Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Best Book of January

Holy hell, Lurkdom! How did it become February??? I don't know either, but time needs to learn to slow down. I have things to do, you know? Of course, I'd probably get them done faster if I didn't read freaking 13 books. Out of all these books, only one stood out as five star material.

EVERNIGHT by Claudia Gray.

Blurb from Goodreads: 
"Bianca wants to escape.

At the eerily Gothic Evernight Academy, the other students are sleek, smart, and almost predatory. Bianca knows she doesn't fit in.

When she meets handsome, brooding Lucas he warns her to be careful--even when it comes to caring about him. But the connection between them can't be denied. Bianca will risk anything to be with Lucas, but dark secrets are fated to tear them apart...and to make Bianca question everything she's ever believed.
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I know, it doesn't say much. But! It was definitely worth it.

What I Liked About It: The twist. It seriously shocked me out of reading for thirty seconds. Long enough for me to go, "Wait... WHAT!?" and flip back to the start of the scene if I read correctly. Normally getting this pulled out of a narrative, is a big no-no, but this time it was totally worth it.

What You Should Know:  I hate this cover. I hate it so much I put the book down three times in the Borders close out sale. I hate it so much I couldn't bring it to the gym*. It's just so... ugh. I can't even explain how deep my loathing goes.

What Else You Should Know: This is the book you should read if you need your faith restored in the vampire genre. Gray gets rid of the sparkle, but keeps the humanity while also adding back a bit of a vamp's inherent nature. That's right, Twihards: vampires should eat people.

What book totally rocked your socks off in January? Share below!



* This is saying A LOT because I went to the gym with the dust jacket of INHERITANCE on.

4 comments:

  1. I got the ARC to the fourth book in this sereies last year and read it even though I hadn't read the first three. I remember really enjoying it, even though I was jumping in in the middle. Now I'm thinking I really need to go back and read the earlier books in the series.

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  2. I enjoyed this series a lot, but still haven't gotten to book 4 which is sitting on the shelf behind me. I sure hope I can remember what happened in the other three :-)

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  3. I'm not normally into the vamp books...but maybe I'll give this one a try--I didn't think I was into zombies until I read Forest of Hands and Teeth... :)

    A good book is a good book is a good book. Dear Lord, I'm commenting like my MC would.

    Too much work and no play....

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