I have decided to enter Chicklish's New York Book Challenge!
The challenge entails that I read 6 books or more that are set in the Big Apple itself, NY, NY!
The challenge runs for 6 months, from June the 1st until December 31st. I am very excited and think you should do it too! (even if you don't have a blog, or tumblr or typepad etc.)
Part of entering is linking back to the source of this vunderbar challenge - so, without further ado, here it is!
And, now, for the most exciting part, the books I am going to (some I already have) read!...
1. Dash & Lily's Book of Dares
2. The Luxe Series by Anna Godbersen
3. Bright Young Things by Anna Godbersen
4. Suite Scarlett by Maureen Johnson
5. Jessie ♥ NYC 6. The Princess Diaries series by Meg Cabot
Will fill you in on more details as the challenge progresses,
When Clara Gardner was 14, she found out that she, her brother and her mother were all part angel, and that she has a purpose that she must fulfill... Now, Clara is 16 and she is having visions of a strange boy trapped in the center of a bush fire's path. It's not long before Clara realises that this is her purpose and that she must find out who the boy is & where this is happening before it is too late and she is unable to fulfill her god-given purpose.
The sub-genre of angel novel may or may not put you off reading this book, but all I can say is, fan or no fan of paranormal, Unearthly is warm and soothing, the kind of book you read by the fire or in bed on a Sunday morning.
The whole book is enjoyable, it progresses at a natural pace; it doesn't have you in the character's mind for pages on end or have you flipping back and forward in the pages because it progresses too fast.
Hand has created characters that pull at your emotions, Hand makes you feel love, hate, anger, frustration or a range of other emotions towards the characters, their decisions and the situations presented in the novel.
Hand is a skilled writer and knows how to manipulate the plot of the novel making it a surprising ride that entices you to read more and more. The experience of looking forward to a part in a novel is not ruined by the moments in between, you find yourself just as happy to read those moments in between to get to the resolutions or final showdowns.
I recommend Unearthly for teenage girls aged 13-16, a bit of romance, comedy, drama all combined with the flair of Cynthia Hand's writing is sure to have you loving Unearthly.
As I am currently reading the out of this world novel Across the Universe by Beth Revis, I thought I would tease you with a quote from the book. Look out for the Review coming in the not too distant future...
'THE PRESIDENT CALLED IT THE 'EPITOME OF THE AMERICAN DREAM.'
Daddy Called it the unholy alliance of business and government.
But all it really was, was America giving up. Bailing out in order to join the Financial Resouce Exchange. A multinational alliance focused on one thing: profit. Fund global medical care to monopolize vaccines. Back unified currency to collect planet-wide interest.
And provide the resources needed for a select group of scientists and military personnel to embark on the first trip across the universe in a quest to find more natural resources - more profit.
This week, I have been very slack with blogging and I am very sorry for that, but I have some end of the week news and updates for you!
The ridiculous mockery of a feature from The Wall Street Journal about 'The Darkness of Young Adult Fiction'. All I can say is; this is completley ridiculous... There has been uproar in the YA Fiction community about this silly article, just for fun, read the ridiculousness here.
The responses around the blogging and YA community about the Wall Street Journal are displayed here @ The Tales Compendium - Thanks Jess!
I am always fascinated by actors or singers and the like who go on to write biography's such as the terrible Miley Cyrus one (except for those who like Miley Cyrus, sorry!) to Hillary Duff's new book which seems to have good reviews and actually be a decent novel!
Have a look at the review from Chicklish here
Also, I have now crossed Paper Towns off my to-buy list (what a very very long list it is!) and am excited about reading it soon! Look for the review coming soon; and for those of you who don't know what I'm talking about, click here
I am excited about the book Die for Me by Amy Plum and I have finally decided (after much mental ping-pong) that my favourite cover of all the covers that have ever been avaliable is the old US one.
I think that the whole River Styx theme suits it more than the scene of the main character looking over Paris. I also think that the dark colours add to the effect of the whole 'die for me' title. The blue dress and the red boat also makes the girl in the centre stand out. Anyway, that's just my opinion. What do you think??
OLD US COVER
The US now has a new cover, as seen below on the left, but I still preffer the old one... - Why did they ever get rid of it?? -