Today’s challenge is Show Me Your Precious … Book, that is!
Everyone has a book that they love; now is your time to bring out your precious and shine. Share your favorite book (in whatever format you choose)! You know the one that has that beautifully illustrated map, or gorgeous writing, or whatever it is that draws you to it. Share with the world what makes that book your precious!
Thanks to Minx (@thegenreminx) for today’s challenge.
I have 4 full sets of this book series, and working on the 5th (the illustrated editions). But I would have to say that this set is the one I’d pick, and this set over all the books on my shelves as the most precious! It is such a timeless story that can be enjoyed by any age, and it’s long enough, and full enough, to hold attention span. And THIS set is absolutely freaking gorgeous!! So yeah. LOVE IT SO MUCH.
Title: The Wicked Deep
Author: Shea Ernshaw
Genre: YA Fantasy
Release Date: March 6, 2018
My Rating: 5 stars
Synopsis: The town of Sparrow is cursed. 200 years ago, a trio of sisters were drowned, punished for being witches. Every year since, the sisters return and lure boys into the water and drown them in revenge. No one knows how to stop them. And only 17 year old Penny sees what others may not: how the sisters keep their clutches in the town, and how to end the curse.
My Thoughts: OMG. Soooo good!!! This story is completely captivating. It’s a slow release of information throughout the entire storyline, steadily connecting the pieces of the plot to fill in the missing holes. I love how there’s the main perspective, with shorter, usually single, perspectives of other characters dispersed throughout the book, to give us just a tad of info from the past. Instalove? Maybe so, but not distateful ( but I’m not usually a hater of it). I think, with how the story ends out, it makes sense, really. I just loved this all around. For once, in a looong time, I have absolutely no hesitation at giving a 5 star rating!
Title: Wires and Nerve series
Author: Marissa Meyer
Release Date: 2017 & 2018
Pages: 238 & 324
My Rating: 4 & 5 stars
Synopsis: From the Lunar Chronicles, Cinder’s android, Iko, continues the story from after the last book of the novel series. She is tracking down the last of Levana’s rogue wolf-hybrid soldiers, either destroying them or sending them back to Luna. Of course, everything doesn’t always go as planned.
My Thoughts: Loved these! I am not a graphic novel fan, so loving them is saying something. It helps that I love the Lunar Chronicles already of course. I wish the schematic was a bit more colorful, but otherwise I very much enjoyed the rest of story, and aftermath of the Lunar Chronicles. The 2nd volume I like much more, there was a lot more action, and more tugging of our heart strings. Made me go “Awwww!” at the end. 🙂
The Lunar Chronicles, by Marissa Meyer
Not a Drop to Drink, by Mindy McGinnis
The original Selection trilogy, by Kiera Cass
Wonder, by R.J. Palacio
Magnolia, by Kristi Cook
Top Favorite Books Video
These are my top 10 all-time favorite books, for right now. Most of these I’ve read over a year ago or more, so are pretty solid, but theres a couple that could get bumped in the future.
These are in no particular oder, because it’s really hard to rank my absolute faves!
The Night Circus, The Lunar Chronicles, Chronicles Narnia, Rebecca, The Little House books, Gone with the Wind, The Start of You and Me, The Harry Potter series, The Book Thief, and Redeeming Love.
Top 10 Favorite Books video
Overall Summer Favorite
Summer Favorites video on YT