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Unlocked 8.5 Book Review

EEEEEEEEEE I finally read Unlocked!!!!

*takes deep breaths*

Sorry, that was no way to start a post.

Welcome back to Blogging with Reese! Today I’m gonna be sharing my thoughts on book 8.5 in KotLC!


I’m kinda late, and I know that most Keeper fans have already read Unlocked, but I didn’t until a few weeks ago, so that’s why I’m writing this now.

For those of you who are still wondering what Unlocked is exactly, I’ll tell you, because I was confused before I read it.

Unlocked is book 8.5 in Shannon Messenger’s Keeper of the Lost Cities series. The first part of the book is kind of a series guide to all of the characters and the Lost Cities themselves.

The second part is a novella told in alternating chapters between Keefe and Sophie’s POVs. You have to read the novella before you read book 9, because the novella picks up right where Legacy left off. Book 9 will make no sense if you don’t read book 8.5.

Also, this review has no spoilers, for those of you who haven’t read it yet.

Now, let me just start talking about the book already, because I can’t wait!

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Unlocked was and wasn’t what I was expecting.

I felt like all of the registry files were a bit boring at times, and I caught myself skimming a bit since I already knew most of the things that were mentioned. I liked how in Dex’s and Keefe’s files it said what they’d written, since they’d hacked in πŸ˜‚

I did like the map and the life in the Lost Cities part, though. I thought that those were pretty cool. The Intelligent Species section was a tiny bit boring…

But oh my gosh, I loved Keefe’s memories! The pictures (and especially the memory from EXILE — Sokeefe alert!!!!) I also loved that we got to read from Keefe in 1st person POV! It was soooooo sweet, especially when he was talking about Sophie!

Moving on to the novella itself: Well, like any other KotLC book, it was awesome! And I’m super glad that Shannon Messenger decided to alternate the chapter POVs because it made it so much cooler! I’m not gonna say much else, because I don’t want to spoil anything, but Keefe’s new ability is so cool!

Overall, I give it a 4/5!

Rating: 4 out of 5.

What are your thoughts on Unlocked? Have you read it yet? What’s your favourite KotLC book?

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𝕋𝕠𝕑 𝟞 π”Ήπ• π• π•œπ•€ 𝕀’𝕧𝕖 ℝ𝕖𝕒𝕕 *π•Šπ•  𝔽𝕒𝕣* π•šπ•Ÿ πŸšπŸ˜πŸšπŸ™

ℍ𝕖𝕝𝕝𝕠 π•₯𝕙𝕖𝕣𝕖, π•žπ•ͺ π•“π• π• π•œπ•šπ•€π•™ π•—π•£π•šπ•–π•Ÿπ••π•€!

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𝕀𝕗 π•ͺ𝕠𝕦’𝕧𝕖 π•“π•–π•–π•Ÿ π•£π•–π•’π••π•šπ•Ÿπ•˜ π•žπ•ͺ π•žπ• π•Ÿπ•₯𝕙𝕝π•ͺ 𝕨𝕣𝕒𝕑-𝕦𝕑 𝕑𝕠𝕀π•₯𝕀, π•₯π•™π•–π•Ÿ π•ͺ𝕠𝕦’𝕕 π•œπ•Ÿπ• π•¨ π•₯𝕙𝕒π•₯ 𝕀 𝕙𝕒𝕧𝕖 𝕣𝕖𝕒𝕕 𝕒 𝕝𝕠π•₯ – π•‘π• π•€π•€π•šπ•“π•π•ͺ π•’π•Ÿ π•¦π•Ÿπ•™π•–π•’π•π•₯𝕙π•ͺ – π•Ÿπ•¦π•žπ•“π•–π•£ 𝕠𝕗 π•“π• π• π•œπ•€ π•₯π•™π•šπ•€ π•ͺ𝕖𝕒𝕣. π”Όπ•€π•‘π•–π•”π•šπ•’π•π•π•ͺ π•”π• π•Ÿπ•€π•šπ••π•–π•£π•šπ•Ÿπ•˜ 𝕀 𝕙𝕒𝕧𝕖 𝕒 𝕝𝕠π•₯ 𝕠𝕗 𝕠π•₯𝕙𝕖𝕣 𝕀π•₯𝕦𝕗𝕗 π•˜π• π•šπ•Ÿπ•˜ π• π•Ÿ π•šπ•Ÿ π•žπ•ͺ π•π•šπ•—π•–. π•Šπ• , 𝕀 𝕙𝕒𝕧𝕖 π••π•–π•”π•šπ••π•–π•• π•₯𝕠 π•žπ•’π•œπ•– π•₯π•™π•šπ•€ π•π•šπ•€π•₯ π•žπ• π•£π•– π•šπ•Ÿπ•₯𝕖𝕣𝕖𝕀π•₯π•šπ•Ÿπ•˜ π•’π•Ÿπ•• π• π•Ÿπ•π•ͺ 𝕒𝕕𝕕 π•“π• π• π•œπ•€ 𝕀’𝕧𝕖 𝕣𝕖𝕒𝕕 π•₯π•™π•šπ•€ π•ͺ𝕖𝕒𝕣!!!

π•Šπ•™π•’π•π• 𝕨𝕖 π•˜π•–π•₯ π•₯𝕠 π•₯𝕙𝕖 π•“π• π• π•œπ•€ 𝕒𝕝𝕣𝕖𝕒𝕕π•ͺ, π•₯π•™π•–π•Ÿ?

πŸ™. 𝕋𝕙𝕖 β„π•–π•žπ•’π•£π•œπ•’π•“π•π•– π•π• π•¦π•£π•Ÿπ•–π•ͺ 𝕠𝕗 ℂ𝕠π•ͺ𝕠π•₯𝕖 π•Šπ•¦π•Ÿπ•£π•šπ•€π•– 𝕓π•ͺ π”»π•’π•Ÿ π”Ύπ•–π•žπ•–π•šπ•Ÿπ•™π•’π•£π•₯

π•‹π•™π•šπ•€ π•“π• π• π•œ π•šπ•€ 𝔸-𝕄-𝔸-β„€-𝕀-β„•-𝔾. 𝕀π•₯’𝕀 𝕒𝕓𝕠𝕦π•₯ 𝕒 π•˜π•šπ•£π• 𝕨𝕙𝕠 π•π•šπ•§π•–π•€ π•¨π•šπ•₯𝕙 𝕙𝕖𝕣 𝕕𝕒𝕕 π•šπ•Ÿ π•’π•Ÿ 𝕠𝕝𝕕 𝕀𝕔𝕙𝕠𝕠𝕝 𝕓𝕦𝕀. ℂ𝕠π•ͺ𝕠π•₯𝕖’𝕀 π•žπ• π•ž π•’π•Ÿπ•• π•₯𝕨𝕠 π•€π•šπ•€π•₯𝕖𝕣𝕀 π••π•šπ•–π•• π•šπ•Ÿ 𝕒 𝕔𝕒𝕣 𝕔𝕣𝕒𝕀𝕙 π•ͺ𝕖𝕒𝕣𝕀 π•’π•˜π• , π•’π•Ÿπ•• 𝕀𝕙𝕖 π•’π•Ÿπ•• 𝕙𝕖𝕣 𝕗𝕒π•₯𝕙𝕖𝕣 𝕙𝕒𝕧𝕖 π•“π•–π•–π•Ÿ π• π•Ÿ π•₯𝕙𝕖 𝕣𝕠𝕒𝕕 𝕖𝕧𝕖𝕣 π•€π•šπ•Ÿπ•”π•–. π•Œπ•€π•šπ•Ÿπ•˜ π• π•Ÿπ•– 𝕨𝕠𝕣𝕕 π•₯𝕠 π••π•–π•€π•”π•£π•šπ•“π•– π•₯π•™π•šπ•€ π•“π• π• π•œ, 𝕀’𝕕 𝕙𝕒𝕧𝕖 π•₯𝕠 𝕀𝕒π•ͺ β€˜β„π•–π•žπ•’π•£π•œπ•’π•“π•π•–β€™ (𝕙𝕒𝕙, 𝕀𝕖𝕖 𝕨𝕙𝕒π•₯ 𝕀 π••π•šπ•• π•₯𝕙𝕖𝕣𝕖), 𝕓𝕖𝕔𝕒𝕦𝕀𝕖 π•šπ•₯ π•₯𝕣𝕦𝕝π•ͺ π•šπ•€. 𝕀 𝕨𝕣𝕠π•₯𝕖 𝕒 π•“π• π• π•œ π•£π•–π•§π•šπ•–π•¨ π• π•Ÿ π•šπ•₯, 𝕀𝕠 π•ͺ𝕠𝕦 π•”π•’π•Ÿ π•˜π•  𝕣𝕖𝕒𝕕 π•₯𝕙𝕖 𝕗𝕦𝕝𝕝 π•₯π•™π•šπ•Ÿπ•˜ 𝕙𝕖𝕣𝕖.

𝟚. π•€π•Ÿπ•€π•šπ••π•– 𝕆𝕦π•₯ π•’π•Ÿπ•• π”Ήπ•’π•”π•œ π”Έπ•˜π•’π•šπ•Ÿ 𝕓π•ͺ π•‹π•™π•’π•Ÿπ•™π•™π•’ π•ƒπ•’π•š

ℍ𝕒𝕙𝕒, π•₯π•™π•šπ•€ π•π•šπ•€π•₯ 𝕀𝕙𝕠𝕦𝕝𝕕 𝕓𝕖 π•“π• π• π•œπ•€ 𝕗𝕠𝕣 β€˜π•žπ• π•€π•₯ 𝕙𝕖𝕒𝕣π•₯𝕗𝕖𝕝π•₯ π•“π• π• π•œπ•€ 𝕀 𝕣𝕖𝕒𝕕 π•šπ•Ÿ πŸšπŸ˜πŸšπŸ™β€™, 𝕓𝕖𝕔𝕒𝕦𝕀𝕖 π•€π•Ÿπ•€π•šπ••π•– 𝕆𝕦π•₯ π•’π•Ÿπ•• π”Ήπ•’π•”π•œ π”Έπ•˜π•’π•šπ•Ÿ π••π•–π•—π•šπ•Ÿπ•šπ•₯𝕖𝕝π•ͺ π•“π•–π•π• π•Ÿπ•˜π•€ π• π•Ÿ π•₯𝕙𝕒π•₯ π•π•šπ•€π•₯. 𝕀π•₯’𝕀 𝕒𝕓𝕠𝕦π•₯ 𝕒 π•˜π•šπ•£π• 𝕨𝕙𝕠 π•šπ•€ 𝕗𝕠𝕣𝕔𝕖𝕕 π•₯𝕠 π•žπ• π•§π•– π•—π•£π• π•ž 𝕙𝕖𝕣 𝕨𝕒𝕣-π•₯π• π•£π•Ÿ π•™π• π•žπ•– π•šπ•Ÿ π•π•šπ•–π•₯π•Ÿπ•’π•ž π•₯𝕠 π”Έπ•π•’π•“π•’π•žπ•’. 𝕀π•₯’𝕀 π•¨π•£π•šπ•₯π•₯π•–π•Ÿ π•šπ•Ÿ 𝕧𝕖𝕣𝕀𝕖 π•’π•Ÿπ•• π•šπ•€ 𝕒𝕓𝕀𝕠𝕝𝕦π•₯𝕖𝕝π•ͺ 𝕓𝕖𝕒𝕦π•₯π•šπ•—π•¦π•, 𝕀𝕠 𝕀 π•£π•–π•”π• π•žπ•žπ•–π•Ÿπ•• π•ͺ𝕠𝕦 π•˜π•  𝕣𝕖𝕒𝕕 π•šπ•₯ π•£π•šπ•˜π•™π•₯ π•Ÿπ• π•¨.

πŸ›. π•Žπ• π•π•— ℍ𝕠𝕝𝕝𝕠𝕨 𝕓π•ͺ π•ƒπ•’π•¦π•£π•–π•Ÿ π•Žπ• π•π•œ

π•Žπ• π•π•— ℍ𝕠𝕝𝕝𝕠𝕨 π•šπ•€ 𝕀𝕖π•₯ 𝕓𝕖π•₯π•¨π•–π•–π•Ÿ π•₯𝕙𝕖 π•₯𝕨𝕠 𝕨𝕠𝕣𝕝𝕕 𝕨𝕒𝕣𝕀 π•’π•Ÿπ•• π•šπ•€ π•₯𝕠𝕝𝕕 𝕓π•ͺ πŸ™πŸ™-π•ͺ𝕖𝕒𝕣-𝕠𝕝𝕕 π”Έπ•Ÿπ•Ÿπ•’π•“π•–π•π•π•–. 𝕀π•₯’𝕀 𝕒𝕓𝕠𝕦π•₯ 𝕓𝕦𝕝𝕝π•ͺπ•šπ•Ÿπ•˜, π•—π•šπ•Ÿπ••π•šπ•Ÿπ•˜ π•ͺ𝕠𝕦𝕣 π•”π• π•¦π•£π•’π•˜π•– π•’π•Ÿπ•• 𝕀π•₯π•’π•Ÿπ••π•šπ•Ÿπ•˜ 𝕦𝕑 𝕗𝕠𝕣 𝕨𝕙𝕒π•₯ π•šπ•€ π•£π•šπ•˜π•™π•₯. ℙ𝕝𝕦𝕀, π•ͺ𝕒 π•œπ•Ÿπ• π•¨, π•šπ•₯’𝕀 π•™π•šπ•€π•₯π• π•£π•šπ•”π•’π• π•—π•šπ•”π•₯π•šπ• π•Ÿ π•’π•Ÿπ•• π•ͺ𝕠𝕦 𝕒𝕝𝕝 π•œπ•Ÿπ• π•¨ 𝕙𝕠𝕨 π•žπ•¦π•”π•™ 𝕀 𝕝𝕠𝕧𝕖 π•₯𝕙𝕒π•₯ π•˜π•–π•Ÿπ•£π•–.

𝟜. π”½π•šπ•˜π•™π•₯π•šπ•Ÿπ•˜ π•Žπ• π•£π••π•€ 𝕓π•ͺ π•‚π•šπ•žπ•“π•–π•£π•π•ͺ π”Ήπ•£π•¦π•“π•’π•œπ•–π•£ 𝔹𝕣𝕒𝕕𝕝𝕖π•ͺ

𝔸𝕙𝕙𝕙𝕙𝕙 π•₯π•™π•šπ•€ π•“π• π• π•œ π•šπ•€ 𝕑𝕣𝕠𝕓𝕒𝕓𝕝π•ͺ π•žπ•ͺ π•—π•’π•§π• π•¦π•£π•šπ•₯𝕖 π•“π• π• π•œ 𝕀’𝕧𝕖 𝕣𝕖𝕒𝕕 π•šπ•Ÿ πŸšπŸ˜πŸšπŸ™!! 𝕀π•₯’𝕀 𝕀𝕠 𝕀𝕠 𝕀𝕠 π•˜π• π• π••. 𝕀 𝕒𝕝𝕣𝕖𝕒𝕕π•ͺ π•œπ•Ÿπ•–π•¨ π•₯𝕙𝕒π•₯ 𝕀 𝕝𝕠𝕧𝕖𝕕 π•‚π•šπ•žπ•“π•–π•£π•π•ͺ π”Ήπ•£π•¦π•“π•’π•œπ•–π•£ 𝔹𝕣𝕒𝕕𝕝𝕖π•ͺ’𝕀 π•“π• π• π•œπ•€ π•—π•£π• π•ž π•¨π•™π•–π•Ÿ 𝕀 𝕣𝕖𝕒𝕕 𝕋𝕙𝕖 π•Žπ•’π•£ 𝕋𝕙𝕒π•₯ π•Šπ•’π•§π•–π•• 𝕄π•ͺ π•ƒπ•šπ•—π•– π•’π•Ÿπ•• π•₯π•™π•šπ•€ π•“π• π• π•œ 𝕨𝕒𝕀 π•‘π• π•€π•€π•šπ•“π•π•ͺ 𝕓𝕖π•₯π•₯𝕖𝕣 π•₯π•™π•’π•Ÿ π•₯𝕙𝕒π•₯. ℙ𝕣𝕖𝕑𝕒𝕣𝕖 π•ͺ𝕠𝕦𝕣𝕀𝕖𝕝𝕗 π•₯π•™π• π•¦π•˜π•™, 𝕓𝕖𝕔𝕒𝕦𝕀𝕖 π•₯π•™π•šπ•€ π•“π• π• π•œ π••π•šπ•§π•–π•€ 𝕕𝕖𝕖𝕑 π•’π•Ÿπ•• π•šπ•₯ π•”π•’π•Ÿ π•˜π•–π•₯ π••π•šπ•—π•—π•šπ•”π•¦π•π•₯ π•₯𝕠 𝕣𝕖𝕒𝕕 𝕒π•₯ π•€π• π•žπ•– 𝕑𝕒𝕣π•₯𝕀, 𝕓𝕖𝕔𝕒𝕦𝕀𝕖 𝕠𝕗 π•₯𝕙𝕖 π•₯π• π•‘π•šπ•”π•€ π•šπ•₯ 𝕕𝕖𝕒𝕝𝕀 π•¨π•šπ•₯𝕙. 𝕋𝕙𝕖 π•¨π•£π•šπ•₯π•šπ•Ÿπ•˜ π•šπ•€ 𝕀𝕠 π••π•–π•€π•”π•£π•šπ•‘π•₯π•šπ•§π•– π•’π•Ÿπ•• π•₯𝕙𝕖 𝕔𝕙𝕒𝕣𝕒𝕔π•₯𝕖𝕣𝕀 (π•–π•€π•‘π•–π•”π•šπ•’π•π•π•ͺ π•₯𝕙𝕖 π•žπ•’π•šπ•Ÿ π• π•Ÿπ•–, 𝔻𝕖𝕝𝕝𝕒) 𝕙𝕒𝕧𝕖 π•˜π•£π•–π•’π•₯ π•‘π•–π•£π•€π• π•Ÿπ•’π•π•šπ•₯π•šπ•–π•€!

𝟝. 𝕋𝕙𝕖 π”Ήπ•£π•šπ••π•˜π•– β„π• π•žπ•– 𝕓π•ͺ β„™π•’π••π•žπ•’ π•π•–π•Ÿπ•œπ•’π•₯π•£π•’π•žπ•’π•Ÿ

π•‹π•™π•šπ•€ π•šπ•€ 𝕒 𝕣𝕖𝕝𝕒π•₯π•šπ•§π•–π•π•ͺ 𝕀𝕙𝕠𝕣π•₯ π•“π• π• π•œ, π•’π•Ÿπ•• 𝕀 𝕣𝕖𝕒𝕕 π•šπ•₯ π•šπ•Ÿ 𝕒𝕓𝕠𝕦π•₯ πŸ™ Β½ 𝕙𝕠𝕦𝕣𝕀, 𝕓𝕦π•₯ 𝕓𝕠π•ͺ π•šπ•€ π•šπ•₯ π•˜π• π• π••! 𝕀π•₯’𝕀 𝕒𝕓𝕠𝕦π•₯ π•₯𝕨𝕠 π•€π•šπ•€π•₯𝕖𝕣𝕀 𝕨𝕙𝕠 π•£π•¦π•Ÿ 𝕒𝕨𝕒π•ͺ π•—π•£π• π•ž π•₯π•™π•–π•šπ•£ π•™π• π•žπ•– π•₯𝕠 π•˜π•  π•π•šπ•§π•– π• π•Ÿ π•₯𝕙𝕖 𝕀π•₯𝕣𝕖𝕖π•₯𝕀一𝕓𝕖𝕔𝕒𝕦𝕀𝕖 π•₯π•™π•–π•šπ•£ π•™π• π•žπ•– π•šπ•€ π•₯𝕙𝕒π•₯ 𝕓𝕒𝕕. 𝕋𝕙𝕖 𝕀π•₯𝕠𝕣π•ͺ π•šπ•€ π•₯𝕠𝕝𝕕 𝕓π•ͺ π•π•šπ•›π•š – π•₯𝕙𝕖 𝕠𝕝𝕕𝕖𝕣 𝕠𝕗 π•₯𝕙𝕖 π•€π•šπ•€π•₯𝕖𝕣𝕀. 𝕋𝕙𝕖 π•˜π•šπ•£π•π•€ π•—π•šπ•Ÿπ•• π•₯𝕨𝕠 π•™π• π•žπ•–π•π•–π•€π•€ 𝕓𝕠π•ͺ𝕀 π•’π•Ÿπ•• π•₯𝕙𝕖π•ͺ π•“π•–π•”π• π•žπ•– π•π•šπ•œπ•– 𝕒 π•—π•’π•žπ•šπ•π•ͺ; π•™π•–π•π•‘π•šπ•Ÿπ•˜ π•’π•Ÿπ•• 𝕀𝕦𝕑𝕑𝕠𝕣π•₯π•šπ•Ÿπ•˜ 𝕖𝕒𝕔𝕙 𝕠π•₯𝕙𝕖𝕣. 𝕋𝕙𝕖 π”Ήπ•£π•šπ••π•˜π•– β„π• π•žπ•– π•šπ•€ π•’π•žπ•’π•«π•šπ•Ÿπ•˜ π•’π•Ÿπ•• 𝕙𝕖𝕒𝕣π•₯π•“π•£π•–π•’π•œπ•šπ•Ÿπ•˜ π•’π•Ÿπ•• π•¦π•‘π•π•šπ•—π•₯π•šπ•Ÿπ•˜ 𝕒𝕝𝕝 𝕒π•₯ π•₯𝕙𝕖 π•€π•’π•žπ•– π•₯π•šπ•žπ•–.

𝟞. π•Šπ• π•Ÿπ•˜ 𝕗𝕠𝕣 𝔸 π•Žπ•™π•’π•π•– 𝕓π•ͺ 𝕃π•ͺπ•Ÿπ•Ÿπ•– 𝕂𝕖𝕝𝕝π•ͺ

𝕀 𝕛𝕦𝕀π•₯ 𝕣𝕖𝕒𝕕 π•₯π•™π•šπ•€ π•“π• π• π•œ 𝕒 𝕗𝕖𝕨 𝕕𝕒π•ͺ𝕀 π•’π•˜π• , 𝕓𝕦π•₯ 𝕀 π•”π•’π•Ÿ π•₯𝕖𝕝𝕝 π•šπ•₯’𝕀 π•˜π• π•šπ•Ÿπ•˜ π•₯𝕠 𝕀π•₯𝕒π•ͺ π•¨π•šπ•₯𝕙 π•žπ•– 𝕗𝕠𝕣 𝕒 π•π• π•Ÿπ•˜, π•π• π•Ÿπ•˜ π•₯π•šπ•žπ•–. π•Šπ• π•Ÿπ•˜ 𝕗𝕠𝕣 𝔸 π•Žπ•™π•’π•π•– 𝕗𝕠𝕝𝕝𝕠𝕨𝕀 πŸ™πŸš-π•ͺ𝕖𝕒𝕣-𝕠𝕝𝕕 π•€π•£π•šπ•€. π•Šπ•™π•– 𝕝𝕠𝕧𝕖𝕀 π•—π•šπ•©π•šπ•Ÿπ•˜ 𝕠𝕝𝕕 π•£π•’π••π•šπ• π•€ π•’π•Ÿπ•• 𝕠π•₯𝕙𝕖𝕣 π•₯𝕖𝕔𝕙-π•ͺ π•₯π•™π•šπ•Ÿπ•˜π•€, 𝕓𝕦π•₯ π•€π•šπ•Ÿπ•”π•– 𝕀𝕙𝕖’𝕀 π•₯𝕙𝕖 π• π•Ÿπ•π•ͺ 𝕕𝕖𝕒𝕗 π•œπ•šπ•• π•šπ•Ÿ 𝕙𝕖𝕣 𝕀𝕔𝕙𝕠𝕠𝕝, 𝕑𝕖𝕠𝕑𝕝𝕖 π•₯𝕣𝕖𝕒π•₯ π•π•šπ•œπ•– 𝕀𝕙𝕖’𝕀 π•Ÿπ• π•₯ 𝕒𝕀 π•€π•žπ•’π•£π•₯. π•Žπ•™π•–π•Ÿ 𝕀𝕙𝕖 π•—π•šπ•Ÿπ••π•€ 𝕠𝕦π•₯ 𝕒𝕓𝕠𝕦π•₯ 𝔹𝕝𝕦𝕖 𝟝𝟝, 𝕒 𝕨𝕙𝕒𝕝𝕖 𝕨𝕙𝕠 π•šπ•€ π•¦π•Ÿπ•’π•“π•π•– π•₯𝕠 π•€π•‘π•–π•’π•œ π•₯𝕠 𝕠π•₯𝕙𝕖𝕣 𝕨𝕙𝕒𝕝𝕖𝕀, π•€π•£π•šπ•€ 𝕀𝕖π•₯𝕀 𝕠𝕦π•₯ π• π•Ÿ 𝕒 π•žπ•šπ•€π•€π•šπ• π•Ÿ π•₯𝕠 π•—π•šπ•Ÿπ•• π•™π•šπ•ž. 𝕀π•₯’𝕀 𝕒 π•˜π•£π•–π•’π•₯ π•“π• π• π•œ, π•’π•Ÿπ•• 𝕀’𝕕 π•₯𝕠π•₯𝕒𝕝𝕝π•ͺ π•£π•–π•”π• π•žπ•žπ•–π•Ÿπ•• π•šπ•₯ π•₯𝕠 𝕖𝕧𝕖𝕣π•ͺπ• π•Ÿπ•–!

π•Šπ•  π•₯𝕙𝕖𝕣𝕖 π•ͺ𝕠𝕦 𝕙𝕒𝕧𝕖 π•šπ•₯, π•žπ•ͺ π•—π•’π•§π• π•¦π•£π•šπ•₯𝕖 π•“π• π• π•œπ•€ 𝕀’𝕧𝕖 𝕣𝕖𝕒𝕕 π•šπ•Ÿ πŸšπŸ˜πŸšπŸ™ 𝕀𝕠 𝕗𝕒𝕣! ℍ𝕒𝕧𝕖 π•ͺ𝕠𝕦 𝕣𝕖𝕒𝕕 π•’π•Ÿπ•ͺ 𝕠𝕗 π•₯𝕙𝕖𝕀𝕖 π•“π• π• π•œπ•€? π•Žπ•™π•’π•₯ π••π•šπ•• π•ͺ𝕠𝕦 π•₯π•™π•šπ•Ÿπ•œ 𝕠𝕗 π•₯π•™π•–π•ž? 𝔸𝕣𝕖 π•ͺ𝕠𝕦 π•‘π•π•’π•Ÿπ•Ÿπ•šπ•Ÿπ•˜ π• π•Ÿ π•£π•–π•’π••π•šπ•Ÿπ•˜ π• π•Ÿπ•– 𝕠𝕗 π•₯𝕙𝕖𝕀𝕖 π•“π• π• π•œπ•€?

π•‹π•™π•’π•Ÿπ•œπ•€ 𝕗𝕠𝕣 π•£π•–π•’π••π•šπ•Ÿπ•˜ π•’π•Ÿπ•• 𝕀 𝕙𝕠𝕑𝕖 π•ͺ𝕠𝕦 π•—π• π•¦π•Ÿπ•• 𝕒 π•Ÿπ•–π•¨ π•“π• π• π•œ π•₯𝕠 𝕣𝕖𝕒𝕕!

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Divergent Book Review

Hey bibliophiles! Welcome back to my blog!

I realised I hadn’t done a book review in some time, so I figured I’d post one today! Plus, I just wrote one yesterday for my school’s book club, so why not multi-purpose it?

The book I’m reviewing is….. (drumroll please)…. Divergent! Oh, yeah, you probably already knew that from the title.

Anyways, let’s get on with the book review!

Here’s the cover. Not my image.

The (rather legnthy) blurb off Goodreads:

In Beatrice Prior’s dystopian Chicago world, society is divided into five factions, each dedicated to the cultivation of a particular virtueβ€”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 isβ€”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 alongside her fellow initiates to live out the choice they have made. Together they must undergo extreme physical tests of endurance and intense psychological simulations, some with devastating consequences. As initiation transforms them all, Tris must determine who her friends really areβ€”and where, exactly, a romance with a sometimes fascinating, sometimes exasperating 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 unrest and growing conflict that threaten to unravel her seemingly perfect society, she also learns that her secret might help her save those she loves . . . or it might destroy her.

Divergent is a great book for you if you love all of the same old dystopian tropes. If you get annoyed by these tropes easily, then this book probably isn’t for you. That being said, I thought that Divergent was a pretty good book, with a few things that could have been a bit better. 

There wasn’t a whole lot of interaction between the characters, other than Four and Tris. Also, the characters felt a little disconnected from the reader, and the pacing was a bit fast at times.

One thing I liked about Divergent was the action. There’s a lot of jumping off trains, zip lining, jumping on trains and other things like that. Another thing I enjoyed was that Tris could’ve chosen to stay with her family in Abnegation, but instead decided to make her own decision and choose Dauntless.Β 

Overall, it’s a pretty good book, with lots of the normal YA dystopian tropes and action. It could’ve had more character development, but oh well. I’d give it a 3.5/5 stars.

Rating: 3.5 out of 5.

So that’s my review of Divergent! I hope you enjoyed today’s post!

Have you ever read this book before? What would you rate it? What’s your favourite genre of books?

See ya on Friday! Adios!