#1 and #2. The five books I have for you today are all ones I've recently read (which is how I plan to do the rest of these posts). So, let's get it started in here!
1. The Violet Eden Chapters by Jessica Shirvington
I've kind of been freaking out about this series a lot recently. I marathoned the whole series last month before I actually met Jessica Shirvington (which was amazing). This series is very fun and unique and the characters are amazing. I wrote a proper series review so you can read that here. (P.S. This series is also called The Embrace series in the UK)
2. The 5th Wave by Rick Yancey
This one is quite popular, but I feel the need to mention it anyway. THIS IS SO GOOD! I don't actually remember every being scared because of a book until this one. I don't even know why, there's just this aspect to the book that makes it seem so very real and possible- it's terrifying. You need to read this, it's just that simple. Also, special thanks to Kelly for Diva Booknerd for supporting me after this book was finished, I could not have survived without you!
3. The Great Gatsby: Graphic Novel by Nicki Greenberg
This one's very different from any of the others. As you can tell from the title, it's a graphic novel...but it's not just any graphic novel it's a graphic novel adaptation of The Great Gatsby. (How many times do I need to say graphic novel?) It's so amazing, and unique and the characters are all this little funny creatures and the art is amazing (and originally hand-drawn by Nicki). I'm working on a very special post dedicated to this so look out for that.
4. Searching for Sky by Jillan Cantor
I'm being a bit mean here as this one isn't out until July, but I just HAD to mention it. This is really amazing, it's being described as a sort of 'reserve-dystopian' but personally, I believe it's more of a survival story with a twist. I can't tell you much more, but my review will be out late June!
5. Tomorrow, When The War Began by John Marsden
As many of my fellow Aussies will tell you, this is a YA classic down here. It's the first book in seven book series about a bunch of teenagers fighting for survival after Australia is invaded. It's action-packed, and just wonderful. I studied this in school a while back so this is a re-read for me, but if you're an Aussie who hasn't read this you need to get on it, and if you're from anywhere else...you need to read this just as much!
These recommendations posts are quickly becoming a 'see how many Australian authors I can fit in' (3 today) kind of post, and I love that. If you've read any of these books, please let me know so we can gush about them in the comments, and if you haven't, please consider giving them a go. I'll see you all next time with some more recommendations, until then...