More Book Recommendations

Saturday, September 27, 2014

It's no secret that I'm a bit of a bookworm and love reading whenever I get the chance. Today I thought I'd recommended some books for you guys to read. I've done one of these posts before and it received positive feedback and quite a few requests for more books, so I'm fulfilling your wishes. The books below are some of my favourites at the moment and I think you'd all like them as well.

Divergent by Veronica Roth

Set in a dystopian world where society is divided into five factions, each one representing a different characteristic, teenagers have to decide if they want to stay in their own faction or move to another. Once this choice is made, they either stay there or become factionless. Tris, after finding out that she is Divergent, makes a choice that surprises everyone. After going through her initiation of physical and psychological tests, she knows that she is unique and doesn't fit in with anyone else. As conflict threatens to destroy the perfect society she lives in, her secret will either help save the people she loves or destroy her.

Divergent is a really enjoyable book that I couldn't put down for the two days that I read it. We meet some interesting characters such as Tris, Four, Uriah and many more, all of which are unique and have their own ambitions. This book is unlike any I've read before, due to Veronica Roth creating a new world, government and human species that is unlike our own. Overall, this book was really good and I think many people would like this, especially fans of The Hunger Games and The Maze Runner.

The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky

Charlie is a freshman, and while he's not the biggest geek in school, he is by no means popular. Shy, introspective and intelligent beyond his years yet socially awkward, he is a wallflower, caught between trying to live his life and running from it. He is attempting to navigate his way through the uncharted territory of first dates and mix tapes, family dramas and new friends, the world of love, drugs and the Rocky Horror picture show. All he needs is that perfect song on that perfect drive to feel infinite.

The Perks of Being a Wallflower is actually one of my favourite books, despite it not being a science fiction, fantasy or dystopian novel, which is what I usually go for. It's a coming-of-age epistolary novel, meaning it is written in the form of letters. All of the characters and perfect in their own sense and so many topics are covered. We gain a full understanding of Charlie, his eccentric family, traumatic childhood and his older yet loyal friends. This book is definitely more mature so I'd only recommend it for older teenagers, but it is still amazing and I enjoyed every bit of it. I can't give this book enough praise.

Freaks by Lisa M Forrester

Abigail always knew that she was different, yet she just couldn't figure out how. That was until her 16th birthday, when her parents revealed the secret regarding her astounding looks, superior intelligence and her ability to never get sick or hurt. She was an Allelobrid, one of five children born as a result of their parents illegal science experiment in genetic engineering. Their aim was to create a perfect human. When out searching for the fifth and final of her kind, Abigail finds love, danger and an organisation that is after her for experiments. When lives are at risk and freedom is threatened, is being perfect enough to survive?

This book was new to my library not long ago and I'd never heard of it, yet after reading the blurb I knew I'd love it. I'm really into science fiction books about genetic engineering and things like that, so this book was perfect. I love the format of Lisa's writing and how she describes events, it's really original and it's like you're really there. Her writing was quite formal and I loved the creative language used throughout the story. There was some huge plot-twists, a budding romance and a cliffhanger that now has me anticipating the release of the next book!

The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins

The nation of Panem, formed from a post-apocalyptic North America, consists of a wealthy Capitol region surrounded by 12 poorer districts. Every year, a televised event called the Hunger Games takes place, where two tributes from each district are picked to take part and fight for food, shelter and ultimately survival. Only one person will be victorious, returning home with increased food and money, but the other tributes won't survive. After Katniss's younger sister, Prim, is selected as one of District 12's representatives, Katniss takes her place, alongside Peeta. They have to do what they can to survive, even when the odds aren't in their favour.

The Hunger Games has been a really popular book for quite some time now, probably due to the release of the films, but I actually didn't get around to reading it until a few months ago. It's quite an easy book in terms of vocabulary, but it certainly makes up for it in action and a detailed plot. Suzanne has created this entire world which is both beautiful and harsh. She has a great use of first person narrative, used to create foreshadowing and cliffhangers. All of the characters are realistic and well-outlined, forming a great book which I'd definitely recommend.

Finding Sky by Joss Stirling

Sky moves to a new school in America, filled with ordinary people and teachers, except Zed. He isn't like everyone else; he talks to her with his thoughts and reads her mind. When she finds out about a hidden part of our world and discovers what a savant is, Sky realises how different her life could be after making just one small decision. The shadows of her dark past haunt her, but a new evil is also threatening her future. Sky must go on a battle to save those who she loves, discovering her childhood and revealing her past along the way.

I honestly wasn't expecting much from this book, as I thought it'd be an average contemporary, but I truly was wrong. With elements of fantasy and science-fiction, this book was really interesting and I honestly couldn't put it down. I love how Joss writes and her unique descriptions, especially of characters and past events. She's also great at adding mysteries and using dramatic irony, two features that made the story even more enjoyable. The plot was never lacking and there was always something going on, right up until the last page. This book will make you want to laugh, cry and ultimately fall in love with the story.

I hope this post has enlightened you and maybe you'll try one of the books I've listed! I really enjoyed reading all of them and I think you will too, especially if you are a teenager like I am. There are plenty more novels I could recommend, so if you'd like some more posts like this then let me know down in the comments. Also, if you know any young adult books that you think I might like, don't hesitate to tell me! Thanks for reading.

Love from Daisy x


  1. I adored the Hunger Games and have been meaning to read divergent so this has definitely inspired me to get it.. along with maze game! I read the perks of being a wallflower and didn't enjoy it as much as id hoped! Your blog is lovely :)

    1. Yes, I think it's a great book and definitely lives up to its high expectations. I will admit that the perks of being a wallflower isn't for everyone. And thank you very much, I love your blog as well :) x