As you might remember from my SWORD AND VERSE review, I was in a major reading slump a few days ago. Trying to read a high fantasy novel during that time was a challenge, so I started something else on the side. Read more »
Publisher: Katherine Tegen
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. Read more »
Lynn knows every threat to her pond: drought, a snowless winter, coyotes, and, most importantly, people looking for a drink. She makes sure anyone who comes near the pond leaves thirsty, or doesn’t leave at all.
Confident in her own abilities, Lynn has no use for the world beyond the nearby fields and forest. Having a life means dedicating it to survival, and the constant work of gathering wood and water. Having a pond requires the fortitude to protect it, something Mother taught her well during their quiet hours on the rooftop, rifles in hand. Read more »
I’ve seen one five star review for this. One. Even the people who rate every book five stars didn’t rate this five stars. There’s nothing particularly wrong with it…there just isn’t anything really…stellar about it. It’s actually a little worse than “meh.” Mila is an ordinary girl trying to fit in to her relatively new life in a new town […]
My review for Incarnate (Newsoul #1) Here. Just like INCARNATE, ASUNDER and I had a very interesting relationship. I was dead set on giving ASUNDER three stars like its predecessor, but the last eighty pages really hooked me in for the next book. Because of Templedark, everyone is concerned about the oldsouls that are not going to return, and the […]