Book of the Month Poll – January 2017

By Cynthia Ayala

Hey there voters, readers, and writers! Another month means it’s time for another Book of the Month Poll where you vote for your favorite upcoming book, author, or cover (because let’s face it, the cover really is a strong selling point). So check out this month’s list of titles and vote for your favorite. If there is a novel you think should be on the list leave a vote for that novel in the comments section. Remember, you can vote here on Pollcaster and the winner will get a featured book review here on my website. Happy voting!
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Thought Provoking | Review of ‘Configured’ (Configured #1)

By Cynthia Ayala

Years after the Earth’s population was decimated by a virus, the survivors sought refuge, building a city based on three tiers, the goal of the citizens to focus solely on duty, to forget their emotions and strive for excellence. Seventeen-year-old Avlyn Lark is one of the people built in the city at the edge of war with Affinity, her one chance at freedom and redemption. But for the fight for freedom, there always comes risk.

Configured by Jenetta Penner October 20, 2016, is the first novel in her young adult science fiction series that will speak to fans of Divergent and The Maze Runner series.
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Bland but entertaining | Cyn’s Movie Review – Divergent

By: Cynthia Ayala  

An entertaining film that brings to life a novel that focuses on the cost of unity at a particular price.  While not a terribly unique concept, Shailene Woodley was able to bring to life her character and make herself, the character and the film shine.  Read on for a full review. Continue reading “Bland but entertaining | Cyn’s Movie Review – Divergent”

A Fearless Exploration on Social Structure | Cyn’s Book Review of Divergent (Divergent, #1)

By: Cynthia Ayala

A review of Veronica Roth’s novel “Divergent” exploring the uniqueness of the novel, writing and the theme of identity versus social structure.  Now, does this novel live up the hype that has turned it into a bestseller, or is it, at best, a mediocre take on the dystopian genre?

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Divergent Comic-Con Plans Revealed

By: Sean O’Connell There are multiple movies that we know are going to be in San Diego for Comic-Con 2013 – films like The Amazing Spider-Man 2 , The Hunger Games: Catching Fire or a full slate of Marvel projects. And then there are the titles that were assumed to be in attendance, but were waiting on confirmation. Today, Divergent moves from the “Maybe” column … Continue reading Divergent Comic-Con Plans Revealed

Kate Winslet Confirmed To Play Jeanine Matthews In Divergent

By:  Kelly West Back in January, we learned that Kate Winslet was in talks to join Shailene Woodley in Neil Burger‘s feature adaptation of Veronica Roth‘s young adult dystopian story Divergent. At that time, there was no confirmation on who Winslet would play, but process of elimination led us to believe it would either be the mother to Woodley’s character Tris, or the less likable Jeanine Matthews, leader … Continue reading Kate Winslet Confirmed To Play Jeanine Matthews In Divergent