Everyone is looking for the perfect summer read and everyone wants something different. So what I did (just for you) was created a list of some of my favorite/most highly recommended books. Here you have it, the perfect list of novels to get you through a long summer!
Besides having brilliant world-building and phenomenal characters, McKay wrote a fantastic story that challenges the idea of destiny and builds unique relationships. I absolutely loved this book! It made me laugh more times than I could count, it pulled me into the world and didn’t let me go. The main character was fierce and formidable while still being realistic and relatable. One of the biggest things that annoys me in fiction is secondhand embarrassment and while the main character may have done embarrassing things, I never felt the need to walk away and take a moment to process, the story moved on and didn’t dwell on the situation.
Not going to lie, I started this book off extremely wary. I’m always leery of romance novels because I find they are often cheesy, have flat characters, and can be incredibly boring when the subplots (if there even are any) show up. However, that wasn’t the case for Just One of the Groomsmen! It was funny, relatable, had amazing characters, and the subplots intertwined with the main storyline beautifully!
In the realm of literature, there is a fine line that many authors try to walk but most can’t make; this line is the genre of suspense. Suspense is something difficult to master because while many writers attempt it, most fall off the line and either snap the tension or get too complicated and lose their audience. Mayne did a great job keeping the plot on track and understanding that the story line itself was complicated, so he was careful with not having too many subplots. This is a great technique to writing suspense because it cuts down on confusion for the readers.
After Twilight came out in 2005 it started a revolution of vampire romance novels that proves to still be continuing. While there have been variants on this trope, all versions have slight differences. In Crave, I was honestly expecting some combination of Twilight and Vampire Academy, and while on a few levels that is what I got, on several extremely important levels it was so much more.
As a kid, it was always seemed like we were constantly on the go and if we were home for more than a couple of days, it felt like an eternity. Now, with the world under quarantine, kids and adults everywhere are bored out of their minds.