Yup, the above are all the books I got in the month of August. I believe I went a bit crazy this month and got a total of 24 books! Let's get into some details of why I bought them and have a look at their beautiful covers. :)
I'm a sucker for romance, so when a book that contains no romance, but is still able to keep me entertained, I gotta call it a miracle.
The Maze Runner is a book about survival. We follow the protagonist, Thomas, as he wakes up in this weird box and is being sent to The Glade, which is a place in a giant maze. There are already quite a number of boys in The Glade, and their memories have all been wiped out. Thomas, dying to grasp his memories and find out the truth behind this maze, discovers his important role in escaping the maze.
Quite a number of people asked me what Four is about or in what order they read the four installments in the Divergent series. And here I am, telling you what I thought about this book and my opinion on the best order to read these books.
Let's face the truth, how many lesbian vampire books could you find? Well, I couldn't think of any except this one. Or maybe you aren't interested in vampires or lesbian vampires, but if you are looking for some horror stories which are also classics, you should totally pick up this book!
After her best friend Sloane's mysterious and sudden disappearance, Emily receives a list from her, which includes things like skinny-dipping, kiss a stranger, hug a Jamie, etc. While trying to complete the list, she makes some unexpected new friends, starts getting out of her comfort zone. What's more is that an even more unexpected romantic relationship seems to blossom unconsciously.
Well, September is a distressing month. School starts, which equals to less reading time. I hate that, but there are still some awesome new releases in September, so at least we have something wonderful to anticipate!
Who loves Lauren Oliver? Well, I do! And It says this book is "a story of family, ghosts, secrets and mystery", in which "the lives of the living and the dead intersect in shocking, surprising and moving ways" Sounds intriguing, right?
Bianca Piper, who's cynical and loyal, throws her Coke in Wesley Rush's face when he calls her "Duffy". Ever since, she's troubled by this word and keeps feeling herself ugly and fat. Then, issues happen, and she does something entirely crazy for distraction and ends up falling for the guy she hates the most.
I have to admit that I feel so connected with Bianca. She's intelligent, cynical and funny! She's sassy; she appears to be strong, but actually soft on the inside. I like how Miss Keplinger uses the dialogues to bring out the personality of each character, making them so distinct.
In The Taking, Kyra has a fight with her dad, and a sudden strong light flashes by, then she remembers nothing. After she wakes up and goes home, a strange man is there instead of her mom and dad. She is then being told that she's gone for 5 years, everything is not the same except her.
Seriously, a really exciting and unique concept. The story is really easy to get into; it's fast-paced and creepy, which is totally my cup of tea!
Switched, follows a girl named Wendy, whose mother accuses she as a monster and tries to kill her on her sixth birthday. As she grows, she gets a feeling that maybe her mother is right. Everything changes and she discovers her real identity after meeting this badass, hot, mysterious guy named Finn. Her journey begins and more dangers encounter as she discovers her true self.
I have to admit, Switched has got one of the best first lines I've ever seen so far. It immediately caught my attention, aroused my curiosity, and got me aching to know what would happen next.