I just finished Ally Condie’s latest book, Atlantia. I read her Matched trilogy and thought I’d give this a try. I didn’t know how much I’d love it.


Altantia is a book about an underwater city, built so that society can survive. Every year they have a Divide, when the people Below choose whether they want to stay in Atlantia or go Above. For as long as Rio could remember, she’s dreamt of going Above, to feel the sun on her face and see the endless sky. But after her mother’s death, she promises her twin sister that she will stay with her Below. So when the time of the Divide comes, and Rio forever chooses to stay, her sister Bay abandons her and is whisked away to Above.

Confused and heartbroken, Rio is left Below with no parents or sister. But with the help of her aunt Maire and new friend True, she tries to figure out why her sister has gone and raises questions about her mother’s mysterious death. She learns the truth about her world and more about her true identity- and how using your voice really can make a difference in the outcome of things.

Atlantia was amazing and wonderful and I love, love, loved it! I thought the idea of an underwater world was genius, especially when the Above still existed. This book drew me in and I couldn’t put it down! Thank you Ally Condie for this story that I could have never imagined made possible! Atlantia is definitely a story that I’d recommend to readers that love dystopian plots. Only this story has many creative and original ideas and was crafted to perfection!


Quote of the Week

What beautiful yet gross weather we’re having! Many people have mixed feelings about snow. For some, it’s disruptive for their commute, but for others, it’s a beautiful creation that lights up their faces when it arrives. So, without further ado, I bring you this week’s quote:

Snowflakes are one of nature’s most fragile things, but just look at what they can do when they stick together


Well, that was this week’s quote! Hope everyone can enjoy the beauty of snow this winter!

-Zoie ❄️


The first month of the New Year! The first month of a whole new reading list for 2015! Here’s what I’ve read this January:

Dear Pen Pal, by Heather Vogel Frederick

The Boundless, by Kenneth Oppel

Pies & Prejudice, by Heather Vogel Frederick

Home for the Holidays, by Heather Vogel Frederick

Wish you were Eyre, by Heather Vogel Frederick

The Strange Gift of Gwendolyn Golden, by Phillipa Dawding

Anne of Green Gables, by L.M Montgomery 

The Giver, by Lois Lowry

Unspeakable, by Caroline Pignat

These were all very good books, and of course it was great being able to re-read one of my favourite series, The Mother-Daughter Book Club by Heather Vogel Frederick.

Some of the standouts this month were:

Unspeakable. It is about the drowning of the Empress of Ireland, which took place two years after the Titanic. The story was incredibly well-written with a great plot and had me wanting to turn the pages for more! It kept me on edge, and honestly was like no other book I’ve ever read before. So good!

Then there’s Anne of Green Gables, which I’ve done a review on. As you know it has now become one of my favourites. It was a masterpiece. Need I say more?

I’ll keep you posted fellow bookworms! Until next time, keep reading!

Zoie 📚