The Hunger Games, by Suzanne Collins

2012 Book 35: The Hunger Games, by Suzanne Collins (2/22/2012) Reason for Reading: My friend Shweta has been telling me to read this book for quite a while. Now, my friend Alicia insisted I read it so that we can go watch the movie together. My Review 3/5 starsIn a post-apocalyptic country called Panem, The … Continue reading The Hunger Games, by Suzanne Collins

The Testing, by Joelle Charbonneau

The Testing, by Joelle CharbonneauReason for Reading: This book was provided by the publisher through Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. This book will be released in June 2013.Genre: Young Adult DystopiaReviewCia wishes more than anything that she will be chosen for the testing procedure – leading to a university education. But the testing … Continue reading The Testing, by Joelle Charbonneau

Divergent, by Veronica Roth

2012 Book 82: Divergent, by Veronica Roth (6/2/2012) Reason for Reading: Curiosity My Review 5/5 starsThe future Chicago has 5 factions of people, each representing a moral value: Amity, Dauntless, Candor, Erudite, and Abnegation. At the age of 16, Beatrice Prior and all her classmates must choose which faction to join. Beatrice struggles with the … Continue reading Divergent, by Veronica Roth

The Dark Fantastic, by Ebony Elizabeth Thomas

In The Dark Fantastic, Thomas writes a study of darker-skinned people in fantastic popular culture. She covers Rue, from Hunger Games, who is described as “dark-skinned” in the book, but got a torrent of horribly racist comments when Rue was cast as black in the movie. To the white mind, and sometimes even to the … Continue reading The Dark Fantastic, by Ebony Elizabeth Thomas

I Stop Somewhere, by T. E. Carter

Summary:¬†Ellie starts her freshman year of high school simply wanting to blend in, but when the handsome and rich Caleb starts flirting with her, she starts craving more – romantic love. But then, Ellie is brutally raped… My Thoughts:¬†This was a hard book for me to read, and it was clearly written by an author … Continue reading I Stop Somewhere, by T. E. Carter