Friday, March 8, 2013

turn off the boob tube & read: twofers bc i have no life

hold onto your bloomers, you are in for a treat. i have virtually no life and no friends so i have been pounding the books pretty hard [twss]. thankfully my bff8's good read account is active and up to date, leaving me with options. i started with:

i am number four by pittacus lore [fake name for james frey and jobie hughes]

this is the first book in the lorien legacies series [should be a total of 6; four are already out]. i saw the movie.....eehhhhh.... and there are no plans for a sequel, so it sadly fell prey to the movie curse [i'm still mourning eragon]. the book was much better then the movie but still, not my favorite. it follows john smith, an alien from a planet that was destroyed by a different alien race. he comes to earth with 8 other aliens who are keeping their race alive. the other race comes to earth to find and destroy them but due to a curse, they have to kill them in order. john and his protector, henri, move around trying to keep themselves hidden but move to paradise, ohio. here john gets into high school troubles and falls in love them encounters the bad aliens. it's all good fun. i'll definitely keep reading the series but it's not my favorite. my favorite is.....

divergent by veronica roth

this is the first in a trilogy [third not out yet] set in a dystopian version of chicago. it's a little confusing to explain but due to wars, people were categorized into different five factions that fit their personality, whether they be completely selfless [leaders], brave [they're the protectors], intelligent [technology producers], honest and peaceful [they have fancier names but that'd be too confusing]. the story follows beatrice [tris] who, at the age of 16, choses to join a different faction. it follows her journey from the selfless to brave faction. it's amazballs guys, really. a tad confusing with the faction names but completely absorbing. i read the first 100 pages in one night and devoured the book within a few days. it's being slated for a film right now. hopefully it can escape the movie curse.

and since i only read in the bathtub i thought it naturally to show you were i keep my books - and not some stock photo from google.
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Kari said...

I promise the Lorien legacies books just get better! The second one is my favorite. But then again, I'm partial because I loved the movie which got me into the books.

Caitlin said...

I loved the Lorien Legacies, but then again, I tend to be an alien nerd and frequently talk about life in other worlds with my dad, so this really hit my nerd spot.

Also, Divergent really is the bomb is it not? I loved it! Have you read Insergent yet? Sooo good!

Glad you look at my goodreads!

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