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110th finished book of the year: The Giver by Lois Lowry
Where to start? This is a great book and it thoroughly deserves to be considered an essential modern classic. This is not the first book by Lowry that I have read. I loved Anastasia Krupnik as a child and I read an abridged student version for students of English as a foreign language (English is my second language) in high school. In my Advanced English class I did a book report on “Gathering Blue”, a kinda sequel to “The Giver”, that I also loved. “The Giver” is labelled as a children’s book, though I don’t think that eleven year olds will understand all nuances of the story yet. Obviously I can only judge by my own eleven year old self, and the eleven year olds nowadays most likely have a different maturity than those of two decades ago what with the exposure to media nowadays etc., but in my opinion the book is more suitable for teenagers, maybe from the age of 14-15. Adults certainly should give this book a try. The language is kept simple and the book is easy to read (as it should be for children), but the story offers a lot of food for thoughts and stays with the reader long after they have finished the book.
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108th finished book of the year: Champion by Marie Lu
I loved this book, I loved the end and I love the entire trilogy.
106th finished book of the year: Prodigy by Marie Lu
I really liked this book and I’m looking forward to reading the next part in the series. The story kept on surprising me and every time I thought I had the villain or the good guy pinned down the story took another turn and I had to re-adjust my opinion of some characters. Whenever I thought I had the story figured out and thought I knew how the book would end, a new piece of - shocking - information was revealed, and I actually asked the book how it could do that to me; leaving me with THAT at the end of the chapter, at the end of my lunch break. The time until I could continue to read was excruciating. I hope the third part in the series will be just as good.
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Please tell me I’m not the only one that gets very protective of my books when someone asks to borrow them.. Don’t get me wrong I’m flattered someone wants to read a book I’ve read but it’s just I don’t trust people with my babies, you’ll rip them or treat them poorly or loose them or never give them back and I just can’t have that.
My books. My babies.
I’m currently reading “Prodigy” by Marie Lu and I have to say for a second part of a trilogy this is a fantastic book so far. Didn’t see that coming.
105th finished book of the year: Graceling by Kristin Cashore
This book was written very well, I liked the style. The story was gripping enough, and towards the end I was wondering when the big showdown with the villain would happen as there were only about 50 pages left. The showdown between good and evil came sudden, unexpected and was entirely disappointing after the suspension up until that point. But despite this, I liked the characters and the style of writing. On another note I prefer the cover of the US American version to the British one. The UK one looks like a Twilight knock-off, trying to be dark and mysterious.
I hope all of my new followers won’t be disappointed when I have reached the end of my YA books to read pile and return to non-YA books (which will be soon-ish).
104th finished book of the year: Legend by Marie Lu
I surprisingly liked this book a lot. The plot wasn’t exactly new and reminded me, in parts, a lot of Divergent and Insurgent, but it was well written nevertheless and I spent most of Sunday quite entertained while reading this book. I will most likely check out the other parts in this trilogy as well.
103rd finished book of the year: World After by Susan Ee
I loved this second part in the series as much as the first book. I have read a lot of comments that this book was nowhere near as good as Angelfall, but it entertained me just as much and I respectfully disagree. I can’t wait for the next installment. Why do the books I love always have to be ongoing series where I have to wait years - years! - for the next part?