Weekly Reading List #69

By Cynthia Ayala

Hey there avid readers! I hope that everyone is having a great week. I’m back in sunny South Florida. Brightside, with my kitties and my fiancé. Downside, I’m working today and I want to take a moment to remind everyone of something. If you’re going to the movies on Christmas please take into account that everyone working at the movie theater is away from their families, working to provide the best service that we can. But remember, we’re going to get slammed, just take that into account that we can only go as fast as possible and are serving a large number of guests. We’re doing the best we can. So please be patient and please be respectful, please remember to have the Christmas spirit and remember many of us are working long shifts with no breaks and are away from our families. As someone who had popcorn thrown on her, on Christmas, it’s not fun.

Anyway, since some breaks exits, check out my weekly reading list to help me end my long exhausting days.
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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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‘Insurgent’ Delivers an Amazing Sequel | Review of ‘The Divergent Series: Insurgent’

By: Cynthia Ayala

‘Insurgent’ starring Shailene Woodley & Theo James
Summit Entertainment

Insurgent stars Shailene Woodley as Tris Prior, the Divergent protagonist who is on the run from the power hungry Erudites lead by the ruthless Jeanine (played by Kate Winslet). Alongside Four (played by Theo James), her friend and love, the two search for allies in the unlikeliest places of all in the futuristic ruins of Chicago. Together, they must find what Tris’s mother gave her life to hide, what Jeanine want’s so badly, the secret of the past that may be the key – or destruction – of the future.

Incredibly fast paced, this film delivers a punch and evaluates what it means to be a part of something, a community. Separated into factions – Dauntless, Candor, Erudites, Abnegation, and Amity – society has put up walls to differentiate themselves. However, those who fit more than one faction are Divergent, a quality that puts everyone, especially Tris, in terrible danger. The film goes beyond the first to evaluate who these characters are and where they come from. A fast-paced film jumps from scene to scene as it follows these characters who are being hunted down by Jeanine who discovers that soon; she needs the daughter of the woman she killed, she needs Tris. Talk about the irony. Kate Winslet plays the villainous so spectacularly.
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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

Divergent Movie Casts Al, Edward And Will

By:  Kelly West It’s a big day for Summit. Hot on the heels of the release of the first official poster for Ender’s Game comes word that three more have joined the cast for another feature adaptation of a popular young adult series in the works. Divergent has added Ben Lloyd-Hughes, Ben Lamb and Christian Madsen, who join Shaliene Woodley, Theo James, Kate Winslet, Zoe Kravitz, Maggie Q and Jai Courtney in Neil Burger‘s adaptation of … Continue reading Divergent Movie Casts Al, Edward And Will

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