So, I’ve been trying to write this blog since Saturday; how ironic that I’m extremely chatty and terribly passionate about books, yet here I am with writer’s block. I imagine this post to be like that â€œyou’re trapped on an island what one book do you takeâ€ question. How, if I am only going to put one good book in someone’s hands to narrow my options? Now that I have an answer to, I don’t, I cheat and give you the best I know, not matter how many titles that might be.
I give you my favorite sigh worthy novels you’ll read and pass on to friends; books with plots that you’ll want to escape into again and again.
Perfect Chemistry By Simone Elkeles
With the flavor of West Side Story and The Outsiders mixed together, Perfect Chemistry satisfies the need for drama while maintaining an air of reality that lends credence to the struggles of main characters Alejandro and Brittany. Imagine a tough Latino boy who secretly desires a stable life, possibly as a teacher, who meets flawless Caucasian rich girl Brittany who seems to have it all together but inside she’s falling apart from the chaos in her household; now what if they each fulfill in each other their suppressed desire to be seen as they truly are and loved for that?
Incarceron by Catherine Fisher
A great and noble experiment had gone horribly wrong. The outside world believes the prison of Incarceron can rehabilitate its inmates but Finn, trapped on the inside must rely on Claudia, the warden’s daughter who is trapped in her father’s castle. So many questions impede both characters happiness. Can Finn ever escape a jail that devours souls? Can Claudia escape an arranged marriage that will steal her freedom? Finn and Claudia hold keys both real and imagined that can unlock prisons of metal and lies. A sequel, Sapphique, was just published in December. Continue reading Take Me Away!