Archive for April, 2014

let’s review: allegiant

Tuesday, April 29th, 2014

Disclaimer: This review contains spoilers! Read an unspoiled review here. “I’ll say it one last time: Be brave.” To be Candor for a moment, the plot isn’t perfect and the logic behind it is as sound as fiction. Ironically, this suspended [ill]logic in some of the story’s reasoning doesn’t seem to fit with the book’s [...]

let’s review: insurgent

Wednesday, April 23rd, 2014

“Grief is not as heavy as guilt, but it takes more away from you.” At the start of the second installment in Veronica Roth’s Divergent trilogy, I was like Tris: unsure of where the story would take me. Insurgent, while mostly focused on the continuing chasm between factions, and hiding out and making plans between attacks and curve-balls, [...]

three yeses

Friday, April 18th, 2014

Three yeses feel good for my spirit. “I am goddess of possibility!” I can stretch out in this warm spot in the sun. And forget about the decisions to decide and the uncertainties needing to be worked out just so, or the places where there’s pause, not wanting to leave. For now, I’m looking at [...]

let’s review: divergent

Tuesday, April 15th, 2014

“It will be difficult to break the habits of thinking Abnegation instilled in me, like tugging a single thread from a complex work of embroidery. But I will find new habits, new thoughts, new rules. I will become something else.” If Veronica Roth’s Divergent reminds its reader at all of The Hunger Games, and if [...]

let’s review: sleep donation

Tuesday, April 8th, 2014

Karen Russell’s Sleep Donation, the debut e-novella from new publisher Atavist Books, is a dark and dreamy glimpse into a world where sleep is becoming extinct. Insomnia is a growing epidemic with no clear cause or cure, dependent upon hours of donated sleep from the rested to the sleepless. Trish, a dedicated recruiter for Slumber [...]