I hope you all enjoy what she has to say about raw emotions and what makes her lose herself in a book - and don't forget prizes...
What I look for in books are raw emotions and realistic, yet dreamy characters. I love a book that can make me cry. If it can bring me to tears, it’s a winner. How many times have you read a book and felt like these fictional characters really existed? How tears have you shed because the main character in the book you’re reading just got her heart broken? And how many times have you secretly wished for your very own Jace Wayland or Peeta Mellark? I know I wish for my own baker’s son at least, oooooh, once or twice a day. The point I’m getting at is, if you can relate and lose yourself in a book, it’s a keeper. Let’s face it, there’s no better journey than the one a magnificent author can take you on.
Top 5 Books (and this was really tough):
Going Too Far by Jennifer Echols
Wicked Lovely by Melissa Marr
The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
The Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowlings
Shiver by Maggie Stiefvater
Lena, thank you for stopping by to chat about what you'd like to see on the YA shelf!
Readers, what makes you lose yourself in a book?
Do raw emotions draw you into a story? Comment for a chance to win this week's book prizes, plus a chance to win the grand prize! (more about that soon...but of course it involves books...what else?)(prizes shipped to US addresses only, one comment/post. Thanks!)