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THIS WEEK’S QUESTION
Share your favorite book with war in it, or an overthrow of the government.
Happy Independence Day all you amazing Americans!
And while I’m neither American nor political-minded even in the remotest possible way, I do think that I have a couple of books on war and government that are right up my alley. Which is a relief, because I try to make it a point to join in on the Friday hop 😀
Once again, three is the magic number, so for this feature I’ve decided to feature three of my favorites. As always, you’re welcome to click on the links to add titles to your Goodreads piles, and even more than always, are welcome to share your thoughts and sound off in the comments!
So make my day (night) and tell me what you think. Happy weekend everyone!
1. The Hunger Games (by Suzanne Collins)
This was the first title that came to mind. While I’m probably looking forward to Catching Fire way more than I should be at this point (November, don’t you bring me down), I still think that the books in this series were promising. I relished in the fact that the characters were strong and looked out for one another inasmuch as they looked out for themselves, as well as the risk the author took with dramatically raising the stakes for those who walked the line between tortuous death and survival.
And I’m still loving me some Finnick Odair. I don’t care what anyone thinks.
2. The 5th Wave (by Rick Yancey)
This pick is damn near close to self-explanatory – I revel in this book. If you scroll down or glance sideways momentarily, you’ll notice that I’m half-cheating because I’m still Currently Reading this one. However, I think this book is deserving of attention, and, for reasons I refuse to expound on, I think this book belongs on every shelf. In the meantime, I’m please don’t forget to check out my upcoming review!
I just totally sidetracked on an advertisement. Sorry, I’m not sorry.
3. The Maze Runner (by James Dashner)
Because Dylan O’ Brien and because Kaya Scodelario (Yes, I watch Skins. Don’t judge me). Reminiscent of The Hunger Games, though unforgettable in it’s own right, I believe this one was a great book with quite a different story to tell. I thought the events were pretty interesting, minimal in stagnation, the build up was pretty consistent, and the characters continually developed. If you think The Hunger Games isn’t so you, maybe you’ll find The Maze Runner more to your liking! It was definitely a pleasant surprise to realize that it was more to mine 🙂
And that ends this feature! Thanks for stopping by~