Recently Read.

3 Feb 2014

I have been wanting to write a few blog posts about books more this year and I thought of starting to do a kind of empties for books aka Recently Read. This is would probably instead of full blown book reviews which I would love to know your honest opinion on if you prefer a few books in one post (like the following post) or to do a more in depth review or maybe a mixture? Please please let me know how you feel!
So this is kind of like a test run and this is the first 'Recently Read' post.


Hunger Games by Suzzanne Collins: Yes, I had been yet to read The Hunger Games books and I regret it so much! I feel like I've been making up for lost time by not being able to last a day without talking about it or thinking about it! So as you can guess I enjoyed this series. Focusing on the first book; it was a great start to the series and thoughout the book hooked me in further. Suzzane Collins, the author, is the Queen of Cliffhangers and there was many nights where I had to reluctantly drag myself away from the book and spending the rest of the sleepless night not being able to sleep because of how excited I would be to be able read it again. I did find the first book was slightly ruined as I had already watched the first film and so knew what was going to happen but when something not mentioned in the film as mentioned in the book, it excited me to see something slightly different. As for the the second book Catching Fire, I put off seeing the film before reading the book to try and get a better experience from the book but even then people gave away to story line. The final book, Mockingjay,  I could enjoy the most as the film is yet to be released and most people had not read the last book or if they had, as a fellow reader, the would know how painful it can be to have the story ruined. I had been yet to shed a tear at the books which did surprise me and is one of the ways I do judge who a book is but I did shed a slight tear during this one. I felt the book and series ended well; tying up loose ends and knowing how everything you really wanted to know turned out. I would go into more of the plot of the story but being a series, I would probably end up giving too much away and I'm sure nearly everyone knows what the hunger games is. My favourite of the three, I have to say was the first one but I do love them all or different reasons and I do recommend to the final few people to read this book to read it and not to make the same mistake I did and leave it too long! If you have already read this book, a similar book to read is the next one I'm going to talk about which is Divergent.

Divergent by Veronica Roth: This is quite similar to the Hunger Games with them both being dystopian novels but I love this book in so many different ways. It is the first of three and it is amazing first book! It's about a girl who lives in a society that is split into 5 factions; Candor (the honest), Abnegation (the selfless), Dauntless (the brave), Amity (the peaceful), and Erudite (the intelligent). which each represent different traits. When they are born, they say in the same faction as their parents and live like they do until there 16 when they put in a simulation which is like a personality test to see which faction they best suit and they are later allowed to chose in a ceremony which faction they will join- if they will stay in the same faction as there parents or move away. Beatrice, or as she's later known as tris, is born in Abnegation where they wear grey clothes and don't look in the mirror. You can tell early on that she doesn't feel right in the Abnegation which makes you wonder which faction will she choose? I wouldn't class this as a spoiler as it happens wuite early on and you'd be able to tell that she would choose the complete opposite of what she is used to otherwise it wouldn't make a very interesting book! That faction is Dauntless where she has to learn a different way of life including how to fight. A book would not be complete without a love story either. I can't decided whether I prefer this book to the Hunger Games but who says I have to decide! I like them both for different reasons and I just love the story to this one and how the story progress. It was really easy to paint pictures as to how things would look including other characters in the book. One criticism is that they don't mention a lot about the other factions during the book and I actually forgot there as Amity I don't think it's really mentioned through the duration of the book but I really do love it and seeing as it is the first of three books, I still have time to get to know the other factions. I have already ordered the other two and I'll be sure to let you know how I like them.

This seems like a quick, mainly text, post but I hope you enjoyed it none the less. Again, please let me know how you like these posts; whether you prefer these or full reviews or a mixture!
Hope you're doing great, 

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