I don’t know many of these books, but sometimes you just need an ugly cry. YA is a good genre to use to attempt that level of crying.
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
I had seen this movie about a year ago. It popped up as available from the library, so I decided to read it, since I knew it was going to be a short read. It followed the movie almost exactly.
It was very good, and it happened to be timely because of all the mask wearing and hand cleaning that’s going on right now. It explained why 6 feet apart is a good thing, but the book was actually about cystic fibrosis patients.
I would recommend the book, but it does get heavy in some parts. I do think the ending was a little far fetched, but it did the same in the movie.
Here is a list from the above linked article that consists of Fantasy Series that have already been completed. You won’t be wasting your time waiting for the next book in the series to come out. Enjoy!
20 COMPLETED YA FANTASY SERIES TO REVISIT OR PICK UP FOR THE FIRST TIME
#1. FOLK OF THE AIR TRILOGY BY HOLLY BLACK
1. The Cruel Prince
2. The Wicked King
3. The Queen of Nothing
#2. THE YOUNG ELITES TRILOGY BY MARIE LU
1. The Young Elites
2. The Rose Society
3. The Midnight Star
#3. RED WINTER TRILOGY BY ANNETTE MARIE
1. Red Winter
2. Dark Tempest
3. Immortal Fire
#4. MEDAIR DUOLOGY BY ANDREA K. HÖST
1. The Silence of Medair
2. Voice of the Lost
#5. SIX OF CROWS DUOLOGY BY LEIGH BARDUGO
1. Six of Crows
2. Crooked Kingdom
#6. THE ABHORSEN TRILOGY BY GARTH NIX
#7. THE PENRYN & THE END OF DAYS TRILOGY BY SUSAN EE
2. World After
3. End of Days
#8. SHADOW OF THE FOX TRILOGY BY JULIE KAGAWA
1. Shadow of the Fox
2. Soul of the Sword
3. Night of the Dragon
#9. THE BRILLIANT DEATH DUOLOGY BY AMY ROSE CAPETTA
1. The Brilliant Death
2. The Storm of Life
#10. WINTERNIGHT TRILOGY BY KATHERINE ARDEN
1. The Bear and the Nightingale
2. The Girl in the Tower
3. The Winter of the Witch
#11. CHRONICLES OF IXIA HEXALOGY BY MARIA V. SNYDER
1. Poison Study
2. Magic Study
3. Fire Study
4. Shadow Study
5. Night Study
6. Dawn Study
#12. CROWN & COURT DUET BY SHERWOOD SMITH
1. Crown Duel
2. Court Duel
#13. TALES OF BEAUTY AND MADNESS TRILOGY BY LILI ST. CROW
#14. THE ORPHAN’S TALES DUOLOGY BY CATHERYNNE M. VALENTE
1. In the Night Garden
2. In the Cities of Coin and Spice
#15. THE FORBIDDEN WISH DUOLOGY BY JESSICA KHOURY
0.5. The Jinni
1. The Forbidden Wish
#16. HIS FAIR ASSASSIN TRILOGY BY ROBIN LAFEVERS
1. Grave Mercy
2. Dark Triumph
3. Mortal Heart
#17. GRACELING REALM TRILOGY BY KRISTIN CASHORE
#18. HIS DARK MATERIALS TRILOGY BY PHILIP PULLMAN
1. Northern Lights (The Golden Compass)
2. The Subtle Knife
3. The Amber Spyglass
#19. TAMÍR TRIAD BY LYNN FLEWELLING
1. The Bone Doll’s Twin
2. Hidden Warrior
3. The Oracle’s Queen
In Skala warfare is a womanly thing.
#20. WE SET THE DARK ON FIRE DUOLOGY BY TEHLOR KAY MEJIA
1. We Set the Dark on Fire
2. We Unleash the Merciless Storm
I have read some of these books and I have wanted to read some of them for a while. Each of the books on the list has given me something to think about. I hope to have the same reaction from those that I will be reading soon.
Just Mercy (Adapted For Young Adults) by Bryan Stevenson
Monster by Walter Dean Myers
Ways to Make Sunshine by Renée Watson
We Rise, We Resist, We Raise Our Voices
Genesis Begins Again by Alicia D. Williams
Black Card by Chris L. Terry
The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas
A Good Kind of Trouble by Lisa Moore Ramée
The Black Kids by Christina Hammonds Reed
Dear Martin by Nic Stone
Piecing Me Together by Renée Watson
This Is My America by Kim Johnson
Brown Girl Dreaming by Jacqueline Woodson
Full Disclosure by Camryn Garrett
Stella by Starlight by Sharon M. Draper
The Only Black Girls in Town by Brandy Colbert
This Side of Home by Renée Watson
All American Boys by Jason Reynolds and Brendan Kiely
I enjoyed this book as part of the Oh.My.Gods series. I wouldn’t have been able to follow it if I hadn’t read the other books.
With the way the book ended, I hope there’s another book in this series. One more story to tie up the loose ends.
So many kids say they don’t like to read. The above linked article talks about why that might be. Giving kids books that they are interested in would help the situation a lot. Let them choose what they want to read. Give them good options. Don’t make it too easy or too hard on them. Most importantly, give them books that they can relate to.
The books that are mentioned in the article all seem to be good books. Many of them I have read. Some of them my children have read and told me about.
Books I haven’t read that are mentioned in the article.
Books I’ve read that are mentioned in the article.
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
I went into this book knowing it was a retelling of Cinderella. The title gives it away.
I was impressed by how the story was modernized and told as if it could actually happen. No mice into horses or pumpkins into carriages. The story just made sense.
I look forward to reading the sequels to the book, one of these days.
The above linked article tells about one of my favorite books growing up being made into a movie. The only thing that disappointed me about this article was that it doesn’t say when the movie will be made. I can’t wait!
I enjoyed this book a lot. I found a lot of the main characters decisions a little stressful but I think it had a lot to do with being an adult and seeing what a teen’s decision can become.
This is a good lesson about how words can be misconstrued and how they can come back to bite you. It’s a good book for teens to read, and has a lot of lessons in the book. It worthwhile read.