By Marcus Sedgwick
I have read books by Marcus Sedgwick before, and this one did not disappoint! I read this book lightning fast because it was that good! The book is set on a fictional island called Blessed. Very strange things occur here. People do not seem to age, and there are no children on the island. There is also a very mysterious flower that looks like a dragon’s head. It is said to have magical powers. The main characters are Erik and Merle who take on many different forms throughout the book, and the chapters progress from future to past. Does this sound confusing? I know, but it’s worth it.
This book reminded me of the television show Lost. I was a huge fan of Lost for many reasons but mainly because it was amazing how the characters were all intertwined even though they did not know it. Midwinterblood is a lot like Lost in that way. This book will have your guessing right up until the end, which makes it a fast read because you are dying to find out what happens!
Check out two of Marcus Sedgwick’s other books White Crow and Revolver.
We’ll Always Have Summer
By Jenny Han
Although it is not summer right now, this is a great summer read or a great read if you need a break from the winter cold. The characters in this book are also in college. So, this is a great book to try if you are looking for something a little more “adult”.This book is about the complexities of a love triangle, but this triangle includes two brothers. Isabel (Belly) has dated both Fisher brothers, Jeremiah and Conrad. Her fling with Conrad ended a while ago, and she has been happy with Jeremiah for quite some time. However, Jeremiah and Belly decide to get married and everything seems to change. Relationshps with their families are tested, and secrets are revealed that could ruin everything.
This was such a great book and a fast read. Fortunately, this book is also part of a series. The Summer I Turned Pretty and It’s Not Summer Without You are the first two installments in this series. Although, I must say I read this book completely out of order and it didn’t matter one bit! This book is very well written with wonderful characters who you can truly relate to. Fans of Sarah Dessen and Susan Colasanti will love Jenny Han and this fabulous YA series!