End of Summer Blues..

Now that summer is over and soccer practice and school functions abound, I have noticed myself slipping into a bit of a depression.  It has been a rough year so far, and has not shown any signs of letting up.

Amidst the chaos and confusion of back to school preparations and getting into the swing of things, I have had to find a few ways to cope.  Fortunately, reading has always been a sweet solace to me.  Here are those ago long promised book reviews.

 

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

I found this book to be fascinating.  Even with a rather slow beginning that made me question my choice, once the pace quickened, it became a very enthralling read.  Filled with mystery, realism, and scandal, this book is perfect for any and all die hard mystery lovers.  With a story built around an unusual young woman, a handsome man in deep trouble, and a family with a morbid and tangled past, it is sure to keep you on the edge of your seat until the very end.   Even though it was a New York Times bestseller several years ago and has since faded from the spotlight, I firmly believe it will become a cult classic.

 

Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children and Hollow City

Both of these books were spectacularly written and follow each other so perfectly!  There is a third book in the series called Library of Souls, which I have yet to read.  This series follows the adventures of a young boy who discovers that he has extraordinary powers.  He is confused and scared but with the help of newfound friends, he conquers his fears, his foes, and his power.  This series is full of magical encounters, exciting adventures, and peculiar characters!  If you are a fan of fantasy fiction with a splash of time travel, this series is an absolute must.  (Plus, it is fantastic for kids!)

 

Paper Towns

Paper Towns is probably the only book I have read around the time that is is actually a ‘thing’.  Obviously, the movie starring Cara Delvigne as the striking young Margo Roth Spieglman was a sensational hit.  The book was reminiscent of another book that I read and loved, The Perks of Being a Wallflower.  This was a book about highschool drama, romance, and angst.  We all remember our highschool years; for some of us, it’s with a smile on our faces.  For others… well.  Not so much.  Anyway, Paper Towns follows a young man on his crazy journey though hazy clues and hazier senior parties, all in pursuit of his childhood best friend turned high school dream girl.  Margo has always been over the top, and a bit too dramatic, but for Q, she is perfect.  Margo is adventurous, mysterious, and oh so beautiful.  Known for her sudden departures on unplanned adventures, it doesn’t surprise anyone that she disappears shortly before her highschool graduation.  However, when her absence grows longer and longer, the town resigns themselves to her loss.  Not Q.  He just can’t let go.  This book left me feeling electric.  It was so hard to put down that I read it in 3 days!  Really a fantastic read.

 

So those are three reviews on some different books I have read this summer.  As I mentioned, The Perks of Being a Wallflower was also a fantastic read and you should definitely check it out!  If you liked this post and would like more posts like this from a regular gal who is not getting paid to write them (unbiased) then please give this post a thumbs up and a reblog!  Please leave a comment with any suggestions/ feedback and I hope to be back with you soon.  Thank you for reading!  🙂

-Skye

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