Our decision to do a Sunday Wrap-up was not based on any actions from The Story Siren. In fact, we'd been thinking about doing this post for a long time to combine a post with our IMM...and this is the result. Maxine will continue to list what books we received over the week and we will add a discussion post to the mix. It's an awkward time to start, we know, but we have to begin at some point, right? :)
Books mentioned: The Masque of the Red Death by Edgar Allen Poe, Intangible by J. Meyers, City of Glass by Cassandra Clare, City of Ashes by Cassandra Clare, Lies Beneath by Anne Greenwood Brown, and The Glimpse by Claire Merle.
Those are all of our books! If you leave a link to your own book list/IMM we'll check it out :). Continue reading if you're interested in what Nicole has to say about the Book Arena.
The Book Arena
Where books battle it out! The Book Arena is where we take two similar books and compare their goods and bads...you can join in with all your suggestions! This week's picks are Legend by Marie Lu and Divergent by Veronica Roth.
Divergent: The Good...
1. Lots of action.
2. Kickass heroine.
3. Extremely exciting setting and concepts.
Legend: The Good...
1. Multiple POV used effectively.
2. Lots of action.
3. Kickass hero AND heroine.
Divergent: The Bad...
1. No world-building.
2. Concept of 'factions' doesn't really make sense.
Legend: The Bad...
1. Not too much world building, but more than Divergent.
2. No suspense.
Divergent is great if you're looking for action, a kickass heroine, and a very exciting setting and action scenes. Legend is great if you're looking for multiple-POV books that are done well, lots of action, and kickass characters. Both lack much world building, although the world in Legend is far more believable. If you're looking for some mystery in your dystopia, Divergent holds far more surprises.