Thursday, July 17, 2014

Divergent (#1)

"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.

During the highly competitive initiation that follows, Beatrice renames herself Tris and struggles alongside her fellow initiates to live out the choice they have made. Together they must undergo extreme physical tests of endurance and intense psychological simulations, some with devastating consequences. As initiation transforms them all, Tris must determine who her friends really are--and where, exactly, a romance with a sometimes fascinating, sometimes exasperating boy fits into the life she's chosen. But Tris also has a secret, one she's kept hidden from everyone because she's been warned it can mean death. And as she discovers unrest and growing conflict that threaten to unravel her seemingly perfect society, Tris also learns that her secret might help her save the ones she loves . . . or it might destroy her."

Final Quick Thoughts: Really Addictive writing... something I forgot to mention, that I didn't like was the Insta-Love.

Sunday, July 13, 2014

In My Mailbox (63)

This is Hosted By The Story Siren.. BUT she no longer exists as a blog! 
Audrey Wait! by Robin Benway
Shatter Me By Tahereh Mafi
Since Last Summer by Joanna Philbin
The Fiery Heart by Richelle Mead
The Goddess Test Box Set by Aimee Carter
Sent to Me
The Appetite of Girls by Pamela Moses (Thank You Penguin)
Madamoiselle By Rhonda K. Garelik (Netgalley)

Sunday, July 6, 2014

In My Mailbox (62)

Divergent By Veronica Roth
Legend By Marie Lu
Meet Kirsten
Molly Learns a Lesson
I Hunt Killers By Barry Lyga
The Daughters By Joanna Philbin
The Divergent Box Set by Veronica Roth

Saturday, July 5, 2014

Meet Molly: An American Girl Series (#1)

"While her father is away fighting in World War II, Molly finds her life full of change as she eats terrible vegetables from the victory garden and plans revenge on her brother for ruining her Halloween."

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

A Tale Dark & Grimm

"In this mischievous and utterly original debut, Hansel and Gretel walk out of their own story and into eight other classic Grimm-inspired tales. As readers follow the siblings through a forest brimming with menacing foes, they learn the true story behind (and beyond) the bread crumbs, edible houses, and outwitted witches.
Fairy tales have never been more irreverent or subversive as Hansel and Gretel learn to take charge of their destinies and become the clever architects of their own happily ever after."

Final Quick Thoughts: It may be in the children's section but it is definitely a 12 and Over book.