Jellicoe Road by Melina Marchetta. Why did I wait so long to read this book? Jellicoe Road is a beautifully written book filled with mystery, romance, and tragedy. I loved every single word. This is one of those books that you will think about long after you've finished it. Highly highly recommend.Saving Francesca by Melina Marchetta. I loved the friendship aspect of the book and the fact that family was so important, but I wasn't shipping the romance that much. Plus a very open ending (granted, it's realistic, but still). I do know that there's a sequel set five years in the future that's focused on a secondary character and that we do get to see what happens with Francesca so that lessens my frustration with the ending. Recommend.
The Ruby Circle (Bloodlines #6) by Richelle Mead. I can't believe it's over!! Adrian and Sydney are one of my favorite couples. The ultimate slow burn romance that develops over time and feels so realistic and natural. Such sexual tension and chemistry between these two (although it's a bit lackluster in this book). The final book wraps everything up in a satisfying way, although it felt a little like things were being repeated, but at the same time, it was necessary to revisit old friends and enemies to tie up the loose ends. One big part of the plot of the series was not resolved, but according to Richelle Mead, "I don't think we've seen the last of these guys." Definitely recommend this series, even more than VA!
City of Savages by Lee Kelly. An interesting stand-alone dystopian about two sisters living as prisoners in New York City (the entire city is a POW camp). Liked the importance of family and amazingly, the mother is present and an integral part of the plot. Also liked that one of the "bad" guys was complex. However, I have mixed feelings about where the plot went and I was pretty meh about the love interest. Oh, and by the way, a love triangle, but with two girls and one guy. Not sure I can recommend this one.
Posted by: Pam