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#21 Anna Begins

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Posted 09 February 2014 - 01:52 AM

They're short? I thought I read on her blog that she released them later than expected because they were longer than she expected them to be. Maybe I read it wrong...

Or maybe I'm looking at them wrong :P Looking at Amazon... isn't the first one called The Transfer?


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Posted 09 February 2014 - 04:50 AM

Or maybe I'm looking at them wrong :P Looking at Amazon... isn't the first one called The Transfer?

Yes, I believe so. What it said on her blog as they came out was that originally she thought they would be short, but they turned out to be longer than she expected. So they are coming out all together. Or maybe I have it backwards. I have no clue.  :blush2:  :giggle2:



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Posted 09 February 2014 - 05:13 AM

Yes, I believe so. What it said on her blog as they came out was that originally she thought they would be short, but they turned out to be longer than she expected. So they are coming out all together. Or maybe I have it backwards. I have no clue.  :blush2:  :giggle2:

That makes sense because on Kindle, there are like 4 of them that look like they all came out at once but they are only like 80 pages each.  So maybe she thought a nearly 400pg book all written from Four's (I have his real name) perspective would be too much?



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Posted 09 February 2014 - 05:19 AM

That makes sense because on Kindle, there are like 4 of them that look like they all came out at once but they are only like 80 pages each.  So maybe she thought a nearly 400pg book all written from Four's (I have his real name) perspective would be too much?

Something like that. Or the first one came out and she decided that the next three combined with the first would create another whole book. I think a physical book with all four short stories is coming out...Not 100% on that though. 



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Posted 09 February 2014 - 05:53 AM

Something like that. Or the first one came out and she decided that the next three combined with the first would create another whole book. I think a physical book with all four short stories is coming out...Not 100% on that though. 

That would be great, as they are all $1.99 each, a bit more than I'd like to pay for a 80 page short story.  The sample will come in handy.  Edited- it looks like the first one is out, then two and three will be out in July and four is slated for October


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Posted 15 February 2014 - 12:32 AM

This is a pretty good article about the new Divergent movie vs Hunger Games.

(Might contain a spoiler)

http://www.fool.com/...katniss-wi.aspx



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Posted 19 February 2014 - 05:42 PM

I just finished reading Divergent, wow, what a read!

Here's a copy of my thoughts on it (posted in my reading log):

This book was immediately interesting and gripping. I wanted to know more about the world and its characters. The writing style is more direct and immediate, there are less descriptions of things and the language used in the writing is not very difficult.

I really enjoyed reading this book. I loved the world with its different factions and loved to get to know more about them. There are five factions of which the main character has to make a choice of. I had a bit of trouble at first remembering which one was which but as I got to know more about them I was able to seperate them more easily.

I loved the characters too. Tris, the main character, was quite well written, as were the other characters. They are interesting to read about. I think Tris would be my favourite character but a lot of other ones were interesting too.

There is plenty of action in the book, it's quite tense. It made me want to keep reading it (this is a good thing :readingtwo:)!

Overall I really enjoyed reading this book and can hardly wait to start with the next part (Insurgent). The book does have an ending but I want to find out what happens after! I didn't think the book would be quite this good. The book has a few similarities to The Hunger Games but both worlds and their inhabiting characters are quite different.

Rating: ***** (10/10)

I'm looking forward to reading the other two books!

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Posted 19 February 2014 - 06:45 PM

Tris and Four definitely, but I really liked Christina.



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Posted 22 February 2014 - 08:28 PM

Now that I know and understand the word "Erudite", I read it everywhere!  How man times have I missed this word?



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Posted 12 April 2014 - 03:33 PM

Lionsgate just announced Allegiant will be two movies :angry:

http://herocomplex.l...o-two-films/#/0



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Posted 13 April 2014 - 10:00 AM

*sigh* what's with that? It's just a means to get money out of people twice. I hope at least that the films will be good (I haven't yet seen the Divergent film).



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Posted 13 April 2014 - 12:51 PM

I really can't see that there's enough in the book to make 2 decent films!



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Posted 13 April 2014 - 04:43 PM

Movies?! I haven't read the books yet!! Divergent was the only one translated and published here, I'm waiting for the other two to be published before starting to read them all and you're talking about movies :( 



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Posted 13 April 2014 - 05:25 PM

They're short? I thought I read on her blog that she released them later than expected because they were longer than she expected them to be. Maybe I read it wrong...

Ya see above :smile:



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Posted 19 April 2014 - 07:55 PM

Insurgent and Allegiant are out in book shops today!! I have to wait some weeks before my library will buy them :)



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Posted 22 April 2014 - 12:32 PM

I hope you enjoy them, Ele :)!



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Posted 02 August 2014 - 03:03 AM

I don't know how to feel about these books yet. I loved Divergent and then when Insurgent came around my feelings had started to change. Now don't get me wrong I love the series but like many others I do not agree with how Veronica Roth ended the last book. It was super sad and dissappointing. I mean I guess I can see why she would do such a thing but at the same time it goes against the "unsaid," rules of fiction books, especially young adult. I know that i will pick up the first book but other than that I have not been able to come around to reading the last two again. Although I did pick up the book Four by Veronica Roth and did enjoy that.



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Posted 02 August 2014 - 05:05 AM

It was super sad and dissappointing. I mean I guess I can see why she would do such a thing but at the same time it goes against the "unsaid," rules of fiction books, especially young adult. I know that i will pick up the first book but other than that I have not been able to come around to reading the last two again. Although I did pick up the book Four by Veronica Roth and did enjoy that.


I agree! I did like the book a lot though and admire her for trying something different. I'm glad you liked Four, it's on my wishlist.

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Posted 02 August 2014 - 09:14 AM

I know that i will pick up the first book but other than that I have not been able to come around to reading the last two again. Although I did pick up the book Four by Veronica Roth and did enjoy that.

I just started The Transfer again, just a few pages in.  But now I think I might stop, read Divergent again and then read all of Four.  I may do this next, after 12 Years...

I dunno, I guess I'm in the minority, didn't mind the end, but I did mind how it was written and handled.  I also liked Insurgent and Allegiant, Allegiant not as much, but it was an easy 3/5, definitely.  Both Divergent and Insurgent are equal in my mind and I can't wait for Insurgent (the movie).  Hopefully, they can do a better job than they did with Divergent (the movie).



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Posted 02 August 2014 - 09:14 AM

I'm afraid I'm going to disagree with you about unsaid rules. :) Whilst I stay generally undecided about Allegiant as a whole, I believe that authors have to right to do whatever they wish with their stories, and I like to see books which offer something different. 






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