Review: Divergent by Veronica Roth

divergentTitle/Author: Divergent by Veronica Roth
Publisher/Year: Katherine Tegen Books on May 3, 2011
Genre: YA Dystopian, Romance
Series: Triology
Other Books by Author: Insurgent (Divergent #2)
How I got this Book: Purchased
Summary From Goodreads: In Beatrice Prior’s dystopian Chicago, 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 Continue reading

Review: Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi

shattermeTitle/Author: Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi
Publisher/Year: HarperCollins on November 15, 2011
Genre: YA Dystopian/Romance
Series: Yes! Trilogy
Other Books by Author: Unravel Me, Destroy Me (e-novella)
How I got this Book: Borrowed it from the library
Blurb from the back of the Book: No one knows why Juliette’s touch is fatal, but The Reestablishment has plans for her.  Plans to use her as a weapon.  But Juliette has plans of her own.  After a lifetime without freedom, she’s finally discovering a strength to fight back for the very first time – and to find a future with the one boy she thought she’d lost forever.

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Review: The Lost Girl by Sangu Mandanna

13062488 Title/Author: The Lost Girl by Sangu Mandanna
Publisher/Year: Balzer + Bray on August 28, 2012
Genre: YA Dystopian/Science Fiction
Series: Nope!!
Other Books by Author: None yet!
How I got this Book: Borrowed it from the library
Summary From Goodreads: Eva’s life is not her own. She is a creation, an abomination–an echo. She was made by the Weavers as a copy of someone else, expected to replace a girl named Amarra, her “other,” if she ever died. Eva spends every day studying that girl from far away, learning what Amarra does, what she eats, what it’s like to kiss her boyfriend, Ray. So when Amarra is killed in a car crash, Eva should be ready.

But sixteen years of studying never prepared her for this.

Now she must abandon everything and everyone she’s ever known–the guardians who raised her, the boy she’s forbidden to love–to move to India and convince the world that Amarra is still alive.

What Eva finds is a grief-stricken family; parents unsure how to handle this echo they thought they wanted; and Ray, who knew every detail, every contour of Amarra. And when Eva is unexpectedly dealt a fatal blow that will change her existence forever, she is forced to choose: Stay and live out her years as a copy or leave and risk it all for the freedom to be an original. To be Eva. Continue reading