Short Reviews

Title: Insurgent
Author: Veronica Roth
Source: The MindHut
Rating: 4.5/5

This sequel to Divergent picks up right where the previous book left off and plunges straight into the action. There’s no review of the events of the first book, which means the reader should definitely be very familiar with Divergent before picking up Insurgent. If it’s been awhile, you can check out this post on Veronica Roth’s blog, which I found to be incredibly helpful. Insurgent was a fun, exciting read that I read cover to cover in one sitting. Tris is beaten down and damaged, so it’s great to watch her build herself back up. The romance in Insurgent is satisfying and doesn’t fall to YA stereotypes, which was very refreshing. I still have some serious questions about Tris’ world, but Roth makes great strides in this book to answer some of them.

See my full review at The MindHut

Title: The Heir of Night
Author: Helen Lowe
Source: The MindHut
Rating: 4.5/5

This fantasy novel has elements reminiscent of A Game of Thrones, but once you immerse yourself in this brand new world, it’s clear that Helen Lowe has built something unique. The book centers on Malian, the heir to the House of Night, one of the nine Houses of Derai. The House of Night patrols a mountain range called The Wall; on the other side lies the Swarm of Dark. It’s a fascinating world full of secrets, and Malian is an endearing, smart character that readers will enjoy getting to know. If you’re looking for a new fantasy read, definitely check out this first book in the Wall of Night series.

See my full review at The MindHut

Title: Dark Matter, Vol. 1-4
Author: Joseph Mallozzi & Paul Mullie
Source: The MindHut
Rating: 4/5′

Dark Matter is a science fiction graphic novel series that centers on a derelict ship in space. There are six crew members on board the ship that awaken from stasis; they have no idea who they are, where they came from, or why they’re in space. As they tackle this mystery, they must also deal with the larger world around them. It’s a great premise and the mystery really drives the storyline forward. The artwork is gorgeous (just look at that cover!). My only complaint is that it was very short, and though it doesn’t leave you hanging, readers will want to know more about this world. Luckily, the authors have confirmed that they plan to do more with this universe.

See my full review at The MindHut

Comments

  1. I really need to start Veronica Roth’s books – everyone seems to love them.

  2. I really need to start Veronica Roth’s books – everyone seems to love them.

  3. Like Kathy, I should get reading Roth. But The Heir of Night caught my interest. It does sound similar to Game of Thrones but maybe I’ll give it a try.

  4. Like Kathy, I should get reading Roth. But The Heir of Night caught my interest. It does sound similar to Game of Thrones but maybe I’ll give it a try.

  5. I remember hearing about that post but I completely forgot about it before starting Insurgent, which meant that I was more than a little confused. I bet it would have helped me get back into the world faster.

  6. I remember hearing about that post but I completely forgot about it before starting Insurgent, which meant that I was more than a little confused. I bet it would have helped me get back into the world faster.

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