Monday, June 20

Books, books and more books!

Once again, I know I should be posting about recent trips I've taken but it takes forever to upload pictures and I'm being lazy. I will try to do an update soon. In the meantime- here are a few books I've read and loved recently.

Divergent by Veronica Roth
I had several friends get ARCs of this book and told me how amazing it was and how I had to read it the day it came out. I didn't think it could possibly be that good. I was wrong. This book blew. me. away. It takes off in the first chapter and doesn't stop until the very end. Even at the end you're left salivating for the next installment. (Insurgent comes out next year.)

The Goddess Test by Aimee Carter
I'm a sucker for the stories about gods and goddess so I really enjoyed this modern twist on Greek mythology. I'm sure there is a lot that isn't accurate to the original myths but isn't that the beauty of fiction- you can make them what you want. As always, there is a swoon-worthy boy, a spunky girl and someone trying to keep them apart. I loved it!!! I'm so excited for Goddess Interrupted next year!

The Forgotten Locket by Lisa Mangum
The conclusion to the Hour Glass Door Trilogy. LOVE!!! If you haven't read these books I highly recommend them. Time traveling... cute Italian boy... evil, nasty villain...saving the world... these books have it all.

Passion by Lauren Kate
Book three of four in the Fallen series- this book takes Luce on a trip to see her past lives. I loved seeing she and Daniel together in different settings and learning more about their relationship. I really need Rapture to come out NOW but sadly have to wait until next year.

The Vespertine by Saundra Mitchell
This book actually kind of bugged me at first because I could not figure out what was going on. I don't know if the beginning is kind of rough or if it was just my mood. Once I got into it I was greatly intrigued by Amelia and her visions. I did feel like there could have been more character development but I'm still recommending it because I enjoyed it and am anxious to see where the next book takes us.

Sean Griswold's Head by Lindsey Leavitt
Nothing paranormal or magical in this one. Just the story of a girl trying to deal with her father's MS diagnosis. This is a sweet, funny story that is very different from all the other books I've read recently. I loved it. I need to get more of Lindsey's books because I thoroughly enjoyed this one.

City of Fallen Angels by Cassandra Clare
I don't think I need to do much explaining here. I adore everything that Cassie writes and this fourth book of the Mortal Instruments Series is no different.

The Near Witch by Victoria Schwab
This one isn't out yet but I wanted to put it here so when you see in the store in about 6 weeks you'll be sure to pick it up. This story is so beautifully told that even though it was just the slightest bit creepy I loved it. Even now, just thinking about the book, I can see the moors and thatched roofs and I can hear the wind. I totally just got shivers. Read this one, you won't be sorry!

Paranormalcy by Kiersten White
Super fun book about Evie and her pink taser that she uses in her work for the International Paranormal Containment Agency. I adored everything about this book- it's funny, spunky, and there's paranormal romance- what more could you want?


Melissa said...

Thanks for posting! Since being away from TMs, my book list is shorter. I need to check out EF more often too.

jen said...

Yes, thank you for posting - I always love the books you recommend!