It's time to recap my recent favorite reads!
THE WITCH OF BLACKBIRD POND by Elizabeth George Speare
My library offers this book in e-book format, so I downloaded it to my Kindle to see what it was about. I read about half of it before I started thinking, "This is really good! Why haven't I heard about this before now?" So I looked it up on Goodreads, and it turns out THE WITCH OF BLACKBIRD POND won the Newbery Medal in 1959. Well, no wonder it's good! If you haven't read it, I recommend it. The setting is simple, but the characterization and conflict are superb.
THE CITY OF EMBER by Jeanne DuPrau
This is another great book I came across at the library. THE CITY OF EMBER is packed with symbolism, the dual POV's work wonderfully together, and the premise is intriguing. It was a quick, compelling read. Believe it or not, there's no romance in it, but I still liked it! (Doesn't happen often.)
SHADOW AND BONE by Leigh Bardugo
I read this in a day. Yes, ONE DAY. It grabbed me and did not let go. The MC's character ARC unfolds beautifully. I sympathized with and related to her from the get-go. Plus, there's a steamy kiss between her and a man called the Darkling. Oh yeah, good stuff.
THE SCORPIO RACES by Maggie Stiefvater
This book made me laugh, cry, cringe, ache, and at one point, it scared the crap out of me. It was FANTASTIC. And I'm not even a horse person! Read it. Now.
I've read other great books as well (you can find me on Goodreads) but I can't stop talking about these four magnificent stories.
What are you reading?