Thursday, May 23, 2013

The Latest Three

I told you.
I told you I had another latest three coming your way.
And here it is!
These past few books were just a lot of fun to read.
Good precursors to my forthcoming summer reading list.
I'd like to mention that I will also be going on a re-reading kick,
as I promised myself long ago,
so I'm excited to be bringing some books your way
--some that some of you might already be familiar with--
with a newer and more developed opinion of them.
You see, I'm not big on re-reading things.
I've only re-read the first Harry Potter book and parts of the third because they're my favorite.
So this will be a fun adventure for me, I should think.
But until then...
Here's The Latest Three.

Heart of a Samurai, Margi Preus
A fun MG to read, for sure. I think this story is the kind that anyone of any age could enjoy, as the main character has to deal with universal challenges like separateness, race prejudice, new cultures, and growing up. Also becoming a man. Becoming a samurai (though that's not till the very end). You know, things we all have to go through at some point or another. This book won't likely be a favorite I call to mind, but whenever I look upon it I'l remember how nice it was to read it, how well researched it was, and how it made me see the ordinary through the eyes of a young man who just wants to see the world and become a samurai, like we all do.

Poison, Bridget Zinn
Another super fun book to read! I heard of this one because of the late author's story: she passed before she got to see the book release, but knew it was going to be all the same. I'd definitely call this a younger YA read, but as I read a lot of younger books anyway this was just fun, which seems to be the theme for today. I just really enjoyed it and the only big thing I'd have to say about it is that I wish the author could have been able to give us a prequel to it. It seems there's a lot of story to be explored there. I loved the characters so much, I think that idea would be a favorable one.

The Night Circus, Erin Morgenstern
I know there's been a lot of hype around this book and though you've probably been told a thousand times, I want to be that 1,001st person that tells you all that hype is well deserved. This book has me written all over it. Mystique, which I think is a different and far more gooder thing than the word 'mystery.' Luxurious attention to detail. can you go wrong? And magic, lots and lots of magic. Plus that ending, bittersweet is what I'd call it and how sweetly bitter it is...if you get what I mean. Plus I love when writers find a way to make storytelling a central part of the storytelling in their story...if you also get what I mean. Long story short, I loved this book and it's going on the list of favorite reads of 2013, right up there with Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky and The Crown of Embers by Rae Carson.

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