I am going back on the boat this coming week. I don't know how long I will be there. Maybe a week. Maybe three weeks. I am taking plenty of books to occupy my time. Some of them are Ashley's picks from this fall that I still have not read. Others I won't blog about, like the third and fourth Game of Thrones books.
In case you still do not know, The AP Book Club is making its way to goodreads. HERE is the link! Join the group and participate in discussions about any past, current, or future books. The AP Book Club is looking to expand, but we can only do so with an active audience. My pick for July will be Shadow and Bone!!!
Author: Veronica Rossi
Year Published: 2012
Synopsis: Exiled from her home, the enclosed city of Reverie, Aria knows her chances of surviving in the outer wasteland—nicknamed The Death Shop—are slim. If the cannibals don’t get her, the violent, electrified energy storms eventually will. In this dystopia, even the very air she breathes could kill her. Then Aria meets an Outsider named Perry. He’s wild, dangerous—a savage. He’s also her only hope.
Perry needs Aria, too. She alone holds the key to his redemption. And their unlikely alliance will determine the fate of all who live under the never sky.
Why?: This was Ashley's pick and, like her, I have received this on my recommendations on Amazon since it came out. I like dystopian YA and this looks like a nice addition to the current trend.
Expectations: I expect this to be similar to other dystopian YA that is popular right now, but I hope it can stand on its own. Whenever there is a trend in YA, all the books that may not have been good enough before sneak into being published in hopes of catching onto the band wagon. I hope this is not one of those books.
Judging a book by its cover: The cover intrigues me. I like the darker colors. The girl is walking away from what looks like a CGI thorn bush. Ashley called it lightening. I like that the girl looks confident. Maybe this won't continue the trend of female protagonists that start wimpy.