I've mentioned this before in past posts, but Divergent is the only book that I've read more than once in the same year (in a span of about two months). Usually, I've got tons of books waiting in the wings so I don't want to take up my time with rereading. After reading The Hunger Games, I was hungry (pun intended) for more dystopian and/or post-apocalyptic reads, and Divergent stands out as especially great in the string of books that followed. I've always loved reading and had toyed with the notion of writing my own stories, but had never gotten up the courage to give it a go. This book was the nudge I needed to get started.
I'll admit to suffering confusion of the "What the heck is going on?" variety at the beginning of this book (What is the Aether? Why do they live in pods?) It's a prime example of dropping us right into the action sans prologue or setup. In the end it didn't matter because what I needed to know became clearer, and the rest just didn't matter. The book was just so darn compelling that I got sucked right in. The story is told from Aria and Perry's POV (third person), and the author made me care about each of them equally. I loved reading from both of their perspectives. The romance, the supernatural abilities, the story...love it all.
3) Veronica Mars→ Veronica Mars (TV show)
For those of you unfamiliar with Veronica Mars here's what it's all about:
"In the wealthy, seaside community of Neptune, California, the rich and powerful make the rules. Unfortunately for them, there's Veronica Mars, a smart, fearless 17-year-old apprentice private investigator dedicated to solving the town's toughest mysteries. Veronica used to be one of the popular girls, but it all came crumbling down around her after her best friend, Lilly, was murdered, and her then-sheriff father, Keith, was removed from office for naming Lilly's rich father as the lead suspect. During the day, Veronica must negotiate high school like any average teenage girl. But at night, she helps with her father's struggling, new private investigator business--and what she finds may tear the town of Neptune apart at the seams." (Source) This TV show only ran for three seasons which is unfortunate because it was totally interesting, and such a unique idea. Veronica was wry and witty, and the relationship between her and her dad was both heart-warming and hilarious. It was really fascinating to watch the overarching mysteries in each season unfold and to follow Veronica as she solved them. The episode specific cases were also interesting. But, as is usually the case, if I like a show too much it inevitably gets cancelled. You can totally blame this show's cancellation on me.
So what do you think? Is the name VERONICA synonymous with awesome or what?
* I haven't read these sequels, but I fully anticipate a continuation in greatness.