Tuesday, 6 March 2012

Dusty Reads (#9)

Dusty Reads is a weekly meme, hosted by Xpresso Reads featuring a book that has been sitting unread on our shelves for some time. To participate and more information, click here.

Jess's Dusty Read
by Veronica Roth

In Beatrice Prior's dystopian Chicago, society is divided into five factions, each dedicated to the cultivation of a particular virtue—Candor (the honest), Abnegation (the selfless), Dauntless (the brave), Amity (the peaceful), and Erudite (the intelligent). On an appointed day of every year, all sixteen-year-olds must select the faction to which they will devote the rest of their lives. For Beatrice, the decision is between staying with her family and being who she really is—she can't have both. So she makes a choice that surprises everyone, including herself.
During the highly competitive initiation that follows, Beatrice renames herself Tris and struggles to determine who her friends really are—and where, exactly, a romance with a sometimes fascinating, sometimes infuriating boy fits into the life she's chosen. But Tris also has a secret, one she's kept hidden from everyone because she's been warned it can mean death. And as she discovers a growing conflict that threatens to unravel her seemingly perfect society, she also learns that her secret might help her save those she loves… or it might destroy her.

Jess's thoughts: That's right! I'm probably the only person in the world left who still hasn't read this! I love Dystopian, and I don't know why I haven't read this yet. I bought it last summer and it's been stuck on my shelf for nearly a year now. I will get to it, very very soon. Now with book 2 having been released I won't have to wait so long.

Donna's Dusty Read

The Predicteds 
by Christine Seifet 

Daphne is the new girl in town and is having trouble fitting in. At least she has Jesse... sort of. He wants to be more than "just friends," but there's something he's not telling her about his past. Something dangerous. When a female student is brutally attacked, police turn to PROFILE, a new program that can predict a student's capacity for drug use, pregnancy, and violent behavior, to solve the case. As the witch hunt ensues, Daphne is forced to question her feelings for Jesse–and what she will do if her first love turns out to be a killer.

Donna's thoughts: I've had this book since my birthday last year and I still haven't managed to read it yet. It's had some mixed reviews but I'd still like to try it this year, so hopefully I will get the chance. I adore the book cover!

So that's our Dusty Read's for this week! Don't forget to leave us your thoughts below. 
Happy Reading!


Carina Olsen said...

JESS! You MUST read Divergent! RIGHT NOW! :D:D It is still the best book I have ever read. <3 So damn good. Read it! :D Promise it's worth it :)
And Donna, I have not heard of that book before, but you're right, the cover is pretty :D Hope you'll get to read it soon ;)
Love, Carina

Carina said...

Jess, you need to read DIVERGENT immediately! It's soooo awesome. :)

I've never really been sure about whether to read THE PREDICTEDS, so you have to that, hun, and let me know whether it's worth it. Ok? ;)


Anonymous said...

I hadn't heard of the Dusty Reads meme and I *love* it - what a great idea for clearing out some of those old books from your TBR pile :-)

I was also quite late to the Divergent party, but it is definitely one that shouldn't be missed. I loved it!

The Predicteds isn't quite the type of book that I love, but I think I'd be willing to try it because of that wonderful cover :-)

Wee Shubba said...

I have both these books and not read them yet. Lol.

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