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Divergent (Divergent, Book 1)
Divergent (Divergent, Book 1)
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5.0 out of 5 stars Fabulous!, 7 Mar 2014
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I don't think I have ever gotten through a trilogy so fast before - all three books read within 2 days. I literally could not put my kindle down; however, I did find it ever so frustrating.

This series is split into three books, Divergent, Insurgent and Allegiant.

Beatrice or "Tris" as she is referred to throughout this series is one of many in a surreal world that is divided into five factions: Abnegation, Dauntless, Amity, Erudite & Candor. Each faction is different and it's 'members' all have unique personalities and qualities which makes them to belong to their faction. However, when a child turns 16 they are forced to choose which faction they belong to, going through tests to find their traits, yet, they do not have to chose that faction. Will they chose to stay with their families, or make the ultimate sacrifice and betray their families for another?

Tris is an abnormality, she doesn't have a distinct trait for a specific faction. She is divergent. The first book follows her through an action-packed, thrilling tale of how she fights to stay unnoticed, yet make it in the life-threatening initiation trials to become a true member of Dauntless, to avoid becoming one of the factionless, or worse, dead.

Tris finally starts to feel comfortable with her new life in Dauntless, even love is in the picture; but everything starts to fall apart. The factions are rising against each other, determined to wipe one faction out. Her home faction. Abnegation. Not only this, the leader of Erudite discovers Tris is Divergent and a marker is on her head. After witnessing her mother murdered whilst saving Tris' life, Tris decides to sacrifice all to fight for what she believes is right. Even that isn't what it seems.

I thoroughly enjoyed reading about Tris' step by step life and enjoyed how Veronica didn't make Tris out the be the golden heroine or give the happily every after a typical author would've done.

I highly recommend this series and say that it is one series that everyone must read in their life.


Relentless (Book One)
Relentless (Book One)
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4.0 out of 5 stars Relentless - Karen Lynch, 5 Feb 2014
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Sara Grey's life is torn apart 10 years ago when she looses her Dad to a horrific murder. 10 years on she is still haunted by that event, wanting to know answers to why her Dad was murdered and by whom.

Unexpectedly on moving to live with her Uncle, she befriends a Troll, of all creatures, dealing in the black market for the rarest of items. She starts chatting on forums about the supernatural world which gets her thinking about what really happened to her father, could it really have been Vampires? Before she knows it she is slap bang in the middle of the supernatural world, finding out that her own self is far from a normal human being.

Sara's life soon starts to spin out of control being hunted by a sadistic vampire, finding out her best friends are Werewolves, as well as meeting the warrior Nikolas on the same night, who is determined to protect her, even if it is the last thing she wishes for.

Sara has always been independent, surviving on her own; now however, it isn't just her life on the line. Her Uncle and friends are in life-threatening danger and in order to survive Sara must learn to open up and reveal her secrets and powers.

This is one of the most refreshing books I have read in a while, especially when it comes to Vampires, Werewolves and all of those creatures. Vampires that actually acted like Vampires, no shimmering in the light or secretly hero's and become the main character's happily ever after. The Werewolves fought against Vampires and didn't side up with them and the most refreshing part of this book, there was no soppy love story which ruined the main plot; it looks like there may be one set up for the future, but was lovely and subtle. I LOVED IT!

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Unbreakable
Unbreakable
Price: 3.99

4.0 out of 5 stars Book review, 2 Feb 2014
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This review is from: Unbreakable (Kindle Edition)
This book had me from the start with all the crazy happenings going on right from the beginning and by the time Kennedy meets the other cast, who form up the Legion, my heart was pounding from the unexplained horrors that were already starting to haunt Kennedy.

Kami wastes no paper, beautifully describing the horrors of the vengeance spirits - I was able to imagine them as though they were standing at the foot of my bed! They went from innocent looking groups of children to bruised mother and son raising up from the Wells, the anxiety and terror never let up.

At the beginning, typically, Kennedy wasn't sure what was going on, was she going insane from finding her Mother lying dead on the bed after coming home from a night out? Or was the something unnatural starting to occur? She soon starts to find answers when she meets the Twins Jack and Jared who explain that she is the latest member of the secret society to fight these vengeance spirits and their "master" Andras (Demon). This is the point where we meet the other intriguing members of this society, who form The Legion.

I have to admit, Character development isn't Kami's strongest point in this book as there is very little background snippets from these other characters, so in a sense, we don't really get to know them etc. Yet, most is forgiven due to the fast paced, action-packed plot.

Sadly have to admit, I didn't see the ending that happened coming, the way I perceived the book was to be a solid ending, yet, it leaves on a cliff hanger, wanting to read more. I cannot wait to get my hands onto the next book!

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