Top Five Recent Reads
The Pearl Wars (Skyship Academy #1) by Nick James
The voice of this character pulled me in from page 1. I absolutely adore Jesse. Great action, great pacing, great characters. And the crazy futuristic world he’s created? LOVE it. I can't wait for book 2.
Variant by Robison WellsI hadn't read any reviews of this book before I started so the twists and turns in the story were a complete surprise. I raced through this, breathless to see what would happen next. The only bummer -- it's part of a series. *sigh* I'm reading too many series books!!
(One of two realistic fiction titles on my list)
All I can say is that the National Book Awards people got it wrong. This was such an incredible book, such a moving story. It stayed with me for weeks. Loved it.
A Million Suns by Beth RevisExpected publication: January 10th 2012 by Razorbill
I love this series, love that the world is so believable, love the characters and the obstacles they overcome. So imaginative, so awesome...SO SAD that I have to wait more than a year for the final book!!!
Write fast, Beth!!!
Everything You Need to Survive the Apocalypse by Lucas Klauss (You wouldn't guess it from the title, but this is my other realistic fiction pick)
Expected publication: January 3rd 2012 by Simon Pulse
This book surprised me in so many ways. The writing is practically perfect. The characters, I loved. Watching the MC struggle with questions of religion and atheism and respecting his parents as he falls in love, grows apart from his friends and deals with betrayals -- it's all in there and written with such honesty and humor. Once I started reading, I didn't want to stop. And when I did have to step away to cook or pick the kids up from school, I couldn't stop thinking about it. I read it in a day.
So there you have it, five books that blew me away. Books that I keep telling people they have to read. What are some of the best books you’ve read recently?