I know we’re supposed to keep it to 140 characters or less, but that is just way too hard. So, here are my books of 2013 (so far) in 140 words or less!
The People of Sparks (Book of Ember, #2) by Jeanne DuPrau
A bit predictable, but still exciting. Sparks starts where Ember left off, with the Emberites emerging from their dying underground city, originally placed to keep some of humanity safe from the Great Disasters. Tensions are high when the Emberites seek refuge in a small village, taxing their resources. Villagers grow resentful, and it’s up to two children save the people of their city. Again.
*I skipped The Prophet of Yonwood (Book of Ember #3) because it was a prequel to The City of Ember, and didn’t seem to be worth my time, after reading some of the reviews. I may pick it up at a later point, but for now I’m satisfied without knowing the whole story of what happened before the Great Disasters.*
The Diamond of Darkhold (Book of Ember, #4) by Jeanne DuPrau
It’s winter in Sparks, and resources are dwindling. Doon discovers a mysterious old book, and decides they should journey back to Ember to recover any supplies that may still be there. While there, they are met with some unexpected difficulties, making for a story that was significantly more unpredictable and exciting than Sparks.
Anne of Green Gables by Lucy Maud Montgomery
Adorable & carefree. I picked this up because everyone raves about it, and I never read it when I was younger. At first I was waiting for something exciting to happen, or some crazy plot twist, but there is none. The beauty of this story is in the commonplace.
Divergent (Divergent, #1) by Veronica Roth
Oh boy. It lives up to the hype. At first I thought the plot sounded a little lame and sappy, but I was wrong. Yes, there is a cliché love story, but the action and plot twists more than make up for it. This should be on everyone’s to-read list for 2013.
Insurgent (Divergent, #2) by Veronica Roth
Just as exciting as Divergent, Roth keeps the adrenaline pumping. Even though you sometimes want to yell at the characters when they’re doing something completely ridiculous, you still love them just the same. Some story lines came out of nowhere, but weaved perfectly together with what was going on, like pieces of a puzzle you didn’t know you were missing. Roth spends just a tad too much time on some of the minor details here, but still a great read. Can’t wait for the third book this fall!
What have you read so far this year? Leave your own Twitterature review in the comments! Do you have a specific reading goal? Are you a sucker for series like me? Anybody else just getting around to reading the classics?