Monday, November 28, 2011

I'm not dead (yet...)

I've been ignoring this blog so much lately! I've had so much other stuff going on that I haven't had much time to write reviews or anything else!
But never fear! In December I'll be writing reviews of all the books I've read in October and November (although I've had very little time to read this month) 
And I'm planning a giving Christmas presents of some sorts to some followers of mine!
Thank you for loyalty and patience. I'll be doing stuff much more frequently next month, even if it kills me!

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Book Review: Divergent

In a perfect world, divided into 5 factions, their is no middle ground. You must pick one faction, and forever abide by their rules. Beatrice is just like any other Abnegation, but she wants more than to live her life forever being selfless. After her results from the aptitude test show she is Divergent (inconclusive), she must choose for herself, without any clue which faction she should belong in.
The choice she makes surprises everyone, even herself! She is Dauntless now. The Dauntless are strong and courageous. She will learn to be strong and courageous, too.
When she arrived at the Dauntless headquarters, Tris didn’t know what to expect, but she certainly wasn’t expecting what she got! In order to stay in the game, she’ll have to hurt her friends, face her fears, and keep her Divergence a secret, or face dire consequences.

I acquired this book from a friend. I’d hear lots of good things about it, and although it isn’t a fairy tale, I thought I’d give it a go.
This book was beyond amazing. I think that’s the thing about dystopia that’s attracting people. It’s so thrilling. It isn’t something completely make believe. It takes place on OUR Earth, and honestly, sometimes it isn’t as different from our society as we think.
The plot was so exciting; an edge-of-my-seat book through and through. The writing was so amazing. It fit the mood of the book, and kept me captivated.
The only problem I had for this book was the mature content. I read lots of books below my age group, and lots above my age group. This I’d say was kind of on the high end. This is the book that made me decide to also include ratings for language, violence, and romance in my review.

Their wasn’t much bad language, but their was enough to add a warning.

This book is bursting with violence. The Dauntless have to beat each other up everyday in order to remain in their faction.
This book got pretty serious at some points. Nothing actually happened, but things got pretty close. It got bad enough that one of my friends just stopped reading in the middle. I almost got to that point, but I knew I’d regret not finishing. 

Despite all that, I still love it!

Guess what I signed up for...

Guess what! I decided about a week ago to participate in NaNoWriMo. I've had an idea for a novel in the back of my head and scribbled in the margins of my notebooks, but it hasn't come to life...until now. I'm attempting to write this novel in ONE MONTH. It's very likely it will be impossible for me because of a crazy schedule and a brother who's completely addicted to the computer. 
I've been doing everything in my power to get a laptop, but that hasn't been working out very well. I will get one eventually, but for now I'll just have to make use of the time I get when the rest of my family is asleep (it pays to be able to function well on 6 hours of sleep). 
And right now, I'm using up my noveling time blogging about how I shouldn't be wasting it (not that this blog is a waste! I love my blog!) 
So now, I leave to go write. Farewell people! May the odds be ever in my favor!

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