30 Of the best quotes from Simone Elkeles Perfect Chemistry trilogy

Young Adult fiction writer Simone Elkeles has been giving us exhilarating and captivating novels that are full of breath-taking and awe-inspiring moments that make us fall in love with the characters and leave us filled to brim with hope. But more than anything, Elkeles teaches us about love and what can happen when we meet the right … More 30 Of the best quotes from Simone Elkeles Perfect Chemistry trilogy

Technology vs humanity in Ray Bradbury’s “The Illustrated Man”

Ray Bradbury is one of the best writers of our time, our parents’ time, and our grandparents’ time. His works, which included Fahrenheit 451 and The Martian Chronicles, influenced generations of readers who became fans who became epic storytellers themselves. Epic storytellers — like Steven Spielberg, the director of films like Close Encounters of the Third … More Technology vs humanity in Ray Bradbury’s “The Illustrated Man”

What it means to go through the hard things with someone who loves you in Rachel Schurig’s “Ransom”

USA Today bestselling author Rachel Schurig‘s first novel in her 6-part series, Ransom, is a beautiful new adult contemporary romance story that leaves us with a heart full of hope and a head full of dreams. Where we sometimes feel afraid to open up to the people we love, Schurig reminds us that something good will … More What it means to go through the hard things with someone who loves you in Rachel Schurig’s “Ransom”

The truth about forever and happiness in “The Chaos of Stars”

New York Times bestselling author of Paranormalcy, Kiersten White, returns with her stunning novel The Chaos of Stars — an enchanting story set in Egypt and San Diego that captures the magic of first love, the eternally complicated truth about family, and the universal vulnerability we all experience when we realise for the first time … More The truth about forever and happiness in “The Chaos of Stars”

Cecelia Ahern’s love story with life in “The Time of My Life”

I once wrote that I believed that sometimes books don’t find us until the right time; that certain stories find their way into our lives at the perfect time for the perfect reason. Sometimes I’ll even buy a novel that I think will be a great story, but it’ll sit on my bookshelf for months at … More Cecelia Ahern’s love story with life in “The Time of My Life”

Learning to trust in Veronica Roth’s “Insurgent”

Worldwide bestselling author Veronica Roth‘s much-anticipated second novel of the dystopian Divergent trilogy, Insurgent, is another intoxicating thrill-ride, rich with hallmark twists, heartbreak, romance and powerful insights about human nature. It’s not the same as the first story – it’s completely different. But it’s a good kind of different. A different that will bring many … More Learning to trust in Veronica Roth’s “Insurgent”

“Fifty Shades of Grey”: a modern love story

Ever since the international bestselling novel Fifty Shades of Grey by E.L. James hit it big, it has been labeled and dismissed by critics and reader alike as “mummy porn”. And, admittedly, for those who haven’t read the series (and probably even some who have) the first thing people think of when they hear the … More “Fifty Shades of Grey”: a modern love story

Is violence society’s downfall as reflected in “The Host”?

Stephenie Meyer‘s The Host is one of the most underrated novels that I have read to date. This story is an amalgam of compassion, forgiveness, love and identity within communities. With wonder and mystery about our existence, it is a story that points out the prejudice in today’s society and shows us that despite the stereotypes, … More Is violence society’s downfall as reflected in “The Host”?

The heart of humanity in “The Book Thief”

How do you write a fresh story about the Holocaust? Australian novelist Markus Zusak has cracked it with The Book Thief, which has become a number one international bestseller. Although this book is classed as young adult fiction, I strongly suspect it was written for adults when it was originally published in Zusak’s native Australia. Some … More The heart of humanity in “The Book Thief”