Marry, Date or Dump: Tris, Katniss, and Cassia

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After reading Allegiant last week, I guess I’m still in a dystopian state of mind. Which, frankly, is a pretty scary place to be. This week I’m giving you three heroines from dystopian trilogies: Tris from Divergent, Katniss from Hunger Games, and Cassie from Matched. Let me know in the comments who you would marry, who you would date, and who you would dump. I’m still deciding on this one myself, so I’m excited to read your opinions.  Continue reading

Allegiant by Veronica Roth: A book review with SPOILERS and a lot of feelings

allegiantOkay so I want to start out by saying, just in case you missed my shouty capitals in the title, that this review has spoilers. I’m not just talking about spoilers for the previous two books, Divergent and Insurgent,which I think are inevitable of any book that isn’t the first in the series. And I’m not just talking about giving away one or two jokes (if you know anything about the series you’ll know there are no jokes) or the fate of a minor character. This post could very well spoil everything. If you haven’t read Allegiant and you keep reading I could ruin your entire reading experience. I’m serious. I hate hate hate when I accidentally read spoilers and I usually try to keep them out of my reviews. However, having recently finished this book and having so many feelings and so few people to talk about my feelings with this time I had to include them. If you haven’t read the series, you can read my review of Divergent here or if you are just looking for a summary of the book here’s the one from goodreads. Be warned it is only my second book review ever, but I think it does capture my feelings about the book.

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Do You Enjoy Being Scared?

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With Halloween less than a week away if people aren’t talking about their halloween costumes then they are talking about their favorite scary movies and books. It’s made me realize that I don’t have ANY favorite scary anything, because I absolutely hate to be scared. I never read Goosebumps or watched Are You Afraid of the Dark. I had to leave the movie theater when I went to see Anna and the King (yes that’s how bad it is) and ditto for the ear piercing scene in the Parent Trap remake. I really go out of my way to avoid anything with the word horror in it. Because taking a shower is scary enough with out watching Psycho and as a girl who refused to spell the blood on her 2nd grade spelling test I know that reading or going to see Stephen King’s Carrie is a recipe for disaster. Continue reading

Top Ten Character Names

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You may not know this, but I am a total name nut. Seriously, Santa has been brining me baby name books since I was in my teens. So this weeks Top 10 Tuesday, a weekly book meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish, is right up my alley. It took me a long time to narrow my list down to just ten names. Just to clarify, these aren’t my favorite baby names based on literary characters (for example I love Beatrice from Much Ado About Nothing or the names Darcy and Bennet from Pride and Prejudice). These are names of characters that I think are particularly inspired within their books. Also I only allowed one name from each book (this was particularly hard for Harry Potter).

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