“Divergent” by Veronica Roth book review

Mild spoiler alert I read this for a book club, but I probably would have read it myself anyway. It goes along with the recent theme of dystopian young adult books I've beed reading. It's long—487 pages—but I read it in a little over a week (I took a break in the middle of it …

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“In the Afterlight” by Alexandra Bracken book review

Spoilers!!! As soon as I finished reading Never Fade, I opened In the Afterlight and read it through. Each book got progressively darker and more serious, which was fine with me because there were some lighter parts interspersed. On to the discussion! Characters: Ruby: I really, really liked Ruby more and more as the trilogy …

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“Never Fade” by Alexandra Bracken book review

Spoilers!!! There’s so much to talk about in this book that I don’t know what order to talk about it in. I’ll start with characters, then plot. Characters Ruby: Besides the fact that she now had few qualms about using her abilities on people, and the fact that she’s no longer timid and afraid of …

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“The Hunger Games” by Suzanne Collins book review

SPOILERS AHEAD!! I put off reading The Hunger Games for the same stubborn reason that I put off reading Harry Potter, which is that I thought I wouldn’t like it, and that I looked down on books that were popular. Both with this book and with Harry Potter, I was completely wrong. What struck me …

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“The Darkest Minds” by Alexandra Bracken book review

(When I first read this a few months ago, I only gave it 3.5 stars. Now, after reading the two other books in the series (I'll write reviews for those soon), I'll give it between 4 and 5 stars.) This was definitely an entertaining book. All the characters were well-developed and well-rounded. The plot was …

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