Even though I'm severely behind on reading due to my wedding in April (and all the stress that goes along with moving into a new house) I have managed to pick a few favorites so far.
#1 The Gathering by Kelley Armstrong
This book was a major surprise. I imagined that Armstrong would do a second trilogy but i had no idea it would follow the last series so quickly. Here we have another girl Maya with a supernatural form that is a little different than the general shift-o-change-o werewolves that are pouring onto the shelves . Although not very different from what we are use to seeing in paranormal YA you can still enjoy Armstrong's strong writing.
#2 DIVERGENT by Veronica Roth
I would like to give a big congrats to Veronica Roth on her debut novel DIVERGENT.
I can't think of many who pushed themselves as hard you have. I LOVE to see people
who I've witnessed develop their talent make it to the shelf so yay! yay! yay Vero! :) . Divergent is a dystopian about sixteen-year-old Beatrice who must choose a 'faction' they will commit themselves to for the rest of their lives. Yes. I know. I'm not one for dystopians but I can make a BIG exception for this gem.
#3 Invincible Summer by Hannah Moskowitz
Yes! I admit it! You have me! I have a huge fan-girl crush on Hannah Moskowtiz. So much so that I called the bookstore where my husband and I honeymooned in advanced so I could have a copy of Invincible Summer waiting for me the day it came out. I spent many nights that week on a mountain top in a hot tub reading Invincible Summer. A contemporary YA novel about Chase and the four summers of his high school life. A story so realistically sad that it stuck with me for days but one I still enjoyed. On a happy note I am so TWEAKED for her next book Zombie Tag coming in December.
Next post I will list the three YA books we have all (well most) been waiting for and give you some feedback on why I'm so stoked. :) Thanks for reading.