Afterworlds

Several years ago, I devoured Scott Westerfeld’s Uglies series. It was around the time that I first became aware of dystopian YA novels, and the premise – civilization destroyed by a bug that eats oil and oil-based products, and enforced plastic surgery as a rite of passage – intrigued me. I loved the books, readingContinue reading “Afterworlds”

Allegiant (The Book)

Warning: There are some spoilers in this, so proceed at your own risk! I did it!! I finally finished Allegiant, the third and final book in Veronica Roth’s Divergent trilogy! I know this may not seem like a huge accomplishment, but considering the fact that I started the book months ago, I am quite proudContinue reading “Allegiant (The Book)”

Insurgent (The Book)

After being pleasantly surprised by the film version of Divergent, I had somewhat high hopes for Insurgent, the second book in Veronica Roth’s post-apocalyptic young adult series. While I certainly had a number of issues with the first novel, they weren’t things that a good editor couldn’t fix. Sadly though, none of them were addressed,Continue reading “Insurgent (The Book)”

Divergent (The Book)

I first became aware of Divergent by Veronica Roth in 2012 when Insurgent, the second book in the series, took over the “Teen Bestsellers” section at Barnes&Noble. While I thought the premise of the series sounded interesting, it was being billed as the next Hunger Games, which I wasn’t entirely happy about. (I am ridiculouslyContinue reading “Divergent (The Book)”