Wednesday, July 24, 2013

New books to read


Today I took a much needed trip to my second home, the bookstore. I bought quite a few books home with me and I'm really looking forward to reading them. Below are the four books I picked up today. Enjoy!

Title-The 5th Wave by Rick Yancey 
The Passage meets Ender’s Game in an epic new series from award-winning author Rick Yancey. After the 1st wave, only darkness remains. After the 2nd, only the lucky escape. And after the 3rd, only the unlucky survive. After the 4th wave, only one rule applies: trust no one. Now, it’s the dawn of the 5th wave, and on a lonely stretch of highway, Cassie runs from Them. The beings who only look human, who roam the countryside killing anyone they see. Who have scattered Earth’s last survivors. To stay alone is to stay alive, Cassie believes, until she meets Evan Walker. Beguiling and mysterious, Evan Walker may be Cassie’s only hope for rescuing her brother—or even saving herself. But Cassie must choose: between trust and despair, between defiance and surrender, between life and death. To give up or to get up.


Since this book has come out I've heard great things about it. It has been described as, "A fast paced action adventure that is worthy of being compared to The Hunger Games."-Booklist, which in my eyes,

is a very nice compliment. The movie rights to the book have already been sold so I have high expectations for this novel.


Title- Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo 
The Shadow Fold, a swathe of impenetrable darkness, crawling with monsters that feast on human flesh, is slowly destroying the once-great nation of Ravka.Alina, a pale, lonely orphan, discovers a unique power that thrusts her into the lavish world of the kingdom’s magical elite—the Grisha. Could she be the key to unravelling the dark fabric of the Shadow Fold and setting Ravka free?The Darkling, a creature of seductive charm and terrifying power, leader of the Grisha. If Alina is to fulfill her destiny, she must discover how to unlock her gift and face up to her dangerous attraction to him.But what of Mal, Alina’s childhood best friend? As Alina contemplates her dazzling new future, why can’t she ever quite forget him?Glorious. Epic. Irresistible. Romance.

Now, I know from Twitter and other media sites that this book is extremely liked and well written. To be honest, I'm not quite sure why it has taken me so long to read this, but now I am and I am really looking forward to it!

Title: I am the Messenger by Markus Zusak 
Ed Kennedy is an underage cabdriver without much of a future. He's pathetic at playing cards, hopelessly in love with his best friend, Audrey, and utterly devoted to his coffee-drinking dog, the Doorman. His life is one of peaceful routine and incompetence until he inadvertently stops a bank robbery.That's when the first ace arrives in the mail.That's when Ed becomes the messenger.Chosen to care, he makes his way through town helping and hurting (when necessary) until only one question remains: Who's behind Ed's mission?

I picked this book up today for only one reason, the author. Markus Zusak is the author of my all time favorite book, The Book Thief. Because The Book Thief was such an amazing novel I decided to try Zusaks's other book and see if it is any good. 

Title: The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern
The circus arrives without warning. No announcements precede it. It is simply there, when yesterday it was not. Within the black-and-white striped canvas tents is an utterly unique experience full of breathtaking amazements. It is called Le Cirque des RĂªves, and it is only open at night. But behind the scenes, a fierce competition is underway—a duel between two young magicians, Celia and Marco, who have been trained since childhood expressly for this purpose by their mercurial instructors. Unbeknownst to them, this is a game in which only one can be left standing, and the circus is but the stage for a remarkable battle of imagination and will. Despite themselves, however, Celia and Marco tumble headfirst into love—a deep, magical love that makes the lights flicker and the room grow warm whenever they so much as brush hands. True love or not, the game must play out, and the fates of everyone involved, from the cast of extraordinary circus per­formers to the patrons, hang in the balance, suspended as precariously as the daring acrobats overhead. 

The cover of this book drew me in, as did the summary. The Night Circus looks like a really well written and thought out novel and I'm really looking forward to reading this book.

So fellow readers, these are the four books that I am going to be reading next. Has anyone else read any of these books? Anybody have book suggestions? Sound off in the comments below!

--AMANDA

1 comment:

  1. Both the 5th Wave and Shadow and Bone are amazing books! Hope you have fun reading:)

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