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Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Book Review: Insurgent (Divergent #2) by Veronica Roth

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Book: Insurgent (Divergent #2)
Author: Veronica Roth
Publication date: May 1st, 2012

One choice can transform you--or it can destroy you. But every choice has consequences, and as unrest surges in the factions all around her, Tris Prior must continue trying to save those she loves--and herself--while grappling with haunting questions of grief and forgiveness, identity and loyalty, politics and love.

Tris's initiation day should have been marked by celebration and victory with her chosen faction; instead, the day ended with unspeakable horrors. War now looms as conflict between the factions and their ideologies grows. And in times of war, sides must be chosen, secrets will emerge, and choices will become even more irrevocable--and even more powerful. Transformed by her own decisions but also by haunting grief and guilt, radical new discoveries, and shifting relationships, Tris must fully embrace her Divergence, even if she does not know what she may lose by doing so.

"New York Times" bestselling author Veronica Roth's much-anticipated second book of the dystopian "Divergent" series is another intoxicating thrill ride of a story, rich with hallmark twists, heartbreaks, romance, and powerful insights about human nature. 

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Feature: Waiting on Wednesday #3

Waiting on Wednesday will be a weekly event, hosted by Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases which I'm eagerly anticipating!


Title: Rebel Hearts (Dust Lands #2)
Author: Moira Young
Pages: 432
Expected publication date: October 30th 2012
Description from Goodreads: Nothing is certain and no one is safe in the second book in the highly praised Dust Lands trilogy, which MTV’s Hollywood Crush blog called “better than The Hunger Games.”

It seemed so simple: Defeat the Tonton, rescue her kidnapped brother, Lugh, and then order would be restored to Saba’s world. Simplicity, however, has proved to be elusive. Now, Saba and her family travel west, headed for a better life and a longed-for reunion with Jack. But the fight for Lugh’s freedom has unleashed a new power in the dust lands, and a formidable new enemy is on the rise.

What is the truth about Jack? And how far will Saba go to get what she wants? In this much-anticipated follow-up to the riveting Blood Red Road, a fierce heroine finds herself at the crossroads of danger and destiny, betrayal and passion.

Why I can't wait to read... Okay, I know I have mentioned this book before, but since it is October and this book is coming out at the end of this month, I simply CAN'T wait for it to be released finally!! However, I have kind of begun to doubt the sequel as from many people’s reviews, or actually their first impressions (since I did not DARE to read the entire review for any spoilers), seem to be kind of negative and some readers were not as enthusiastic about the 2nd book as with the first. But I don’t want or like my perception to be influenced by others, so I will keep an open mind and buy and read the book with an abundance of excitement!  

What are you waiting for?

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

I'm Baaack....!

It has been TOO long since my last post and I must say that I have missed book-blogging immensely!

It has not been since my birthday, Septemeber 23rd, when I received new YA books from my brother and his girlfriend that I realized how much I missed reading like an obsessive book worm and blogging all about those peachy books!

So... I AM BACK! There are many new book reviews and updates to come so please, please stay tuned!! I know that 'Immortal Rules' by Julie Kagawa has been on my 'current read' since forever, but I have actually given up on that book a long time ago, not because I did not like it (far from that!), but because it was impossible for me to read as it was a digital version on my computer, which I personally find the most irritating way to read a 'book'. In the meantime I have read several other books, and am currently in the midst of one. Hence, I have decided to put the digital books which I have received from authors on hold until I have purchased myself a Kindle, which will make life way easier for me when I want to read while on the go in busy London! So for now, I will stick to the 'old fashioned' way of reading (which I secretely enjoy more!).

 I have missed it all so I hope I will be welcomed (back) into the book blogging world as I was when I first started!

I look forward to sharing all the books and reading everyone else's reviews and posts ;) See you soon!