We Currently Love // Books

I have always loved to read books. I usually binge on books for a few weeks to not pick up another one for a month or two. This happened a few months back and I am hoping to make reading part of my daily life. I have challenged my self to read 52 books his year.

In the past week and a half I have read 4 books; and I am currently reading two: one I am having a hard time to finish (I am 60 pages away), while the other one sounds very good! And there was this one book which purple prose killed me and I had to toss it away (sort of, it was an eBook).

 

We Currently Love // Books

We Currently Love Books Mystic City, by Theo Lawrence.

Aria Rose, youngest scion of one of Mystic City’s two ruling rival families, finds herself betrothed to Thomas Foster, the son of her parents’ sworn enemies. The union of the two will end the generations-long political feud—and unite all those living in the Aeries, the privileged upper reaches of the city, against the banished mystics who dwell below in the Depths. But Aria doesn’t remember falling in love with Thomas; in fact, she wakes one day with huge gaps in her memory. And she can’t conceive why her parents would have agreed to unite with the Fosters in the first place. Only when Aria meets Hunter, a gorgeous rebel mystic from the Depths, does she start to have glimmers of recollection—and to understand that he holds the key to unlocking her past. The choices she makes can save or doom the city—including herself.

 

I picked this up because it was available for download at the library and I really wanted to read something. I am glad I did.

In this dystopian world, the upper class lives in luxury, while the lower class lives in misery. Girl from the Aeries, actually daughter of the higher ranked politician from the Aeries, falls for a mystic from the Depth. Typical love story. But the way it was played was great.

The main characters are likeable; the antagonists will make you want to smack them on the head.

Really looking forward to book #2 which will sadly come out next year :S

 

We Currently Love Books

Divergent, by Veronica Roth.

In Beatrice Prior’s dystopian Chicago world, society is divided into five factions, each dedicated to the cultivation of a particular virtue–Candor (the honest), Abnegation (the selfless), Dauntless (the brave), Amity (the peaceful), and Erudite (the intelligent). On an appointed day of every year, all sixteen-year-olds must select the faction to which they will devote the rest of their lives. For Beatrice, the decision is between staying with her family and being who she really is–she can’t have both. So she makes a choice that surprises everyone, including herself.

 

I am sure that most of you have heard of or read Divergent.

Although not on my favorites list I must say I did like this book. I think one of the main reasons why is that I read it while knowing it will be turned into a movie, plus knowing who will play Tris did not help much. In all honesty Shailene Woodley, who will play the main character, is not how I pictured Tris Prior to be. At least she can act (not like Kristen Stewart who ruined Bella). We will just have to wait and see.

The story is intriguing. The characters are likeable. And I, too, am wondering what is far beyond the Amity farm lands. I cannot wait to get my hands on the next book! I am currently in line to read Insurgent.

 

We Currently Love Books The Forsaken, by Lisa M. Stasse

As an obedient orphan of the U.N.A. (the super-country that was once Mexico, the U.S., and Canada), Alenna learned at an early age to blend in and be quiet—having your parents taken by the police will do that to a girl. But Alenna can’t help but stand out when she fails a test that all sixteen-year-olds have to take: The test says she has a high capacity for brutal violence, and so she is sent to The Wheel, an island where all would-be criminals end up.

 

I started this book truly disliking Alenna a lot. I found her arrogant; like she was too good for anything bad to happen to her. But as the story developed I started to like her. I think the author did great at presenting her character, letting her develop as the story moves along instead of making her perfect from the get go.

The characters were well written; all likeable. Plot twists? Quite a few.

Sadly to say, I can honestly picture our future to be something like the one described in tis book.

Getting to the end of this book was sad…and what is even worse, the next one is not out yet. I cannot wait to see what happens next! 😀

 

We Currently Love BooksThe Unquiet, by

Sixteen-year-old Rinn Jacobs has secrets: One, she’s bipolar. Two, she killed her grandmother.

After a suicide attempt, and now her parents’ separation, Rinn and her mom move from California to the rural Ohio town where her mother grew up. Back on her medications and hoping to stay well, Rinn settles into her new home, undaunted by the fact that the previous owner hanged herself in Rinn’s bedroom. At school, her classmates believe the school pool is haunted by Annaliese, a girl who drowned there. But when a reckless séance goes awry, and terrible things start happening to her new friends—yet not to her—Rinn is determined to find out why she can’t be “touched” by Annaliese…or if Annaliese even exists.

 

This book broke my dystopian binge. This is a book about a bipolar girl and a ghost.

Part of the plot is easily inferred if you are paying closed attention. But it still has a huge twist to it; it took me by surprise.

I’ve never read a ghost story before (except for the Odd Thomas series, by Dean Koontz).

Have you ever read a book which once you put it down, to take a break or have lunch, you feel like you are being watched by one of the characters in it? Well, this is THAT kind of book. So, so creepy! But loved it! 🙂

 

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18 Comments
  • amber whitehead
    March 15, 2013

    I loved Divergent but I did not have any idea there would be a movie when I read them. I’ll have to look for the others I actually don’t have anything open at the moment .

  • Nikki
    March 15, 2013

    I loved Divergent! Right now, I’m reading Shaken,the first book in the Mind Readers series. It’s pretty good so far!

    • Sofia
      March 15, 2013

      Who is the author?

  • Dawn Kropp
    March 15, 2013

    What good reads! I haven’t read any of the above… but would love to as I am not currently reading any novel! Thanks for the suggestions 🙂

  • Amber Edwards
    March 15, 2013

    I love to read a lot too! I love the dystopian type YA Books. I recently read the entire “UGLIES” series, plus the “Matched” Series; Oh so good!

    • Sofia
      March 15, 2013

      I have the “Uglies” on my to-read list. Are you on Goodreads?

  • maria @ close to home
    March 15, 2013

    thanks for the reccomendations. I just finished my 2nd ebook and think I am addicted but never thought I would like it . Mixed feelings

    • Sofia
      March 16, 2013

      I love eBooks. I would still prefer to read an actual book but when the library doesn’t have the book I get the eBook!!

  • Kelly R
    March 15, 2013

    I love to read, that is one of my favorite past times. I haven’t read anything lately, I have no time.. We are friends on goodreads already.

  • Pam
    March 15, 2013

    I am getting ready to read Suicide Note by Teresa Mummert. We were fortunate enough to interview the author and she is giving away a copy of her book (E copy) to one of our readers.

  • Melanie
    March 15, 2013

    I will check out some of these- thanks!

  • Jenn
    March 15, 2013

    I’m exactly like you! I binge on books then don’t pick one up for awhile!! I am about to binge again! lol!! These look like good reads!

  • Shannon Stubbs
    March 15, 2013

    I wish I had time to read. I’m attempting to read Tess Gerritson, I forget which book it is, but don’t have much time lately.

  • Susan McNeill
    March 16, 2013

    These all sound good. I go through one a week — especially in the summer!

  • Melissa
    March 16, 2013

    I LOVE reading but just can’t ever find the time! How do you do it!

    • Sofia
      March 17, 2013

      We have Kindle, plus I have a Kindle App on my Mac, this makes sneaking in reading time easy: while pages are loading, waiting for updates, waiting for my photos to download, while a program is opening…bathroom breaks. I try to at least read a 3 chapters a day. You just have to be sneaky!

  • mel
    March 16, 2013

    I am a huge reader! What great books to put on my list!

  • Jennifer Clay
    March 16, 2013

    Mystic City looks like a good book! Thanks for sharing this list!