Genre: Dystopian

Insurgent by Veronica Roth | Review

January 10, 2018     Marissa     Books, Reviews   0 Comments
Insurgent by Veronica Roth | Review

I’m finally working my way through the rest of this series so I can return them to my friend. I’ve been hoarding them for way too long. I enjoyed this book more than the first, but I think that’s just because it’s over the stage of setting up the world-building and characters. This book just gets right to the action. It picks up right after the simulation that closes out Divergent, and the whole book is basically the aftermath of that. Though now that I’m trying to review this book, I think my rating should be lowered. I read this book pretty quickly because I was enjoying it, but now I don’t really remember much of what happens, and I’ll probably have to look up a summary to be able to really talk about what happened. I’m going to post the rest of this review under a spoiler link, just because I don’t want to spoil it for anyone. So, if […]

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The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood | Review

June 2, 2017     Marissa     Books, Reviews   0 Comments
The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood | Review

I’d had this book sitting on my TBR pile for over a year, and the arrival of the television show motivated me to get off my butt and read it. I’d heard so many good things about this book from other people, and so many good things about Margaret Atwood in general, that I figured this needed to happen. I really enjoyed this book. Now, this is definitely not the kind of book that will make you happy while reading it, it wasn’t that kind of enjoyment. This book is supposed to make you uncomfortable; the point is to show people what humans are capable of. This is a dystopia that feels like it could actually happen in the future. We are never told what the year is, which is why it’s so terrifying. We are told about bits of Offred’s life before she became a Handmaid, and it doesn’t seem that far off from where the world is today, […]

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Divergent by Veronica Roth | Review

April 28, 2017     Marissa     Books, Reviews   0 Comments
Divergent by Veronica Roth | Review

So, it’s been a while since I read this book, but I’m going to try my best to remember my thoughts about this book. The Divergent series is one of my friend’s favourite series, and I always wanted to give it a go but I put off reading it. The more I put off reading it, the more I thought I really wouldn’t enjoy it. I hadn’t read YA in a while when I finally decided to pick this one up, and the ending had already been spoiled for me but I picked it up anyway, and ended up reading it really quickly. I gave this book 3 stars because I enjoyed it a lot more than I thought I would, but I didn’t absolutely love it. I was actually quite surprised how hooked I was. We follow the main character, Beatrice Prior, a 16 year old girl who is a member of the Abnegation faction. The members of Abnegation live a […]

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Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury | Review

September 5, 2016     Marissa     Books, Reviews   0 Comments
Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury | Review

I’m sure most people have heard of this book; it’s considered a classic and it’s probably taught in schools. This kind of made me shy away from reading at first. I thought it was going to be a difficult read because it was a classic. It was also compared to Brave New World, which I read in high school and didn’t really enjoy (it may be time to give that one another read, though). Eventually, I saw this book on booktube, and I finally looked up what it was about, to refresh my memory, and it sounded completely amazing. So, I gave it a try. At first, I found Bradbury’s writing style a little bit difficult to get into. He describes things in kind of an odd way. In some sections, it wasn’t entirely clear what was going on. Once I kept reading, I got used to his writing. It was eerie reading it in 2016, and thinking about how […]

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