If you have been anywhere near the internet lately you have heard of a show called Stranger Things. It’s on netflix and it managed to become everyone’s newest obsession in 24 hours. It’s amazing and you should definitely watch it.
The Vanishing of Will Byers: The first book in a series that left you intrigued and slightly confused: Blackhearts by Nicole Castroman. I was in the majority who thought that this book was going to be involving pirates. It didn’t. While the main character was the pirate black beard, this book took place before any of the pirate adventures started. The book ended with the beginning of possible pirate adventures and because of that I am excited for the sequel.
The Upside Down: A book with a setting you would never want to live in: I am going to avoid saying The Hunger Games since that would be the obvious answer. Instead, I’m going to say An Ember in The Ashes by Sabaa Tahir. In this world it doesn’t matter if you are rich or poor, your life is still going to be rough. The characters in this book are ruthless and I probably wouldn’t last very long.
Eleven: A book you own that is somewhat damaged, but loved to pieces: This is easily my copy of Inkheart by Cornelia Funke. I read this book for the first time in 3rd grade and it is completely destroyed. The entire spine is torn off and my sister ended up buying an extra copy for me.
Mike, Lucas, and Dustin: A trilogy you always go to whenever you need a pick-me-up: After going through my shelf a couple times I realized that I have not finished many trilogies that would be considered happy enough to call a pick-me-up. In the end I chose The Girl of Fire And Thorns trilogy by Rae Carson. These books are not at all happy but they have a lot of good memories attached to them.
The Demogorgon: A book with a terrifying beast you wouldn’t want to face in a dark alley: This Savage Song by Victoria Schwab has three very different yet, all terrifying, monsters. I wouldn’t want to run into any of them at anytime of the day.
Dr. Brenner: A book with a villain who is both manipulative and dedicated: Heartless by Marissa Meyer doesn’t necessarily have a villain, but almost every “antagonist” in this book is manipulative. While none of them are flat out evil they don’t have any good intentions for the main character and they don’t care what happens as long as they get their way.
Nancy Wheeler: A book you didn’t expect to love: This is definitely Vicious by V.E. Schwab. I was so convinced that I wouldn’t like this book that I put it in my “give away” pile. Fortunately, Mishma (chasingfaes) convinced me otherwise and I put Vicious back on my shelf. I finally gave it a try and I loved it. I then bought every other book Victoria Schwab has ever written.
Hawkins, Indiana: A book with a setting that’s just a little bit strange: This is easily The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater. This book takes place in a small town of Virginia and the whole thing is very eerie and odd. Even though the book takes place in our world in a state that we know, it feels almost like a fantasy setting.