I guess when it comes to The Hunger Games, I am more Divergent


I have a confession. I am not the biggest fan of The Hunger Games.

(don’t hate me)

Personally, I have been stuck in the middle of Catching Fire for… almost a year. It’s not a bad series, I just cannot for the life of me get into it.

Now, years ago when Catching Fire first came out, I loved the first book. It wasn’t the worlds greatest thing. It was alright. I liked it well enough to try and read the second book. As a matter of a fact, I believe I tried to read Catching Fire and couldn’t get through it.

Like I said before, it’s not a bad series and one day I do plan on reading the rest but…

I just do not see what all the hype is about. I see people going bonkers over it, while I am feeling I suppose the equivalent  for other series. I really did prefer Divergent over it, and not in the catty fan girl way I see some people act. But, I will still be on my hunt for a real hardcover copy of the first book. (That is a story for another day.)

Maybe it’s just me, but I guess I just didn’t jump onto that hype train.

Even after being spoiled on Allegiant’s ending… I still want to read it more than the rest of the Hunger Games trilogy.

So while I am listening to the Mockingjay’s call on everyones cellphones and random quotes from the books, I will be here, ever erudite.

– Rei’sa al Ghul


Divergent by Veronica Roth; or why did I take so long to read this?

Title: Divergent

Author: Veronica Roth

Series: Yes, first of a trilogy.

Age Range: I would say 16 and up.

Genre: Young Adult, Dystopian, Adventure, Political

Would I recommend it to anyone: Kind of. I would to anyone who wants a good thrill ride.

Description on Goodreads:

In Beatrice Prior’s dystopian Chicago world, society is divided into five factions, each dedicated to the cultivation of a particular virtue–Candor (the honest), Abnegation (the selfless), Dauntless (the brave), Amity (the peaceful), and Erudite (the intelligent). On an appointed day of every year, all sixteen-year-olds must select the faction to which they will devote the rest of their lives. For Beatrice, the decision is between staying with her family and being who she really is–she can’t have both. So she makes a choice that surprises everyone, including herself.

During the highly competitive initiation that follows, Beatrice renames herself Tris and struggles alongside her fellow initiates to live out the choice they have made. Together they must undergo extreme physical tests of endurance and intense psychological simulations, some with devastating consequences. As initiation transforms them all, Tris must determine who her friends really are–and where, exactly, a romance with a sometimes fascinating, sometimes exasperating boy fits into the life she’s chosen. But Tris also has a secret, one she’s kept hidden from everyone because she’s been warned it can mean death. And as she discovers unrest and growing conflict that threaten to unravel her seemingly perfect society, Tris also learns that her secret might help her save the ones she loves . . . or it might destroy her.


 Soooo. I picked this book up, put it down. Up, down, up, down.. for months. I just kept getting distacted and picking up other books. It’s wasn’t it’s fault. I have ADD. This happens sometimes. Or, it would be too intense for what I needed at that moment. But, recently I picked it back up and wiped it out in a matter of days.


I absolutely loved the world building. I actually felt like I was sucked deep into the world, when Tris was first in Abnegation, training in Dauntless and so on, I wanted to take on the enemy by her side.


This book truly is worth the hype it has. The emotions, the adrenline rush that I had with almost every chapter..! I never wanted it to end!

In the end I had to give it a 4.5 out of 5 though. It was brillant, but something… something felt missing. Maybe Insurgent will be different. 🙂


My Rating: 4.5/5


Goodreads Link:





Sorry about being quiet,

Due to a death in our family, and my Aunt being in a multicar wreck I have been MIA.


I have been reading Ruby Red, on chapter 6 and loving it. Hopefully I will be done it by next Tuesday.


Just remembered that Chuck Palahniuk’s sequel to Damned, Doomed comes out on the 8th! A lot of releases are coming on that beautiful date.


And the 22nd calls the end of the Divergent series!!



I will be posting a book haul soon, Please note that a lot of the books will be gifts from friends.


Anyways, I am gonna jet. =]


– Reisa



Also, on the 12th comes…