The weekly reading tips this Friday is the addictively intriguing The Perfect Girl by Gilly Macmillan. This is not quite YA novel, more a mystery novel about a teenage girl. But that doesn’t make in any less good, on the contrary. For a long time, when I read it, I had no idea what to expect – is it turning into a murder story, a love story, a suspense novel or what? - which is such a good thing. Don’t you just hate it when you can figure the whole intrigue out just by reading the blurb of a book? Halfway through “The Perfect Girl” I kind of thought I had figured it all out, but then comes a new twist at the end, keeping you in the dark all the way through.
This weekend reading tips is actually three, the darkly, magical Half Bad trilogy by Sally Green – “Half Bad”, “Half Wild” and “Half Lost”. I absolutely loved the books. This trilogy is so unique and original that I almost don’t want to try and explain it; I’m afraid to spoil the magic of the books that way. Sally Green tells an amazing story. The books are gripping, fast-paced and tragically marvellous. I just finished reading the last book in the trilogy and I am so gonna miss Nathan! And Gabriel and…
This week’s tips for a great weekend-read is the Under the Never Sky Trilogy by Veronica Rossi. The trilogy starts off with “Under the Never Sky”, followed by “Through the Ever Night” and “Into the Still Blue” as second and third installments.
I love the title of the trilogy, it immediately drew my attention. The ‘never sky’ sounds so beautiful and intriguing, and luckily, the books turned out to live up to the expectations. This series is not overly dystopian, more like YA fantasy in a really good way, I would say. It’s a trilogy that just pulls you in. It’s a quick, fast-paced read, with nuanced characters and a complex, fascinating futuristic world.
Every Friday from now on, I will share my tips for a good weekend read. Sometimes a new book release, sometimes an oldie but goodie.
Starting off with the Rebel-series by Alwyn Hamilton - "Rebel of the Sands" and "Traitor to the Throne".
Hi! I'm Annie, a Swedish bookworm, YA addict and coffee lover, who writes romantic YA books in English. I'm the author of the Angelheart Saga series (First Came Forever and Forever Disguised).
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