Review: Allegiant (Divergent #3) by Veronica Roth

17383918 Genre: YA Dystopian
Published: October 22, 2013 by Katherine Tegen Books
Series: #3 (Divergent)
Length: 526 pages
Source: Bought

The faction-based society that Tris Prior once believed in is shattered – fractured by violence and power struggles and scarred by loss and betrayal. So when offered a chance to explore the world past the limits she’s known, Tris is ready. Perhaps beyond the fence, she and Tobias will find a simple new life together, free from complicated lies, tangled loyalties, and painful memories.

But Tris’s new reality is even more alarming than the one she left behind. Old discoveries are quickly rendered meaningliess. Explosive new truths change the hearts of those she loves. And once again, Tris must battle to comprehend to complexities of human nature – and of herself – while facing impossible choices about courage, allegiance, sacrifice, and love.

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I have mixed feelings for this book, but for the most part I did enjoy reading Allegiant. I’ll start off with what I did not like. I understand why Veronica did the dual point of view with Tris and Tobias and I DO like it, but what I did not like is how they sounded so similar. Even though at the beginning of the chapter it says who’s narrating it, it still gets confusing especially if you decide to stop reading in the middle of the chapter then continue to read it later on. Also I think Allegiant has a much slower pace compared to Divergent and Insurgent maybe because of our questions finally being answered since it’s the finale, but nonetheless I still managed to fly through this book (not as quickly as I did for Divergent & Insurgent though). Also I thought the “big revelation” was a bit anticlimactic..like the explanation made sense, but I thought “oh okay…that’s it?” I was looking for something more, but I’m glad that it did made sense.

Now on to the things I loved. I really loved the character developments especially with Four. I also like the themes presented in this book which are love, sacrifice, friendship, and of course bravery. Believe it or not, I really like what happens in the end. I already know the big bang that happens before going into it because someone spoiled me on Instagram, but I do like it because it makes sense since the trilogy is about being brave and selfless. I actually cried in some parts of the book which I rarely do because I’m not a crier when it comes to reading books, but this one just made me so sad for all the characters. Overall I highly recommend you to read this because it is one of those books that will make you feel all the feels and a book that will leave an impact on you in so many ways.

4 of 5

Summer 2015 To-Do List

Well hello guys! Long time no talk. Wow I have not been on my blog and Twitter for almost a month! Anyways, I just finished finals yesterday (Friday) so that means it’s my SUMMER VACATION! Yaaaay. No school until mid August <3 I thought I would share my bookish and non-bookish goals I plan to accomplish this summer because I always end up being unproductive during the summer.

Non-bookish Goals
1. Learn how to drive (I’m 19, I really need to learn how to drive lol).
2. Clean my room (yikes)
3. Get 600K GXP in my World Zombination game (if you don’t know this game, look it up in the app store/google play. It’s such an addicting game. My in-game name is Zom-Omb and I’m in The H.O.P.E. [survivor] and Sanctum [zombie] guilds if you decide to play).

Bookish Goals
1. Have my YallWest post up. LOL. This is way overdue.
2. Read at least 50 books. I am way behind my Goodreads challenge goal.
3. Have at least 2 blog posts once a week.
4. Review at least 50 books.

I think that’s it for now. What are your goals for this summer? Comment down below!

Review: The Cage (The Cage #1) by Megan Shepherd

16071187 Genre: YA Sci-Fi
Published: May 26, 2015 by Balzer + Bray
Series: #1 (The Cage)
Length: 400 pages
Source: Balzer + Bray (ARC)

When Cora Mason wakes in a desert, she doesn’t know where she is or who put her there. As she explores, she finds an impossible mix of environments—tundra next to desert, farm next to jungle, and a strangely empty town cobbled together from different cultures—all watched over by eerie black windows. And she isn’t alone.

Four other teenagers have also been taken: a beautiful model, a tattooed smuggler, a secretive genius, and an army brat who seems to know too much about Cora’s past. None of them have a clue as to what happened, and all of them have secrets. As the unlikely group struggles for leadership, they slowly start to trust each other. But when their mysterious jailer—a handsome young guard called Cassian—appears, they realize that their captivity is more terrifying than they could ever imagine: Their captors aren’t from Earth. And they have taken the five teenagers for an otherworldly zoo—where the exhibits are humans.

As a forbidden attraction develops between Cora and Cassian, she realizes that her best chance of escape might be in the arms of her own jailer—though that would mean leaving the others behind. Can Cora manage to save herself and her companions? And if so . . . what world lies beyond the walls of their cage?”

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Dang this book blew my mind! I’ve never read anything like The Cage. I loved everything about this book; the characters, the world building, the mystery were all written and executed well. Right from the first chapter, I was hooked on because there is already suspense and mystery going on. Although this book is told in 5 different perspectives and 3rd person point of view, I promise you it is not confusing because each character is unique and easily distinguishable from each other. I actually like that it is told in 3rd person because it adds more mysterious vibe. The world building was really cool too. The characters were put in an enclosed cage that is like a replica of what can be found on earth (a jungle, desert, ocean, forest, mountains, towns, etc.). I could easily picture what the author was describing which for me made it feel like watching a movie instead of reading a book.

What I loved most about the characters is that they were all flawed. They reminded me of some of the characters from Golding’s Lord of the Flies except the characters in The Cage are a bit older. Like I said, there are 5 characters in this book who are trapped in a “cage”; there are 3 boys and 2 girls and I love how they are diverse. They are from different countries, and they were chosen by their captors for a reason.

The mystery was really good! It kept me reading because I wanted to know why the characters were taken and what happened to Earth. Besides that, the characters also had to solve puzzles and in return, they would get tokens so they can purchase things they like from the town. I wish the author gave more focus on those puzzles to add more mystery though. I also wish that the author was clearer in her descriptions of the aliens because I kind of found it difficult to picture their appearance. Other than that, this book was an awesome sci-fi read. I think this is my first book where there are aliens involved (I tend to avoid sci-fi books w/ aliens because I find them corny) but this one fits the story. Overall I highly recommend you The Cage. Pre-order it if you can! I can’t wait to read the next book because that cliffhanger was just mean!


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