Thursday, August 25, 2011

Two Books I Recommend

I have a couple new books to tell you about...and they are both so very different from each other, but I loved them both VERY, VERY much!

The first book is The Book Thief by Markus Zusak. This is a fantastic story set in WWII Germany. The interesting twist to the story though is the is narrated by The Grim Reaper. But more than that, the book really looks at how books can bring people together and heal the soul in a very tough time.

This is a must read and one that I plan to add to my collection.

It’s just a small story really, about among other things: a girl, some words, an accordionist, some fanatical Germans, a Jewish fist-fighter, and quite a lot of thievery. . . .
Set during World War II in Germany, Markus Zusak’s groundbreaking new novel is the story of Liesel Meminger, a foster girl living outside of Munich. Liesel scratches out a meager existence for herself by stealing when she encounters something she can’t resist–books. With the help of her accordion-playing foster father, she learns to read and shares her stolen books with her neighbors during bombing raids as well as with the Jewish man hidden in her basement before he is marched to Dachau.

The second book is Insatiable by Meg Cabot. O. M. G. This story was great. The main character Meena is sick and tired of vampires. But just before she pitches for the head writers job at the daytime drama series she is a writer for, her arch nemesis gets the job and guess what?? Vampires are going to be the main story.

But wait it gets better...Meena is falling in love. Little does she know that her "Prince" is actually the "Prince of Darkness". This story is funny, romantic and has a bit of excitement too. This book would make a fantastic movie and I hope one day I get to see it on the big screen.

Sick of hearing about vampires? So is Meena Harper.
But her bosses are making her write about them anyway, even though Meena doesn't believe in them.

Not that Meena isn't familiar with the supernatural. See, Meena Harper knows how you're going to die. (Not that you're going to believe her. No one ever does.)

But not even Meena's precognition can prepare her for what happens when she meets—then makes the mistake of falling in love with—Lucien Antonescu, a modern-day prince with a bit of a dark side. It's a dark side a lot of people, like an ancient society of vampire hunters, would prefer to see him dead for.

The problem is, Lucien's already dead. Maybe that's why he's the first guy Meena's ever met whom she could see herself having a future with. See, while Meena's always been able to see everyone else's future, she's never been able look into her own.

And while Lucien seems like everything Meena has ever dreamed of in a boyfriend, he might turn out to be more like a nightmare.

Now might be a good time for Meena to start learning to predict her own future…

If she even has one.

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