Monday, February 27, 2012

Blogspiration - What Book Inspires You


Blogspiration is a brand-new weekly meme hosted by GrowingUpYA and Saz101. The meme was created to help spark inspiration among bloggers, readers and writers alike. An inspirational quote/picture/video  is posted weekly, on the day of the author's choosing, so that it may inspire creativity, conversation or just a little SOMETHING.
  
This Weeks Blogspiration is ... What book inspires you?
It's so hard to pick one book when the book(s) that inspire me usually come in a series. Ok ... ok, I'll pick one book series out of my many favorites.

The story follows a teenage girl named Tally Youngblood who lives three hundred years from now in a futuristic city. Previously to the book, our world (known as the "Rusty World" because at the time we have used so much metal that over time had deteriorated and rusted) had collapsed because of the creation of an "oil bug" that caused oil to combust when it came into contact with oxygen. The people who survived the collapse decided that action had to be taken to prevent this happening in the future. The survivors then spread out into cities, where they gradually became self sufficient and eco-friendly, and integrated the operations into the world. One of the main points of the operation is to extend the halo effect to all citizens, which was an idea that beautiful people had better fortune. This "halo effect" helped in reducing disputes and violence. They were not satisfied enough with the results, so they decided to develop a brain lesion (purposely damaged brain tissue) that made people compliant and pleasant. Some people became aware of the operation, and the lesions, and decided that they couldn't live in a place where something of that magnitude was happening. Villages like "The Smoke" were established to give citizens a place to go to avoid the lesions, and to be separated from society. The Smoke was also a place where two outlaw doctors named Maddy and Az studied how people who didn't have the brain damage behaved to determine its effects and possibly discover a cure.

16 comments:

  1. Um, hello! I think I must read these. :)

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    1. You must! Once I started I couldn't put them down. I would compare the addiction to Hunger Games.

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  2. I've been meaning to read these books for a while, but have never gotten around to it.

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    1. Go and read them! Trust me, you'll thank me.

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  3. I know!! It's soooo hard to pick just one book or series, right??

    You know, Uglies has actually been sitting on my bookshelf for AGES and I've never picked it up! Now I really, really, really want to read it. I've heard amazing things and I am pretty sure you just sold it :D That book sounds SERIOUSLY TWISTED. And I like it!!

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    1. I'm glad I've convinced you to pick it up. I love this series.

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  4. I was organizing my bookshelves tonight and these caught my eye. I've been meaning to read this series, and I happen to have all the books. What am I waiting for?

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    1. I have no clue what your waiting for! Lucky you tho. Hope you like them as much as I did! Now go read!

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  5. I am really interested in reading these, but haven't gotten around to it yet. Must now!

    The Bawdy Book Blog

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  6. I have always wondered about these books. Now with what you said, I think I have to put these in my TBR pile. Thanks for sharing and stopping by my blog.

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    1. Thanks for stopping and I hope they make it to the top of your pile! Enjoy!

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  7. Aaah, it's SO hard! I picked an entire series, too ;D
    I've had these books on my radar for AGES, but never actually read them... but they sound AMAZING. The series has finished now, right? Hmmm... so need to grab them. Great picks! xx

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  8. Yes the series is finished. Only four in all. I would love for Scott Westerfeld to write another, however, there wasn't even supposed to be a fourth book. He wrote that one many years later because he had such a huge a following.

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