Hey everyone! Sorry for my lack of posting lately. Things have been a bit crazy here but are beginning to calm down.
Today I have some exciting news for you.
Cait(Escape Through the Pages) and I have chosen which book should move on into round 3 of the YA Debut Book Battle.
Our decision was 100% unanimous.
*Between Before I Fall by Lauren Oliver and Eyes Like Stars by Lisa Mantchev*
Before I Fall by Lauren Oliver
You can check out my review here!
We both felt that this book was at the top of its game.
Cait said, "The character growth in the book is amazing. The way Lauren Oliver wrote all the tiny connections between characters really makes you think, too - how one little change, or sentence, or action can set off a ripple effect that alters everything (and yet how some things stay the same no matter what).
I said, "I personally think Before I Fall should move on. I enjoyed everything about it and it was a novel that really made me think, about how I am towards other people, and how the behavior of one person can effect someone else so much. "
I had a hard time reading Eyes Like Stars. I have heard great things about it, but knowing that I was comparing the two books, Before I Fall was a hard book to compete with. I think it may even win this whole battle.
I haven't posted a review on Eyes Like Stars yet because I feel comparing it to Before I Fall somewhat clouded my judgement of the book as a whole. I will be reading it in a few weeks so that I can look at that book and that book only.
I hope that makes sense.
So there you go, have you read one of these books, or both, and what did you think of them?