I started this book in good faith (meaning I didn’t read the blurb) mainly because I read the synopsis sometimes last year and while I couldn’t remember what the book was about except it’s supposed to be a dystopian novel (or sci-fi ? ) I remembered I had interest in it and also because of the divergent series. I only read book one of the trilogy- divergent; I saw the movie first and It’s rare for me to enjoy both book and the movie adaptation, it’s either I like the book and not the movie or vice versa so if I happen to watch the movie before reading the book I usually don’t bother except in rare cases (Twilight series, Fifty shade series, currently struggling to read the mortal instrument series but that series is loooong and the only reason am making an effort is because I want to read the spin offs and I hear Jace are not really related Clary ).
I liked the movie so I read divergent while waiting on Insurgent & Allegiant ( the movies). I liked, not enough to continue the series but enough for Veronica Roth to get on my authors I read list . She didn’t disappoint. Like I said before I didn’t read the blurb so I had to keep guessing at what the book might be about and when I thought I had an idea of what the conflict is, it got sorted and a new one arise. I like the way it ended; with a cliff hanger but not one so great to make me spiral.
I don’t what to say too much about it since it just got published and I don’t want to spoil it for anybody but I wanted to recommend it incase anyone was in doubt whether to pick it up or not plus there’s some kind of controversies surrounding this book that I don’t understand but I think it’s a cool book and worth recommending.
I rate this book 4/5 and I recommend it to all lovers of good writing, well detailed world and good plot. Looking forward to the next book, thumbs up to Veronica Roth she’s amazing and I give this book a glowing recommendation.
Written -Monday, January 23, 2017 4:43 PM
Posted – Friday, January 27, 2017 09:00 PM
What I love- it’s very fast paced and it will keep you at the very edge of your seat with occasional nail bites as things go wrong , get sorted and then crumble all over again. The characters are like cats with nine lives that keeps coming back for more. The only other series that’s has being able to ignite this sort of breathe held, fingers crossed reaction will be the six of crows duology and I rate six of crows series above this is because …..well it’s six of crows.
The series is a fairy tale retelling
Cinder a cyborg mechanic that just wanted was acceptance and maybe the prince
Scarlet just wanted to save her grandmother and she enlisted the help of a fighter named wolf
Cress a brilliant hacker imprisoned on a satellite waiting to be rescued by prince charming
Winter the beloved of people and her guard although said to be crazy
I give this series a 5/5 and Winter 5/5
I read 101 books in 2016, that’s if am excluding some series I decided to stop or books I didn’t want to continue. Out of this 101 I picked my top favorites, most are series that’ll be continuing this year (…cough….A Court of Wings and Ruin…. …..swoon. The ones that I already reviewed will be linked, I might do a later review for the top five I mentioned that hasn’t been reviewed yet ).
1.Throne of glass & A Court of Thorn and Roses series by Sarah J. Maas : I think the two series don’t need any introduction seeing as throne of glass has been optioned for a TV series and A Court of Mist and Fury (book 2 in of A Court of Thorns and Roses) winning the number one spot on goodreads for best young adult fantasy & Sci Fi choice award for 2016. I just started reading the throne of glass series(one book in) but from the good reputation the book has and the fact that Sarah J. Maas books always goes uphill as her series continues I know it’ll be a favorite in 2017. A COURT OF MIST AND FURY BY SARAH J. MASS (BOOK REVIEW)
2.Six of Crows duology by Leigh Bardugo- First the covers….amazing, and although we’re not supposed to judge a book by it’s cover (note to self) the cover alone tells you what the book is like; captivating, fast paced ,wonderful plot with the best gang for an impossible heist .The series is completed I think (it’s the books you want to last that ends up being a duology or standalone
3.It Ends With Us by Colleen Hoover -this won Magnus Chase series by a margin but the book talked about a strong conflict and breaking a chain that it deserved to be on the top 3 list. Love the way it ended.IT ENDS WITH US BY COLLEEN HOOVER [BOOK REVIEW]
4.Magnus chase & Percy Thompson series by Rick Riorden-very funny, I think the funniest series have read also I like the way religion issue (Sam being a Muslim) was handled in the Magnus Chase series. Fantasy writers tend to do a poor and insulting job of it while trying to create their world.
5.Night huntress series by Jeaniene Frost and Mercy Thompson series by Patricia Briggs-( I group them together because the books rate the same with me). Adam is my second favorite male character while bones is my 3rd. Although I’ve not finish reading the rest of the books in both series cuz I binge read the series up to the 6th book I think and the other stories that happened in the world that it became too much and I needed to take a break (when I read more than 5 books in a series at a stretch I tend to get the too full syndrome). kudos to Patricia Briggs also for her blend of religion in the series
Other books worthy of note cuz they’re awesome and this post would have been too long if included in the list
- The Others series by Anne Bishop
- Covenant series by Jennifer L. Armentrout
- Shatter me series by Tahereh Mafi
- Poison Study series Maria V. Snyder
- Kate Daniels series by Ilona Andrews
- The lunar chronicles series by Marissa Meyer
- Falling kingdom by Morgan Rhodes-Fallen kingdom should probably be way up but I’ve only read one out of the series and although I would very much like to continue it hasn’t reach that spot for me yet.