I love being able to read by the pool with the sun beating down on you. It’s so relaxing! I got through three books during my week in Spain …
I finally got a chance to read The Sky is Everywhere. I’d heard a lot of good things and I wasn’t disappointed. It tells the story of Lennie who’s just lost her sister but can’t stop thinking about boys. It’s funny and sad and full of moments that make you wonder about life, love and death. The book contains poems written by Lennie which tie the story together. It sucked me in and held me tight while I frantically turned the pages. A beautiful book that I highly recommend. I can’t wait to read it again.
I also picked up Lock and Key, my second Sarah Dessen. I’m fast becoming a fan of hers. This book is the story of Ruby who is forced to move in with her long-lost sister after her mum disappears. It’s a going-of-age story filled with family drama and romance. I loved following Ruby’s journey but all the characters in the story are well-rounded and you enjoy getting to know them all. I loved the symbolism of the lock and key, and it left me wanting a key necklace of my own.
Rapture is the final book in the Fallen series and follows Luce on her final journey to discover just why she and her angel love Daniel are cursed and how to stop Lucifier from wiping out their history. This book is far more based on religion that the previous books, the angels and their history come to the front and we finally understand Luce’s role in it all. Plus we see what God is like. I wasn’t too shocked at the outcome although they were a couple of good twists along the way, and the ending surprised me at first but then I realised it was the only ending they could have had. Not a perfect series but it’s imaginative and original and kept my interest throughout.
What are you reading this summer?