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Wednesday, July 31, 2013

RTW: Best Book of July

Road Trip Wednesday is a ‘Blog Carnival,’ where YA Highway's contributors post a weekly writing- or reading-related question that begs to be answered. In the comments, you can hop from destination to destination and get everybody's unique take on the topic. We'd love for you to participate! Just answer the prompt on your own blog and leave a link - or, if you prefer, you can include your answer in the comments. 

  This week’s topic: 
What was the best book you read in July?
 
Reading-wise, July got off to a great start and finished with a not-so-great ending. I read four books, all of them within the first two weeks. I enjoyed all four of them but none of the really stood out to me, which makes picking one for this post a little difficult. 
I'm going to have to go with... 

 
When I bought this book, it was on sale at a Books a Million. I remembered it from a new release post the year before, when the cover caught my eye. I picked it up and when I finally chose to read it, it wasn't with high expectations. 

I was surprised with engaging writing, unexpected twists, and characters that I fell in love with. I devoured the book in a morning and immediately added the sequel to my to-buy list. I'm glad that I decided to give this book a chance and I'm still in love with that cover.

3 comments:

Melanie Stanford said...

The cover is gorgeous and I love the title. I'll have to add it to my TBR!

Colin Smith said...

That is an eerie-looking cover, quite fitting for the title. This month was a bit of a dud for me reading-wise, though there was a little glimmer of light at the end. :)

Kendra Leighton said...

Love the title! Looks nice and dark—my favorite kind of book—will have to look it up.