Good Books

Amber Neville - Staff Writer

Books are like little worlds wrapped in the sharp smell of ink and the rough texture of paper. They can lead you to sitting on the edge of your seat, or wide awake at midnight reading because you need to know what’s happens in the end of the story. There are different novels for practically any genre: horror, fantasy, historical fiction, autobiography, and so many more!  

In some books, the author is so good at writing that you can honestly feel the emotions the main character is feeling. The writing can transport you into the world of the story, so that you don’t notice reality around you.

Some awesome books that were recently published. Some books are in multiple genres:

Fiction- Feral Youth by Shaun David Hutchinson, Release by Patrick Ness, Starfish by Akemi Dawn Bowman, The First Time She Drowned by Kerry Kletter,  Highly Illogical Behavior by John Corey Whaley, Gem And Dixie by Sara Zarr  

Science Fiction- Warcross by Marie Lu, Spliced by Jon McGoran, Carve The Mark by Veronica Roth, Exo by Fonda Lee

Fantasy- This Savage Song and Our Dark Duet by Victoria Schwab, Carve The Mark by Veronica Roth, All The Crooked Ones by Maggie Stiefvater, Renegades by Marissa Meyer, The Library Of Fates by Aditi Khorana, The Great Hunt by Wendy Higgins, Hunted by Meagan Spooner

Mystery- Last Seen Leaving by Caleb Roehrig,This Savage Song and Our Dark Duet by Victoria Schwab, The Last Harvest by Kim Liggett,  Proof of Lies by Diana Rodriguez Wallach

LGBT- Release by Patrick Ness, Last Seen Leaving by Caleb Roehrig, The Love Interest by Cale Dietrich  

Horror- As I Descended by Robin Talley, The Last Harvest by Kim Liggett

Action/Adventure- The Ship of The Dead by Rick Riordan,

Mythology- The Ship of The Dead by Rick Riordan,

Paranormal- All The Crooked Ones by Maggie Stiefvater

Realistic Fiction- Gem And Dixie by Sara Zarr

Romance- The Love Interest by Cale Dietrich, The Library Of Fates by Aditi Khorana, The Great Hunt by Wendy Higgins, The Heartbeats of Wing Jones by Katherine Webber, Hunted by Meagan Spooner

 Some books and book series that I’ve read (mainly fantasy and science fiction) that are amazing are the Throne Of Glass series by Sarah J Maas, City Of Bones series by Cassandra Clare, Percy Jackson series by Rick Riordan, Raven Cycle series by Maggie Stiefvater, the Michael Vey series by Richard Paul Evans, Maximum Ride Manga series by NaRae Lee and James Patterson, the Theodore Boone series by John Grisham, Miss Peregrine's Home For Peculiar Children novel and graphic novel by Ransom Riggs and Cassandra Jean,The Looking Glass Wars by Frank Beddor     

 I asked one of Lone Peak’s juniors, Sydney Boren, what her favorite book is and why. She replied “The Book Thief. It was beautifully written and it was narrated in an extremely unique way, I mean, it is narrated by Death himself! The imagery is amazing! It was the first book that ever made me cry. Not just a tear, I was full-out sobbing, and I hardly ever cry. I was actually emotionally invested in the characters and their stories, and that's what makes a book truly amazing.”  

Books are little pieces of sweetness in life, unless you don’t like reading. Books can be inspiring and entertaining, while also enlarging your curiosity and vocabulary at the same time. They can help you think “outside of the box” sometimes. Creative problem solving is a wonderful thing to have in life, and I hope that everyone has some creative thinking in their brains for when reality gets a little rough.