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Book 52: Legend

25 Jun

legendLegend (Legend #1 ) By Marie Lu

 

I liked this book. The un-united states. The trails. The mischief. Day and June. Too cute for words. Also too damn smart/athelitic/perfect yet still likable. Their little interactions(mostly during the Boy and Girl period) were very sweet. Like when they were going to sleep and he starts to take off his vest and she’s all like, “I’m not cold, and I’m not bleeding. Keep your cloths on.” Then he teases, “Who said anything about you, sweetheart.” Before letting little Tess sleep on it. (128) aghhh can’t handle all the charm he exudes. For some reason, most ya books need to have some sort of love triangle(they really don’t!), and I got that feeling from Anden. I guess I’ll find out in the next novel.

 

~E

Book 51: Extras

22 Jun

extrasExtras (Uglies #4) by Scott Westerfeld

 

I really really liked this book. I loved the concept of “kicking” things and the reputation monetary system in the utopian world. It is very techno-friendly and reminiscent of our “modern living.” I don’t have a twitter(or even really know how to use one) but I saw it’s weird hold it has on people in this book. Aya was a nice change of pace from Tally, but I loved her sidekicks more. Her older brother, Hiro, and his best friend, Ren. And her love interest, Frizz. I wonder how many people would want their significant others to have the Radical Honestly surge.

 

~E

Book 44: Reached

23 May

reachedReached by Ally Condie

 

The Pilot. The Poet. The Physic. What a way to end it! Man I was on one of those little roller coasters chapter by chapter. The Society. The Rising. The Pilot. The Plague. So much capitalization. But yes I really really liked that Cassia was not immune to the Plague/red pills. It made her more relatable and less of the superbrain that she is. And her trying to remember the red garden day. Ughhh. Bram grew up so much, I want more Bram! And Lei, Lei, Lei. Ally Condie you sly girl you. I don’t have a favorite part or line here, but it’s okay, I loved the book as a whole. 🙂 But throughout the whole series, Cassia was definitely my favorite, then Ky, and then all the others are jumbled together. Haha. Although I don’t dab in most poetry, I shall end this post with one of my favorite poems, since poems played such a large role in the series.

 

Fire and Ice

by Robert Frost

Some say the world will end in fire,
Some say in ice.
From what I’ve tasted of desire
I hold with those who favor fire.
But if it had to perish twice,
I think I know enough of hate
To say that for destruction ice
Is also great
And would suffice.

 

~E

 

Book 39: Crossed

2 May

crossedCrossed (Matched #2)  by Ally Condie

The sequel is just as good as the first book! We step out of the Society and into the wilderness. It also wavers between Cassia and Ky’s point of view. Although I do have to say it I only noticed around chapter 25 that it said on the top whose point of view the chapter was going to be in. Okay new characters like-o-meter. Vick. ok. Eli. liked his youth and fire. Indie. Unsure (liked the female companionship, but hmmmm need further time to dwell.) Hunter. Meh. Society in the caves, what are they doing! When I read that scene, the movie Ultraviolet popped into my head, is something similar going to be happening? And Xander’s secret. OH MY GOD. And Cassia in the Capitol! Shady dealings with Archivist. Aggh. My absolute favorite scene/part of the book has to be pages 192-194.

“I turn and in the last of the evening light I see her.

Cassia.

Is this real?

She points to the sky.

….

Two little dark figures, looking up.

Is it him?

This far away, there’s only one way to know.

I point to the sky.

For a moment, nothing happens. The figure stands still and I stand cold and alive and-

He starts to run.”

ahhhh I loved how she just cut it off and so many emotions and ugh I LOVE THEM SO MUCH.

~E

Book 31: Matched

28 Mar

matchedMatched By Ally Condie

I loved this book!!!! I know that I am late to join the bandwagon but better late than never right? The matching system was very reminiscent of the movie Timer (which I also really really liked). And you know what I have to honestly say that I wouldn’t mind those “instant soul mate” systems, well I mostly wouldn’t mind them. But that is just the silly girl that I am. Back to the book. This is kind of superficial but I loved the names of the characters. Cassia. Ky. Xander. Bram. Haaha And I love Dystopian/Futuristic novels, just to see how others visualize a world.  But goodness all of Ky’s smoulder. Ahhhh. I was and am very Pro-Ky. He was just such a good boyfriend candy. I cannot wait to read what happens in the next few books.  And I liked Cassia she was not super whiny “woe is me” gal, but she wasn’t perfect (however the Society tried to make her be).  Furthermore I can see the use of love triangle, but mostly it just annoys me.  So the trianglish-ness of this book I approve of and like.

~E

P.S. They had a Sisyphus reference! Love it. 🙂

Book 29: The Maze Runner

19 Mar

The Maze RunnerThe Maze Runner by James Dashner

Dystopia. Dystopia. Dystopia. Why does the whole world going to hell, fascinate me so much. But I do love these kind of stories. When these young adults have to live on their own and create their own society, oh so good. This Glade-topia and the way they delegated the tasks was very The Colony like. Which is a thumbs up from my point of view. Thomas was an interesting guy to be sure. I didn’t hate him but he didn’t rile up the fangirl inside of me. But I did like Teresa, but then again being the only girl may have something to do with that. Now I own the next two books, but for those who have already read the whole series, are the .5 and 1.5 books really important in the reading? Because I don’t got the moolah or time to get those books when I have the sequel sitting right on my bookshelf.

Quotes:

“If you’re going to decipher a hidden code from a complex set of different mazes, I’m pretty sure you need a girl’s brain running the show.” (279)

Maybe we were lovers, Teresa said. Thomas tripped and crashed to the ground.” (283)

~E

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