Now that school's finished...for now, (I'm a perpetual learner, need-to-knower,
Shatter Me - Tahereh Mafi
This book was different with its strike throughs and poignant use of imagery. I loved it. As soon as I've finished my current read, I'll start on the sequel - Unravel Me. One thing I wasn't certain about with respect to the book was the "dystopian" reference. I didn't think it was a dystopian. The author did attempt to introduce the readers to a new world but it was mainly about the main character's reaction to her less-than-favorable "gift." This will be a great read for anyone who dares to be different with their work. This author was and I think it worked well for her. Read it and let us know what you think.
Hopeless - Colleen Hoover
This book was different from what I normally read. I like action, paranormal, suspense but this book was full of romance. I loved it, though. The author's voice is GREAT. She is my new YA hero. Her characters are flawed, beautiful, and you love and hate them. I 've been told there's a sequel and I can't wait to read it. Oh and this author is from Texas and she's self-published! Kudos to her. She totally rocks!!!! If you write YA, I recommend you reading this for the voice alone - but there are other bits of awesomeness going on here, too.
What the Dead Know - Laura Lippman
This is not YA! But this book hooks you from the beginning and doesn't let go until the very end. This book, with my mommy pants on, makes me cringe. Like the plot of the story, I have two girls and couldn't imagine the story that unfolds in this book happening to me. Horrible, shattering. This book was spellbinding but I wouldn't read it again just because it makes me think too much. But if you haven't read it, you should.
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