YA books that took my breath away
I love reading, it's my escape from reality. Out of all genres, I mostly read Young Adult books. They are fun, most of the time easy to read and have some very relatable characters. They may not be masterpieces, but there are some that are worth reading.
And re-reading. Over and over again.
So, here is my list of my favorite Young Adult books/book series
1. Unearthly series by Cynthia Hand
This without a doubt is my favorite YA book series. Something that makes these books stand out is this series main character, Clara. She is smart, funny and an angel(pardon, part angel), but she is also very human. She has her flaws and insecurities.
What also makes me love Unearthly are relationships in it. It doesn't matter if it's amazing mother-daughter relationship, love interests or friendship, they feel very real and healthy in these books. Something that rarely happens in YA paranormal novels.
Cynthia Hand really knows how to handle her characters and situations they are in and I'm looking forward to reading the rest of her work.
2. Hex Hall series by Rachel Hawkins
Fun, interesting, magical. Those are three words I would use to describe this series.
Sophie is your typical teenager thrown into mess called magical world.
Keeping their world secret is number one priority and all children who fail at that are sent to Hex Hall, where they will be safe from the outside world. It's like Harry Potter meets modern world, only difference is that Hogwarts isn't some kind of prison for young people.
Something that makes these book stand out, at least to me, is that there weren't many moments where I would roll my eyes because the characters made stupid decisions.
There is a spin-off about Izzy, a character that appears in final book, but I haven't got a chance to read it yet. Maybe one day.
3. The Language of Flowers by Vanessa Diffenbaugh
I bought this one when it was on sale. It cost around 2$ and I heard a lot of good things about this book, so I decided to give it a try. I'm glad I did.
The writing style is really special. It's easy to read, flows very nice and still has just enough descriptions that really feel like flowers.
To be honest, it took me some time to care about Victoria as a character - there was something about her that kept pushing me away, but somewhere around the middle of the book she stole my heart.
True, she made choices I didn't agree with, but keep in mind that we are talking about an 18-year-old lost in the world she doesn't trust.
4. Slip(Slip, #1) by David Estes
Another in the ocean of dystopian books which seem to be widely popular now and after that crazy success of The Hunger games(which I loved so much) it's easy to understand why. The idea is a mix of something new and something that was done before and that's what makes it very enjoyable.
Characters are beautifully done and they range from the ones you love to the ones you love to hate. My personal favorite was Janice, and The Destroyer has his own spot on my most hated villains, just behind Joffrey (Lannister) Baratheon and Dolores Umbridge.
That would be my list. What books took your breath away?