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Please Ignore Vera Dietz by A.S. King

 5 Stars

I miss him so much, but it’s confusing, because I missed him long before he was dead, and that’s the bitch of it all. I missed him long before he was dead.

I’ve actually had this for a long time but put off reading it because I had so many other pending books. Finally, I decided to open it, since what the heck, it’s only 300+ pages long and I wanted a quick read.

I started this book expecting a light read but boy was I wrong. This book left me in such an emotional turmoil I’m not even sure I’ve recovered enough to write a proper review. I’ve read a lot of books throughout my life but never have I been this affected by a book, much less by a stand-alone with less than 400 pages. Reading Vera Dietz was such an experience. It was painful to read, painful in an excruciatingly good way.
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Insurgent by Veronica Roth (Divergent #2)

3 Stars

No matter how long you train someone to be brave, you never know if they are or not until something real happens.

In Insurgent we get to see more of the world outside Dauntless. We get a glimpse of the culture and compounds of the other factions, which was nice. I especially liked Amity’s. It felt like your traditional “countryside” town where conflicts were almost nonexistent. The way this world’s society functioned reminded me of how Districts in Panem worked: one industry per faction. Continue reading Insurgent by Veronica Roth (Divergent #2)