Saturday, November 24, 2012

Awesome books you should read!

Awesome books you should read!

Awesome books you should read! by your-favorite-tip-girls featuring Cornelian Taurus sunglasses

 Before we start, I just want to let you know that I'm trying to put less popular books that way you can find some new ones. :)

-Divergent by Veronica Roth
I have no words for this book. It's one of the best books I've ever read. Ever. Okay, now to the storyline:
Divergent takes place in a society where civilization as we know it has pretty much collapsed, and the city (previously Chicago) has reformed itself to be split into five factions, which each value a different trait: Abnegation values selflessness, Candor values honesty, Amity values peace, Erudite values knowledge, and Dauntless values courage. When a citizen turns 16, they have to take an aptitude test which determines which faction they would fit into most, then all the 16-year-olds choose which faction they want to belong to. Beatrice is an Abnegation. When she takes the aptitude test, she is said to be Divergent, which means she fits into more than one faction and is special. I'm not going to tell you much more, but things get pretty crazy. Divergent is intense, epic, and a good match for Hunger Games lovers. It's part of a trilogy, the second book is called Insurgent and is out now.

-Legend by Marie Lu
Yay, another dystopian society book that I absolutely fell in love with! This book, the first in a series, takes place in a Los Angeles of the future, where two sides- the Republic (government) and the Colonies (rebels)- are in a war over America. One of the main characters, June, is a fifteen-year-old prodigy of the Republic. She's been preparing to be a part of the highest circles of the army since she was young. The other fifteen-year-old protagonist, Day, is very different. He is a wanted criminal that grew up in a poor part of the city. June and Day cross paths when June's brother, a high-standing official, is murdered, and Day is the prime suspect. June is put on the case to find and capture Day. The second book, Prodigy, comes out January 29th of 2013!

-Gone by Michael Grant
The books in this series are:
Light (this book will be the conclusion of the series, and will probably be out by the end of 2013)
One day, in the town of Perdido Beach, California, everyone over the age of 15 disappears. There's no puff of smoke, no sound, they just disappear. The series follows the kids of Perdido Beach and the students at Coates Academy, the private school for troubled kids on a mountain overlooking the town. The main characters are Sam Temple, who lives i Perdido Beach, and Caine Soren, who goes to Coates. It is discovered that some kids have developed special pwers, and there is an impetrable wall surrounding the town.

-Ellen Hopkins novels
She has written a lot of novels (Crank, Glass, Burned, Identical, to name a few), so I'm not going to seperately describe each. She writes in free verse poetry about teens who normally get into tough situations, some including drugs, alchohol, etc. I do not reccomend these books to people with innocent...eyes...

-Lemonade Mouth by Mark Peter Hughes
The book the Disney Channel movie is based off of, but the book is a lot better.Basically, a bunch of high school freshmen who are all very unlike each other but all misfits in some way or another, meet in detention. They end up starting a band and, in turn, a revolution that shakes the whole school.

-Maximum Ride by James Patterson
To sum the series up in a few words: kids with wings. Max, Fang, Iggy, Gasman, Nudge, and Angel are all kids who were engineered in a lab nicknamed The School to have 98% human DNA, 2% avian DNA. They escaped the lab and are living on their own, and nicknamed themselves The Flock, and are trying to be recaputred by The School. Books in the series are The ANgel Experiment, School's Out- Forever, Saving the World and Othe Extreme Sports, The Final Warning, MAX, Fang, Angel, and Nevermore, the final book, which will be out on August 6th, 2012. This series has a lot of action and humor, and I found them to be pretty quick reads.

-Gregor the Overlander by Suzanne Collins
Before she wrote the Hunger Games, Suzanne Collins wrote Gregor the Overlander, the first book of the 5-book Underland Chronicles. Gregor lives with his poor grandmother and baby sister. His father disappeared a while ago, and Gregor is the person his family depends on. One day his two-year-old sister, Boots, falls through a grate in their apartment and they land in the Underland, where giant creatures like cockroaches, bats, and rats coexist wih humans. However, there is a prophecy concerning Gregor. The books are Gregor the Overlander, Gregor and the Prophecy of Bane, Gregor and the Curse of the Warmbloods, Gregor and the Marks of Secret, and Gregor and the Code of Claw.

-The White Giraffe by Lauren St. John
When Martine's parents die in a fire, she has to go to South Africa to live with her Grandmother, who lives on a nature reserve. She is told about the myth of a white giraffe, who leaves footprints, but is never seen. One night Martine looks out her window onto the nature reserve to see the white giraffe, and decides to investigate... There are two more books about Martine, Dolphin Song and The LastLeopard, but neither or them really relate to The White Giraffe or are as good in my opinion.

-Matched by Ally Condie
Matched is a dystipian love story set in a future society with an extremely contrillong government where you are matched with the person who you are to marry and spend your life with. Cassia is matched with her best friend, Xander, and goes home to look at the microcipgiven to her with information about him. However, when she opens it, another boy's information is on it-Ky, who also lives in Cassia's city. Cassia is told it was a mess-up, but she doesn't just forget about it. A love triangle and revolution commence. Crossed, the second book in the trilogy, is out now. The third and final book, Reached, will be out Novenber 13, 2012.

-Maze Runner by James Dashner
This is another of my all-time favorites forever. Thomas wakes up in a pitch black room without any memory besides his first name. eventually, the elevator he is in moves up and is opened by a large group of boys, who have all had the experience he did. The call the area enclosed by large stone walls they live in the Glade, and they call themselves the Galders. Behind the walls is a huge maze, which the boys have been trying and failing to figure out for as long as they've been in the Glade. Every night the walls close, creatures called Grievers come into the maze, and the walls shift. Normally, a new boy arrives in the elevator evey thirty days, but the next day a girl named Teresa arrives unconcious in the elevator. Thomas discovers he has a telepathic link with her. It all escalates from here. The other two books in the trilogy are The Scorch Trials and The Death Cure.

- Dark Secrets by Elizebeth Chandler
There are two Dark Secrets books (Dark Secrets and Dark Secrets 2) and in each book there are two unrelated stories. The stories normally have something to do with love, and are creepy or scary. A good thing about these books is that you don't have to worry about getting them out of order because it doesn't matter.

-Deep and Dark and Dangerous by Mary Downing Hahn
I can honestly say that this is one of the only 'scary' books that have ever scared me. Ali goes to a lake with her aunt Dulcie and younng cousin Claire after finding a mysterious photo of her mother, Dulcie, and a girl who has been torn out of the picture, When Ali goes to the beach with Claire they meet a rude little girl who calls herself Sissy, Claire loves Sissy, who is bossy and mean. Later, ALi tries to fond Sissy in town but no one knows her... There's more that happens but spoilers! Mary Downing Hahn has written a lot of great books that you should read as well.

-Leviathan by Scott Westerfeld
Leviathan is a steampunk trilofy written by the author of Uglies (which you should also read). In an alternate, steampunk Europe in the time before World War I, two sides have been established: Clankers, who use huge, intricate machines, and Darwinists, who use living, breathing animals instead of machines. Alek is the prince of Clanker Austria-Hungary (I think) when his parents are asassinated, which eventually begins the war. Dylan Sharp is a new airman from Darwinist England with a secret-Dylan is actually Deryn, a girl. When a twist of events lands Alek and his ambassadors, Deryn and Alek's lives are thrown together. The other two books in the series are Behemoth and Goliath.

-13 Reasons Why by Jay Asher
Clay Jensen comes home one day to find a box of seven cassette tapes on his doorstep in an anonymous package. He finds that the tapes are from his classmate and crush, Hannah Baker, who recently comitted suicide. In the tapes she told 13 reasons why she comitted suicide, with a side of a tape for 13 people, 13 reasons.

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