Thursday, September 26, 2013

Stuck For A Book #1

 

Stuck For A Book is a meme/feature hosted by Zoe. It is where we share our own, and other peoples', 5/5 reviews! 

Firstly, one of my own recent ones!

HIDDEN BY MARIANNE CURLEY

 I absolutely loved this! It's a gripping read with a powerful "mystery".... the cover of Hidden is absolutely gorgeous!... There were so many beautiful events and quotes in this book...

Synopsis:  For as long as Ebony can remember, she's been sheltered. Confined to her home in a secluded valley, home-schooled by her protective parents, and limited to a small circle of close friends. It's as if she's being hidden. But something is changing in Ebony. Something that can't be concealed. She's growing more beautiful by the day, she's freakishly strong, and then there's the fact that she's glowing. On one fateful night, Ebony meets Jordan and she's intensely drawn to him. It's as if something explodes inside of her--something that can be seen from the heavens. Ebony still doesn't know that she's a stolen angel, but now that the heavens have found her, they want her back.

Next, a book that has two reviews I'm featuring here today...

THE ELITES BY NATASHA NAGAN

Amber's review:  "Wow. The names of the characters in this book are beautiful!".... "This really is a fantastic roller coaster of a book. It blew my mind! The writing was beautifully breathtaking with a great range of characters that I truly cared for and I always felt a  real sense of danger due to what was happening."... "Once you've started reading this, you won't be able to stop. It's absolutely phenomenal, with a compelling plot and a Dystopian world disguised as a Utopian world that Ngan has expertly crafted."

Hawwa's review:  "The Elites is definitely not a novel to be missed: Compelling yet subtle, the book does not scream 'LOVE ME' but draws you in with its descriptive writing and lovable characters."... " I whizzed through it at the speed of lightning and only stopped for breath when i had to."

Synopsis:  'There is a rumour that the Elites don't bleed.'
Hundreds of years into the future, wars, riots, resource crises and rising sea-levels have destroyed the old civilizations. Only one city has survived: Neo-Babel, a city full of cultures - and racial tension. 
Fifteen-year-old Silver is an Elite, a citizen of Neo-Babel chosen to guard the city due to her superior DNA. She'd never dream of leaving - but then she fails to prevent the assassination of Neo Babel's president, setting off a chain of events more shocking and devastating than she could ever have imagined. Forced to flee the city with her best friend Butterfly (a boy with genetically-enhanced wings), Silver will have to fight to find her family, uncover the truth about Neo-Babel and come to terms with her complicated feelings for Butterfly.
Packed full of adventure, romance, exoticism and the power of friendship, THE ELITES is a highly compelling and beautifully written novel from a supremely talented debut author.

ROSE UNDER FIRE BY ELIZABETH WEIN 
 
Hawwa's review:  "it literally just made you feel a hundred different emotions and was so gritty, and heartbreaking and overpowering and i just. i can't.
If you have the strength. then read this book. and if you don't then i don't blame you but Rose Under Fire was seriously scary and at times i just wanted to put this book down, but there was always this invisible thread dragging my eyes left and right. left and right. left and right. i just couldn't stop."
Synopsis:  Rose Justice is a young American ATA pilot, delivering planes and taxiing pilots for the RAF in the UK during the summer of 1944. A budding poet who feels most alive while flying, she discovers that not all battles are fought in the air. An unforgettable journey from innocence to experience from the author of the best-selling, multi-award-nominated Code Name Verity. From the exhilaration of being the youngest pilot in the British air transport auxiliary, to the aftermath of surviving the notorious Ravensbruck women's concentration camp, Rose's story is one of courage in the face of adversity. Code Name Verity is shortlisted for the Carnegie Medal.

SEVERED HEARTS, BROKEN HEARTS BY ROBYN SCHNEIDER

Arianne's review: "Filled with wit and humour, Severed Heads, Broken Hearts by Robyn Schneider is a brilliant reinvention of everything we think we know about the young adult contemporary genre. One part frank, two parts funny, it's a stunning display of how to get a character-driven plot just right."... "
The romance between Cassidy and Ezra was what made this book for me. It had the spontaneity of teenage love as well as the slow-burn feel of a very powerful relationship; it was more than the sum of its parts. It was cute and physical and beautiful and enigmatic all at the same time... I expected a lot from this book and it didn't disappoint. Given its premise it could easily have become preachy, but the poetic artistry of the plot structure is pitch-perfect."

Synopsis: After witnessing his girlfriend in a “very friendly” position with a guy who is definitely not him, closely followed by a catastrophic car accident that shatters his leg along with his pro Tennis hopes, Ezra Faulkner returns to school for senior year, cast into social oblivion, a shadow of his former self. Ezra believes that everyone suffers a defining tragedy: it appears that his has just occurred.

But this new tragic self might have its own appeal, especially after he meets the clever, oddly sexy Cassidy Thorpe, a girl who launches him into a series of transformative adventures that help Ezra learn the truth about tragedy: unlike lightning, it can and will strike the same place twice.

I hope this post has given you some reading ideas! I'm definitely going to read the other three! :) 

  Charli x 

5 comments:

  1. Thank you for the mentions! I may do this one day..if i can EVER plough through my 'blog posts to write' list..16 and counting. >.<

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    1. Absolutely no problem! You totally should :) hope you get through your post list >.<

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  2. Ack, forgot to link you to one of mine! D: Lol. All these books are on my TBR list already. ;) I NEED THESE! Great post, I love this feature! :)

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    1. No worries! I'll feature you on the next one :)

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  3. I'd love to do one of these. It's such a great post and a great idea like your one last night for the BBM Group :)

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