It’s the 4th annual End of Year Book Survey from Jamie at The Perpetual Page Turner…
Archives for December 2013
The Dream Thieves by Maggie Stiefvater
I’ve reviewed a few sequels this year and though I usually have a pretty good idea of what to expect but Maggie Stiefvater really surprised me with her approach to The Raven Boys sequel.
The Dream Thieves is the sequel that’s not trying to be a sequel (and I guess it’s not since it’s the second book in a four book series.) It wasn’t trying to set up for an overarching plot or wrap up loose ends from book one, it just told a story. The complicated and dark story of The Raven Boys resident bad boy Ronan Lynch.
It has been a great blogging and reading year. We hope you have a wonderful Christmas and a great New Year.
- Release Date : October 8th 2013
- Genre : Sci-Fi/AU
- Pages : 448
- Publisher : Delacorte Books For Young Readers
Sixteen-year-old Sasha Lawson has only ever known one small, ordinary life. When she was young, she loved her grandfather’s stories of parallel worlds inhabited by girls who looked like her but led totally different lives. Sasha never believed such worlds were real–until now, when she finds herself thrust into one against her will.
To prevent imminent war, Sasha must slip into the life of an alternate version of herself, a princess who has vanished on the eve of her arranged marriage. If Sasha succeeds in fooling everyone, she will be returned home; if she fails, she’ll be trapped in another girl’s life forever. As time runs out, Sasha finds herself torn between two worlds, two lives, and two young men vying for her love–one who knows her secret, and one who thinks she’s someone she’s not.
- Release Date: December 10th 2013 (US)
- Pages: 374
- Genre: Science Fiction
- Publisher: Disney Hyperion
Traveling through hyperspace the cruise ship Icarus is supposed to be invincible. Carrying some of the richest and most noble people in the galaxy, nobody expects it to be pulled out of hyperspace. The violent crash leaves two young passengers, Tarver Merendsen and Lilac LaRoux stranded on a mysterious deserted planet that tests their will to survive in a situation that feels hopeless….
- Publication Date: May 26th 2010 (ebook)
- Pages: 322
- Publisher: Carina Press (Harlequin)
- Series: The Kowalskis #1
Well, I have really been genre-hopping this year. I’m finally taking the time to read more than YA and checking out book categories I’ve wanted to know more about like literary and narrative nonfiction. Now I’m finally jumping into the adult romance genre.
The romance novel has always fascinated me. I mean they have to be some of the most lucrative and consistently popular genre novels over the past 50 years. Every time I go to a used book sale or used bookstore there is always a woman or two with a rolling basket in hand carefully scanning the Harlequins and stocking up. I’ve always picked up one or two because I figure they are cheap and not a big commitment, but I just never actually read them. At one point I’d read a few pages into a Regency romance, but couldn’t get into it. When I stumbled across this book for .50 cents at a library book sale I got it on a whim, it was about a journalist and a novelist so I figured I could relate. Plus, it was in third person which is my favorite POV….