Who needs ice-skating and sledding when you've got books?
After a December with minimal snow (at least where I live), January seems very aggressive. So when I got a few snow days last week, I sought comfort in books. Essentials for staying warm: sweaters, blankets, hot chocolate, and books.
My Life Next Door is the story of Samantha Reed, who, against her mother's wishes, gets to know her neighbors. The characters were really cute, but also realistic and flawed. And did I mention how much it actually felt like summer?
Okay, but not all of us can find a contemporary set during summer in Connecticut, especially if we're snowed in. So if you can't escape winter by reading about summer, the next best thing to read about is: super-powered teens and an antihero.
This book was fantastic. It was fast-paced, I read it in an afternoon, and I can't stop thinking about it, a week later. There's revolution, plotting, spying, deceit, romance and, of course, tons of action. I was so busy trying to figure out what might happen next that I didn't even notice the sub-zero temperatures.