these are a few of my favorite things...
One of my most recent
and favorite reads. It yanked at my heartstrings and I enjoyed every minute of it.
One of my favorite series I've read to date. Clever and creative, with wonderfully fleshed out characters.
My absolute favorite at the moment. These six principle characters are so easy to root for and have such issues. Wonderfully developed.
I read this book in a night of insomnia. I loved it; it's so cute and sweet and I want more.
I need to reread this trilogy. Penryn is so sassy and wonderful; I love her banter with Raffe and the romance doesn't feel forced at all.
A creative and brutal take on the Roman Empire, Elias and Laia are great characters. I'm partial to Elias; he's so tormented and conflicted, and it's fascinating to see how he reconciles the two halves of his life.
Written by an artist, this book is gorgeous. I loved the story, but I think I loved the descriptions more, if that makes sense. As a whole, it's a wonderful, fantastical story.
I devoured these books over the summer of 2016. Four drastically different, independent female protagonists based on fairy tales? Sign me up.
I quoted Legend in my high school yearbook. I don't mess around when it comes to Marie Lu. I remember finishing the trilogy my freshman year of college. It was so bittersweet, but so damned satisfying. Marie Lu replicated that bittersweet/satisfying vibe in The Young Elites.
I read this book in High School and it's one of my favorites. I love satire and humor in general, and this one hit all the right notes.
So. Damned. Satisfying. A wonderful fantasy with great worldbuilding and fleshed out characters.
Dad started reading Harry Potter to me when I was 5. I grew up with it. Of course it's on here.
95% sure I decided I wanted to be a writer in 7th grade, which was around the time I was reading PJATO. I like to think I adapted the sarcasm and dialogue skills from RR. It's funny, sassy, and overall a fantastic story.
Oh, look, more characters to get attached to! Like I said, I'm partial to Percy Jackson, so of course I was going to continue along the journey. Blood of Olympus wasn't as satisfying or heartbreaking of an ending as The Last Olympian, but I still enjoyed this series immensely.
See, I didn't know what to expect from this book. But whatever it was, it wasn't what this book turned out to be. And I really, really liked it.
I will read anything Marie Lu ever writes ever. She's an amazing writer and makes me feel so terrible for this terrible person.