terça-feira, 10 de julho de 2012

Once Upon a Read-a-Thon - Tuesday, June 10th

Pages: 64

Hours: 1 hour and 20 minutes

Books: Pure, Jennifer L. Armentrout

Challenge: Bookish Fight hosted by Rebecca @ Kindle Fever
As the story teller, I now want you to tell me which two characters are fighting and WHY! If you want to, you’re also more than welcome to guess the outcome. ;) It doesn’t have to be anything too detailed; we’re here to have fun!

Right now I'm really rooting to pit Alexandra "Alex" Andros from the Covenant books by Jennifer L. Armentrout against Rosemarie "Rose" Hathaway from the Vampire Academy series by Richelle Mead. They both are so kickass and stubborn the fight would be explosive! They are fighting because their stories are a bit similar, at least in the beginning, and they want to be unique, awesome girls by their own right. I don't dare guess the outcome, since they really are so strong and fantastic that it would be a close call!

Challenge: Foreign Authors hosted by Courtney @ Stiletto Storytime
Below in the comments simply share a foreign author whose work you adore. I personally am from the United States but we may have readers from all over so just make sure the author you share is from a country other than your own. Tell us why you like them. Are there any books by them in particular that you would recommend? How did you come across their work? The whole point is to share and allow us all to discover a new author that we might otherwise never have been exposed to... to literally open up a whole new world of books for one another.

I am going to choose Sarah Alderson. She is British, but currently lives in Bali, and is the author of Hunting Lila. I read this book for a challenge - I didn't expect to like it so much, and that really caught me off guard! Hunting Lila is about a girl, Lila, who finds out she has superpowers, and freaks out - so she runs to the only people she trusts - her brother Jack, and his best friend, Alex. Except they are part of secret team who tries to hunt people with powers, like Lila - and to complicate matters more, she has a huge crush on Alex since forever! The book is a mix of X-Men with car chases and road trips, and with a touch of romance. There were so many things that I liked about it that I was convinced Sarah Alderson is a auto-buy author for me. With just one book! She writes her books with a good sense of humor, she does action very well, but she is also capable of breaking your heart with the romance. Definitely an author to follow!

3 comentários:

  1. Eu simplesmente vou ter de comprar o Hunting Lila, não é? Porque tu és evil!

    1. Sou, não sou? Muahahahahahah! Se precisares que te lembre quão giro o livro foi, aqui tens a opinião. xD Tinha um mini-cliffhanger, por isso até é bom que o 2º livro esteja quase a sair... não ficavas a sofrer por causa dele. :P