Jennifer Lawrence is the only reason I even want to read the book. I was forced to read Steinbeck my freshman year and ended up hating his books :(
This one is not easy to get through, but the characters are so complex it makes it worth it. Maybe try one of his shorter books first? You might like it better if it is not forced reading :)
Guess who finished East of Eden? It took ages, but I did it!!
I’m not so sure how I feel about the upcoming movie adaptation. I feel like a lot of characters and story lines are going to get cut and the feel of the book will be lost. However, I am dying to see Jennifer Lawrence play Cathy…
Extras is a spin-off that takes place a couple of years after the last book in the series and features some familiar characters.
I read these books in Junior High and at that time I was really concerned about popularity, fitting in, society’s standards of beauty. Reading this series revealed to me the sad truth about our society when it comes to the concepts mentioned above. It opened my eyes to what truly mattered and made me realize that being true to yourself was far more important that fitting in. These books changed my life, they raised social consciousness in me and inspired me to be a better person.
In themselves, the books are amazing. The first one starts up a little slow, but it once it gets going, it’s on. Each book completely wrecks your heart, but gives you what you need to put it back together. It features really interesting themes and the characters deal with many ethical dilemmas. Freedom of choice is one of the biggest themes in the series and it is explored wonderfully. The setting for the world is amazing, and you can tell that a lot of thought went into it. The characters are extremely complex and the concept of good vs. evil is explored as it is, and by that I mean not in a white/black perspective. Ooh and there’s a really cool word game going on with the last word of each book. Plus there’s hoverboards!!!
I loved it, but I have a feeling it is not the type of book everyone enjoys. It doesn’t really read like a YA novel. You almost get this feeling that you are reading a classic, which is one of the reasons why I love it. It is set in different decades of the 20th Century which makes it awesome!
If you are into stories that narrate family history then do check out this book. Magic realism is one of the biggest themes in the story, but there is no explanation as to what this type of elements exist. There are a lot of metaphors and symbols which enrich the story beautifully. The tone of the story is very mysterious and the characters itself are great mysteries that aren’t really solved. If you are the type of person who needs every question to be answered, then I doubt you’d enjoy this book.
Basically, if you are looking for a very unique read, do get this book.
Plus the cover is absolutely stunning.
Have you read Throne of Glass? I think you’d really like it! :)
I picked it up a few weeks ago and loved what I read. However, I wasn’t in a fantasy mood so I decided to save it for later so that I could fully enjoy it! I’ll pick it up very soon :)
Top 5 favorite books:
- The Night Circus
- The Strange and Beautiful Sorrows of Ava Lavender
- Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close
- The Bell Jar
Top 5 favorite series:
- Harry Potter,always and forever
I started The Archived because after watching jessethereader for over a year, it is kind of inevitable. I’m really liking it, but I’m finding it a very slow read. Not in the sense that the book is slow, but in the way in which is taking me a while to read it…