Book 12: If I Stay by Gayle Forman
If I Stay by Gayle Forman
If I Stay is a young adult novel by Gayle Forman published in 2009. It is a sweet but sad story, written extremely well by Forman. A read that may be a bit sad for Christmas, but shows the strength and family ties are strong even during death.
The story follows 17-year-old Mia Hall as she deals with the aftermath of a catastrophic car accident involving her family. In a coma, Mia has an out-of-body experience, and watches as friends and family gather at the hospital where she is being treated. Mia watches as her memories flash before her eyes as she comes to realize that she must decide if she should wake up and lead a life far more difficult than she ever anticipated, or slip away and die. Her decision will determine her fate
Book 15: Frostbite: a Vampire Academy Novel by Richelle Mead.
Frostbite by Richelle Mead
As for those of you who are fans of fantasy, this is a perfect book that combines Christmas and vampires. The second in the Vampire Academy series (Vampire Academy was the name of the first book), Mead brings her beloved best-selling series back into a world of love and jealously of vampires. The book is unique and mesmerizing, with characters that are cleverly written.
Rose Hathaway’s got serious guy trouble. Her gorgeous tutor Dimitri has his eye on someone else, her friend Mason has a huge crush on her, and she keeps getting stuck in her best friend Lissa’s head while she’s making out with her boyfriend, Christian. Then a massive Strigoi attack puts St Vladmir’s on high alert, and the Academy crawls with Guardians – including the legendary Janine Hathaway… Rose’s formidable, long-absent mother. The Strigoi are closing in, and the Academy’s not taking any risks. This year, St Vlad’s holiday ski trip is mandatory. But the glittering winter landscape and the posh Idaho resort only provide the illusion of safety. When three students run away to strike back against the deadly Strigoi, Rose must join forces with Christian to rescue them. Only this time, Rose – and her heart – are in more danger than she ever could have imagined.
When the doors of the lift crank open, the only thing Thomas can remember is his first name. But he’s not alone. He’s surrounded by boys who welcome him to the Glade, an encampment at the centre of a bizarre and terrible maze. Like Thomas, the Gladers don’t know why or how they came to be there, or what’s happened to the world outside. All they know is that every morning when the walls slide back, they will risk everything to find out.
If you enjoyed The Hunger Games, then this book perhaps is the next book to be on your reading list. The story jumps straight away into the mystery and drama, and continues to keep you interested with new reveals and questions at every page. The story itself is thrilling with new adventures and dangerous creatures that leaves you confused and figuring out the puzzle of the maze with the characters as they strive to survive through out the night.