I could spend hours scanning through books at the library, especially when it gets me out of sitting at Karli’s cramped dance studio. Really I was on a mission to find a couple of paperback books for vacation. (OMG, I can’t believe it’s almost here already, so excited!) I don’t want to take my iPad out to the pool and have to worry about someone snagging it while I am visiting the swim up bar repeatedly. I have to be honest, laying at the pool or on the beach reading a book is like one of the top things I am looking forward to. I care more about that then visiting the “rocks” as I like to call the various sites to see in Cancun.
I haven’t purchased any real books in awhile so I thought I would wander through the aisles trying to find some of the books on my “To Read” list on Goodreads. It was so awesome, I could pick up a book and scan the ISBN number on the back with my phone and the reviews/ratings from Goodreads would pop up. Unfortunately I was coming up on empty even though I did find several of the books I’ve been wanting to read, but they were all huge heavy hardbacks. I found a few books by Kristin Hannah and Erin Hilderbrand. I even found a few by an author I’ve been meaning to check out – Lisa Gardner. But like I said, all hardbacks. So finally I googled (don’t laugh) “Books like Twilight or Hunger Games” because let’s be real, I haven’t loved any series of books as much as I’ve loved those books. Not to mention I will be seeing Breaking Dawn Part 2 prior to vacation and would love to follow that up with something mushy love story that involves some sort of creature or event that would never happen in real life.
I ended up only finding one paperback- the first book of the series Hush, Hush by Becca Fitzpatrick. Upon reading the description it sounds pretty similar to Twilight, but I’m okay with that. I like writers who are trying to one up Twilight. How sweet of them to put out the effort to try and write a book better than the best Trilogy written EVER!!
The library had two of the other books in the series, but they were hardcover as well. I’m thinking I’ll just make a trip to Target and pick up a couple of paperbacks. I’ve been meaning to try out the first books of a couple of other young adult series that I keep hearing about. One is Divergent by Veronica Roth and the other is Delirium by Lauren Oliver. Has anyone read any of these series before I go buy them? Feedback please!