April Amazing Books :D

So I´m not really sure if there will be a Road Trip Wednesday today but usually the last Wednesday of the month is all about our April reads…RTW is a ‘Blog Carnival,’ where YA Highway’s contributors post a weekly writing- or reading-related question and answer it on our own blogs. You can hop from destination to destination and get everybody’s unique take on the topic.

I gushed last week  about JELLICOE ROAD and I was not even done with reading the story. Well I´m now officially done reading it and I know I will read it again sometime in the future, even though nothing will replace that first time. This has proven to me (like I needed any additional proofs) to always listen to Katy 😀 The way the stories are entwined, the way the characters (all of them) left an impression on me, the way I fell for Jonah, the way I wanted to hug Taylor…So yep. Loved it.

I have been lucky this month in terms of reading. On top of JELLICOE which as you can notice I have a crush on, I also devoured the following books and below you will find the reason why I think they deserve a spot in this post as well:

ACROSS THE UNIVERSE & A MILLION SUNS by Beth Revis: Both books are amazing. The first one sets the tone and I felt like Amy, claustrophobic. The different POVs enable us to get the feel for the ship and the life on board. I loved the details put into the book, the subplots and how things tie up together. A MILLION SUNS is as good if not even better than the first one. The way the characters develop, the human interactions, the plot…and yes I am developing yet another crush on characters (including secondary ones :D). Cannot wait for the third one.

I never thought about how important the sky was until I didn’t have one. ~ Amy

THE SKY IS EVERYWHERE by Jandy Nelson: This book portrays loss in such a true manner, it´s heart-wrenching and behind the gorgeous writing, there is the beauty of the characters in their rawness, in their feelings, in their grieving. Loved it.

“Dreams change, yes, that makes sense, but I didn’t know dreams could hide inside a person.

SHUT OUT by Kody Koplinger: This was a fun read and I enjoyed the different characters. The book deals with sex, it´s clear from the summary and the different ways people in high school deal with it. I loved the honesty in the dialogue. Plus. there´s Cash and who can resist this:

Because I want to see you with someone better than him. Someone who will see how lucky they are to have you.

What was your favorite book of April?

And which book on your TBR are you most looking forward to in May? (ok on top of INSURGENT :D)

18 Comments

  1. katyupperman says:

    JELLICOE and TSIE are two of my all-time favorite YA contemps, so I’m very happy to learn that you loved them as well! You obviously have fabulous taste, Elodie!

    I’ve had a bit of a slow reading month (again!), but I’m making my way through UNDER THE NEVER SKY and loving it!

    • Elodie Nowodazkij says:

      Thanks, Katy 😀 Well, with everything you have going on (moving and all) Im not surprised you didnt plow through books this month! I have UNDER THE NEVER SKY and its a book I really want to read but where Im wondering, do I want to wait until the sequel is out in 2013 to start getting into the series? or do I want to experience the anticipation that comes after reading a wonderful book and you know there will be a sequel…Decisions decisions 😀

    • Elodie Nowodazkij says:

      I really enjoyed THE DUFF and I thought that SHUT OUT didnt disappoint 😀 I cannot wait for Kodys third book, especially as she says that it is her favorite so far 😀

  2. Jaime says:

    I loved Beth Revis’ books! I still have to read THE SKY IS EVERYWHERE and JELLICOE ROAD, but they are definitely on my TBR list. My favourite book that I read this month would have to be GRACELING followed closely by FIRE. Such great books 😀

    • Elodie Nowodazkij says:

      Actually your writing reminds me of hers 😀 You need to read JELLICOE ROAD, it’s really such a wonderful story! I have to read GRACELING 😀

  3. Oh man, too many choices! Nooooo! Jellicoe sounds so good…must…not…buy…new…books! I’m looking forward to IMAGINARY GIRLS, HUNTRESS, and HOW TO SAVE A LIFE, all of which are actually on my shelf.

    • Elodie Nowodazkij says:

      Hahaha 😀 Not buying new books is so difficult! JELLICOE is so very good though…tempting 😀 IMAGINARY GIRLS was very good, I quite enjoyed it! And I need to add HOW TO SAVE A LIFE to my TBR ;D

  4. Melina Marchetta is awesome! My fav April read is her FROI OF THE EXILES. I’m looking forward to Brigid Kemmerer’s STORM (though that’ll prob be read before the end of April). Thanks for sharing!

    • Elodie Nowodazkij says:

      JELLICOE is the first one I read by Melina Marchetta and I need to add all her other books to my TBR 😀 STORM also sounds quite interesting!

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