Spring Break - a perfect time to relax and read, especially since the weather wasn't all the pleasant - rainy, damp, and cold most days. Here's a preview of some of the terrific tales:
The Last Star by Rick Yancey - I finished up the Fifth Wave series with this one. I really liked the deeper meaning of what it means to be human and embracing our 'humanity' that Yancey hints upon throughout the book. I wasn't sure how this series was going to end, but I felt that Yancey did a nice job of capturing the importance of sacrifice for others.
The Gender Game, The Gender Secret by Bella Forrest - This is a new series that I started last month, but I'm on the third book right now The Gender Lie. I like the action-packed plot twists, but I'm still deciding whether I like the current relationship between the two main characters - Viggo and Violet. It feels a bit forced and unrealistic; they almost changed to quickly. But, the idea behind this series hints at some Hunger Games, Uglies, and Divergent elements - the utopia/dystopia idea. However, despite these similar threads, it's the type of book that's hard to put down.
City of Saints and Thieves by Natalie C. Anderson - I'm currently listening to this story on my OverDrive app through the North Country Library System. I look forward to my drives to and from school, listening to the narrator, Tina (Tiny Girl), a refugee from the Congo, share her plans to avenge her mother's murder. But of course, like most plans, it doesn't work out the way she intends, and now she has to figure out how to make sense of her new knowledge and information.