Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Books I've Read Recently Part 1

Haven't done a "Books I've Read Recently" post in a whiiiiile so I'm thinking about breaking this up into two parts since I have been reading, really!

I was looking forward to reading The Archived by Victoria Schwab simply because of its premise.  The dead are called Histories and are kept in a mysterious realm called The Archive.  Plus the action of being a keeper and wrangling Histories?  Sold.  The book did not disappoint!  It took me a little bit to get into it, but after the first few chapters I could not put this book down.  Plus the heartbreak for Mac and her little brother was so heart-felt, I could relate.

I decided to read The Sky is Everywhere after hearing so much about it on twitter.  AND I'M SO GLAD I DID!  This book is sad.  Like way sad.  It has all the feels.  But I could relate so much to the situation that Lennie's in and of course I loved the music aspect of this book.  I didn't care for the handwritten notes that were scrawled between chapters (but I'm sure that was just me) and I understood why they were there.  Lennie's confusion is so real that you can't help liking her and feeling for her situation.

I wanted to read the third Heist Society book Perfect Scoundrels because my new WiP has a heist in it.  So it was kind of for research, but I really liked the feel of this addition to the series.  We get a lot more of Hale (all the swoons!) and his family life, and the con was the most interesting of the bunch.  It was different than the other cons in the other books and had a lot more emotion involved in it.  I think it was definitely the best of the series.

Overall, I recommend all of these books.  They are some of my faves and I think people can find something they like in all of them!

What have you read lately that you've loved?