Books I Want to Read

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

I love writing book reviews for my blog and sharing those that I've recently read and enjoyed, but I've never shown you my book wishlist. There are so many books that I want to read, but I picked just a few from the extremely long list to share with you and hopefully persuade you to read, so I hope you like this post!

The Darkest Minds by Alexandra Bracken
When Roby woke up on her tenth birthday, something about her had changed. Something alarming enough to make her parents lock her in the garage and call the police. She might have survived the mysterious disease that killed most of America's children, but she and the others have emerged with something far worse: frightening abilities they can't control. Now sixteen, Ruby is one of the dangerous ones.
This book is one that is extremely popular amongst YA fiction enthusiasts, so much so that it feels like I'm the only person that hasn't read it yet. It is a science fiction dystopian novel, which is a genre that I'm really into, so I can tell that I'm going to like it. The plot sounds intriguing and like nothing I've read before, which is why I'm so eager to read it. After being rated 4.9 out of 5, I know that it must definitely be worth reading and hope that I'll be able to read it in the future.

The Giver by Lois Lowry
Jonas's world is perfect. Everything is under control. There is no war or fear or pain. There are no choices. Every person is assigned a role in the Community. When Jonas turns twelve, he is singled out to receive special training from The Giver. The Giver alone holds the memories of the true pain and pleasure of life. Now, it is time for Jonas to receive the truth. There is no turning back. 
This book was actually first published in 1993, but has recently gained popularity and is again highly acclaimed as one of the best young adult sci-fi books. I feel like the description is quite brief and doesn't tell you too much, which has drawn me in and made me want to read this book a lot. It;s described as being complex, challenging and addictive, so I can't wait to try out this book!

Stealing Phoenix by Joss Stirling
Phoenix belongs to the Community, a gang of thieves with paranormal powers. Yves Benedict, an American student visiting London, is her mark. But Yves turns out to be more than just a target. He is her destiny. Her soulmate. The Community owns Phoenix's past and it wants her future too. Can Phoenix save the boy she loves . . . and herself?
I read the previous book in the series, entitled Finding Sky, and I was blown away by how good it actually was. I wasn't expecting much but I thoroughly enjoyed the story and thought that it was similar to something I'd write myself. Joss' writing allows you to fully get to know the characters, with more contemporary elements shining through compared to other books, so I'm looking forward to seeing where the next book leads them and continuing with this gripping story.

The Selection by Kiera Cass
The Selection is the chance of a lifetime: the opportunity to escape the life laid out for them since birth, to live in a palace and compete for the heart of gorgeous Prince Maxon. But for America Singer, being Selected is a nightmare. It means turning her back on her secret love with Aspen, who is a caste below her. After meeting Prince Maxton, she starts to question all the plans she's made for herself and realizes that the life she's always dreamt of may not compare to a future she never imagined.
Honestly, this isn't a book that I'd usually go for, but after hearing such good reviews of it I thought it would be worth a try. It's clear from the description that fantasy and romance are key themes of the novel, with an underlying story that is really interesting and intricate. From what I've heard, the characters are detailed and the authors was of writing keeps you on edge the whole time. I know that people either really like this book or hate it, so I'll be reading this with an open mind and hoping that it takes me by surprise.

Allegiant by Veronica Roth
The faction-based society that Tris once knew is fractured by violence and power struggles; scarred by loss and betrayal. When offered a chance to explore past the limits she’s known, Tris is ready. But her new reality is more alarming than the previous. Old discoveries are rendered meaningless. Explosive truths change the hearts of those she loved. Tris must battle to comprehend the complexities of human nature, while facing choices about courage, allegiance, sacrifice, and love.  
I can't believe I still haven't finished Allegiant, the third book in the Divergent series, since I fell in love with the previous books. Set in a dystopian world, this science fiction book follows Tris Prior and what it's like being divergent, which is an interesting concept unique to this book. Veronica's writing isn't incredibly challenging, but I don't mind as much as I can fully absorb myself in the adventures in post-apocalyptic Chicago and learn to love the characters. I've actually started this book, so I'll let you know what I thought of the final book in this powerful and compelling trilogy.

I hope you liked seeing what books I currently want to read and I'd love to know what you thought if you've read any of them. I really enjoyed writing this post and will hopefully be doing similar posts in the future, so make sure you let me know if you'd like that. Also, it'd be great if you could recommend any other books to me, as I'm always looking for new books to try. Thanks for reading and I'll see you on Sunday!

Love from Daisy x

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  1. I have so many books I want to read! And now I have to add The Selection to my list...

    xx, Be || lovefrombe

    1. Same, the list keeps on going! I haven't started it yet but I'll have to let you know what I think of it! xx

  2. I'm in love with books as well, I'll be sure to give a few of these a go! Good luck with your blog xx

    1. That's great! I really hope you like them and I'll let you know what I think once I have read them! xx