Hello everyone! I am so excited to be a part of the Summer Blogger Promo Tour hosted by The Book Bratz! Again, for more information on this, click HERE.
I would like to extend a warm welcome to Zoey from Uncreatively Zoey!
1) Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins
I know, I know. You’ve all probably seen enough of this book. But I can’t have a list like this and not include Anna. I reread it at least once a year, I think, and it’s definitely one of the few books that I rated five stars years ago and would still rate five stars if I was reading it for the first time now. I mean, it takes place in Paris. PARIS. And sure, there’s some unnecessary drama, but it is honestly the best contemporary I’ve ever read. It’s so fun but has a lot of deeper moments, and the relationship between Anna and St. Clair develops at the perfect speed.
2) The Summer of Chasing Mermaids by Sarah Ockler
And I’m not even a huge contemporary reader! But this book. THIS BOOK. It is so beautiful and touching. The main character, Elyse, is a WOC who can’t speak. There’s a bit of magical realism, gorgeous language, a romance full of mutual respect and admiration, and plenty of family action. If you’ve never read an Ockler book, make this your first.
3) Cinder by Marissa Meyer
Marissa Meyer has created such a captivating world with her Lunar Chronicles series, but it’s really the character of Cinder that shines for me. I felt so much for her in the first book because of the way people treat her for being a cyborg, the way she feared Kai finding out about her. Plus, she’s a mechanic. Which is the coolest.
4) Blue Lily, Lily Blue by Maggie Stiefvater
Really, the entire series. But I think the third is my favorite to date. Honestly, I don’t know how Maggie comes up with this stuff. It’s so creative and original, and her writing is some of the best I’ve ever read. Her characters are so funny and heartbreaking at the same time. Basically, this series involves a lot of laughing through my ugly crying. Most of those tears revolve around Blue and Gansey.
5) Incarnate by Jodi Meadows
I will never stop recommending these books. This was the first series I fell in love with once I started blogging. ALL THE EMOTIONS. Ana absolutely broke my heart. She’s so lonely and feels so unwanted and I just wanted to send her all the hugs ever. I can’t even tell you how many times my 14-ish year old self cried. Ana and Sam have the absolute sweetest romance. Plus it’s got so many unique elements!
Thanks for reading, everyone! Stay tuned for future SBPT posts: (The links will go live when posted)
Zoey is an undergrad trying to study Zoology but really still holding out hope to end up in an editor’s office. Her favorite things include cats, coffee, and books piled so high they’re about to topple over. Please send her pictures of your cats.