We Can Be Mended by Veronica Roth
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
I’m not sure I can fairly review this book because I <4!
Seriously, Four can do no wrongs. In my opinion.
So this beautiful little book was the best piece of mail I’ve had in a while. By little, I mean it’s a little longer than a standard 4×6 photo and only 33 pages long. But it’s still very much a large story.
This story picks up five years after the end of Divergent. There is a reunion in Chicago for the remaining characters Allegiant. Evelyn (Four’s mom) and Caleb (Tris’ brother) are there. Ugh. I still have issues with those two. Johanna and Cara are mentioned and have small appearances. Chris and Shauna’s story is updated.
But this is more about Four still missing Tris and Christina missing Will. And how they’re coping with all of the changes since they became free from the social experiments that the Divergent series told. And they’re doing okay.
And I can’t say anything else because it will SPOIL IT! No how much I want to talk about the…
Anyway, this adorable book is worth a read, especially if you LOVED DIVERGENT as much as I did!!! Loved that book series….
*A BLOODY VALENTINE READ* ~ February 2017
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Horns by Joe Hill
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Loved the movie. Liked the book.
Like three and a half stars liked. It’s one of those rare cases where I did like the movie more than the book. And not because Harry Potter was in it… Just sayin’.
So poor Ignatius Parrish…Lost his girlfriend in a murder, his job, is living at home…not to mention the people of the New Hampshire town of Gideon all seem to think he killed her. On top of that, he’s growing these horns…
Like the devil. And these horns have power. People are compelled to tell him deep dark secrets of the rotten things they want to do, then ask for permission to do it. And should Ig touch someone, their whole life’s story flashes in his brain, and Ig then knows every rotten thing they’ve ever done.
Unlike the devil, Ig tries doing the right thing by righting the wrongs he finds. But it seems he cannot be remembered, he cannot change the inner person…just suggest and they obey.
The book went into more details that the movie left out. They weren’t wholly essential to the story, but it was good to finally have a few questions answered. I enjoyed ‘seeing’ the different perspectives of the characters and how they believed and thought. How Ig found the truth about his girlfriend, Merrin. It was as heartbreaking.
Overall, a good read. Not really scary nor nightmare inducing, but more food for thought type of tale. I’m glad to finally have read it though. Definitely worth a read, whether you’ve seen the movie or not.
*A BLOODY VALENTINE READ* ~ FEBRUARY 2017
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