I remember reading Divergent when it first came out. It was a good book, I was enthralled but the other books just sort of lost me. I haven’t seen the movies. I didn’t watch The Hunger Games until the came out with the last movie and only then because I was puppy sitting. It was one in the morning and I had to be up to bottle feed the new born puppies because their mother couldn’t nurse them. The movie was on. It was pretty good but it did not move me enough to read the book. My daughter has read the books and loved them.
So when I have to think of a Dystopian world that I enjoy I think I would have to go with Wendy Knight’s With These Wings. The story is set in America after not one but two alien invasions! Everything is gone, the few people left are struggling to survive and fighting for their lives. This book completely moved me. The entire time I was reading it (and the other books in the series) I could picture it as a movie. There have been a few times in my life when books have crept their way into my dreams. This was one of those books that managed to do that.
I think I loved it because there was still hope and romance. While these young adults fighting for survival they still have to deal with their emotions. They’re realizing who they are and digging deep down to find what the strength that has always been in them so that they can push forward and deal with the difficulties that are ahead of them.
What also appealed to me was that it was set in our time. It wasn’t hundreds of years in the future. It was a great read and I would absolutely love if someone day it could be turned into a movie.