Friday, 30 August 2013

Books I Read Over the Summer

  1. The Impossibility of Tomorrow by Avery Williams
  2. Before I Go To Sleep by S. J. Watson

The Impossibility of Tomorrow:

By: Avery Williams

The "Impossibility of Tomorrow" was a great summer book because it really focused on the idea of immortality. I as an individual have always been curious about life and how it works, so the idea of living forever was absolutely thrilling. Although there were parts of the book that were quite clique, I thought that the reader did a great job of her character development and sentence structure. The main character, Seraphina, is immortal due to her past love, Cyrus, an alchemist. Alchemists are very similar to chemist however they tend to olden day work such as elixirs and potions. After centuries of life, Seraphina is ready to welcome death as a friend. The day before her "exchanging" she comes up with a plan to escape the clutches of her Cyrus, and die. But right before she prepares herself, she accidentally takes a life of another and finds that life is worth living after all.

Before I Go to Sleep:

By: S. J. Watson

"Before I Go To Sleep" fell under the category of mystery and thrill. The main character, Christina, has an illness. 15 years ago, she experienced a tragic accident; every day when she wakes up she loses her memory and her husband, Ben, must explain to her who she is and what happened. 

I thoroughly enjoyed this novel because it created such a strong air of mystery that I wasn't able to predict what happened next. The book constantly kept me on the edge of my seat, although there were a couple pages that I had to skip... As you continue to read this book, you are able to strongly connect with Christina and her pain and confusion. Watson did an exquisite job at developing her characters and creating a special bond between the reader and the novel. I would definitely recommend this to anyone who loves a book that is impossible to put down.

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