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The Raven Boys (Raven Cycle #1) by Maggie Stiefvater
The Raven Boys (Raven Cycle #1)

nadiacoradin, April 29, 2014

"The Raven Boys" is a story about wants, magic and friendship filled with gorgeous writing.

The first thing that comes to mind when I think about describing The Raven Cycle series is "character study", because to me that's what it's mostly about. Sure, it is a story about a group of teenagers in search of a dead Welsh King, but the way Stiefvater writes giving each of her characters their own space and story with so much as a sentence, you can feel the research and heart that was put into this novel.

I don't think anything I write will do this AMAZING book justice, so you will have to believe me and see for yourself.
Maggie Stiefvater is a master storyteller and this book it's just further proof.
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This Is Not a Test by Courtney Summers
This Is Not a Test

nadiacoradin, April 29, 2014

What bothers me about recommending this book is that usually people want to know what it is about, and when you say the words "zombie apocalypse" you are bound to lose their attention (with the wrong people that is). And the thing about this novel is that IT'S SO MUCH MORE THAN ZOMBIES EATING PEOPLE! In fact, that happens in the distant background, because what takes the front seat is the characters (and their afflictions). You get teenagers BEING actual teenagers, and with the way Courtney Summers describes emotions, they feel as if they'll leap out of the page.

One of the things I love the most about "This is Not a Test" is that it tackles the subjects of mental health, suicide and abuse; which in on itself it's a great thing because we NEED to talk about these subjects, they are SO important and a part of everyone's life, specifically teens.

And not only that, but Summers's writing is FANTASTIC!

I'd describe "This is Not a Test" as an engaging, emotional and thought provoking read that is sure to leave you breathless. You'll have lots of FEELS, thank me later.

In conclusion, I'd recommend it for the following reasons: awesome writing, awesome characters, ideal for zombie lovers and haters alike, mental health issues! A+++++
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