Tuesday, December 11, 2012

2 Book Reviews! Insurgent/The Selection

Since I finished reading Divergent, I have read two more books, Insurgent and The Selection. Instead if making two separate book reviews, I decided to make one big one for both.

The first one I read was Insurgent. This is the sequel to Divergent, which I have already done a review for and you can read by clicking the link. I'm going to try to review this without giving any spoilers.

Normally, I do an overview, but I won't this time because I don't want to give anything away. So, I will start with what I liked. I really liked how Tris goes sees all the other factions and how they work. There is also one part that I thought was really funny when they were in Amity. Gosh, this is hard! Unexpected things happen, which kept me interested.

However, this book reminds me of Mockingjay in the sense that it's very military-ish. It has the same tone and feel, in my opinion. And well, out of the three books in The Hunger Games trilogy, that one was my least favorite. So, you can kinda guess how I feel about this story. I did like it, but I think that it might have been more interesting if there was a little more romance in this one.

I do reccommend this if you do like Divergent. There is going to be a third one, but it won't be released until September of next year. Why?!

The second book is called The Selection. A lot of people compare this to The Bachelor, which it is kinda similar. But, I also think it's like a girly version of The Hunger Games.

In the future, there is a country that is divided in 36 provinces. The society is divided into eight casts. America Singer is a five, who are artists. At the time the story takes place, Prince Maxon is ready to find a wife that will be the future queen, so elligible girls sign up. One girl from each province is chosen at random. The families will get money if their girl is chosen. America's family is very poor, so her mother convinces her to sign up. She is chosen. America is convinced that she will not fall in love with the prince because she is in love with someone else from a lower faction than her own. Then, of course, there is drama at the palace. The prince must narrow down the girls until there is only one, whom he will marry. Plus, the entire thing is broadcasted.

I really enjoyed reading this book. The characters are all very entertaining. I particularly liked Prince Maxon because the relationship between him and America is funny, in my opinion.

The only thing I don't like about this book is that there is an unpublished sequel!

So, do you think you will be reading one of these? Comment down below.