Book Review: Insurgent (Divergent #2)

Book Title: Insurgent (Divergent #2)
Author: Veronica Roth

“It reminds me why I chose Dauntless in the first place: not because they are perfect, but because they are alive. Because they are free.” Insurgent by Veronica Roth.

Final Verdict: Fingers crossed that Insurgent just suffers from the Second Book Syndrome, and that Allegiant will be as good as Divergent.

For the full review, click the name of the book.

Random News: Divergent Movie Hype

Hello Lovely Readers,

As many of you will already know Divergent has come out into the cinemas in the USA (not til 4 April for the UK). Both Frances and I have read the first book in this series and really enjoyed it. But we are always worried about movie versions of books we like, and the trailers for this movie have us a little worried. However, we still plan to see the movie soon, and will report back then. Until then, here is some news about how the films has done, some stuff to get you excited, and then for those who have seen the movie or are ok with a bit of spoilers an article about how the movie and the book differed!

So first off, the good news is that the movie appears to be doing well in the box office. It topped the USA box office this weekend, and took 56M (Source). However, other sites have pointed out that while this is good, it did not top Twilight or the first Hunger Games movies (Source). Unlike the other two movies it seems that only 50% of those seeing the movie this first weekend have read the book. This is rather interesting, as I (and it seems those in charge) are not sure what this means, except that it has marketed itself  well. It will be interesting to see if the movie can hold onto the top spot at the box office for a couple more weeks.

Second thing I found was a list of 30 Pieces of Jewelry Inspired by Divergent. There are some really cool wearable pieces. I think if I was more invested in a certain faction I would be tempted by some of these beautiful things, but so far only the Divergent faction/grouping seems to interest me.

Similarly, you can take a test to discover what faction you belong in (click here to find out). As interesting as the quiz was, I think it is a bit poorly put together, as it is rather clear on most of the questions which faction is which answer. And I have no idea if there is a divergent category or not. Still it is a neat way to pass 5 minutes. Clearly I must not have agreed with my sorting!

Lastly, for those of you who have seen the movie, or do not mind some spoilers, there is an interesting article on Yahoo that compares some changes from the book to the movie, read it here. I liked the article as it pointed out some of the things that I had seen and been bothered by in the trailer. If it is to be believed, it means I should be happier overall with the movie compared to some other book to movie adaptations.

So are you guys excited about the Divergent movie? Have any of you seen it yet? Are any of you planning on seeing it?

Until next time,

Book Review: Divergent (Divergent Trilogy #1)

Book Title: Divergent (Divergent Trilogy #1)
Author: Veronica Roth

“I feel like someone breathed new air into my lungs. I am not Abnegation. I am not Dauntless. I am Divergent.”
Tris, Divergent by Veronica Roth

Final Verdict: If you like a strong-willed female lead that kicks some ass you’ll enjoy this book.

For the full review, click the name of the book.