Hello to all Teenage Flicks members, and welcome to Once Upon a Bookcase! I thought, seeing as you'll be popping over today, that I would give you a few recommendations of books I've read that you might like! So here they are, a bit of a range...
Prophecy of the Sistser by Michelle Zink - This is the story of sixteen-year-old Lia Milthorpe's quest to discover her role and her twin sister's in a powerful prophecy that has affected twin sisters for generations. But nothing can prepare her for what she discovers. A brilliant historical fantasy. My review.
Good Girls by Laura Ruby - Audrey is a good girl; but when someone takes a photo of her with Luke DeSalvio, the hottest guy at school, doing somehtin not so "good", her life gets turned upside down. A brilliant, funny, and honest look at humiliation and a first sexual relationship. Note: It's a little graphic. My review.
Vampire Academy by Richelle Mead - Lissa is a Moroi, mortal vampire, princess, and her best friend Rose is a Dhampir, half-vampire, half-human, and Lissa's protector. Fear made Lissa and Rose run away from St. Vlandimir's - but their world is fraught with danger both inside and out of the Academy's iron gates. Rose and Lissa must navigate through the dangerous world, confront the temptation of forbidden romance, and never once let their guard down, lest the Strigoi make Lissa one of them forever. An exciting and action packed vampire paranormal! My review.
Hush, Hush by Becca Fitzpatrick - When Patch turns up at school, Nora can't believe how rude and arrogant he is, yet can't help but find herself attracted to him. Then a series of unexplained events take place, which lead Nora to suspect Patch. Nora is determined to find out, but the answers could be more than she bargained for. I cannot tell you how much I LOVE this thrilling, sexy paranormal! My review.
I'm aware there is at least one boy in the book club, and so the following recommendations are with you in mind, though girls should like them too (I did!):
Doing It by Melvin Burgess - Doing It follows three friends, Dino, Jonathan and Ben, and thier experiences with sex for the first time. It's a hilarious, but very honest look into what goes on in boys heads regarding the opposite sex. Note: It is a bit on the graphic side. My review.
When I Was Joe by Keren David - Ty is a teenager who is a witness to murder, and after threats to his family, he's put into the Witness Protection program. This book is a great eye opener into the realities of knife crime, with great insight to what the Witness Protection program involves. Great action and emotion! My review.
Slam by Nick Hornby - Sam's life is just starting to go the way he'd like - until one tiny slip up changes everything Sam knows. His girlfriend falls pregnant, and this kid has to face adult responsibilities, but is he up to it? A brilliant book with great look at the male perspective of teenage pregnancy. My review.
Monster Republic: The Divinity Project by Ben Horton - An explosion in a nuclear power plant. Kids patched up with scavenged body parts and bionic implants. A growing army of superhuman soldiers programmed for destruction. Monster Republic is awesome thrill-per-mintute! Chock full of action and danger, fans of the Terminator and X-Men movies will love it! My review. Also, check out this fantastic book trailer.
Hope some of the books are your cup of tea, and that you check them out! If not, I may review a few books in future you might like, so check back! ;)