Book 20: Little Women by Louisa May Alcott
Little Women by Louisa May Alcott
Little Women by Louisa May Alcott, is one of my favourite books that I loved since the first time I read it and it is perfect for anyone looking for a classic to read or give as a gift this Christmas. Published in two volumes in 1868 and 1869, the novel follows the lives of four sisters—Meg, Jo, Beth, and Amy March—detailing their passage from childhood to womanhood, and is loosely based on the author and her three sisters. Alcott is a wonderful writer and this book is superbly written and it probably means a lot to me because, like Alcott, I have three sisters as well.
It is a wonderful story set during the 1800’s that gives the reader an insight into the family life of these four March women. It is a wonderful tale of coming to age and leaving childhood behind, learning new world and falling in love, and by the end of the story you will feel connected to the March sisters, as you follow their lives as young adolescence to adulthood as they learn the meaning of growing up, but still being there for each other.
You would love the beautiful Meg and her prevail to follow her heart. You would hope with Jo as she writes her stories. You would smile at the sweet Beth at her caring nature of all creatures. You would happily read as Amy the youngest of all sisters, follows her artistic ambitiousness.
It is perfect, marvellous, and wonderful. I could go on, but why don’t you tell me what you think of the March sisters in Little Women.
Finale by Becca Fitzpatrick
A stunning ending to the Hush, Hush series by Becca Fitzpatrick is brought within the brilliantly written Finale. Finale picks up where Silence (book three) ended, with Nora and Patch coming to terms with Nora’s new Nephilim heritage and now forced to lead her deceased father’s army or she and her mum will die. Now Nora and Patch gather their strength to face one last trial, with old enemies and new are ranged against them standing between them and the peace they desperately crave. The final battle begins and only one race will survive.
Becca Fitzpatrick brings together an enjoyable conclusion with pure awesomeness in her writing and brings two shocking character reveals. Nora’s best friend Vee, has been in the four books, and in Finale readers discover that Vee is keeping a secret herself from Nora. Now I won’t mention what this secret is, incase those of you who read this haven’t read the book, but just to say this shocking discovery about Vee isn’t something I saw coming, but for Nora’s and Vee’s friendship it all makes perfect sense to have it turn out like this. Another character I was surprised by was Detective Basso, a final bit of a twist that Fitzpatrick places in the last few pages, which just made me completly understand Basso’s character on a whole new level and why he’s always been interested in Nora.
As everything the story comes to a conclusion and Finale is an enjoyable conclusion to the story of Nora and Patch. I’m so glad I read this series as it has become one of my most favourites, as it has everything going in it. Paranormal, danger, mystery and of course love, that goes beyond heaven and earth. Take a chance to read it.
Hush, Hush by Becca Fitzpatrick
If you love reading about angels, that have a dark side and forbidden love then Hush Hush by Becca Fitzpatrick is for you. Nora Grey is 16-year-old girl who becomes drawn to her new biology partner Patch, even if this goes against her better judgement. After some terrifying encounters Nora isn’t sure if she can trust him. Patch is everywhere and knowns more about Nora then even her closet friends do. What is his secret? Can she trust him? Or is he dangerous?
The story is slow-paced at first but I was kept intrigued with the mystery surrounding Patch and if he is the reason for some of the terrifying encounters Nora had. Fitzpatrick’s characters are intriguing and developed well. Nora the leading heroine is not the typical girl for YA books, she is this geeky bookworm whom has no interest in boys and has no interest in social school events. Patch is this dark mysterious who has a lot of secrets, not all of them good and one secret which would unravel the man he really is not was. Fitzpatrick heightens the plot with bringing the plot of the story together in a shocking reveal, with unexpected events and not until the final few pages the main mystery remains unsolved.
Overall the book was good, and I can’t wait to read the second in the series.