High Standards of Literature is a new feature I created to share my top ten.. sometimes 15 favorite books in each genre.
- Just Listen by Sarah Dessen is my all-time favorite book in the contemporary, young adult genre. It's similiar to the book Speak except this book has actually made me cry. I had first read this book in middle school and it has stayed my most loved book in this genre even till l now. It is about a girl name Annabel who seems to have the perfect life but it's not.. She meets Owen, who is an outcast and together they must face what really happened to Annabel's life. The male, love interest Owen is also one of my favorite fictional characters in books. THIS IS A MUST READ.
- The Truth about Forever by Sarah Dessen. Need I say more? The author is by far my most favorite contemporary author whose novels I have liked, most I have loved. I have re-read all of her books atleast eight times. This book is about Macy, her boyfriend is at Brain Camp and she meets a guy name Wes. It's not a book about cheating, don't worry. The author's books are usually about coming of age and discovery yourself. Once again, the author is spectacular at creating catchy and dreamy male fictional leads.
- Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher is an emotional roller coaster, I have read this book once and I don't like I'll ever read it again because it's just so damn depressing. This has made me cry about three times.. I would still really recommend this novel because it does inspire a person. Now, it is about someone who has committed suicide, but what I learned from this story is the suicide could have been prevented if someone had stood by Hannah's side. If someone had still tried to reach her even if she pushed them away. It has taught me to fight for others and help those in need and that's the best thing a book could do: inspire you. The ending is unforgettable.
- The Distance Between Us by Kasie West is one of the cutest contemporary novels out there. This book is just adorable and I can't stress that enough. It has snark, humor, and a kickass heroine. Caymen Meyer's is from the poor class and Xander Spence is from the rich, upper class and soon their paths cross and it begins a love-hate relationship. I wasn't a fan of Kasie West's novel On The Fence, but I have loved all of her other books. She can take cliche concepts and turn them into something amazing. There's something magical in her writing. I stalk all of her interviews too, she's so snarky and hilarious.
- The Fill in Boyfriend by Kasie West is just full of adorable things. The heroine is not likeable, but she does grow on you eventually. This novel is about Gia Montgomery who must find a "fill in boyfriend" after her real boyfriend Bradley dumps her on the day of prom, now this book has made me cry twice.
- Out of Control by Sarah Alderson is a novel that reminds me of the Fast & Furious movies. It's fast paced and it actually has a love story in it. It's about a girl name Liva who witnesses a murder happen, she comes across Jay who is a criminal, a thief. Together, they must find ways to survive throughout the night. It's really cute, and I did not expect myself to like it so much.
- If I Stay by Gayle Forman is a novel that has stayed with me throughout high school and college life. It's about Mila who is an car accident with her family, now as her body is in shock and coma - she has an out of body experience and she must decide wheather she wants to live or die.. I loved this book, that ending made me bawl over. It's ironic how Adam's famous speech made me cry and everything else that was traumatic in this book didn't. The author sure can write amazing novels.
- Stolen by Lucy Christopher was the first book I read about Stockholm Syndrome.. besides Beauty & The Beast. It's honestly one of the most intriguing books I have read, now this is a squeak clean novel about a kidnapping and aduction. Gemma is kidnapped by Ty who has been in love with her for years.. Now that ending was fantastic, I feel this is how books about kidnappers should end. I did love Ty though even though he is messed up. It's one novel that is unforgettable.
- This Song Will Save Your Life by Leila Sales is about Elise who has been bullied and she is on the verge of suicide.. It's about a girl who discovers a new life in the underground world of partying and DJ'ing. Now, I loved this novel and I also liked Char as well. It's a strong, contemporary novel about bullying.
- Emmy & Oliver by Robin Benway is one of the cutest contemporary novels I have read this year, I'm also fond of that simple yet beautiful cover. Emmy & Oliver used to be best friends until Oliver disappeared..Oliver realizes he's been kidnapped by his father and now he has returned to his childhood home where he meets Emmy once again. Simply adorable, I also love how the author stands against slut-shaming and cliche concepts.
Thank you for reading this! Have an amazing month of June - Leave your blog links in the comments & I'll be sure to check them out & drop by :) Stay in tuned pretty creatures.. P.s I have final exams till Thursday for summer classes so I might not be able to update until they're over x