Friday, October 26, 2012

Divergent

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.
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I’m afraid of how am I going to elaborate and sort out my opinions on this book. Basically, I’m speechless of what I have to review on it. I have the mind of that I might actually mix things up. But really, I just love the book and the whole of dystopian in it. It’s amazing! There were some parts of the book, I admit, that I can’t reach within my imaginations haha!

What surprises me was Beatrice’s character and the rest of them!! Pretty realistic! I’m really amazed by Beatrice’s values too. The book itself, has demonstrated values that we should have in our life – successful or not, we should have the right attitude toward others. And that’s something.

So many good actions that gripped and absorbed me in while reading it. Totally enjoyed the ride as if I was in all of what was happening in the book!

I think I might actually have to look up on Beatrice’s bravery here. Her courageous self is simply what made the book such a reverting one. Without it, I wouldn’t think it’ll be what the book turned out to be. I have to say I’m not that brave like her but I’ve always wanted to be eccentric and brave and courageous like her. Dauntless. Fearless. Anything that touches the sense of bravery always brewing in you, that you have to be active all the time. Problem with me is, I’m pathetic. Low self-esteem. I wonder how can I change this. Is it because of this questions: Do I get to choose what I want or people have already chosen what’s best for me? With the choice they gave me, that resulted – I feel no confidence in me, no courage to fight for what I want… ??

Are those the reasons why I’m not eccentric and not brave enough to face head on? I’ve asked myself these questions before. It’s sad.

Anyways, I hope that didn’t turn out to be a drama queen there haha!!

I cannot be Beatrice.

Difficult to be her, in my case. I have just too MANY fears. Some of it are even ridiculous than hers..so yeah. And I’m aware that myself is a big coward. There. I said it. A coward. Btw, just a bit of spoiler: The real coward in the book, seriously, is Eric. Really. (IMO)

Just remember to check out Divergent! Because you have to. It’s truly awesomeage!! And there’s an ebook of the 1.5 – Free Four – in Four’s points of view!! Do check them all out!!

Another thing, in my opinion, Tris and all, are like living in a world with just a couple of options and that’s it for them. No freedom. And how I see “Visiting Day” is more of like prison visitation. Is it only annually? Bah! then in that case, Dauntless is probably worse than a prison cell, idk. (TOO MUCH SPOILER, sorry)

OMG the song, “Young Dumb And In Love” by Mat Kearney, imo, is a good song to be included in the Divergent movie!! EEEP! FOUR AND TRIS! <3
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Happy reading fellas!!

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

One Night That Changes Everything


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Haha, i didn’t know this book has a prequel novella!!

I read this book at one go, really. I gave it 3 stars or was it 2? Anyway despite my low rating for it, I kinda get a lesson learnt.

It’s about giving second chances to people and I think this book has showed that it’s better if we give people another chance and from there we can build up the trust again.

People makes mistakes and are not perfect. Even ourselves aren’t so don’t judge others about anything because really, we are all the same as in we are human beings and that’s our nature to make mistakes but that doesn’t mean we can’t change to a better person. It’ll take quite a long time – making effort and all. Hopefully it’ll be worth it.

Shadow and Bone

Surrounded by enemies, the once-great nation of Ravka has been torn in two by the Shadow Fold, a swath of near impenetrable darkness crawling with monsters who feast on human flesh. Now its fate may rest on the shoulders of one lonely refugee.
Alina Starkov has never been good at anything. But when her regiment is attacked on the Fold and her best friend is brutally injured, Alina reveals a dormant power that saves his life—a power that could be the key to setting her war-ravaged country free. Wrenched from everything she knows, Alina is whisked away to the royal court to be trained as a member of the Grisha, the magical elite led by the mysterious Darkling.

Yet nothing in this lavish world is what it seems. With darkness looming and an entire kingdom depending on her untamed power, Alina will have to confront the secrets of the Grisha…and the secrets of her heart.

One of the best debut novels I’ve read this year. Thanks to Ms Bardugo! Truly fantasy fantastic!! Can’t wait for the sequel! I’m sure there will be more surprises to come and I hope for new characters Alina and Mal will know along their journey and eventually hopefully lend a helping hand to them to defeat the Darkling (though I still think Ms Bardugo has not given him a name lol, I like it—unknown, mysterious, dark boy he is) and I’m sure Ms Bardugo has not given the climax of the story yet! Eeeep!! This is just the tip of the iceberg!! Looking forward!!

Into fantasy?? YES! Probably the right book to read NOW! The moment I read it, I couldn’t put it down. It’s just a poor thing if you do not read it in one sitting!!

GO. READ. SHADOW & BONE.

Hoping for a movie.

But anyway, books are the best way you can have your movie, because you pretty much is the direction, it’s your imagination that flows while reading!! It’s awesome!!

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