Variant by Robison Wells Review

10433900[2]Goodreads Description:

Benson Fisher thought that a scholarship to Maxfield Academy would be the ticket out of his dead-end life.

He was wrong.

Now he’s trapped in a school that’s surrounded by a razor-wire fence. A school where video cameras monitor his every move. Where there are no adults. Where the kids have split into groups in order to survive.

Where breaking the rules equals death.

But when Benson stumbles upon the school’s real secret, he realizes that playing by the rules could spell a fate worse than death, and that escape—his only real hope for survival—may be impossible

My Rating: 5 out of 5 Stars

My Thoughts:

First I have to say that this book reminded me a lot of Tower Prep. A tv show on Cartoon Network that was only on air for about one season and got cut off because there wasn’t enough viewers. (Personally, I loved the show to death. Ian Archer will always have a place in my heart.)

But oh my freakin gosh! I’m speechless. So many emotions are zooming through my mind right now. Am I mad? Sad? Happy? Actually, I can definitely say that I am confused! Right at this moment I’m logging onto my library account to put the second book on hold. Due to the unfortunate fact that the author decided to make the end of the book a cliffhanger, just to taunt the reader. Now I have to get the second one pronto!

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Afterward my sister actually asked if I was high. I was like..maaaybe

The author did a very good job at leaving the reader wondering what is going to happen next. And the book wasn’t as predictable as I thought it was going to be! Even in the middle of the book my predictions were somewhat wrong. Though the very beginning of the book you knew something was sketchy. And I mean the first few sentences..

I also liked that the book was well described. Wells described everything perfectly, I could imagine the setting in my head and everyone moving around when the book said. The narration was pretty good, too. Whatever Benson knew, so did I. Whatever he didn’t know, I didn’t either. Until of coarse he found out.
I also have to say that I am a sucker for an underdog. Benson isn’t very admirable but I would’ve instantly followed him wherever just because of the attitude he holds.


Ok so when the school was trying to bribe Benson into keeping their secret by giving him 5 million points…I was mad because I would’ve told the cameras to give me more! Or I’d tell them to let me go and not mention anything about me. Or just explain to me what the hell is going on.

That’s it for today folks! Comment if you have anything you’d like to recommend me. Or if you watch a tv show similar to this!


15 Day Book Blogging Challenge Day 5 & 6

Sorry guys, I missed day 5. I had a lot to do yesterday, though. Last day of swimming lessons, yay!  And I went to the library and FINALLY got Invisibility by Andrea Cremer (the author to the Nightshade Series, which I LOVED!! Team Shay ❤)and David Levithan. So I’m just going to buddy it up with day 6 ( which I’ll probably do for others, too) and hope it isn’t an extremely long post.

15 Day Book Blogger Challenge | Good Books And Good Wine

Day 5 is to recommend a tearjerker. This is kind of hard for me because I absolutely hate books that make me cry, its just so emotional!

But I would recommend Night by Elie Wiesel

1617[1]I read this book as a freshman, I think I really connected to the book because the Jewish Holocaust is interesting to me. Plus the fact the amount of intensity that Elie showed while going through every single event. And the fact that the inmates didn’t deserve any of that crap. And all I could do was sit there and read…

The events themselves are very heartbreaking, but the way Elie tells it.. It’s as if you are living his life and experiencing it yourself. And the large amounts of what he lost, and the fact that he was only a teenager.

I am not a stickler for historical books. But if anyone had to read at least one historical book, they should read this one.


Day 6!! The prompt for today is to describe how you shop for books. I am going to change this to ‘Describe how you borrow books from the library’ because I rarely buy books, unless it’s part of a series that I already have. Or if I’m really in love with it.

So! It’s very simple, I browse the young adult section.. I’m slowly walking down the aisle with my fingers barely touching the spine. And I look at every title. When I feel the tingling feeling on my fingertips I know that I found another book. I pull the book out, the deal breaker is the cover. If it’s an intriguing cover then I’m getting it.

If it’s on the “Lucky Day” shelf then I just have to look at the covers and grab them.


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