Tag Archives: Dystopia

books i’m reading

23 Jan

I realized a little while ago that I stopped posting about the books I was reading. I’m not really sure why. I must have not done one and than just forgot and I haven’t done any since September. And I’ve read quite a few books since then.

I’m not going to put the whole description of every book I’ve read since then but I figured I would at least share the ones I’ve read and which ones I’ve liked so if you want to check them out, you can.

pandemonium

This is the second book in the Delirium series. I liked this one but liked Delirium better. I can’t wait for the 3rd one to come out.

matched crossed reached

I read this whole series. I absolutely loved each book. I highly recommend the Matched series. It is right up on my level for the Hunger Games. I wanted to read Reached so badly, I bought it at an airport for more than I probably had to. It was worth it though.

i am number 4

I had seen the movie before I read this book. I enjoyed the book but I didn’t love it.

found sentsabotaged

There are 2 more books in this series I believe, and I have them on my shelf, but I’m not jumping at the chance to read them. I kind of read these in between other books when I didn’t have anything else to read. There are quite a few typos, which really annoys me, and they are a little boring. I can see how younger kids could find them interesting though.

wonder

I absolutely love this book. It is one of my favorites that I’ve ever read. I recommend that everyone read this book. It will be worth your time. Believe me. Please read it! And let me know if you do.

between shades of gray

One of the students in my class was reading this and told me that it was really good so I decided to check it out. It was very interesting and I learned about a time in history that I didn’t really know about, which I liked.

the selection

I liked this book. It is a dystopian book but with more of a love story than some others. It was an interesting way to look at things and I’m kind of interested to read the next one in the series.

son

I loved the Giver when I read it in 7th grade. I also read the other 2 at some point in high school or college and they were pretty good. When I saw that there was a conclusion to the series out, I definitely wanted to check it out. It was written really well and I loved that it brought all 3 of the other books together. Definitely worth a read.

heist society

I just finished this book this afternoon. It was pretty good but not my favorite. I know there are other books in the series and I’m definitely a series reader so I might check them out.

I keep track of everything I read on Shelfari so you can definitely feel free to follow me on there and check out these books if you want any more information on any of them {they are all on my bookshelf if you go to my page}.

Last year I read 42 books so I gave myself a goal of 45 books this year. I’ve read 3 books so far. Hopefully I will be better about posting about the books I’m reading. And if you have any reading suggestions, definitely throw them my way! 

I think I’m doing better on this goal so far than on my running goal. We will see how things go.

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books i’m reading {insurgent}

18 Sep
Yesterday I finished Insurgent by Veronica Roth. It was so so so good. I read Divergent a few weeks ago and I loved it. I couldn’t get my hands on a copy of the 2nd book right away but then, a little over a week ago, my friend Renee came to the rescue and lent me a copy to read. Now I have to wait a whole year for the 3rd book to even come out. I don’t know if I can do it.

{description – from shelfari}
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 grow. 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.
I’m pretty sure this has become my favorite series. I highly recommend these books to anyone who like dystopian literature. I would maybe wait to read the series until the 3rd one comes out…unless you like hanging in suspense of what is going to happen for a long time.
These books are so interesting and I’m so glad I was recommended to read them. They are definitely worth the time and you won’t want to put them down.

books i’m reading {divergent}

25 Aug

 

I just finished reading Divergent by Veronica Roth the other day. I absolutely loved this book. I read it in 3 days. I just couldn’t get enough and never wanted to put it down.

{description – from shelfari}
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 threatens to unravel her seemingly-perfect society, she also learns that her secret might be what helps her save those she loves . . . or it might be what destroys her.
I really love dystopian novels. And I love young adult books. This book is so good. It is definitely one of my favorites that I’ve read recently. It is a series and I cannot wait to read the rest. I would recommend this book to anyone who enjoys young adult dystopian stories. You will love it.

 

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