Monday, 17 April 2017

To Be Read April 2017

As it was my birthday the other week I decided to have a small book haul! Its been a while since I have bought new fiction, the majority of the time now I just borrow books to read from my workplace. However they don't always have all the titles that I want.
Therefore it was time for a haul of sorts!
These are the books that are currently on my to be read list:

 
After being engrossed in All the Bright Places and finishing it within a day I decided to get Jennifer Nivens new book to read. The plotline of Holding Up the Universe is as follows:
'Everyone thinks they know Libby Strout, the girl once dubbed 'America's Fattest Teen'. But no one's taken the time to look past her weight to get to see who she really is. Since her mum's death, she's been picking up the pieces in the privacy of her home, dealing with her heartbroken father and her own grief. Now, Libby's ready: for high school, for new friends, for love, and for EVERY POSSIBILITY LIFE HAS TO OFFER. I know the part I want to play here at MVB High. I want to be the girl who can do anything.
Everyone thinks they know Jack Masselin too. Yes, he's got swagger, but he's also mastered the art of fitting in. What no one knows is that Jack has a secret: he can't recognize faces. Even his own brothers are strangers to him. He's the guy who can re-engineer and rebuild anything, but he can't understand what's going on with the inner workings of his own brain. So he tells himself to play it cool: Be charming. Be hilarious. Don't get too close to anyone.
Until he meets Libby. When the two get tangled up in a cruel high school game which lands them in group counseling, Libby and Jack are both angry, and then surprised. Because the more time they spend together, the less alone they feel. Because sometimes when you meet someone, it changes the world - theirs and yours.' *

While the plotline seems similar to All the Bright Places e.g. two teens paths cross and their lives change forever. I'm willing to give this book a go and see what I think as I enjoyed Jennifer Niven's writing style so much the first time round.

I have heard so many people raving about how good this book is so I knew I had to pick it up for myself and see what all the fuss was about.
Everything Everything follows the story of Maddy who is allergic to the world; stepping outside the sterile sanctuary of her home could kill her. But then Olly moves in next door. And just like that, Maddy realizes there's more to life than just being alive. You only get one chance at first love. And Maddy is ready to risk everything, everything to see where it leads.*

I think this out of all three is the book I am most excited to read as it is a different take on your typical boy meets girl story.

I was obsessed with the Selection Series I enjoyed these stories so much even when the focus shifted in the Heir to America's daughter Eadlyn. I've heard some not so good reviews on this book but as the Crown is the final book in the series I feel I need to read it and see what I think of the ending for myself.
The plotline is as follows:
Eadlyn didn’t think she would find a real partner among the Selection’s thirty-five suitors, let alone true love. But sometimes the heart has a way of surprising you… and now Eadlyn must make a choice that feels more difficult – and more important – than she ever expected.*

I'm hoping that the reviews I've read are just overly critical and that overall I will enjoy this book.
So there you have it those are the books on my to be read list for April 2017, as you can see I'm a big fan of YA fiction.
What books are on your to be read lists? Have you read any of these titles before? If so what did you think?
Thanks for Reading!
*All plot synopses obtained from Amazon UK.


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