In the past year I have read some majorly awesome books, ones that blew me away with the story and the writing.
THE MARBURY LENS by Andrew Smith: A totally screwed up and scary read – but I could not put it down. My heart raced. Seriously, I couldn’t read it at night. But, the imagery and description, tension and pacing in this book is absolutely incredible.
ANNA AND THE FRENCH KISS by Stephanie Perkins: What can I say? This is a sweet romance of Anna finding herself and the love of her life. Beautiful.
PERFECT CHEMISTRY by Simone Elkeles: A modern day West Side Story that I fell in love with. If you want an example of how to write 3D characters – read this. When a character is willing to make a sacrifice for love – I’m hooked.
THE STRANGE CASE OF ORIGAMI YODA by Tom Angleberger: Such an original premise. Kids taking advice from a finger puppet in the shape of Yoda – and is it real? I loved this story from the first page. And the sequel is Darth Paper Strikes Back. LOL
CRANK by Ellen Hopkins: A verse novel about a girl’s downward spiral with drug addiction, with words that will grip your heart. I loved it.
Wow, my time is up. But there are so many more books that I loved. THE BRILLIANT FALL OF GIANNA Z. by Kate Messner, CHAINS by Laurie Halse Anderson, HEIST SOCIETY by Ally Carter – ack, okay, the music is cueing and I’m getting pushed off the stage.
What are some of your favorite reads and why?