In this week’s Like, Try, Why, we recommend books for fans of Lord of the Flies, Room and the television show Firefly!
THE PROBLEM: You just finished an amazing YA book and you want to keep that satisfied feeling going, but you don’t know what to read next. Or alternatively, you’ve read something amazing and have been searching for the perfect follow up read, but have come up short every time.
THE SOLUTION: Never fear readers, because Epic Reads is here to solve all your bookish problems. Introducing our weekly feature, “Like, Try, Why”! Each week we’ll pick a few popular books (and sometimes even TV shoes or movies!!) that we adored and then PERSONALLY recommend what to read next. This is no automated feature, this is the real thang y’all. So sit back, relax and let this week’s Like, Try, Why introduce you to your next epic read.
THIS WEEK’S RECOMMENDATIONS:
Gone is the kind of book that once you read the first page, you will not be able to stop; it’s a novel that you can’t read quickly enough, that you stay awake all night to finish. If Lord of the Flies and The Stand by Stephen King had a YA baby, it would be the Gone series.
Both Room by Emma Donoghue and Pretty Girl-13 (our April book club pick) are intriguing looks at survival in captivity and the courage it takes to overcome traumatic experiences. Throw in empowering moments of hope and love, and you won’t want to put down this new page-turner!
Imagine Captain Malcolm Reynolds as a teenager leading a group of mercenaries on Mars, combating fearsome creatures. Got that image in your head? Now you know what to read next, Black Hole Sun – the first in the trilogy by David Macinnis Gill!
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