Wicked Lovely, 29/104; Ink Exchange, 30/104
How handy that I found an image of these book covers already edited together! Of course, I did have to cross out the third one because I didn’t read it and don’t plan on ever reading it. Why? Because these books are lame. I bought the first one, Wicked Lovely, because the other night I was trolling through the Kindle Store and saw that it was free (which in Kindle-land apparently means $2.99), and even though I didn’t really like it, I thought maybe Ink Exchange would be okay. I needed some books and HOW BAD could young adult novels about modern faeries be? A: Pretty bad. Okay fine, the writing isn’t terrible, but the plots of both of these books is basically: sexy faery king sees mortal girl, faery king wants mortal girl for possibly nefarious or selfish purposes, mortal girl resists, mortal girl’s resistance proves futile. WHAT. THE HECK. I’ll stick to my post-apocalyptic dystopian future YA novels from now on, thank you very much.
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Have you read The Giver, Gathering Blue and The Messenger by Lois Lowry? I think they are not necessarily post apocalyptic but they are YA novels that involve a dystopian future.
Lowry also wrote the Anastasia series, which I was obsessed with as a girl. This reminds me that I need to introduce that series to my daughter.
You know, I don’t think I have. I read some of the Anastasia books when I was a kid though.