Divergent – Veronica Roth

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4.9 out 5 stars

Spoilers ahead.

Divergent was first published in April 2011 by American author Veronica Roth and is the first in a trilogy of young adult, dystopian novels set in a futuristic Chicago which has been cut off from the rest of the world by a giant wall. The novel centres around the narrating character Tris as she discovers that she’s Divergent – she fits into more than one of the five personality traits that make up the factions being ruled in Chicago. She has to hide her Divergence so moves to the faction Dauntless where she meets more challenges than she could have possibly imagined.

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Bioshock: Rapture – John Shirley

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5/5 stars

Spoilers ahead.

First published in 2011, Bioshock: Rapture is the official prequel to the video game series Bioshock, taking place before the game and explaining the events that led up to Jack’s return to the sunken city. It’s a very insightful read for fans of the game who have the patience to read through this hefty read – at nearly 500 pages, it’s the largest video game tie in novel that I own.

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The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Suzanne Collins

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3.9/5 Stars

Spoilers ahead.

Where to begin with this?

Well, for starters, I wasn’t as impressed by this story as I was the other two. Especially the first novel, which I was incredibly impressed by and enjoyed almost as much as the Harry Potter series (which I hold on a very high pedestal).

I liked the story and the concept of it. I just don’t think it was well executed.
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