How about something a little different this week?
I'm talking, Young Adult, science fiction, romance ...
Yes, you heard me right! YA/Sci-Fi/Romance ... I read it & I love it!
One of my favorite series in the genre? Across the Universe by Beth Revis.
Across The Universe
First, let's take a moment to really appreciate that gorgeous cover!
I really enjoyed this book. My only criticism, besides making me really claustrophobic is that there wasn't quite enough of a connection with the 2 main characters - I could feel it on his end, but got nothing from her.
A Million Suns
Another pretty cover.
This was one of those rare occurrences, where the second book was actually better than the first. I think this installment gave me more appreciation for the first - I gained backstory and insight that made me go back & re-examine my previous thoughts about the characters.
Also - I really like that there's not an over-dramatized romance ... it seems more realistic in the situation.
Shades Of Earth
This cover ... meh - not so much.
Despite seeming a little rushed through the conclusion (it went from revelation to resolution a bit to quickly and simplistically for me) - the third and final installment was a great read.
I have really really enjoyed the overall series ... the creativity and thoughtfulness that went into creating the story is what kept me reading.
I still think I like Elder more than Amy, but that's ok *spoiler* -> she did the right thing in the end.