Monday, May 12, 2014
I enjoyed The Selection, and I just finished The One...so of course it's time for a mini-review of this one. Before I start, I just want to say that whenever I glance at the cover image I always think it looks like the actress who played Ginny Weasley. That has nothing to do with the book, however.
I enjoyed that this one really picked up on the dire situation of Illea. The girls have been narrowed down, the drama is amped up, and we see America really begin to develop into the type of leader she could potentially be. The rebels attacking the palace keep everyone on their toes. I was also able to guess a piece of information that didn't pay off until the last book (yes, I'm proud about it). The love triangle is evident, but America is able to simultaneously be true to herself (after growing up in a lower caste) and mature.
Vampire Academy by Richelle Mead
I've been burned out on vampires since Twilight, but this looked like a lot of fun. It's a series that doesn't take itself too seriously, which is uncommon in vampire lit. I did see the movie, and I know a lot of fans were disappointed. It wasn't the best adaptation, but the lead maintained her sassy attitude.
The series has been around for ages, and I'm sure most people have read it by now. If you haven't and you're looking for boarding school meets vampires with a lady badass, I'd suggest giving this one a try.