Last Spring I blazed through The Hunger Games
series, which I LOVED.Really enjoyed and wish i had read sooner.
On the heels of Catniss escapades my friend suggested I tried “Divergent
” another teenage post-apocalypse type scenario.
I though it was “okay” and I have yet to pick up read the sequel, Insurgent
I have an e-reader which I love. I broke my much loved Kindle and bought a Kindle Paperwhite
. I was prepared to hate the touch screen but actually have grown to like it very much. I could not live without the back lit screen.
The biggest drawback for me reading Kindle is I LOVE to read in the bath. I just moved and my new house has a big soaking whirlpool tub and I just have to read in it. I have not a bought paper book in a while and I was desperate for something. I refuse to take Kindle to bath because I know I will drop it into swirling electorinic ruining water below.
In desperation I found one of my teenage daughter’s old books- I had bought her the Scott Westerfeld series about 8 years ago and they have been untouched and I keep meaning to read….
So the first book in series became my book to read in the bath. Took me almost a month but finished.I started on the Uglies
and the the sequel, Pretties
on the weekend and almost done. I must be hooked because now I have them on my Kindle.
The basic premise of the seirs is that civilization as we know it is over. man ruined hs environment with a plague of purple flowers that stopped anything from growing. All of this is blamed on greed.
In the new Utopia at the age of 16 EVERYONE turns “Pretty” you are given an operation that fixes all your imperfection and become Pretty and live in New Pretty town and dink and party all day. The idea is with everyone equally pretty there will be no jealousy or envy.
We follow Tally Youngblood on her adventures that start just before her 16th birthday and BEFORE she is scheduled to become Pretty.
I won’t give too much away but again I love that the female character in the book is a leader and not a victim being saved by her gorgeous rich boyfriend with super powers…
Great book for teens- tho in the sequel some of the situations are a bit adult.
I am enjoying the series half way through and plan to finish all of them. The next two in series are “Specials
” and “Others