Sky Without Stars Review

When the Last Days came, the planet of Laterre promised hope.

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Sunday, November 17, 2013

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Thursday, November 7, 2013

Horde Review

432 pages

The horde is coming. Salvation is surrounded, monsters at the gates, and this time, they're not going away. When Deuce, Fade, Stalker and Tegan set out, the odds are against them. But the odds have been stacked against Deuce from the moment she was born. She might not be a Huntress anymore, but she doesn't run. With her knives in hand and her companions at her side, she will not falter, whether fighting for her life or Fade's love. Ahead, the battle of a lifetime awaits. Freaks are everywhere, attacking settlements, setting up scouts, perimeters, and patrols. There hasn't been a war like this in centuries, and humans have forgotten how to stand and fight. Unless Deuce can lead them. This time, however, more than the fate of a single enclave or outpost hangs in the balance. This time, Deuce carries the banner for the survival of all humanity.

This an amazing and exciting conclusion to the Razorland series! Deuce has experienced so much that helps her to develop into the leader she needs to be. The relationship between Deuce and Fade has been tested and its hard to see whether they will overcome the barriers that now stand between them. We get to see Tegan change into a stronger version of herself without losing her caring and helpful nature. Stalker also exhibits some changes for the better although things aren't all that great between him and Deuce. The Freaks are developing at a faster rate than anyone can imagine and its interesting to find out more about them and the reason behind their changes. I love that we get to experience what the rest of the known world is like through Deuce's eyes. There are many different towns left that all have different reactions and ways to keep the Freaks at bay. The war between the Freaks and the humans isn't an easy one to be won by any means, and there are quite a few devastating losses. Everything comes down to a final battle which is both exciting and brings some new revelations along with it as well. If you have read the Razorland series, you will not be disappointed by this ending. I definitely recommend you pick up this novel if you like dystopian fiction but make sure to read Enclave and Outpost first. 

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Allegiant Review

526 pages

The faction-based society that Tris Prior once believed in is shattered—fractured by violence and power struggles and scarred by loss and betrayal. So when offered a chance to explore the world past the limits she’s known, Tris is ready. Perhaps beyond the fence, she and Tobias will find a simple new life together, free from complicated lies, tangled loyalties, and painful memories. But Tris’s new reality is even more alarming than the one she left behind. Old discoveries are quickly rendered meaningless. Explosive new truths change the hearts of those she loves. And once again, Tris must battle to comprehend the complexities of human nature—and of herself—while facing impossible choices about courage, allegiance, sacrifice, and love.

A lot of this novel was pretty anticlimactic. I feel like so much more could have happened but instead it stays safe although with a surprising and quite heartbreaking ending. While Tris has revealed the lies about her society, nothing prepares her for what the world is actually like outside of it. Tobias finds himself doubting his own mind more and more with everything new he learns about the outside world. Of course these doubts only create problems between Tobias and Tris as they try to reconcile themselves to new truths. Being Divergent turns out to mean something completely different from what the society thought and both Tris and Tobias deal with that revelation in their own way. There are even more revelations and lies wrapped around in the world outside and Tris has no choice but to once again stand up and do what's right to help the people she loves. I didn't enjoy this novel as much at the others and I was left in shock and dismay at the way it ended. However, if you have read Divergent and Insurgent, you should read this just to finish up on the series. 

Monday, November 4, 2013

Movie Monday: Vampire Academy Trailer

If you recognize the name Richelle Mead, then you already know all about the Vampire Academy series. If you don't then stop whatever you're doing and go pick up books 1-6 and enjoy. While I'm not too sure how this movie shall pan out, I'm only hoping for great things to reflect an amazing series.

Sunday, November 3, 2013

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