Friday, January 17, 2014

Mini-Reviews

Another Little Piece by Kate Karyus Quinn

I wasn't really sure what to expect with this one, but what I got was dark, twisted, and riveting. I first heard about this one on the TeaTime weekly book chat, and it lived up to my expectations. It was creepy in the right way, and I can honestly say that I was not expecting the twist at the end.

The themes that the book focused on were great. Selfishness, consequences to actions, life's purpose...okay I know I'm doing a really bad job selling them. To summarize: the book may be dark and violent, but Quinn has a purpose for all of those scenes.

Overall: It was hard to sleep after this one, but it left me with some great existential questions.

Published by HarperTeen

Allegiant by Veronica Roth

Well, I knew with all the Twitter outcry that the ending was going to be brutal. I somehow managed to avoid spoilers, and I'll do so here. What I will say is that I found the ending to be emotional (I totally cried), and satisfying.

There was some great twists, some scenes that caused me to scream "why" dramatically (my cat was not impressed by my dramatics), and the exploration of relationships between the characters really kept me engaged.

Overall: A nice wrap-up for the series. Can't wait for the movie, and for whatever Roth writes next!

Published by Katherine Tegen Books

 Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi

I'm so behind in this series, but everything that I've read about it has been positive. It took me a while to adjust to the writing style, but once I did I couldn't set it down. I had to know what happened to Juliette, and I wanted to learn more about The Reestablishment.

The world that she lives in isn't a good one (in fact, I actually expect it to get worse in subsequent books). She's been imprisoned and abandoned, and oh my gosh is there a steamy romance. I will be grabbing the next in the series ASAP.

Overall: I understand the hype, and love the new covers (the cover to the left is the original).

Published by HarperTeen

4 comments:

Rachel Hoyt said...

OH MY GOSH OH MY GOSH, the fact that you're just reading Shatter Me gets me so excited! I can't wait to see your reactions to Destroy Me and Unravel Me. They're game changers, romance-wise.

I haven't read Another Little Piece or Allegiant yet (though I know the big spoilerly ending bit of Allegiant because the internet is stupid). I don't think I've actually read any reviews for Another Little Piece before, but your mini review sold me! :) Great reviews!

Rachel @ Paper Cuts

Juju at Tales of Whimsy.com said...

Hard to sleep? Sounds like a goooood one to me. Maybe one I should try around Halloween when I want a good chill.

Antonia Jujnović said...

Another Little Piece is on my TBR and I am glad you really liked Shatter me. It is truly unique series with one complex male character you can`t not to love! :)

Lynn K. said...

Gotta love cats. Hee. :P

Funny thing was I had to work hard to find a spoiler for Allegiant. No accidentally read status updates and most of the reviews I came across were vague. When it was a book DIDN'T want to be spoiled on there were spoilers everywhere.

Shatter Me is a great book and Unravel Me even better!! You're just in time to join the Ignite Me party. :)

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