Hey, how are you all today? I’m PSYCHED because Spring Break’s right around the corner for me, so I’m having potlucks in every class tomorrow and Friday. It’s simply amazing, really, the way holiday breaks work. Just kidding. I’m just in a really peppy mood today, haha 🙂
Okay, well, I don’t really have too much to tell you, except that you should really fill out those Divergent Giveaway forms. Divergent Week is just so close that I literally CAN’T WAIT! Tomorrow I should post the calendar of Divergent Week, so be looking forward to that. Anyways, I might make another Updates post because there’s some social media stuff I want to talk to you guys about. So stay tuned 😀
The book I will be reviewing today is Alphas by Lisi Harrison.
Alphas Rating: 6.5/10
There’s only one word I can say for this book: Great. It was full of drama and vivid descriptions, along with the occasional girl cat fight and the next day full of friendship. I was shocked at how amazing it could be. Unfortunately, the book seemed a bit too girly and dramatic at certain times, and the actual storyline of the book was, well, thumbs-down.
Skye Hamilton, eighth-grade queen bee of Lisi’s The Clique Series (which I loved, by the way), is moving on to high school. And what school could she go to other than Alpha Academy, the school made importantly for Alphas? It’s the perfect dream. Charlie’s mother has worked with the founder of Alpha Academy all her life, and Charlie’s even in a relationship with one of the founder’s many sons, but Charlie’s afraid she might have to break up with him since she’s going to be attending a different school far away from Alpha Academy. When Charlie is offered free enrollment to the school if her mother quits her job, Charlie knows what she must to in order to save the relationship – even though she takes the bait, the headmistress at Alpha Academy makes her break up with her son anyway. Allie J Abbott is there on a mistake – after breaking up with her boyfriend, she receives a letter directed to Allie A Abbott – will Allie steal her letter? And how will the girls’ stay all turn out?
Oh my gosh. The descriptions of Alpha Academy were so vivid I could cry. Lisi Harrison really did a good job of creating a fantasy island where everything is perfect. While I felt that Lisi did an amazing job with descriptions, I felt like the characters’ personalities were too shallow and she didn’t do quite a good job with dialogue. The book was mainly about girls after guys, and I don’t feel like girls need boyfriends to make them feel better.
This is good for people who are
Alphas would be a good fit for
-people who love books about teenage girls (and not in the creepy, I-am-a-45-year-old-man sort of way)
-basically anyone over the age of 13
Basically, . . .
Basically, I believe that the best part of Alphas was the school’s description, and the character’s personalities. I really hated Allie J Abbott throughout the whole book, I couldn’t exactly relate to Charlie, and Skye was the only one I actually liked. The storyline/plot was okay, at best, but Lisi’s school was the most amazing part of the entire book. If you fit the This is good for people who are section, like, 100%, then this book is for you. I just don’t think it would be a good fit for everyone.
Don’t forget to buy Alphas at http://www.amazon.com/Alphas-Lisi-Harrison/dp/0316035793
Thank you so much for reading this review today. Like I said in my “Updates” post (yes, I made it while I was writing up this review!), I’m just going to continue book reviews after Divergent Week is over so your week isn’t so packed with reading reviews. I’m really sorry if that makes anyone upset (if it does, tell me in the comments, okay?), and I just feel like it’s the best fit for me to not have to jam everything into one week. Now that means that the whole month of April will be filled! Yay! That’s a good thing, right? Stay tuned for Divergent Week next week!
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