Wednesday, February 26, 2014

what we're reading wednesday

Joining in for the first time in the What We're Reading Wednesday linkup with Housewifespice, in an attempt to keep my 7 Posts in 7 Days commitment!

Into the Still Blue by Veronica Rossi

This is the third book of a young adult dystopian trilogy. The book is set in a future post-apocalyptic world, three hundred years after the onset of a devastating, worldwide, electrical atmospheric phenomenon called the Aether.  When the Aether first appeared, a few thousand people were chosen to live in protected cities safe from the Aether where they spent most of their time in virtual reality, and the rest of the people remained on the outside to survive as best they could. The main characters are two teens named Aria and Perry, one from inside the pods and one from outside. 

This third book was just as enjoyable as the first two-- which is to say, a lot. The villain in the book makes you genuinely hate him, but at the same time he's an interesting character. Aria and Perry are fun to read about, and their relationship (of course they have a relationship, this is a young adult dystopian novel we're talking about) is actually believable. I'd recommend this series to older teens and up; there is some violence as well as a few sexual references.

The next book I'm working on is Mansfield Park-- I'm about 3/4 of the way through. (How obnoxious is Mary Crawford? Don't you just want to smack her?)

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