Monday, July 12, 2010

Hanging out in the teenage section of the library

I’ve been finding myself stalking the teenage section of my local library lately…..sadly there hasn’t been much of a crowd as it seems teenagers in my area don’t read that much!

The good thing is that the books I’m after are all always available.

Just finished the Chaos Walking Triology by Patrick Ness. The books entitled, The Knife of Never Letting Go, The Ask and the Answer and Monsters of Men tell the story of Todd and Viola as they battle to save the world around them from destruction.

It’s a dystopian narrative, but an absolutely riveting tale that twist and turns. There were a few absolutely heart rendering moments in it too. The whole series has been one of the most thrilling and inventive reads of this year so far.

You know books that you desperately rush to read to the because you need to find out what happens.....all the while also realising that you don’t want it to end either? Well, once you start this trilogy you will not be able to put it down.

Another teenage series I've returned to is Eoin Colfer's fantastic Artemis Fowl series. The latest, Book 7: Artemis Fowl and the Atlantis Complex comes out on August 3rd.

In preparation, I've just re-read Book 5: Artemist Fowl & The Lost Colony.

And would you believe I let one pass me by??!! So just about to start Book 6: Artemis Fowl: The Time Paradox.

The books are so much fun! I love the geeky humour in them and the whole relationship between 'mud men' (humans) and the fairies.

So all I can say is visit the teenage section of your library/bookstore - some brilant reads await you!