Wednesday, June 6, 2012

What I've Read Lately

Nevermore by Kelly Creagh

Allow me to gush for a second. I LOVED THIS BOOK. KM has been trying to get me to read this for AGES, I tell you, AGES. But it's SO THICK I kept putting it off. So glad I didn't wait any longer. It's different, it's funny, it's creepy, it pairs a cheerleader with a goth! And I couldn't read it fast enough. Varen completely won me over. Need. Book. Two. Now.

Wanderlove by Kirsten Hubbard

I read this while I was on vacation, and it was perfect because it's a story about a girl traveling through Central America. I was just in Florida (and mostly on the beach), but it felt fitting to enjoy this story somewhere other than my couch. Great descriptions that make you feel like you're there, unique characters and MC development. Loved!

Bad Taste in Boys by Carrie Harris

This was a super fast and fun read. If you're intrigued but serious zombie books like The Forest of Hands and Teeth by Carrie Ryan are too much for you (it was the only book to ever give me nightmares, even though I devoured the series), this hilarious book is for you.

Candor by Pam Bachorz

I read this book intending to pay attention to the male POV for WIP research, but the story was SO interesting, often I forgot to do that. I suppose it's considered a dystopian, but it didn't feel much like one to me. It's set in modern times, in a community that uses subliminal messages to control formerly rebellious kids and teens. And what an ending. I still don't really know how to react to that...

Midnight in Austenland by Shannon Hale

I was SO excited to meet Shannon Hale at TLA in April. I adored Austenland, so getting my copy signed and picking up the newest one was a treat. I was a little worried that MiA wouldn't live up to my hopes, or that it would feel like a different version of Austenland, but they really are completely different. This one had so much excitement, a mystery, murder!, AND romance that you and the MC don't know if it's real or not. I hope she continues this "series." She's definitely set it up to keep going.

What have YOU read lately that you recommend?


  1. I really loved Nevermore, maybe even more so because I didn't expect to! I may need to re-read it. And I can't wait to read Midnight in Austenland!

  2. Oh man, I have a lot to read! I just got my friend SJ Kincaid's book INSIGNIA in the mail today. Eeeek! So excited to read it. :) It comes out officially in the US next month.

  3. I now get to tell you "I told you so"! MOOWAHAHAHAHA! NEVERMORE is basically the best paranormal book ever. And I'm with Meredith: I didn't have that high of expectations, so it totally blew me away. Crossing my fingers ENSHADOWED will be just as good. :)