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Thursday, January 26, 2012

5 Books I Loved But Didn't Review

5. Delirium by Lauren Oliver

 This book was simply beautiful. Every line was like poetry. The entire idea for this book, that love is a disease, drew me in immediately.  It carries a heart-wrenching message, and I have to admit that I cried my eyes out at the ending.

 
 Before scientists found the cure, people thought love was a good thing.

 They didn’t understand that once love -- the deliria -- blooms in your blood, there is no escaping its hold. Things are different now. Scientists are able to eradicate love, and the government demands that all citizens receive the cure upon turning eighteen. Lena Holoway has always looked forward to the day when she’ll be cured. A life without love is a life without pain: safe, measured, predictable, and happy.

  But with ninety-five days left until her treatment, Lena does the unthinkable: She falls in love.

 4. The Near Witch by Victoria Schwab

This book was so haunting and beautifully written. Every second of it was electric and alluring. Just a great story that feels as if it's from another world, and as old as time.

The Near Witch is only an old story told to frighten children. 
 
If the wind calls at night, you must not listen. The wind is lonely, and always looking for company. 
 
And there are no strangers in the town of Near.

These are the truths that Lexi has heard all her life.

But when an actual stranger—a boy who seems to fade like smoke—appears outside her home on the moor at night, she knows that at least one of these sayings is no longer true.

The next night, the children of Near start disappearing from their beds, and the mysterious boy falls under suspicion. Still, he insists on helping Lexi search for them. Something tells her she can trust him.

As the hunt for the children intensifies, so does Lexi’s need to know—about the witch that just might be more than a bedtime story, about the wind that seems to speak through the walls at night, and about the history of this nameless boy.
  3. Across the Universe by Beth Revis

 I love the stars, and I love books that have to do with being trapped in a hostile territory. And this book is all over that, not to mention just being amazing.

  A love out of time. A spaceship built of secrets and murder.

Seventeen-year-old Amy joins her parents as frozen cargo aboard the vast spaceship Godspeed and expects to awaken on a new planet, three hundred years in the future. Never could she have known that her frozen slumber would come to an end fifty years too soon and that she would be thrust into the brave new world of a spaceship that lives by its own rules.

Amy quickly realizes that her awakening was no mere computer malfunction. Someone-one of the few thousand inhabitants of the spaceship-tried to kill her. And if Amy doesn't do something soon, her parents will be next.

Now Amy must race to unlock Godspeed's hidden secrets. But out of her list of murder suspects, there's only one who matters: Elder, the future leader of the ship and the love she could never have seen coming.
 2. My Soul to Take by Rachel Vincent

  This is one of my all-time favorite books, not to mention, one of the books that got me into YA. I love the romance, the humor, the characters, the story....  it's all just so good. If you haven't read this book, that means you also do not know Tod. And, believe me people, you want to know Tod.

  She doesn't see dead people, but…
She senses when someone near her is about to die. And when that happens, a force beyond her control compels her to scream bloody murder. Literally.
Kaylee just wants to enjoy having caught the attention of the hottest guy in school. But a normal date is hard to come by when Nash seems to know more about her need to scream than she does. And when classmates start dropping dead for no apparent reason, only Kaylee knows who'll be next…

1. The Iron King by Julie Kagawa

 This is my all-time favorite series. The setting is gorgeous. The faery lore is intriguing. The characters are so realistic you feel as if you could touch them. And the romance? Let's just say, I fell right along with Meghan.

And, um, also Puck. Forever Puck.

 Meghan Chase has a secret destiny—one she could never have imagined…
Something has always felt slightly off in Meghan's life, ever since her father disappeared before her eyes when she was six. She has never quite fit in at school…or at home.
When a dark stranger begins watching her from afar, and her prankster best friend becomes strangely protective of her, Meghan senses that everything she's known is about to change.

 But she could never have guessed the truth—that she is the daughter of a mythical faery king and is a pawn in a deadly war. Now Meghan will learn just how far she'll go to save someone she cares about, to stop a mysterious evil no faery creature dare face…and to find love with a young prince who might rather see her dead than let her touch his icy heart.

1 Comments:

RhiannonPaille

New follower, love your blog design and I've read everything here you haven't reviewed except for My soul to take. It might need to be added to my TBR pile!

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