Wednesday, 22 February 2012

Book Review: Divergent by Veronica Roth

BASIC FACTS:
Author: Veronica Roth
Published by Harper Collins on May 3, 2011
Pages: 496
Genre: young adult, dystopia

SUMMARY: Beatrice lives in a dystopian society where people are divided into five factions: Abnegation (selfless), Amity (peaceful), Candor (honest), Dauntless (brave) and Erudite (intelligent). At the age of sixteen, every person has to absolve an aptitude test which should help you decide which faction to choose.
When Beatrice takes the test, something unusual happens: Her results are inconclusive, she is a so called Divergent. Now she has to decide whether to stick with her parents’ faction, Abnegation, or to pick another one and to turn her back on her family for the rest of her life.

Tuesday, 21 February 2012

Tag [#1]

I’ve been tagged by Miri! She came up with some really interesting questions, so thank you for that. :-)

RULES:
  1. You must post the rules.
  2. Answer the questions the tagger set for you in their post and then create eleven new questions to ask the people you’ve tagged.
  3. Tag eleven people and link to them on your post.
  4. Let them know you’ve tagged them!

Monday, 13 February 2012

Stacking the Shelves [#2]

Oh, how I hate it when the DHL tracking service says that my package is going to be delivered that day and yet it does not arrive because the postman is such a silly slowcoach! Anyway, my Amazon book order is finally lying right next to me.

I should really make a rule not to buy a book, unless I read another one. How will I ever be able to reduce my stack of unread books?


Saturday, 11 February 2012

Book Review: Dash & Lily’s Book of Dares by Rachel Cohn and David Levithan

BASIC FACTS

Authors: Rachel Cohn & David Levithan
Published by Knopf Books for Young Readers on October 26, 2010
Pages: 276
Genre: contemporary, romance [young adult]

SYNOPSIS

Lily and Dash each spend their Christmas holiday at home without their parents. Lily isn’t the most popular girl in school and she has no experience in love matters. The thought of spending Christmas Eve alone with her brother, without any friends she could invite, saddens her, even more because it’s her favourite festivity. 
So her brother comes up with the idea to find Lily a boyfriend by hiding a Moleskine notebook with some clues at her favourite bookstore. Dash finds it, they start communicating through the book and switch it back and forth until they finally meet in person. Will they get along with each other or will their expectations be too high?