Saturday, April 28, 2012
Wednesday, April 25, 2012
One of the great things about having friends that run book blogs is when they send you texts asking if you want to read an ARC of a book that they have finished. These texts usually cause hyperventilating, happy dancing around the kitchen and then a response of YES! At least that is what happened last week when I got a text asking if I wanted to read Insurgent.
There is always some apprehension when you pick up a sequel to a book that you love. Will it be as good as the first or will it be that awkward sequel that just doesn't live up to the first and really only serves to set up the last book in the trilogy? I am very happy to tell you that Insurgent fits into the first category. In fact, not only was it as good as Divergent, it was better!
Insurgent picks up right where Divergent left off. I don't want to say too much because I don't want to spoil anything but Tris and Four have to deal with the chaos that begins at the end of Divergent plus Tris has to deal with her actions during those events. One of the things I loved about this book is that Tris struggles to deal with the repercussions of her actions. She doesn't always deal with them in the best way but that's how things are in real life. Tris reminded me of friends that I know that are suffering from PTSD. That being said, I still found myself being frustrated with both Tris and Four through out this book. Things are a mess in every faction and as Tris and Four try to figure out what comes next and who to trust they make things an even bigger mess.
Even though I was frustrated I still loved every minute of this story. There are moments that made me swoon (Four *sigh*), moments that made me really angry, moments of betrayal and moments that made me cry. If you thought Divergent was non-stop action you were sadly mistaken. Divergent was just one of the kiddie rides. Insurgent is a grown up ride- so sit down, strap yourself in and keep your hands inside the ride at all times!
Tuesday, April 24, 2012
Blue October released their video for The Worry List today. I'm a huge Blue October fan. I love all of their music but some of their songs mean more to me than others. The Worry List is one of those songs. It's a song that applies to everyone. We've all been at a point in a relationship where we have to make that break and remove them from our worry lists. As hard as it is to remove someone from our list I think that is when true healing begins.
Thursday, April 19, 2012
First things first, let's take a moment to admire this amazing cover. It's is one of favorites of the year. I love the dark background, the red eye and that blood tear drop- WOWZA!!!
Now that we've ooh'd and ahh'd over the cover let me tell you how insanely fabulous this book is on the inside. You know those books that all you can do when you finish them is hug them and smile like a moron? (Please tell me I'm not the only one that does this.) This is one of those books. Allison Sekemoto is probably one of the most kickass heroines to come around in a while. She starts this book as a vampire hater- surviving day to day by scavenging for food in the Fringe, the outskirts of a vampire ruled city. Then in a moment of desperation Allie makes a choice to become a vampire rather than die. Now she is faced with the challenge of learning to be immortal and coming to terms with the monster she has become. On her journey of self discovery Allie finds out who her real friends are, what is truly important and how to be a kick-ass vampire. I don't want to say more because I don't want to spoil anything. I also don't really know how to put it all into words without sounding like a babbling idiot. All I can say is that everyone needs to read this book!!!
The Immortal Rules is dark and creepy (Just a tip- don't read it late at night if you live by yourself.) but it is also fan-freaking-tastic. I loved every minute of this ride and can't wait to see where Julie takes us in the next book.
Wednesday, April 11, 2012
I have a couple of book reviews I need to write but until I get a few minutes to do more than write OMGTHISBOOKISSOGOOD (because that's all I can come up with at this exact moment) here's a new TV spot for The Avengers with my beloved RDJ being wonderful, as always. I love his grin at the end of this!! So excited for this movie!!