Live Like You Were Dying....

Thursday, June 30, 2011

Words are beautiful.

They really are. I'm a lover of the written word. And it doesn't matter if I'm listening to a song on the radio, watching a movie, or, reading a stellar book. It's the lyrics, script, or the descriptive passages in a novel, that stay with me after the song is finished, the movie is over, or after I put the book down.

Wither by: Lauren Destefano is one of those books that literally shook me. Mainly because the writing is so haunting and so beautiful that it left me in complete awe after I finished reading it.

And that's not the only reason why Wither is #4 on this list of top YA reads of 2011.

It's the world the author created. Imagine if you only lived until your early twenties. Imagine if you were taken away from your home and forced into marriage at a young age. How devastating would that be? Me, I don't know what I would have done in that situation.

Rhine Ellery was a character that I could really relate to. She's a little rebellious and I like when characters have that nature in them. It's adds spunk to them and they are never bland.

I always feel like there has to be that "it" factor in the character or the book as a whole won't work and in my opinion, Rhine Ellery has it.

I've been on a dystopian kick lately. Maybe because I like the futuristic settings or because the imaginations of the authors can really soar and give the readers something to think about. And I'm one of those readers and writers that always asks myself "what if?" when I'm reading or writing.

Wither, was a beautifully written, haunting tale of what our world would be like if we were all genetic time bombs.... And's a book that will literally blow you away!

Read it, feel it, love it!



  1. khashway said...:

    Ugh, I haven't read this yet either and I've been meaning to. I may have to used my Amazon gift card for it.

  1. I was pleasantly surprised by this one. Amazingly written& so character driven. I really liked it.

  1. Also, this author is HYSTERICAL. She did a vlog on goodreads that I laughed all the way through.

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