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Original Essays | June 20, 2014

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It's a wild and thundery night. Inside a ramshackle old manor house, a beautiful young girl lies asleep in bed. At the window, a figure watches... Continue »

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Warm Bodies by Isaac Marion
Warm Bodies

Rhonda Jones, February 8, 2013

Warm bodies is a brilliantly written romance, comedy and thriller novel. Isaac Marion really pulls off this zombie love story with such an elegant style of writting. Marion has this almost poetic, comedic way of describing the things that are suppose to be ghory about zombies. I was captured by the unique way this book describes what happens to the zombies after they eat human flesh. It totally was not what I would steriotypically expect of zombies. Without ruining the book for those who have not read it, it is the effect of what happens to the zombies after they eat that so brilliantly leaves them possibly vulnerable to love itself. A zombie in love, who would have thought. Isaac Marion did and he pulled of an amazing debut. You will love this book!
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Divergent (Divergent Trilogy #1) by Veronica Roth
Divergent (Divergent Trilogy #1)

Rhonda Jones, January 2, 2013

This book is action packed right off the bat! Upon entering this book you escape into a controlled world that is seperated by different factions. Each faction determines a different fate. Which faction each character chooses changes them. Yet,there seems to be a constant, conflicting connection internally to original faction the characters come from. The book is written in a way that it is so descriptive that you truly get a feel for what each faction is like.

The main character Beatrice is confused about herself in many ways that anyone who has ever been a teenager can relate too. She takes risks and is brave yet still questions herself. Beatrice doesnt know who she can trust. Even still, she takes risks and I like that about her character. Not knowing who is good and who is corrupt keeps you on the edge of your seat, wanting to read on to the end. This book makes you feel so suspicious of each character. This provides a continous suspense throughout the book.

The biggest risk Beatrice takes is falling in love. Everything draws her near her love interest in this book. He is a mystery that only she gets the privialage to see into deeper. Love becomes a struggle within many struggles inside Beatrices world around her chosen faction and her pulling connection to the faction she was born into. I found myself wondering how much this girl can take. Somehow, all her traits and faults combined make her powerful in ways she does not understand right away.

Make sure you have the second book in this triology lined up and ready to read. You will be addicted by this Ross creation. I am half way into the second book titled Insurgent. I am in love with it and it is twice a good as the first book!
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