hopefully, when Mended comes
out in May, my feelings will have turned around once again.
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