Monday, June 01, 2009

Got Books?

I do! Went on a small shopping spree this weekend and picked up the following:


Aren't they pretty? I've finished STRANGE ANGELS and HUNGER GAMES (which Jenna Black had lent me and then I had to go out and get my own copy -- so good!). Looking forward to MAGIC STRIKES and THE FOREST OF HANDS AND TEETH.

I've been searching out YA's that are dark and perhaps don't read like YA (though that's hard to identify b/c the way they read can also be opinion and not necessarily fact), but have teenage protagonists and relatable themes, thus making them appeal to both the YA and adult audience. YA/Adult cross overs. I've heard this term before. And a few reviews have mentioned that some of the above YA's fit that description. It seems the question of what separates a YA from adult gets a little fuzzy with certain books. It also seems opinions vary on this point, too. Hmm, must read more. And buy more books. Heh. Good excuse, huh?

6 comments:

Christine said...

Hi!

It's been awhile since I've stopped by. I've been travelling with my mom in Paris so unfortunately, I missed the unveiling of your kick@$$ cover! I love how your covergirl looks young/ part Tomb Raider/ reminds me of CASTLE character Beckett. Congratulations, Kelly!

P.S. I love taking pictures of freshly-purchased books too! I'm reading Melissa Marr's WICKED LOVELY right now and it is awesome. WICKED LOVELY is dark - give it a try!

Cheers,

Christine

Kelly Gay said...

Christine, hi! Paris?! *sigh* I'm green with envy. :D What a great place to be and spend time with your mom. So cool. I hope you guys have an awesome trip!

I have indeed read WICKED LOVELY as well as INK EXCHANGE. Both great and have that dark quality about them.

Thanks on the cover congrats! Glad you like it. :-)

Ashley said...

Magic Strikes is totally awesome! You won't be disappointed. *grin*

Tracey O'Hara said...

I'd love some time to read - I have heard THE FOREST OF HANDS AND TEETH great.

I'm reading Kris Kennedy's THE CONQUEROR at the moment. VERY good.

Kelly Gay said...

I just started MAGIC STRIKES, Ashely! I already know I'm gonna love it -- can't wait to see what happens with Kate and Curran!

Tracey -- I finished THE FOREST OF HANDS AND TEETH last night. Definitely worth the read. I think you'll find it very intriguing. Can't wait for my copy of Kris' book to arrive!

Kelly Gay said...

Well, I meant Ashley, not 'Ashely'. :D