I read a couple of books this week and they are GREAT! They are both stories about young adults, but that is where the similarities end.
The Bone Season by Samantha Shannon
This book had me confused the first couple of chapters, there are a lot of new terms introduced, and very little explanation, and trying to use the word in the sentence doesn’t always help, nor does the Kindle provide definitions. If you’re reading the physical book version, you might have an easier time because there are a couple of glossaries for these new words. So that’s my only complaint, once I got “involved” in the book I was hooked, and loved it.
The Bone Season is the kind of book that will stay with you long after you’ve finished reading it. Quite simply it is a riveting story, Dystopian based, with complex characters and a richly crafted world.
Oh and the author was 21 when she wrote this. Twenty One.
Here’s the official trailer for The Bone Season book by Samantha Shannon:
The Fault In Our Stars by John Green
Favorite quote: “As he read, I fell in love the way you fall asleep: slowly, and then all at once.” Hazel Grace regarding Augustus Waters.
This book. Amazing! I’ve read John Green before, Looking For Alaska, and loved it, too.
I have to admit though, I was at first put off by the cancer aspect of the story and delayed reading the book until now. What a mistake that was! When I finally got over myself and read the first chapter I was immediately hooked and couldn’t put it down.
I realized three quarters of the way through the book that I was seriously invested with these characters. I laughed at their witty banter, and felt for them when the suffered, and was joyful when they had triumphs. And, I cried like a baby. Full on tears and snot and ugly face cried during a few parts. I just finished this book this morning at 1am so it’s still fresh and I get choked up just thinking about it.
Here’s the author, John Green, on set of The Fault In Our Stars movie: