Wednesday, June 04, 2014

June Read-List and Watch-List

Read-list: 


1. Midnight Thief, by Livia Blackburne


O.M.G. How awesome does the plot sound. Gotta love characters with conflicting agenda, when the love interest is also the antagonist. Can't wait to read this!


2. The Girl from the Well, by Rin Chupeco


Yay for horror that doesn't involve monsters and gore! A girl who hunts murderers meets a strange tattooed boy with a dark secret. Plus, creepy doll rituals and Japanese exorcisms. YUM.


3. Forget Me, by K.A. Harrington


"Psychological thriller with a romantic twist" is what it says on the Goodreads page. Reason enough to read it.


4. Of Metal and Wishes, by Sarah Fine


More horror. A unique setting. A girl who is drawn to the Ghost in a slaughterhouse where she assists her father in the medical clinic. The whole thing sounds very Phantom of the Opera-ish. And The Phantom of the Opera is one of the most haunting, beautiful books I've ever read.


5. We Were Liars, by E. Lockhart


This one has a very deliciously twisty plot.

And bonus reason to read the book: Maggie Stiefvater loves it.


6. Deep Blue, by Jennifer Donelly


I will never get tired of mermaid stories. This one's about mermaid heroines who gather their forces across the 6 seas to prevent a war between the Mer nations. Sign me on.


7. Trust Me, I'm Lying, by Mary Elizabeth Summer


Grifters, con artists, swanky high school and its dirty politics, missing fathers. What's not to love?


8. Inland, by Kat Rosenfield


This seems to contain elements of magical realism, and goodness knows I've been searching high and low for magical realism books. We need more of those, especially in YA! And you know what Toni Morrison said:



9. The Museum of Extraordinary Things, by Alice Hoffman



Speaking of magical realism, here's one of the masters of that genre. I'm still in love with the last Alice Hoffman book I read, The Story Sisters. This one, though, is set in a freak circus. You can't really go wrong with a setting like that. Remember Wonder Show by Hannah Barnaby? So yes, I have high hopes for this one.


10. The 57 Lives of Alex Wayfare, by M.G. Buehrlen


A 17-year-old who has visions of the past is actually a Descender, someone who can travel back in time by accessing Limbo, the space between Life and Afterlife. Alex is in fact one soul with fifty-six past lives. And each of them features this mysterious boy with "soulful blue eyes". SO reading this.


What's on your read-list? Any other recommendations?



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Watch-list: 


1. Dream High 2


Dream High was a pretty entertaining and compelling drama series, so hopefully the sequel won't disappoint!


2. Pretty Little Liars


Yes, I'm late to the game. But I've heard it's got a great twisty plot like Vampire Diaries, so I'm sold. There's the stigma attached to PLL - a lot of people probably dismiss it as some high school drama series - but I'm hoping it will, like TVD, change my mind and wow me right from the first episode.


3. God's Quiz 4 


One word: Donghae.

Also, this is the cutest thing you'll see today:


(The boy, I mean. Not the fangirls.)

Okay, okay. Something cute that's not for the fangirls:


I don't know, bananana sounds catchier to me.


Happy mid-week! :0)

2 comments :

Whiskoffee Purr said...

Wow long entry...

Joyce Chua said...

@Whiskoffee Purr: Thanks for reading!