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Book Review: #Allegiant by @VeronicaRoth (no spoilers!)

 Allegiant is the last book in the NYT bestselling trilogy. Here are my summaries (not reviews!) of the first and second, Divergent and Insurgent.Allegiant

The faction-based society that Tris Prior once believed in is shattered—fractured by violence and power struggles and scarred by loss and betrayal. So when offered a chance to explore the world past the limits she’s known, Tris is ready. Perhaps beyond the fence, she and Tobias will find a simple new life together, free from complicated lies, tangled loyalties, and painful memories.

But Tris’s new reality is even more alarming than the one she left behind. Old discoveries are quickly rendered meaningless. Explosive new truths change the hearts of those she loves. And once again, Tris must battle to comprehend the complexities of human nature—and of herself—while facing impossible choices about courage, allegiance, sacrifice, and love.

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Review: Shades of Earth (Across the Universe trilogy) by @BethRevis

Shades of Earth is the last in Beth Revis’ NYT bestselling trilogy. Read my review of the first, Across the Universe, and the second, A Million Suns.
Shades_of_EarthAmy and Elder have finally left the oppressive walls of the spaceship Godspeed behind. They’re ready to start life afresh–to build a home–on Centauri-Earth, the planet that Amy has traveled 25 trillion miles across the universe to experience.

But this new Earth isn’t the paradise Amy had been hoping for. There are giant pterodactyl-like birds, purple flowers with mind-numbing toxins, and mysterious, unexplained ruins that hold more secrets than their stone walls first let on. The biggest secret of all? Godspeed’s former passengers aren’t alone on this planet. And if they’re going to stay, they’ll have to fight.

Amy and Elder must race to discover who–or what–else is out there if they are to have any hope of saving their struggling colony and building a future together. They will have to look inward to the very core of what makes them human on this, their most harrowing journey yet. Because if the colony collapses? Then everything they have sacrificed–friends, family, life on Earth–will have been for nothing.

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Review: Glow by Amy Kathleen Ryan

Glow is the first in a YA trilogy. The second is called Spark. The third, Flame, will be released next January.

Glow
Out in the murky nebula lurks an unseen enemy: the New Horizon. On its way to populate a distant planet in the wake of Earth’s collapse, the ship’s crew has been unable to conceive a generation to continue its mission. They need young girls desperately, or their zealous leader’s efforts will fail. Onboard their sister ship, the Empyrean, the unsuspecting families don’t know an attack is being mounted that could claim the most important among them…

Fifteen-year-old Waverly is part of the first generation to be successfully conceived in deep space; she was born on the Empyrean, and the large farming vessel is all she knows. Her concerns are those of any teenager—until Kieran Alden proposes to her. The handsome captain-to-be has everything Waverly could ever want in a husband, and with the pressure to start having children, everyone is sure he’s the best choice. Except for Waverly, who wants more from life than marriage—and is secretly intrigued by the shy, darkly brilliant Seth.

But when the Empyrean faces sudden attack by their assumed allies, they quickly find out that the enemies aren’t all from the outside.

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Prepare for Allegiant by Reviewing #Insurgent

InsurgentOctober 22nd will be here in about two weeks and the last of book of Veronica Roth’s Divergent trilogy will be released.

I hate forgetting what happened earlier in a series by the time the last book comes out. So instead of cramming 550 pages of Insurgent before Allegiant releases on October 22nd, read this summary to remind yourself of the plot (or read my previous summary of Divergent):

Warning: This is meant to be helpful to those who have already read Insurgent. The following is a summary. Not a review.

*Major Spoilers ahead*

**Turn around now or forever hold your peace**

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Review: Throne of Glass by Sarah J Mass @SJMass

Throne of Glass is the first in a planned six or seven book series. The second, Crown of Midnight, released earlier this year.

Throne of Glass

After serving out a year of hard labor in the salt mines of Endovier for her crimes, 18-year-old assassin Celaena Sardothien is dragged before the Crown Prince. Prince Dorian offers her her freedom on one condition: she must act as his champion in a competition to find a new royal assassin. Her opponents are men-thieves and assassins and warriors from across the empire, each sponsored by a member of the king’s council. If she beats her opponents in a series of eliminations, she’ll serve the kingdom for three years and then be granted her freedom.

Celaena finds her training sessions with the captain of the guard, Westfall, challenging and exhilirating. But she’s bored stiff by court life. Things get a little more interesting when the prince starts to show interest in her… but it’s the gruff Captain Westfall who seems to understand her best.

Then one of the other contestants turns up dead… quickly followed by another.

Can Celaena figure out who the killer is before she becomes a victim? As the young assassin investigates, her search leads her to discover a greater destiny than she could possibly have imagined.

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Prepare for Allegiant’s Release by Reviewing #Divergent

DivergentOctober 22nd isn’t far away. The much-awaited final installment of Veronica Roth’s Divergent trilogy will be released to the mob. Have I been stalking movie footage and photos? Yes. Am I excited for a quiet day while the world is locked inside hoarding the book, reading? Yes. Will I be among those quiet masses? Heck yes.

But don’t you hate when you forget what happened earlier in the series by the time the last book comes out? I do. Instead of rereading all 500 pages of Divergent, read this summary to refresh your memory of the plot’s highlights:

Warning: Since this post’s intent is to be helpful to those who have already read Divergent, the following is a summary. Not a review.

*Spoilers ahead.*

**Last chance to turn around.**

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