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Today we are discussing several beautiful novels with intricately designed covers that I feel like are worthy adversaries for any bookshelf!
Now, these are any random novels I have chosen off the internet, these are handpicked novels that I have found personally at a bookstore! So to answer that, yes, I left the house for once which means this blog post means so much more!
1. Deeplight by Frances Hardinge
Publisher: Macmillan Children’s Books
Published: October 31st 2019
Genre: Fantasy; Young Adult; Fiction; Children > Middle Grade
Goodreads Rating: 4.32 / 5
For centuries the gods of the Undersea ruled the islands of the Myriad through awe and terror: they were very real, and very dangerous. Sacrifices were hurled into the waters to appease them, and every boat was painted with pleading eyes to entreat their mercy. They were served, feared and adored. Then, thirty years ago, the gods rose up in madness and tore each other apart.
Now, none remain. The islands have recovered and the people have patched their battered ships and moved on.
On one of these islands live Hark and his best friend Jelt. To them, the gods are nothing but a collection of valuable scraps to be scavenged from the ocean and sold.
But now something is pulsing beneath the waves, calling to someone brave enough to retrieve it.
2. Suspicion by Alexandra Monir
Publisher: Delacorte Press
Published: December 9th 2014
Genre: Young Adult; Mystery; Fantasy; Romance; Fantasy > Paranormal
Goodreads Rating: 3.59 / 5
A modern-day twist on the classic thriller, Rebecca, with a dash of the supernatural, a powerful romance, and a deadly family mystery.
“There’s something hidden in the maze.”
Seventeen-year-old Imogen Rockford has never forgotten the last words her father said to her, before the blazing fire that consumed him, her mother, and the gardens of her family’s English country manor.
For seven years, images of her parents’ death have haunted Imogen’s dreams. In an effort to escape the past, she leaves Rockford Manor and moves to New York City with her new guardians. But some attachments prove impossible to shake—including her love for her handsome neighbor Sebastian Stanhope.
Then a life-altering letter arrives that forces Imogen to return to the manor in England, where she quickly learns that dark secrets lurk behind Rockford’s aristocratic exterior. At their centre is Imogen herself—and Sebastian, the boy she never stopped loving.
Combining spine-tingling mystery, romance, and unforgettable characters, Suspicion is an action-packed thrill ride.
3. Spark by Alice Broadway
Publisher: Scholastic Fiction
Published: April 5th 2018
Genre: Fantasy; Young Adult; Science Fiction > Dystopia; Fiction
Goodreads Rating: 3.87 / 5
Leora is reeling: questioning everything she has ever known about her family and herself.
As half-Marked and half-Blank, can she ever wholly belong in either fractured community? Mayor Longsight wants to use her as a weapon: to infiltrate Featherstone, home of the Blanks, and deliver them to him for obliteration. Leora longs for answers about her mysterious birth mother, and Featherstone may reveal them.
But will she find solace and safety there or a viper’s nest of suspicion and secrets?
4. The Quiet at the End of the World by Lauren James
Publisher: Walker Books
Published: March 7th 2019
Genre: Science Fiction; Young Adult; Science Fiction > Dystopia
Goodreads Rating: 3.99 / 5
How far would you go to save those you love?
Lowrie and Shen are the youngest people on the planet after a virus caused global infertility. Closeted in a pocket of London and doted upon by a small, ageing community, the pair spend their days mudlarking for artefacts from history and looking for treasure in their once-opulent mansion.
Their idyllic life is torn apart when a secret is uncovered that threatens not only their family but humanity’s entire existence. Lowrie and Shen face an impossible choice: in the quiet at the end of the world, they must decide who to save and who to sacrifice . . .
5. Five Feet Apart by Rachael Lippincott
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Adult
Published: November 20th 2018
Genre: Young Adult; Romance; Contemporary; Fiction
Goodreads Rating: 4.18 / 5
In this moving story two teens fall in love with just one minor complication—they can’t get within five feet of each other without risking their lives.
Can you love someone you can never touch?
Stella Grant likes to be in control—even though her totally out of control lungs have sent her in and out of the hospital most of her life. At this point, what Stella needs to control most is keeping herself away from anyone or anything that might pass along an infection and jeopardize the possibility of a lung transplant. Six feet apart. No exceptions.
The only thing Will Newman wants to be in control of is getting out of this hospital. He couldn’t care less about his treatments, or a fancy new clinical drug trial. Soon, he’ll turn eighteen and then he’ll be able to unplug all these machines and actually go see the world, not just its hospitals.
Will’s exactly what Stella needs to stay away from. If he so much as breathes on Stella she could lose her spot on the transplant list. Either one of them could die. The only way to stay alive is to stay apart. But suddenly six feet doesn’t feel like safety. It feels like punishment.
What if they could steal back just a little bit of the space their broken lungs have stolen from them? Would five feet apart really be so dangerous if it stops their hearts from breaking too?
That is all for today, thank you all for reading and I do hope you enjoyed. It was a wonder reading through these, and I personally only own one of these, but I was previously dying to get my hands on Five Feet Apart.
However, now, I feel as though I must have all of these! Alas, I have fooled myself once again.
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