I’ve been slacking. I confess. I’ve been reading AWESOME YA books lately and have not, alas, blogged about one.
To hold you over for these sure-to-be scintillating posts, here’s a little preview of what’s to come on “Thoughts on YA Books for the not-so-young adult.”
1. Wicked Lovely by Melissa Marr – Ash can see fairies. They don’t know she can see. If they do find out, terrible things could happen…
2. Uglies by Scott Westerfeld Tally, an Ugly living on a futuristic Earth, is looking forward to the operation given to all “uglies” at the age of 16, the operation that turns all uglies into “pretties.”
3. The Alchemyst by Michael Scott Twins Sophie and Josh are in for the Hummer ride of their lives when they realize the local bookseller, Nick Fleming, is actually the famous alchemist Nicholas Flamel.
4. The Summoning by Kelley Armstrong Chloe Saunders can see dead people. When her “hallucinations” become too much to handle, she’s sent to Lyle House, a home for other teens who are more than what they seem.
And on my to-read list? Evermore by Alyson Nöel. Here’s the summary on the Website – sounds delicious!
Since a horrible accident claimed the lives of her family, Ever can see auras, hear people’s thoughts, and know a person’s entire life story by touch. Going out of her way to avoid human contact and suppress her abilities has branded her as a freak at her new high school—but everything changes when she meets Damen.
Damen Auguste is gorgeous, exotic and wealthy. He’s the only one who can silence the noise and random energy in her head—wielding a magic so intense, it’s as though he can see straight into her soul. As Ever is drawn deeper into his enticing world of secrets and mystery, she’s left with more questions than answers. She has no idea just who he really is—or what he is. The only thing she knows to be true is she’s falling deeply and helplessly in love with him.