Legend by Marie Lu
What was the western part of United States is now home of the Republic, a nation at war with its neighbors. Born in one of the wealthiest families of the Republic, fifteen-year-old June is a prodigy being trained to for success in the Republic’s military. Born in the slums, fifteen-year-old Day is the Republic’s most wanted criminal. From two opposite worlds, they have no reason to encounter each other until June’s brother, Metias, is murdered and Day becomes the main suspect. Now being hunted down by June, Day is on a race for his and his family’s lives. But then something happens, and instead it brings Day and June closer together, and they learn what a man would do just to get what he wants.
It was a good book, and let me remind you, a teen book is not a teen book without a bit of romance. Just saying. Book order:
Ali’s Pretty Little Lies by Sara Shepard
Ali’s Pretty Little Lies is written by Sara Shepard and is the prequel to the Pretty Little Liars Secret. Even before Alison DiLaurentis disappeared mysteriously. Alison’s life was perfect. Everyone loved her. She was the ‘It’ girl. She had it all. Until her whole life came down to this one lie. Scared, Alison manipulates her “friends” into unleashing their deepest and darkest secrets. Scared of the consequences one lie becomes another until it ended her life permanently.
This book was a good read, however even though this book is a prequel, it is best to read once you are finished reading the Pretty Little Liars full book series, as it had all these hidden things that will spoil the rest of the book. I would rate this book 4.5/5 as the plot was great. It was good to finally find out what happens inside Alison’s head, as the books in the PLL series are told from the perspective of Ali’s friends. As the story progressed, the plot was very slow. Overall it was a quick read.
Summary This book is a romance story about a 16 year old girl named America Singer who lives a country in the future that is a caste divided nation. She has won the opportunity to compete in the selection, which is designed for Prince Maxon to find his mate. This is every girl’s dreams but America doesn’t want to go because she is secretly already in love with Aspen, a guard who works at the palace from her hometown. Will America fall for the prince? Or will she leave the prince for Aspen… What if the royal family finds out about her relationship with Aspen? That is something you’ll find out by yourself if you read this book. No spoilers!
I loved this author’s plot and descriptions, it was simply amazing to read. It was a really exciting book to read. My best friends also read it and they agreed to how great this book was. There are 5 books in this series and I’m planning to read all of them. I suggest this to all people who likes romance books, I rate this book 5 stars.
A Great and Terrible Beauty by Libba Bray
Sixteen-year old Gemma Doyle is shipped off to Spence, a proper English boarding school, from India after the suicide of her mother. Her reception at her new school is a chilly one, as she is guilt-ridden over her mother’s death, and sometimes get visions of the future that have a weird tendency to come true. She also notices a strange Indian young man observing her following her around. But why? What does this have to do with her entanglement with some of Spence’s girls, and what will their trail deeper into the spirit world lead to?
I really liked this series (surprise! it’s another series!), even though it was rather confusing at times, probably because there were very long time gaps between the times I read the three books.
“When everyone knows you’re a monster, you needn’t waste time doing every monstrous thing.” – Kaz Brekker
The fantasy novel Six of Crows, by Leigh Bardugo (author of the Grisha series), follows the story of Kaz Brekker and his crew of dangerous outcasts as they attempt to commit the one heist that could get them out of the streets and make them millionaires. The catch? The very likely chance of death for all those involved before the quest can even begin.
Six of Crows is one of my favourite books of all time. Its original, well-mapped setting (there is literally a map at the beginning of the book), unique cast of bold, dynamic characters, and intricate, steady plot all work together to create a story that plays out effortlessly in one’s imagination.Read More
The Blackthorn Key is a captivating book that caught my attention from the very beginning. It holds so many wonderful secrets and spells! I personally really liked this book because one of my friends gave it to me as a present, and she said that it is a really good book. At first, I didn’t believe her, since the cover seemed really plain, but after finishing the whole book, I realized that it was an extraordinary book with a lot of excitement and action.
So, you’re probably wondering what exactly the book is about. The protagonist of the story, Christopher, is the apprentice of the wonderful Benedict Blackthorn. Of course, everyone has their secrets, and when a cult starts to prey on apothecaries, Christopher is worried about Benedict. He goes into action!
I rate this a definite 5 out of 5!