Saturday, August 1, 2009

Move Over Twilight. . . .

I just finished reading the final book in the Gemma Doyle Trilogy and my only regret is that there are no more to read. I LOVED these books! Oddly enough, a couple of weeks ago, I was at TJ Maxx and browsing the stationary/scrapbook section and there were a couple of books shoved in there. The first was A Great and Terrible Beauty and the other was The Sweet Far Thing. I had no idea what these books were about only that they took place in Victorian England and were about boarding school girls who form a secret club. I hadn't read a series since Twilight and these books were discounted so I thought I'd give them a whirl. I really had to trudge through the first quarter of the first book and get used to the author's language. I was a little annoyed at first, thinking I'd bought a teeny-bopper, my-life-is-so-hard-because-someone-is-prettier-than-me, whiny book. Once I got into the meat of the plot, things got interesting, then better, then impossible to stop reading. Immediately after finishing I HAD to buy the second book. I devoured that in a couple of days and now I'm done with the last book. They are easy reads given that they are young adult fiction (comparable to Twilight minus the teen angst) and a little scary. I got goosebumps several times and had to sleep with the lights on more than I'd like to admit. If you liked Twilight you'll probably love these books too. Oh, if only there was a movie to come out. . . .

Now what am I going to read?

8 comments:

Emily said...

I've only read the first one and I have the second on hold at the library. I loved the first one-and I am almost sure they ARE coming out with a movie. I could be wrong though.

PeggyB said...

Is this a series you think MY Emily should read? Or are they too scary for her?

Amy said...

are you on goodreads?
you'd get lots of great recommendations on there!
I'll send you an invite just incase your interested.

Heidi said...

Peggy -
Emily should be okay with it though I don't know how squeamish she is. You might want to read it first and decide.

The Barrow's said...

looks like you guys have been having quite a fun summer. I love being able to see what you guys are up to. Hope we get to see you soon. William is sure growing up fast. What a handsome boy he is. he hee

Dial Family said...

That William is sure getting big. Everytime I check your blog it seems he is just growing so MUCH!! What a fun summer you guys have had thus far.... Thanks for the book finds. I have SO been wanting to jump into a good series soon here... There is another series of vampire books I heard about from my sis in law, I'll letcha know as soon as I find out what it is...

Robyn/Lauren said...

I just checked that book out from the library yesterday! Same author also wrote Princess Academy, if you haven't already read that.

Krista said...

Can I borrow? I've been reading a ton of Amish-set novels by Beverly Lewis lately. I like them because they are relatively simple and quite clean!