Saturday, 21 September 2013

Autumn Book Wishlist

Last time I did a book wishlist in July - HERE - I was adamant that by the end of the summer, I would have bought and read all three of the books mentioned. Turns out I didn't read any of them, however I did buy 2 out of 3 and have seen the film of Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close about an hour ago.  This time, I really am hoping that I will have read at least one of these and have posted a review on this blog. So here are the books:

Divergent by Veronica Roth
In Beatrice Prior's dystopian Chicago, society is divided into five factions, each dedicated to the cultivation of a particular virtue. On an appointed day of every year, all sixteen-year-olds must select the faction to which they will devote the rest of their lives. For Beatrice, the decision is between staying with her family and being who she really is--she can't have both. So she makes a choice that surprises everyone, including herself. During the highly competitive initiation that follows, Beatrice renames herself Tris and struggles to determine who her friends really are--and where, exactly, a romance with a sometimes fascinating, sometimes infuriating boy fits into the life she's chosen. But Tris also has a secret, one she's kept hidden from everyone because she's been warned it can mean death. And as she discovers a growing conflict that threatens to unravel her seemingly perfect society, she also learns that her secret might help her save those she loves . . . or it might destroy her.

Amber by Julie Sykes
How do you live by the rules if you don’t know what they are?
Amber’s lost her memory. She doesn’t even know her real name. The only clues to her identity are a beautiful amber necklace and a broken mobile phone. She’s determined to learn the truth about her past life, and the secrets she’s hiding, but how many rules will she break along the way?

The Cuckoo's Calling by Robert Galbraith (J.K Rowling)
After losing his leg to a land mine in Afghanistan, Cormoran Strike is barely scraping by as a private investigator. Strike is down to one client, and creditors are calling. He has also just broken up with his longtime girlfriend and is living in his office. Then John Bristow walks through his door with an amazing story: his sister, the legendary supermodel Lula Landry, known to her friends as the Cuckoo, famously fell to her death a few months earlier. The police ruled it a suicide, but John refuses to believe that. The case plunges Strike into the world of multimillionaire beauties, rock-star boyfriends, and desperate designers, and it introduces him to every variety of pleasure, enticement, seduction, and delusion known to man.

Today I've decided that I'm just going to give you the summary of each book (as courtesy of Goodreads). Then when I've read the books I can tell you of my opinions before and after. Happy Autumn! And Happy Birthday to my friend Holly :) I don't think she knows about this blog but I hope she has a great day.

Holly x

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