Don’t get me wrong, I love going to the movies and popcorn and all that delish stuff you get at a movie theatre (who doesn’t?). But! There’s nothing like curling up and reading a good book. I’m talking a really, really good book. One where you sit still for hours until your finally finish the book and have become attached to a fictional character (Harry Potter series, anyone?).
Ever since I finished school 3 weeks ago (hallelujah!) I’ve been trying to up my book game and read 5 books a month. I love any type of book (as long as it’s good!) but my favorite is dystopian and fiction. I am sharing my top 5 books I’ve read either this month, or last year and keep on coming back. Comment below your favorite book!
The Selection (Series): Summary // For thirty-five girls, the Selection is the chance of a lifetime. The opportunity to escape the life laid out for them since birth. To be swept up in a world of glittering gowns and priceless jewels. To live in a palace and compete for the heart of gorgeous Prince Maxon.
But for America Singer, being Selected is a nightmare. It means turning her back on her secret love with Aspen, who is a caste below her. Leaving her home to enter a fierce competition for a crown she doesn’t want. Living in a palace that is constantly threatened by violent rebel attacks.
Then America meets Prince Maxon. Gradually, she starts to question all the plans she’s made for herself—and realizes that the life she’s always dreamed of may not compare to a future she never imagined.
On The Runway (Series): Summary // A recipe for success or a design for disaster? Although they’re sisters, Paige and Erin Forrester are like oil and water, night and day, denim and silk. Paige is an outgoing fashionista who loves to be the center of attention, while Erin is more comfortable sporting vintage garb and recording the action around her. When a near disaster turns into the opportunity of a lifetime, these two very different sisters are given the chance to star in their own fashion-TV show.
A guest spot on a hot teen-reality series and their first big red-carpet assignment give this unlikely partnership plenty of room for success—and even more for failure.
Summary // Joey Archembault is the typical sixteen-year old junior. She’s an overachiever by nature, in her school orchestra, and spends most of her time either doing homework or hanging with the boy next door. Well, typical wouldn’t be the word most would use with her.
Delirium (Series): Summary // In an alternate United States, love has been declared a dangerous disease, and the government forces everyone who reaches eighteen to have a procedure called the Cure. Living with her aunt, uncle, and cousins in Portland, Maine, Lena Haloway is very much looking forward to being cured and living a safe, predictable life. She watched love destroy her mother and isn’t about to make the same mistake.
But with ninety-five days left until her treatment, Lena meets enigmatic Alex, a boy from the Wilds who lives under the government’s radar. What will happen if they do the unthinkable and fall in love?
The Lunar Chronicles (Series): Summary // Humans and androids crowd the raucous streets of New Beijing. A deadly plague ravages the population. From space, a ruthless lunar people watch, waiting to make their move. No one knows that Earth’s fate hinges on one girl. . . .
Cinder, a gifted mechanic, is a cyborg. She’s a second-class citizen with a mysterious past, reviled by her stepmother and blamed for her stepsister’s illness. But when her life becomes intertwined with the handsome Prince Kai’s, she suddenly finds herself at the center of an intergalactic struggle, and a forbidden attraction. Caught between duty and freedom, loyalty and betrayal, she must uncover secrets about her past in order to protect her world’s future.