Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Insurgent Countdown and Giveaway: 5 Days Left


   Welcome to Day 5 of The Book Basement's Insurgent Countdown! Today's topic is rave reviews. I'm sure that I've already said more than you guys want to hear about Divergent. So why not highlight some of things awesome bloggers have said about my favorite book?

   Mimi from Mimi Valentine says, "Divergent is an amazing book filled with thrilling challenges, lovable characters, unexpected turns and just enough romance to satisfy the cravings of a reader. Divergent is a must have for your literary shelf!"

   It definitely is a must-have!

   Katie from Katie's Book Blog says, "I couldn't stop reading and I was dying for more. Overall, Divergent is a brilliant debut that I want more of.  I never thought a 496 page book would be too short for me but this one was."

   Totally! 496 pages = NOT ENOUGH.

   Amber from Down the Rabbit Hole says, "Engrossing, unforgettable and addictive, Divergent sizzles with unique characters and an incredibly intense plot line that rivals The Hunger Games. There are some books that grip you from page one and hold firmly to you long after the pages have all been turned it is sleeping snuggly next to the other books on your shelf. Divergent is absolutely one of these novels. Honest, unforgettable, tension-packed and beautifully written, Divergent is a perfect debut."

   My goodness. Amber has such a way with words. She needs to work for Kirkus or something!

   Bailey from IB Book Blogging says, "Divergent is sooooo good that I want to shout at the top of my lungs to the whole world about its awesomeness! It is dystopian at its finest! Divergent is wonderfully written and I can’t brag enough about it! There aren’t enough words to describe the beauty of the novel. I will be waiting on pins and needles for the next novel in this series. Do not miss out on this fantastic debut!!"

   Bailey's enthusiasm is infectious, no? :)

   So, you've heard it from four other bloggers! Divergent is just a book packed with AWESOME. The question(s) for this post: Do rave reviews make you want to buy the book? Or do they make you wary, thinking that the novel can't possibly live up to such high expectations? Remember, you must either leave a comment and/or tweet about this post. Oh, and of course, make sure to fill out THIS FORM! :) Remember the more posts you comment on/tweet about, the more entries you get! Day 6 is here. Day 7 is here.

   Day 4 will be similar books! Or "You've read Divergent. Now what?"


26 comments:

  1. Can't wait for it to come out. makes me want to buy it! thanks for the giveaway!!

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  2. Rave review definitely make me more interested in a book, but there is the danger of over-hyping! I find sometimes, my expectations are set TOO high when it comes to a book everyone has loved and then it ends up being a bit of a disappointment. That didn't happen with Divergent though! :D

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  3. They definitely make me want to read the book. 9 times out of 10 the book lives to my expectations, as was the case with Divergent. I want to get Insurgent so badly!

    http://mobile.twitter.com/cannoteven/status/195068133319507968

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  4. Reviews help, but if I love the author I end up getting all their books.

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  5. They make me want to read the book but it depends. If the rave is about the romance I feel unsure because I usually dislike the relationships in YA books.

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  6. If I read A LOT of rave reviews it makes me more likely to read the book.

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  7. It is the coolest thing since sliced bread!! I really love Tris and Four! Equal and slow building! I agree with everything lol ;)

    Haley@www.passingthepages.blogspot.com

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  8. I am only wary of rave reviews of books on blog tours. Although, I always checkout the reviews on Amazon or Goodreads regardless of who recommends the book to me.

    https://twitter.com/#!/pinkbonanza/status/195189995919769600

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  9. It definitely makes me want to read the book. I think good book deserves good attention.

    https://twitter.com/#!/FireStarBooks/status/195231226112638976

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  10. If I read a lot of rave reviews, it definitely makes me want to pick up a book! I'm kind of picky though so it depends on WHO those rave reviews are from. If it's from people's tastes that aren't really like mine, I'm a bit more wary.

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  11. Rave reviews usually make me want to buy the book. I'm a little wary because of hype, but ultimately I just wait a tad longer to read it so I can enjoy it fully :]

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  12. Rave reviews usually make me buy a book more enthusiastically than I normally would. It just makes the book a lot more exciting to get.. However, I always read page 1 and page 99 of a book I'm about to buy, so if I want to know more about what happens, I buy it

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  13. Thanks for attaching me to this article on Twitter and the kind words. What a great way to get up excitement for INSURGENT (as if it needs to be amped up anymore) by quoting reviews of DIVERGENT.

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  14. Hmm well it depends because Rave reviews can send me in different ways. Some make me want the book and some make me not want to pick it up. If a thousand people are raving about it then yes I'll probably pick it up. But if only like one person raves about it I'd be a bit skeptical!

    ~Paige @ Comfort Books
    http://paigebradish1996.blogspot.com/

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  15. OMG with each one of your posts I realize that the release date is getting closer :) !! Can't wait ..
    I do usually read a book if I've read rave reviews on it but I'm always crossing my fingers not to end up disappointed in it ..

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  16. They make me want to read it, especially if a lot of different people have all raved about the same book.

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  17. Most of the time they make me want to read the book, but it usually takes seeing several reviews like that from several people. It helps if they link up to other reviews. It also helps if it's a reviewer I am familiar with because then I know how to interpret an honestly good review vs. a fluff review, so to speak. So I guess my answer is yes, but with context. LOL

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  18. Rave reviews make me want a book.

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  19. It depends. If it's for a genre I love, then yes rave reviews make me want to check out the book. If it's a genre like dystopian which is I'm starting to like but not fully in love with, then rave reviews make me a little worried that I'll be the only one who's not going to like the book.

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  20. Wow!! What great reviews! I TOTALLY agree... I LOVED Divergent and can't wait for Insurgent!! Aaaah!! I'm a new follower and just wanted to drop by and say hi :) I also thought I'd drop by a little piece of my review on Divergent:

    "I tore through the entire 487-page book in an afternoon -- an afternoon when I was sick with a cold and supposed to be napping. Instead, I was locked in my bedroom reading. (Shhhh. Don't tell.) I had so much fun! Full of action and adventure, a heart-stopping romance and a killer plot, Divergent keeps the reader captivated till the very end."

    -Riya from The Teen Book Guru

    Feel free to check out my blog & follow too!!

    -Riya (The Teen Book Guru)

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  21. Honestly, rave reviews make me slightly wary. In all honesty, I believe a good review should highlight the good and the bad. Yes, there are books that are so dang near perfect, it is hard to find any fault with them - but in a review, I should at least feel like the reviewer is speaking from an honest viewpoint. But even more than that, rave reviews scare me because (you're right, you hit the nail on the head) I begin to get scared that when I read it, I will have already hyped it so much in my head that the narrative won't live up to my expectations. But, overall, I take a LOT of sources into account when deciding to pick a book, therefore, I usually don't get hung up on any one review, any way.

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  22. Rave reviews make me less hesitant about reading something, but I won't read it any faster unless the raving is by someone whose taste I trust. :-)

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  23. Rave reviews don't make a difference to me as to whether or not to read the book.

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  24. Rave reviews definitely get my attention.

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  25. I love rave reviews! I try not to read reviews before I read the book myself, but if I do read one and it's a fabulous one, I'm very inclined to read the book. And wow, Amber definitely has a way with words!

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