First-Line Friday: YA edition

30 Oct

I’m all recovered from the 24 Hour Read-a-thon. Thanks to everyone for stopping by and showing some love. I didn’t make it the whole way, but I figure now I just have a goal for the next time (and the time after that…and the time after that).

I’ve been sadly absent from my own weekly meme, First-Line Friday, mostly because I’ve been doing very little non-school reading. I will however make it up to you in full right here, right now. Because, big shocker, I went book shopping yesterday. My children’s lit classes have gotten me to broaden my mind in terms of the YA genres I’m willing to try out. So I went in for quite a few books that are not really in the realm of what I normally pick up.

 

Shiver by Maggie Stiefvater — I did read the Twilight series, and yes, I loved them, but I’m getting a little irritated by the mass of vampire books and TV shows that are being released as a result. I’m Team Jacob, so this book that’s focused around wolves clearly appealed to me.

I remember lying in the snow, a small red spot of warm going cold, surrounded by wolves.

 

The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins — This is one of those books that I never, never would have picked up before taking this Fantasy class, even with all the positive, glowing reviews out there. But I decided to give it a try. It features a strong female protagonist and that, to me, is worth buying the book for.

When I wake up, the other side of the bed is cold.

 

Going Bovine by Libba Bray — I own one of Bray’s previous novels, Rebel Angels (which of course I haven’t read yet), but I’m really intrigued by both the premise of this story and by the cover. I absolutely judge books by their covers. And by the cover fonts. Sue me :).

The best day of my life happened when I was five and almost died at Disney World.

 

Hope everyone has an excellent Halloween and a good fall weekend!

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