Divergent trilogy - 2 of them 1 I read Sample from Divergent Publisher's summary of Divergent - In Beatrice Prior's dystopian Chicago, society is divided into five factions, each dedicated to the cultivation of a particular virtue - Candor (the honest), Abnegation (the selfless), Dauntless (the brave), Amity (the peaceful), and Erudite (the intelligent). On an appointed day of every year, all sixteen-year-olds must select the faction to which they will devote the rest of their lives. For Beatrice, the decision is between staying with her family and being who she really is - she can't have both. So she makes a choice that surprises everyone, including herself.
During the highly competitive initiation that follows, Beatrice renames herself Tris and struggles to determine who her friends really are - and where, exactly, a romance with a sometimes fascinating, sometimes infuriating boy fits into the life she's chosen. But Tris also has a secret, one she's kept hidden from everyone because she's been warned it can mean death. And as she discovers a growing conflict that threatens to unravel her seemingly perfect society, she also learns that her secret might help her save those she loves.... or it might destroy her.
Wow this series was amazing and set in a city that I love. It was fun to hear them talk about places that I know but don't know because they aren't really the one I know. (hope that makes sense). All 3 books really keep you wanting to "read" more and more. But I have to admit that I was very disappointed with the final ending. It was unexpected and disappointing, but thats because I wanted something else to happen. I didn't really care for the person reading them but I wanted to hear them so bad that I let that slide and just got used it. The author also wrote some other books that describe some of the scenes from the other persons point of view. I am glad I got those from the library because it is only like a chapter long and than goes on to give you a preview of the books. Sense I had read all 3 I really didn't need the preview. For free it was worth a read.
The 39 clues- all of them Sample from Book One A book series about a young brother and sister who set out on a quest to find 39 clues about their family. They are not the only ones trying to find them. It sends them all over the world trying to find the clues and trying to stay alive, fighting the other family members left and right. What I think - Yes this is not a series for adults but I stated reading them to my kids and couldn't put the books down. I really enjoyed listening to them. The man reading them really brought the charters to life. I felt happy when good things happened, scared when they were in trouble, and even sad for them at times. When my boys get a little older (maybe 9ish) I think I will have them read this and get a map to show where they go. The book series is packed full of info about other countries and famous historic people. I hope it would get them interested in finding out more about those people and the countries they are from. It is very well written stoping the books just at the right point that you want to get that other book even if you finish it at 2am.
The 39 clues - Cahills VS. Vespers excerpt from book 3 Picks up where the other series left off, but has all the Cahill family working together against the Vespers. They are another family? Group?, Not sure, who want the 39 clues for themselves. Again Dan and Amy have to travel all over the world stealing things this time to give to the Vespers trying to get back what the Vespers stole from them. What I think - Much darker than the first series (so far) but still just as good. I really know the characters now so when one of them die I really feel bad for them. Again very well written, I found out that each book is written by a different author. Most have written more than one but they all have similar (not the same) writing styles. It really gives the whole series an edge over other books series that seem to loose something (sometimes) by the third book. I think there is only 1 more book to go and I can't wait.
More to come...
The Maze Runner series-
50 shades of Grey trilogy-
Harry Potter series-
The Perks of being a Wallflower-
Harry Hole Series-
Kurt Wallander mystery series-
World War Z-
The Madman's Daughter-
The Aviator's Wife-
The Lost city of Z-
Lady Blue Eyes-