King’s Cage

Book 8 of 2017.  “King’s Cage” by Victoria Aveyard

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It has been a couple weeks since I posted .  I got hooked on Prison Break on Netflix, and of course had to watch the entire four episodes before I could move on.  I usually stick to one thing at a time, since my spare time is sparse.

I was on a waiting list at the library for King’s Cage for about a month.  It is the third book in the Young Adult series The Red Queen.  It takes place in future America where humans have evolved into two different humans, those with Silver blood, who rule the world with super human capabilities, and then the enslaved humans with Red blood.   However there is a new blood emerging, those with Red blood and Silver powers.

I do not mind YA, sometimes it gets a little tedious to read, and I roll my eyes at the drama.  I reminisce and giggle, thinking about my long gone teenage years where everything was life and death.   For the most part this series keeps me interested.  I have enjoyed the characters, want to see them succeed and live happily ever after.  Book number four comes out in February 2018.  I will read it.  Overall afterthought, entertaining.

The Sound of Gravel a memoir

Book 7 of 2017.  “The Sound of Gravel a memoir” by Ruth Wariner

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I really enjoy a great  biography.  Reading about how other people groups live has always intrigued me.  I have read quite a few books on escaping polygamy.  I am consistently left infuriated at the oppression that is occurring in our world today.  Women who are brain washed and led to believe they will go to hell if they do not submit to the abuse, hardships and control of the men over them.

Ruth Wariner’s story of growing up in a polygamy colony in Mexico was equally frustrating.  It was a very hard read for me.  Reading about child abuse is not easy.  Yet, she wrote her story and you wanted to cheer her on, and tell her there is a better way.  Ruth’s endurance, courage and perseverance was amazing to read about.  I had to know what happened.   My overall afterthought, challenging yet worth it.

 

 

Maybe in Another Life

Book 6 in 2017. “Maybe in Another Life” by Taylor Jenkins Reid

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This is the first book of Taylor Jenkins Reid that I have read.  I find almost all of the books I read from my local library.  I do not buy books, only rent.  I feel a sense of duty to keep my public library in business!  I do have an e-reader, and do occasionally download a book, also from my online library.  All that to say, I saw this on the shelf and thought I would give it a try.

Hannah Martin is the main character in this unique story about a woman trying to find herself.  Without giving too much away , a character at the end of the story explains what a multiverse theory is.  “It states that everything that is possible happens.  That means that when you flip a quarter, it comes down heads and tails.  Not heads or tails.  Every time you flip a coin and it comes up heads, you are merely in the universe where the coin came up heads.  There is another version of you out there, created the second the quarter flipped, who saw it come up tails.  Every second of every day, the world is splitting further and further into an infinite number of parallel universes, where everything that could is happening.” At the beginning of the story she is presented with a choice, and we get to follow what happens, and another possible happening.

It is very cleverly written.  Even though my explanation sounds hard to follow, it is not at all. You know exactly where you are.  I thought it was cute, and heartfelt. I will definitely try another of Taylor Jenkins Reid’s books.   Overall afterthought, it was OK.