Smackdown Books 2018

Wolf Hollow
Salt to the Sea
The Serpent King
Optimists Die First
The Hate U Give
Orphan Island
Dan vs. Nature
The Female of the Species
Upside Down in the Middle of Nowhere
Paper Girls, Vol. 1
The Passion of Dolssa
The Distance Between Us
When We Collided
Louis parmi les spectres
Girl in the Blue Coat
Defy the Stars

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Rising from the ashes....

There has been lots blogged about these three books and lots of smack, especially when I'll Give You the Sun got knocked out only to crawl it's way through the zombie apocalypse to return.  Honestly, I thought we had better dialogue because it got knocked out early.  That being said, it is my pick to take it all ( aka Welcome back).  Did I like the creepster, toilet-licking weirdo?  Hell, yes.  Was I emotionally touched by the story in the Nazi Hunters? Yup.
But I've said it before, and I'll say it again, sometimes I just need to read a straight-up good story. Siblings who struggled with relationships and each other but still deeply caring for each other. Falling in and out of love, crazy art pieces and figuring it all out that life is not always what you thought. The siblings were not a dragon and werewolf.  Mom didn't fall in love with spectre and the crazy art pieces were not the result of drinking bat juice.  I'll Give You the Sun...for the win.

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