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June 12, 2012
Overall rating 
 
3.0
Plot 
 
2.0
Characters 
 
4.0
Writing Style 
 
3.0
Young Adult Fiction
Too much character not enough plot

Matched and Crossed are definitely character driven books, rather than plot. Usually I tend not to like character driven book but I have found much enjoyment when reading Condie's books. I finished the first eager to read the second, I loved the world(and yes. I realize it is similar to...

June 12, 2012
Overall rating 
 
1.7
Plot 
 
2.0
Characters 
 
2.0
Writing Style 
 
1.0
Terrible Ending

Cop out ending. That's really all I have to say. No answers, no character development. Just moving from one fight scene/run for life scene to the next with nothing to make the book worthwhile to read. It completely ruined the series for me.

June 12, 2012
Overall rating 
 
4.7
Plot 
 
5.0
Characters 
 
5.0
Writing Style 
 
4.0
Best Yet!

Well...now I understand why people are so annoyed about the cliffhanger. On one hand. I understand why it ended like that, but that doesn't make it annoy me any less. Anyway, enough about the cliffhanger. I had forgotten how much I enjoyed the authors' writing style,...

June 12, 2012
Overall rating 
 
4.0
Plot 
 
3.0
Characters 
 
4.0
Writing Style 
 
5.0
Young Adult Fiction
Beautiful and Thoughtful

This book confuses me. I felt like I knew the characters extremely well, and yet I felt I knew nothing about them. I loved the prose, yet at times I was left confused. I enjoyed the story, yet at times I found myself slightly bored. Fortunately due to its short...

June 12, 2012
Overall rating 
 
4.0
Plot 
 
4.0
Characters 
 
5.0
Writing Style 
 
3.0
Young Adult Fiction
Horrifyingly Good

I was pleasantly surprised with how much I enjoyed Girl of Nightmares. I was kind of on the edge with a lot of Anna Dressed in Blood, but it felt as if all my problems with it were answered in Girl of Nightmares. The first half...

June 12, 2012
Overall rating 
 
3.3
Plot 
 
3.0
Characters 
 
4.0
Writing Style 
 
3.0
Young Adult Fiction
This book is different

This book surprised me. I started out thinking it would be a charming light read, then it morphed into a feminist propoganda like read, and then...then it became- different. And despite disagreeing with many of Evie's (the protagonist) beliefs, I agreed with her about the important things and enjoyed her...

June 12, 2012
Overall rating 
 
4.7
Plot 
 
4.0
Characters 
 
5.0
Writing Style 
 
5.0
Young Adult Fiction
The Fault In Our Stars

"My thoughts are stars I cannot fathom into constellations." I wanted to love this book the wit and humor was delightful, the story tragically beautiful, but I felt as though I was kept at a distance. Technically it was perfect. I should have loved it and...

June 12, 2012
Overall rating 
 
3.7
Plot 
 
4.0
Characters 
 
4.0
Writing Style 
 
3.0
Young Adult Fiction
A Great Retelling

“When I first started reading Entwined, I have to admit I thought it would be a rather mediocre fairy tale retelling. It was pushed even further into the realm of possible disappointment because The Twelve Dancing Princesses is among my favorite fairy tales and I had already read the fabulous...

June 12, 2012
Overall rating 
 
4.3
Plot 
 
4.0
Characters 
 
5.0
Writing Style 
 
4.0
Deliciously Debauched

I was worried there for a moment. I thought that this wonderful book was stand alone. Fortunately that is not the case! It ended with such a great cliff hanger and so many questions left unanswered and problems left unsolved I would have certainly hated it if it were indeed...

June 12, 2012
Overall rating 
 
3.3
Plot 
 
3.0
Characters 
 
4.0
Writing Style 
 
3.0
Young Adult Fiction
To Love Cas or Not to Love Cas...

Three things about Anna Dressed in Blood. 1. I like Cas and I don't like him. His character is good, but sometimes annoying (at least to me) and I feel that in some instances he ruined the scariness of the book. He had such a straightforward attitude...

June 12, 2012
Overall rating 
 
3.3
Plot 
 
4.0
Characters 
 
3.0
Writing Style 
 
3.0
Young Adult Fiction
Surprisingly Good Retelling of Hamlet

Well, that was unexpected. My initial thoughts for this book was that it would be a quick, compelling read that had an interesting take on Shakespeare's "Hamlet". Then I started it. And I found myself annoyed and bored by it, it was not what I expected and I did not...

June 12, 2012
Overall rating 
 
3.3
Plot 
 
4.0
Characters 
 
3.0
Writing Style 
 
3.0
Young Adult Fiction
A good sequel with a stellar end!

So I had problems with Divergent, not enough to make me hate the book or even only like it. I liked it a lot I just had problems and confusion. Like world building and over-arching plot and such. I knew when I started reading Insurgent it would either ruin the...

June 12, 2012
Overall rating 
 
3.3
Plot 
 
3.0
Characters 
 
4.0
Writing Style 
 
3.0
Young Adult Fiction
A Good Start

Throughout the book I was uncertain what to think, the kind of dystopia it was confused me greatly for most of the story. Was it the kind that I found in Matched or Giver, where everything was so controlled and any kind of imperfection was either eradicated or unknown by...

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