If you follow my Instagram, you probably already know how much I absolutely love this book. It’s beautiful and passionate and heart breaking and has become one of my all time favorites. Jandy Nelson’s writing is beautiful, poetic, and really pulls at your heart. I posted a full review of the book on here a few days ago, if you’re interested in reading it.
This book is about a teenage girl’s incredible journey of self discovery that gave me a serious case of wanderlust. Reading about Allyson learning how to be her own person and how hard and wonderful it was made me nervous but mostly excited about growing up. Gayle Forman has a real talent for capturing what it feels like to be a teenager.
Cruel Beauty is a retelling of Beauty and the Beast, but it’s a very different retelling. It takes place in a less-than-ideal fantasy setting where the main character Nyx has to marry the evil ruler of their kingdom in order to kill him. It’s a really dark, very weird and different retelling of the fairytale that really captures you attention. The chemistry between Nyx and the evil king was pretty incredible. I definitely recommend this to anyone who loves a good fairytale retelling.
Mr. Penumbra’s is a perfect story for a book lover. It’s set in a very odd little bookstore and the plot revolves around a mystery behind the books in the store. Mr. Penumbra’s 24 Hour Bookstore is a quirky, magical book about books with a multiple mysteries woven into these vibrant and lovable character's lives. If you want something that will feel like an adventure and will make your heart feel fuzzy with joy, read this special book.
This book is a necessity to anyone who is questioning her sexuality. I've never read a better book about a teen who is confused with her sexuality and her journey in that confusion. A.S. King told a really heartbreaking and important story through really great writing. I definitely want to read more by her after enjoying Ask the Passengers so much.
Have you read any of these books? What did you think of them? Let me know in the comments!