Fellow bookworms, it officially reading season because no one can deny that winter has arrived. So here are a few recommendations that I can most definitely vouch for because… I’ve already read em!
Stolen: A Letter to My Captor by Lucy Christopher
Sixteen year old Gemma is kidnapped from Bangkok airport and taken to the Australian Outback. The story is written as a letter to her captor, explaining her actions, her fears and her feelings not to mention the Australian landscape which becomes a character of its own within the story.
This isn’t exactly a feel-good story but I did find it to be a good read, if not a little thought provoking. This is also being turned into a movie which I hear has
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A witch’s curse has trapped the trolls beneath the Forsaken Mountain for five centuries, but there is a prophesy of a union that will set the trolls free. Cécile de Troyes is a human on her way to follow her dreams and move to the city with her mother but is kidnapped and taken beneath the mountain. There she learns there is far more to the myth of the trolls than she could have imagined.
An old fashioned romantic fairytale fantasy filled with trolls, witches and magic. With a determined and strong female lead, you’ll devour this book as quick as you can! Recommended for fans of Graceling.
In the small town of Carp in the middle of nowhere, there is a tradition that fills the boredom over summer for graduating seniors – the game of Panic. It is notoriously dangerous, forcing student to face their fears. Only Heather is realising she has no fears, so she just might win this.
This is a slightly dark, realistic contemporary fiction novel that is equal parts thriller and romance that will have you on the edge of your seat. And I think it’s becoming a movie! It’s from the same author that brought you Delirium.
The Selection Series by Kiera Cass
The best way I’ve described this series to friends is Hunger Games meets the Bachelor. And that’s usually enough to get them hooked. 35 girls are given the chance to escape the caste system they were born into and become a Princess, and one day Queen. In order to do this, they are moved into the palace to live amongst and like royalty, competing to win the heart of Prince Maxon, heir to the throne.
America Singer has been selected to compete, removed from her family and her secret boyfriend Aspen and forced to live a life she doesn’t want, competing for a crown she has no interest in. Until she meets Prince Maxon and he nothing at all like she expects.
This is straight up YA dystopian romance, but I loved every morsel. It can be pretty mature at times, so don’t worry it’s not the fluffy kind of YA despite what the covers suggest. You’ll devour it and be on to book two! And lucky you the final book only just came out!
Let me know how you enjoy the books in the comments section below or better yet, drop some recommendations of your own!