Thursday, 14 April 2011

Top Five Thursday (1): Top Five Favorite Books

Hey Dudes, welcome to the first ever Top Five Thursday, hosted here at OnceUponABookNerd... by me Kayleigh.
Top Five Thursday is basically a weekly meme. I will give a topic for example: Top Five Favorite Character or Top Five Favorite Covers for you to blog about, then you can post the link to your post in the comment section below, not forgetting to check out everyone else's posts.

This week the Top Five topic will be...
Top Five Favorite Books
Seeing as this is the first one I thought I would keep it simple. Remeber you don't have to include the reasons like I have.

So here is mine in no particular order...

1. The Goddess Test by Aimee Carter
The Goddess Test was so amazing. Aimee Carter as an author has a unique and amazing writing ability especially for someone so young. The Goddess Test is a twist on Greek Mythology. Check out my review here
It's always been just Kate and her mom—and her mother is dying. Her last wish? To move back to her childhood home. So Kate's going to start at a new school with no friends, no other family and the fear her mother won't live past the fall.Then she meets Henry. Dark. Tortured. And mesmerizing. He claims to be Hades, god of the Underworld—and if she accepts his bargain, he'll keep her mother alive while Kate tries to pass seven tests.
Kate is sure he's crazy—until she sees him bring a girl back from the dead. Now saving her mother seems crazily possible. If she succeeds, she'll become Henry's future bride, and a goddess.

2. Infinite Days by Rebecca Maizel
Infinite Days is one of my favorite books because it gives a different insight to the vampire genre, unlike most books this is set in the perspective of Lenah, a vampire turned human. Check out my review here
Lenah Beaudonte is, in many ways, your average teen: the new girl at Wickham Boarding School, she struggles to fit in enough to survive and stand out enough to catch the eye of the golden-boy lacrosse captain. But Lenah also just happens to be a recovering five-hundred-year-old vampire queen. After centuries of terrorizing Europe, Lenah is able to realize the dream all vampires have -- to be human again. After performing a dangerous ritual to restore her humanity, Lenah entered a century-long hibernation, leaving behind the wicked coven she ruled over and the eternal love who has helped grant her deep-seated wish. 
Until, that is, Lenah draws her first natural breath in centuries at Wickham and rediscovers a human life that bears little resemblance to the one she had known. As if suddenly becoming a teenager weren’t stressful enough, each passing hour brings Lenah closer to the moment when her abandoned coven will open the crypt where she should be sleeping and find her gone. As her borrowed days slip by, Lenah resolves to live her newfound life as fully as she can. But, to do so, she must answer ominous questions: Can an ex-vampire survive in an alien time and place? What can Lenah do to protect her new friends from the bloodthirsty menace about to descend upon them? And how is she ever going to pass her biology midterm.

 Stolen by Lucy Christopher
Stolen is one of those books that are amazing and lovable, but also a book which I despise because of how many times it bought me down to tears. It gave me insight to the feelings and emotions of the 'bad' guy, something barely any books do.

Sixteen year old Gemma is kidnapped from Bangkok airport and taken to the Australian Outback. This wild and desolate landscape becomes almost a character in the book, so vividly is it described. Ty, her captor, is no stereotype. He is young, fit and completely gorgeous. This new life in the wilderness has been years in the planning. He loves only her, wants only her. Under the hot glare of the Australian sun, cut off from the world outside, can the force of his love make Gemma love him back? The story takes the form of a letter, written by Gemma to Ty, reflecting on those strange and disturbing months in the outback. Months when the lines between love and obsession, and love and dependency, blur until they don't exist - almost.

 4. Noughts and Crosses by Malorie Blackman
This is actually my favorite book of all time. In short it is basically the racial version of Romeo and Juliet. It sticks to serious controversial issues, and is seriously a must read.

Sephy is a Cross - a member of the dark-skinned ruling class. Callum is a nought - a -colourless- member of the underclass who were once slaves to the Crosses. The two have been friends since early childhood. But that-s as far as it can go. Until the first steps are taken towards more social equality and a limited number of Noughts are allowed into Cross schools- Against a background of prejudice and distrust, intensely highlighted by violent terrorist activity by Noughts, a romance builds between Sephy and Callum - a romance that is to lead both of them into terrible danger.

 5. Twilight by Stephenie Meyer
Haha, I just had to do it. I will admit there are hundreds of books that are better than Twilight, but this holds a special place in my heart. Twilight is what started my reading obsession and my vampire obsession.
Isabella Swan's move to Forks, a small, perpetually rainy town in Washington, could have been the most boring move she ever made. But once she meets the mysterious and alluring Edward Cullen, Bella's life takes a thrilling and terrifying turn. Up until now, Edward has managed to keep his vampire identity a secret in the small community he lives in, but now nobody is safe, especially Bella, the person Edward holds most dear. The lovers find themselves balanced precariously on the point of a knife—between desire and danger. Deeply romantic and extraordinarily suspenseful, Twilight captures the struggle between defying our instincts and satisfying our desires. This is a love story with bite.

Remember to post your's in the comments below...

1 comment:

  1. I love the one's you listed! The Goddess Test I have read and LOVED. Stolen sounds absolutely captivating and Twilight holds a special place in my heart as well!