Hey… Sorry I didn’t do this last month… I forgot and then it was a bit late to do it, so I decided I’d just wait and do this one instead…
So, five genres, five books 🙂
“Slated” By Teri Terry, Published by Orchard Books.
Kyla’s memory has been erased,
her personality wiped blank,
her memories lost for ever.
She’s been Slated.
The government claims she was a terrorist,
and that they are giving her a second chance –
as long as she plays by their rules.
But echoes of the past whisper in Kyla’s mind.
Someone is lying to her, and nothing is as it seems.
Who can she trust in her search for the truth?
I really love this book, and the sequel. Reviewed here.
“This is what happy looks like” By Jennifer E. Smith, Published by Headline.
It’s June – seventeen-year-old Ellie O’Neill’s least favourite time of year. Her tiny hometown is annually invaded by tourists, and this year there’s the added inconvenience of a film crew. Even the arrival of Hollywood heartthrob Graham Larkin can’t lift her mood.
But there is something making Ellie very happy. Ever since an email was accidentally sent to her a few months ago, she’s been corresponding with a mysterious stranger, the two of them sharing their hopes and fears. Their developing relationship is not without its secrets though – there’s the truth about Ellie’s past… and her pen pal’s real identity. When they finally meet in person, things are destined to get much more complicated. Can two people, worlds apart but brought together by chance, make it against all the odds?
This is an amazing book. I read it really quickly and it’s so wonderful. It’s really funny and weird, but charming and cute. You should definitely read it.
“Divergent” By Veronica Roth, Published by Harper Collins Childrens Books.
She turns to face the future in a world that’s falling apart.
For sixteen-year-old Tris, the world changes in a heartbeat when she is forced to make a terrible choice. Turning her back on her family, Tris ventures out, alone, determined to find out where she truly belongs.
Shocked by the brutality of her new life, Tris can trust no one. And yet she is drawn to a boy who seems to both threaten and protect her. The hardest choices may yet lie ahead…
This is one of my all time favourite books. It’s absolutely amazing, and the film comes out soon! You should definitely read it before the film though.
“The perk of being a wallflower” By Stephen Chbosky, Published by Simon And Schuster.
Charlie is a freshman. And while he’s not the biggest geek in the school, he is by no means popular. Shy, introspective, intelligent beyond his years yet socially awkward, he is a wallflower, caught between trying to live his life and trying to run from it. Charlie is attempting to navigate his way through uncharted territory: the world of first dates and mixed tapes, family dramas and new friends; the world of sex, drugs, and The Rocky Horror Picture Show, when all one requires is that perfect song on that perfect drive to feel infinite. But Charlie can’t stay on the sideline forever. Standing on the fringes of life offers a unique perspective. But there comes a time to see what it looks like from the dance floor. The Perks of Being a Wallflower is a deeply affecting coming-of-age story that will spirit you back to those wild and poignant roller-coaster days known as growing up.
This… I was so lost for words, and yet wrote the review in about fifteen minutes. It’s amazing and confusing and got me out of my reading slump. This is such an amazing book, reviewed here.
“The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones” By Cassandra Clare, Published by Walker Books LTD.
Sixteen-year-old Clary Fray is an ordinary teenager, who likes hanging out in Brooklyn with her friends. But everything changes the night she witnesses a murder, committed by a group of teens armed with medieval weaponry. The murderous group are Shadowhunters, secret warriors dedicated to driving demons out of this dimension and back into their own. Drawn inexorably into a terrifying world, Clary slowly begins to learn the truth about her family – and the battle for the fate of the world.
I love this books so much. It took a while to get into, but about half way through I couldn’t put it down. Review here 🙂