This week I only have 2 out of the 3 books I was planning to read so this post is gonna be super short. Sorry if you don't like shorter posts. Oh well!!!
Caraval (Caraval #1) by Stephanie Garber
Scarlett Dragna has
never left the tiny island where she and her sister, Tella, live with
their powerful, and cruel, father. Now Scarlett’s father has arranged a
marriage for her, and Scarlett thinks her dreams of seeing Caraval—the
faraway, once-a-year performance where the audience participates in the
show—are over. But this year, Scarlett’s long-dreamt-of
invitation finally arrives. With the help of a mysterious sailor, Tella
whisks Scarlett away to the show. Only, as soon as they arrive, Tella is
kidnapped by Caraval’s mastermind organizer, Legend. It turns out that
this season’s Caraval revolves around Tella, and whoever finds her first
is the winner. Scarlett has been told that everything that
happens during Caraval is only an elaborate performance. Nevertheless
she becomes enmeshed in a game of love, heartbreak, and magic. And
whether Caraval is real or not, Scarlett must find Tella before the five
nights of the game are over or a dangerous domino effect of
consequences will be set off, and her beloved sister will disappear
This is the book I am reading for the 2017 YA Debut Author Challenge. Not sure what to expect with this primarily because, I don't usually read descriptions of books because I like to be surprised whenever I read any books!!
The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas
Starr Carter moves between two worlds: the poor neighborhood where she
lives and the fancy suburban prep school she attends. The uneasy balance
between these worlds is shattered when Starr witnesses the fatal
shooting of her childhood best friend Khalil at the hands of a police
officer. Khalil was unarmed. Soon afterward, his death is a
national headline. Some are calling him a thug, maybe even a drug dealer
and a gangbanger. Protesters are taking to the streets in Khalil's
name. Some cops and the local drug lord try to intimidate Starr and her
family. What everyone wants to know is: what really went down that night? And the only person alive who can answer that is Starr.
But what Starr does or does not say could upend her community. It could also endanger her life.
This book is for the 2017 YA Contemporary Challenge. Again, I don't know too much about this book but, it looks like it's going to be a very emotional read.
Well, I told you it would be short! Hope you guys had a great day!
What books are you reading this week?