Allegiant by Veronica Roth is the third book in the Divergent trilogy. I have read a lot of dystopian series and usually the final book is a let down, as the stories are too large to tie up nicely. Allegiant, however, seems to wrap of the series very well. In this book, we find out what is outside of the city and when the truth is revealed everything changes for Tris and Four. Tris remains a strong heroine and her relationship with Four is put to the test. This book received mixed reviews, as some were not happy with the ending. I thought the book ended as it should have, even though it may not be what people wanted. So ignore some of the negative reviews and finish the series many have grown to love!
Allegiant 4 out of 5 stars
Takedown Twenty by Janet Evanovich is the twentieth Stephanie Plum novel. Although some readers are frustrated with the lack of forward movement in Stephanie Plum’s life, I find the novels to be a fun break. This novel is much like the others. Stephanie wants to be with Morelli but both are afraid of the commitment. Ranger is there to tempt Stephanie when they work on a case together, and Grandma Mazur provides comedy relief along with Lula.
Takedown Twenty 3 out of 5 stars
The Solitude of Passion by Addison Moore follows a love triangle involving Lee Townsend, Mitch Townsend and Max Shepherd. Lee and Mitch are happily married and Lee is expecting their first child when Mitch has to go to China for business. Mitch is mistaken for dead when he doesn’t return and Lee builds a new life with Max, who was Mitch’s former best friend and a one-time love interest of Lee’s. I fell in love with Max and Lee’s life and when Mitch inevitably returned, I found it hard to continue reading. I forced myself through the middle of the book; it was so stressful wondering how it would work out for the well written characters. In the end, I was glad I read it. Overall, it was a good story despite being a little too long; which made some parts a struggle to read, and I felt there was an excessive amount of sex which didn’t add to the story.
The Solitude of Passion 3.5 out of 5 stars
Renegade by Erica Stevens is the second book in the Captive series. Renegade follows Aria in the aftermath of her escape and how she comes to terms with leaving Braith. He also struggles with his feelings of betrayal after her escape. The magic that the first book had is still present in the first half of this book. The reader is anxious to see the two reunited so that they can clear up the misunderstandings between them. I found myself struggling to get through the second half of this book however, as it spent a lot of time explaining histories and setting up future books I assume. All in all, I was disappointed in this book when I had enjoyed the first book so much. It will be a while before I try the third in the series, though I am still interested.
Renegade by Erica Stevens 3 out of 5 stars
I was searching Amazon for free books the other night and Captured by Erica Stevens caught my eye. I downloaded it and a few nights of reading later, I was finished with it and eager to start the next in the series. Captured centers on the main character Aria, a seventeen year old girl living in a world where vampires are the ruling race. Aria grew up the daughter of the rebel leader living in the woods. She has grown up fending for herself and living a life without luxury. The war between the vampires and humans ended a hundred years ago and humans either willingly serve the vampires or they are taken as blood slaves. Aria and her friend Max are captured and taken to the city to be auctioned off as blood slaves. Aria is chosen by the prince, who has never wanted a blood slave before, but finds something about Aria that he cannot overlook. Aria must keep her identity a secret from the prince while she plans an escape. The story is fast moving and it is a great romantic read.The best thing is, there are three sequels already out!
Captured by Erica Stevens 4.5 out of 5 stars
Reborn is the last book in the Born Trilogy by Tara Brown. I had hopes that this book would improve on the second, much like the second had improved on the first, but I was left feeling disappointed. This book follows Emma and her group of friends as they continue to try and take down the corrupt city and it’s ruler Micheal, Emma’s father. I was lost as Emma continued to make rash decisions that didn’t seem thought through and happened way too fast to follow. I didn’t really care about the story line of taking down the city, it didn’t make sense. I kept reading this series because I was interested in the love triangle between Emma, Will, and Jake. I was a bit let down there too. The epilogue, however, was written very well and I liked the closure it gave the reader. I wish all the books had been written with the patience and the detail of the epilogue. This series is an interesting concept and has a lot of potential. It’s like an action movie that has a good story, but it is overshadowed by long drawn out action scenes.
Reborn 2.5 out of 5 stars
Second Honeymoon, co-authored by James Patterson and Roughan, tells the story of F.B.I. agents John O’Hara and Sarah Brubaker . John O’Hara is currently suspended from the F.B.I. and is hired to find the killer of a billionaire’s son and the son’s wife, who were murdered on their honeymoon. John O’Hara quickly discovers the murder was not an isolated incident, another couple is murdered on their honeymoon, O’Hara is chasing a serial killer. Meanwhile, F.B.I. agent Sarah Brubaker is on the hunt for her own serial killer, one that is only killing people that have a single name in common. Sarah and John work together to catch both killers in a story that is filled with action, adventure, and suspense. This was a fun, quick, and light read.
Second Honeymoon 3 out of 5 stars