I found a lot to like in Glass Sword. It wasn’t perfect, but it was a stronger sequel by far. It rose above the admittedly low bar that Red Queen had set. A good sequel that builds and expands on the foundations of its predecessor.
Happily Ever After is a collection of all the short stories set in the world of The Selection, and it’s going to be popular with the fans.
Glass Sword comes out in February and I think you’ll love it.
I liked The Heir, I think it takes the idea of The Selection and does something new and different with it. I liked getting to know Eadlyn and her siblings, and seeing all my old(er) favourites from the original series.
An admirable début novel that combines a rags-to-riches story with a dystopian world and the powers of the X-Men, Red Queen will please a varied audience. I enjoyed reading it but have to concede that there is almost nothing original about it, and that it ultimately failed to wow me in the way that it could have.
It’s hard to believe that The Interrogation of Ashala Wolf is a début novel. It’s rich prose, brilliantly imagined world, and nuanced characters are sure to impress a wide ranging audience.
Never Fade is a powerful followup to Alexandra Bracken’s The Darkest Minds, a book that I absolutely loved. I have really enjoyed Never Fade, which has surpassed the excellence of its predecessor and has me super-excited for In the Afterlight.
At first glance Countdown looks and sounds too similar to The Hunger Games. But I was pleasantly surprised that the two are can be easily separated (the dystopian and kill-people-for-an-audience elements aside).
I don’t actually know what happened here. Enmity left me very confused, and ultimately I didn’t enjoy it much at all.
I love Four. This collection of short-stories is just the fix I needed. This Divergent Collection includes the short stories The Transfer, The Initiate, The Son, and The Traitor, as well as key moments from Divergent.