Monday, May 6, 2013

Future Reads #1

Hey Guys,
So I thought it would be fun to make a list over a few books that are going to be published within the next year that I look forward to, and I want to know what you look forward to as well. Therefore, I want to start this thing called "Future Reads" which will be a monthly post, about, as I said, books that are going to be published within the next year that you look forward to. I would love for you guys to join me in doing this, and if you do it would be great if you post a comment with a link so I can see what you look forward to reading. I hope you like the idea, and now, on to the books!

Enders by Lissa Price
Publishing Date: 07, January, 2014

(First off I want to start by saying that this book does not have cover yet, therefore, I used the first book in the duology.)

Enders is the sequel to Starters, a book that I loved and I cannot wait to see what happens as we continue to follow Callie's story. I don't want to spoil you if you have not read the book so here is the Starters synopsis:

Callie lost her parents when the Spore Wars wiped out everyone between the ages of twenty and sixty. She and her little brother, Tyler, go on the run, living as squatters with their friend Michael and fighting off renegades who would kill them for a cookie. Callie's only hope is Prime Destinations, a disturbing place in Beverly Hills run by a mysterious figure known as the Old Man.
The Dream Thieves by Maggie Stiefvater
Publishing Date: 17, September, 2013

Yet another sequel..I recently read The Raven Boys and I adored it, I wrote a book review, if you are interested. Such a great book, very gripping, and with a (painful) exiting cliffhanger on the end. I cannot wait to see where the story goes from here. Here is the synopsis for The Raven Boys:

Every year, Blue Sargent stands next to her clairvoyant mother as the soon-to-be dead walk past. Blue herself never sees them—not until this year, when a boy emerges from the dark and speaks directly to her. His name is Gansey, and Blue soon discovers that he is a rich student at Aglionby, the local private school. Blue has a policy of staying away from Aglionby boys. Known as Raven Boys, they can only mean trouble. But Blue is drawn to Gansey, in a way she can’t entirely explain. He has it all—family money, good looks, devoted friends—but he’s looking for much more than that. He is on a quest that has encompassed three other Raven Boys: Adam, the scholarship student who resents all the privilege around him; Ronan, the fierce soul who ranges from anger to despair; and Noah, the taciturn watcher of the four, who notices many things but says very little.

Divergent by Veronica Roth

Published: 03, May, 2011
Publisher: Katherine Tegen Books
Age Group: Young Adult
Pages: 487
Format: Paperback
Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥

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.

I have had this book on my shelves for a while, and I honestly do not know why I have not read it until now, because it is simply amazing. I loved every single page, from beginning to end. The story is so gripping and suspenseful, the world building is really well done and the characters, they are such a big part of what makes this story so special and wonderful.

I loved Tris and her courage and her sarcastic demeanor was really enjoyable. There were several times where I actually laughed out loud because she was just so awesome and funny, and that is saying something, because it takes quite a lot for me to actually laugh out loud because of a book. Tris made this book great, she is an amazing heroin, she is strong, but she is also soft and sweet at times. Four was also a great character, he is just so...he's just amazing that is what he is, I have no other words, because, well, I just don't - read the book and see for yourself, how great Four is.

This novel has such an original take on a dystopian society I think, I loved the idea of the factions. It intrigued me to see how the different factions acted, and what values that were important to people, it was just very interesting. Veronica Roth did a great job in creating this world, and I think this dystopian is just as good as The Hunger Games is, and that is saying something, because I adored that series. Who knows by the end of this series I might even like it better than The Hunger Games.

As for now, I cannot wait to read Insurgent and to continue the story of Tris and Four, and see where it takes me. This is an amazing dystopian and if you have not read it, I recommend you drop everything and go read it now, I mean it! I finished this book in less than two days, which is saying something because I'm kind of a slow reader, it was just that good.

Favorite quote: "I believe in ordinary acts of bravery, in the courage that drives one person to stand up for another."