Book Recommendations for August
Let’s continue with our short book recommendations because we’d all rather spend our time reading the books, not reading about them, right?
These come from a genre I’ve named ‘girls in peril’ – they make me uncomfortable but I keep reading them. Don’t know what that says about me. (In fact I’m just about to finish All The Missing Girls – we’ll get to that one next month.)
2. With Malice, by Eileen Cook (young adult). Eighteen year old Jill can’t remember any of the details of a horrific accident that took place abroad. When she starts remembering, things get complicated. A terrifying look at female friendships and how they can go bad. Very satisfying.
3. The Spindlers, by Lauren Oliver (middle grade). Super deliciously creepy. A young girl discovers the evil spider people who live ‘below’ have stolen her brother’s soul. In admirable badass fashion, she goes to rescue him. I love the strong heroine and the fantastical journey. Great for MG readers who like things a little on the dark side.