I came across this meme and thought it sounded like a lot of fun. I like the idea of YOU choosing a book for me! It’s hosted by Because Reading is better than real life and you can click on the button to get all the deets. But in a nutshell, I give you 3 books, you vote and I’ll review the book by the end of the month.
So these are my three options and I’m choosing them all from books I’ve won but never got around to reading. And it sucks that I’ve never read any of these as I was really excited to win every single one of them. Somehow the books I win always get less priority than my ARCs and so I want this meme to push me to read them. I think the main thing all these books have in common is that they all come highly recommended so I need help deciding which to get stuck into first.
The Rest of Us Just Live Here by Patrick Ness:
I’ve only read one Patrick Ness book (A Monster Calls) and I want to read more. Plus this one came with a super cute badge that said ‘I am not the chosen one’! That’s nearly reason enough!
What if you aren’t the Chosen One?
The one who’s supposed to fight the zombies, or the soul-eating ghosts, or whatever the heck this new thing is, with the blue lights and the death?
What if you’re like Mikey? Who just wants to graduate and go to prom and maybe finally work up the courage to ask Henna out before someone goes and blows up the high school. Again.
Because sometimes there are problems bigger than this week’s end of the world, and sometimes you just have to find the extraordinary in your ordinary life.
Even if your best friend is worshipped by mountain lions.
Between The Devil and The Deep Blue Sea:
I love how dark it sounds and the gothic vibe that I get from the cover and the blurb.
Nothing much exciting rolls through Violet White’s sleepy, seaside town… until River West comes along. River rents the guest house behind Violet’s crumbling estate, and as eerie, grim things start to happen, Violet begins to wonder about the boy living in her backyard.
Is River just a crooked-smiling liar with pretty eyes and a mysterious past? Or could he be something more?
Violet’s grandmother always warned her about the Devil, but she never said he could be a dark-haired boy who takes naps in the sun, who likes coffee, who kisses you in a cemetery… who makes you want to kiss back.
Violet’s already so knee-deep in love, she can’t see straight. And that’s just how River likes it. Blending faded decadence and the thrilling dread of gothic horror, April Genevieve Tucholke weaves a dreamy, twisting contemporary romance, as gorgeously told as it is terrifying—a debut to watch.
Parasite by Mira Grant:
It sounds absolutely terrifying and I’m a little bit creeped out by the blurb! But it also sounds like a very cool blend of science fiction and psychological horror.
A decade in the future, humanity thrives in the absence of sickness and disease.
We owe our good health to a humble parasite – a genetically engineered tapeworm developed by the pioneering SymboGen Corporation. When implanted, the tapeworm protects us from illness, boosts our immune system – even secretes designer drugs. It’s been successful beyond the scientists’ wildest dreams. Now, years on, almost every human being has a SymboGen tapeworm living within them.
But these parasites are getting restless. They want their own lives…and will do anything to get them.
Over to you, no such thing as a free ride around here, you have to do some work too! Which do you want to see me read and review before the end of Nov? And I’d love to hear your reasoning down in the comments too. So go vote and then talk to me!