Thursday, 14 March 2013

What's Next? #1


I have never participated in this meme before, but I think it sounds really fun and I always need help choosing which books I need to read next! :P

Choices:
1. Monsters of Men - Patrick Ness
Monsters of Men (Chaos Walking, #3)
In the riveting conclusion to the acclaimed dystopian series, a boy and girl caught in the chaos of war face devastating choices that will decide the fate of a world. As a world-ending war surges around them, Todd and Viola face monstrous decisions. The indigenous Spackle, thinking and acting as one, have mobilized to avenge their murdered people. Ruthless human leaders prepare to defend their factions at all costs, even as a convoy of new settlers approaches. And as the ceaseless Noise lays all thoughts bare, the projected will of the few threatens to overwhelm the desperate desire of the many. The consequences of each action, each word, are unspeakably vast: To follow a tyrant or a terrorist? To save the life of the one you love most, or thousands of strangers? To believe in redemption, or assume it is lost? Becoming adults amid the turmoil, Todd and Viola question all they have known, racing through horror and outrage toward a shocking finale.
2. I Capture the Castle - Dodie Smith
I Capture the Castle
Dodie Smith's first novel transcends the oft-stodgy definition of "a classic" by being as brightly witty and adventuresome as it was when published nearly fifty years ago.Lovingly passed down from generation to generation and long unavailable in American stores, I Capture the Castle has become one of the most requested items of used book dealers. However, in the author's native England, the novel has never been out of print.
I Capture the Castle tells the story of seventeen-year-old Cassandra and her family, who live in not-so-genteel poverty in a ramshackle old English castle. Here she strives, over a six-month period, first in a sixpenny book, then in a shilling book, and, finally, in a splendid two-guinea book, to hone her writing skills. And it is within these pages that she candidly chronicles her encounters with the estate's new, young, and handsome American landlords, the effects of her sister Rose's marital ambitions, her writer's-blocked father's anguished and ultimately renewed creativity, and her own hopeless, first descent into love.
By the time she pens her final entry, she has "captured the castle"--and the heart of the reader--in one of literature's most enchanting entertainments.

3 comments:

  1. I think I have to vote for Monster of Men, it sounds pretty good. And I haven't seen it before either.

    Thanks for stopping by and voting.

    Jenea @ Books Live Forever's What's Next #41

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  2. I didn't even realise this was a meme, such a good idea!
    Maybe go for Monsters Of Men (you knew I would say that I know) but if you want a break from dystopia, I've heard I Capture The Castle is AMAZING. (Sorry if that comment really didn't help (: )

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  3. I'd say you should read I Capture The Castle. I've had that on my tbr list for awhile, but haven't gotten around to it. I'd love to read your review!

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