Current Status

I know I haven’t written many reviews lately, its not that I’ve stopped reading its more that I’ve started writing nonstop. Working on my novel, attaching pieces and making sure everything flows has been so much fun, I’m in love with it! I just hope that I can finish soon before I have to make some serious life choices. I’d much rather write than go back to school but the beauty of writing is that you can do it anywhere. I was just accepted to Michigan State for English and if I can afford the tuition would move in August. Its just all so crazy, I just wanna sit at the Starbucks around the corner and write!!! Ugh. Anyways folks, the gist of this post it, I’m still reading and working on my goal. Ill get back and catch up on book reviews sometime soon. Focus now is on finishing my book.

Laters, pleasant writing and reading!

-BB

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Divergent

Divergent by Veronica Roth was beyond amazing. I’ve heard that many have compared Divergent to The Hunger Games and loosely that does apply in a whole futuristic dystopian world separated into factions that result in death and mind warping by the government kind of way. Apart from that to me, Divergent was a merge between Stephanie Meyer’s The Host and a Russian book called We (which is sort of like Plato’s Allegory of the Cave set in a futuristic world, check it out).

Anyways here it goes: Divergent is about a girl named Beatrice who lives in a society separated into factions based on different personality traits, like Amnity, Dauntless, Erudite, etc. Beatrice, later known as Triss, never feels like she belongs in her group and when she comes of age, like the rest of the youth in the book, she is tested through a virtual simulation that narrows down her character traits. Typically from these simulations, a clear preference for one of the factions is revealed and the youth would then go to the choosing ceremony, cut their palm and drop their blood on the symbol of whichever faction they wanted to be in for the rest of their life. During the simulation, something nearly unheard of happens and a clear path is not revealed for Beatrice, this is known as divergent. Some time passes, Beatrice is warned to tell no one of her results because she will be killed by the government and she moves on to one of the factions where she goes through initiation, falls in love and saves the world (in simple terms).

If you like kid on kid carnage, wars within factions, advanced technology and manipulation, love, and a strong protagonist, then you will love this series!!!! I know I did!

-JW