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The Scorch Trials by James Dashner

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Here I am with another book review and this time it is the sequel to The Maze Runner by James Dashner.

First of all let me just say that I am super confused and cannot wait until I get my hands on the third book in this series. Another thing is that I cannot really give you a summary because of course… Spoilers which we all hate. So I will just say this “They escaped the Maze. Now it is time for phase two, the Scorch Trials.”. That is all I am gonna give away as far as summary is concerned.

But oh my, I admit that it took me a chapter or two to really get into The Maze Runner, but this book guys… This book started exactly at the very last sentence I read in the last page of The Maze Runner which very few sequels do and I really liked that about this one. Because I am already aware of the main characters it felt good to be back on track and get to read their funny conversations, I now feel a big bond between me and the characters. This book took me on a new adventure with the characters I so much like and taught me so many new things, it was overall a giant experience filled with horror, blood, brutality, survival, friendship etc etc. Sorry if this counts as spoilers but now that they have escaped the Maze they are in the outside world where anything could happen which was a big part of the excitement, they are no longer surrounded by the Glade, they do not know where they are, they have so many questions in mind but all they got to do is survive.

Through the whole book I was on the edge of my seat, well, you might as well say I did not sit at all because of all the unexpected happenings. I hate how authors leave you with too many questions until the point where you are left in the total darkness with a big fat confusion inside. But somehow through that I feel this series getting better and therefore I believe that it is worth 5 full, shining stars!!

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Until next post, keep reading, it feels good!!

// Dulls

‘The Selection’ trilogy by Kiera Cass

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These three books have been a fast-paced journey filled with beautiful day dresses, dreamy ball gowns and just the right amount of love. Although it seems to be more fitting for younger audience I certainly enjoyed it very much.

It is based in a dystopian version of our world where World War 3 and 4 has taken place and the countries and states have changed a bit. Upon the ruins of the United States was born a country called Illéa where the people would live in different castes that technically work as the class where the Ones are the royalty and Eights are the poorest. America Singer was born as a Five but soon she gets picked as one of the 35 competing girls to become the next queen of Illéa. While all the other girls’ dream is to become the bride of prince Maxon, all America wants is to stay away from Aspen Leger and beside all the drama between the girls on who would get to keep prince Maxon’s heart, all America thinks of is to stay at the palace as long as possible so her family would receive more money. What America did not expect is the palace taking in new guards where Aspen takes advantage.

This trilogy never gave me a moment to get bored, there was always something happening and the excitement never left. The love in this trilogy was not one of those eye-contact-instant-love, which was one of the reasons that made me like it more. I laughed many times and it left me with tears in my eyes. It is simply a fairy tail for someone who loved watching Disney princess and Barbie movies growing up (hint: me). I will definitely be re-reading this trilogy in a few years!!

I give the whole trilogy 5 out of 5 stars!!!

Becca made this “animated” version of me, it does look like me, good job Bex!!

_1403967957.83407_311 – I show a big thumbs up to Kiera Cass!!!

Until my next post, keep reading, it feels good!!

// Dulls

Allegiant by Veronica Roth

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Allegiant by Veronica Roth is the third and final book of The Divergent Trilogy and has 526 pages. Just another great ending of a trilogy, but no, seriously, Veronica Roth is amazingly good at surprises. She’s so good at tearing you into shreds and glueing you together in a second, it’s crazy. Since the second book of the trilogy, Insurgent, ended with an explotion bigger than ever, you get to know what’s next in line in this final book and it’s nothing you can put into words!!

In Allegiant by Veronica Roth you get to follow our precious but strong characters on their journey through the biggest truth they’ll ever get to know and to the solution they try to make with all the ups and downs along the way. This final book is different from the other two, by being written in both Tris’s and Four’s thoughts. That was a bit confusing in the beginning because it’s actually pretty easy to forget which one you’re reading and that way you get pretty confused at some parts. I think it would be better if it was only Tris, but I know there was issues. But at least, Veronica should have written like Marie Lu with LEGEND, writing one persons thoughts in one font or color and the other one in a different one and so on.

Honestly, this book, this trilogy, this story left me with a big hole inside my chest and it hurts. Many truths you would never imagine are revealed in this finale which might make you angry or even sob like a hopeless kid, but in there somewhere is the beauty of it all written in words. I chose with them at the Choosing Ceremony, fighted with them during the actions, cried with them for the losses and laughed with them whenever they crack jokes and now that journey is so sadly over. But let me tell you one thing! Don’t expect a typical ending for this one.

I HIGHLY RECOMMEND THE DIVERGENT TRILOGY TO ALL YOUNG ADULT LOVERS!!!

I give this book 5 out of 5 stars for all the memories and feels it left me with.

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Enjoy!

Dulguun

 

The Maze Runner by James Dashner

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I just finished this book, literally 5 minutes ago and I’m in a deep shock and a real big book hangover right now. This is the first book I’ve ever read written by James Dashner and wow, I’m so impressed by his creativity and cleverness. I’m so happy I have the sequel ready because I don’t think I can bear going a day not knowing what would happen next, ‘cuz the ending was HUGE!!!

The Maze Runner by James Dashner is the first book in The Maze Runner series and has 374 pages (62 chapters). The main character Thomas wakes up in a lift not remembering anything about himself or his life before he ended up in the lift, except his name. When the steel doors in the ceiling opens up, he is welcomed by a bunch of teenage boys to a place called the Glade. The Glade is surrounded by 4 big walls that open up everyday and close at night and beyond those 4 walls is the Maze. The Gladers haven’t been able to solve the Maze during the 2 years they’ve been there with one new boy every month. Each night there are monsters searching through the Maze, killing every living thing they see while the Maze changes it’s paths. But soon the lift brings a girl up, the first girl ever to enter the Glade. But what really matters is the dark message she delivers.

I enjoyed this book from page one ’til the very end and I can’t wait to know what’s next! It blew my mind several times throughout the book and impressed me more and more with it’s cleverness. I love the fact that it’s mainly about never giving up hope, even when they’re trying to crush it. It also felt good to read a book with a male main character after The Hunger Games, Divergent etc.

I’m so happy that the movie is coming out soon, on September 11th. Can’t wait!!!

I give this book 5 out of 5 stars, no hesitation.

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Enjoy!

Dulguun

 

Insurgent by Veronica Roth

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Insurgent by Veronica Roth is the book 2 of the Divergent Trilogy and has 525 pages. People often say that sequels to brilliant books never top the first book, but this one is different. Insurgent was a bit slower than Divergent, I’m not gonna lie, but it never held back the actions. It’s almost amazing how Veronica Roth managed to put together all of these great happenings, the ups and downs together in just 3 books.

Divergent by Veronica Roth ended with a big slam in the reader’s chest and Insurgent started right at that moment where your heart just can’t hold it’s fast & furious beats. In this sequel you definitely get to know much more about the other factions that doesn’t show up so much in the first book. You will get to experience how Amity comes all together to one same answer, how the Candor initiation works and also how the factionless people live.

It’s much more confusing than Divergent because of all the different places, factions, names and the constantly changing scenes. But let me just tell you about the ending… Oh My God, IT’S HUGE!!! My mind was totally blown by that ending, it leaves you right in the middle of the heart attack so you’re just stuck there with an open mouth for several minutes wondering what just happened.

I highly recommend this book to all of you who enjoyed reading Divergent or The Hunger Games.

This one will get 4 out of 5 stars from me.

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Hope you enjoy!

Dulguun

 

LEGEND by Marie Lu

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LEGEND by Marie Lu is the book 1 in the LEGEND Trilogy and it has 305 pages. First of all, the word badass doesn’t even begin to describe how much action this book holds. It’s written in a very special way, Marie Lu has made it possible to follow both main characters almost at the same time through both of their thoughts. It’s kind of like the chapters are devided between June and Day who are the two main characters, simply like 10 pages of June’s thoughts and 10 pages of Day’s afterwards which she wrote in two different colors which makes it easier to every now and then check whose thoughts you’re reading at the moment.

The story takes place in a futuristic western coast of the United States, now called the Republic which is constantly at war against the other parts of the US called the Colonies. June is a young girl at the age of 15, born in the rich part of the Republic. She got the maximum score at her Trial (1500) which nobody else in the whole Republic have ever gotten, which proves that she’s perfectly active both physically and mentally. Day on the other hand is a young boy at the age of 15, born in one of the poorest parts of the Republic. He failed his Trial and faked his death and now he is the most wanted criminal in town. When June’s brother, Metias, was murdered, and Day becomes the prime suspect, June gets to go on a hunt after Day. But in sudden turns the two of them uncovers the reason behind their crossed paths.

I clearly loved this book, all of the nonstop actions, suspense and romance sucked me in deep. In many moments it moves you, but it also thrills you and shakes you with excitement. A fun fact I got to know in the middle of the book was that the character Day is actually Mongolian like me!!! Exactly a moment after I got to know that I realized that both Day’s brothers, his dad and Day himself has Mongolian names. Such as Altan, Suren, Bataar etc. That fact made me feel more connected to the story and know that the story is not only about Americans, but Asians as well.

P.S. It felt a bit slow in the beginning until a bit later the two characters meet each other, that when I got sucked in and couldn’t put down the book.

I will give this one 5 out of 5 stars because of the badass action.

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Hope you enjoy!

Dulguun

 

Divergent

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I read this book, Divergent by Veronica Roth, around a month ago and have seen the movie as well. I loved it so much that I just had to write a review on it.

This book sucked me in from the very first page and I couldn’t put it down. Many would say that it is similar to The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins, but I would say it’s totally different. The way the society in this book worked made much more sense and you really fall into it because it’s more likely for the world to turn out the way the society works in Divergent.  

Divergent by Veronica Roth is book 1 of the Divergent Trilogy which is Divergent, Insurgent and Allegiant. This story takes place in today’s Chicago, but it’s no longer the same city. The city is surrounded by a big fence that is keeping the rest of the world away from the city. The people in this city is divided in 5 different factions that stand for the 5 most important ideals that the people believe in. Here are those 5 factions: Abnegation – they believe in selflessness, Dauntless – they believe in bravery, Erudite – intelligence, Candor – honesty and Amity – kindness/peacefulness. Someone who didn’t get through an initiation becomes one of the factionless who live on the streets without a family, faction, honor, nothing.

Every year there is a day for all the 16 year olds to get their aptitude test which will tell them which faction their brain is most related to, but they can choose whichever faction they want at the choosing ceremony. We get to follow the main character Beatrice Prior who is born in the Abnegation, but doesn’t feel like she belongs there. Once she had her aptitude test the woman says that Beatrice’s brain relates to 3 different factions (Dauntless, Erudite and Abnegation) which means that she’s Divergent. She transfers to Dauntless without any idea how threatening her existense is to the system. And pretty much the whole book is about her trying to get through the initiation to become one of the Dauntless, until almost the ending of the book where something totally unexpected happens which changes everything at once.

I loved the way this book was written and the way it made sense with the 5 factions and how the factions work all together. Also the way Beatrice changed her name to Tris and started to grow and develope as a young woman, the way she’s fierce, brave, strong and smart.

I think anyone would like this book, because it’s such an easy read. I think it would be useful for you if you search for hints for upcoming happenings while reading.

I will give this one 5 out of 5 stars without any doubts.

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Enjoy!

Dulguun