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Question: What hyped up book was worth all the fuss?As I said last week, I rarely buy into hype. It makes me more suspicious than anything. That said I can think of two books this year that really lived up to the hype.
The Fault In Ours Stars by John Green was brilliant. It made my heart hurt, made me cry and I am SO not normally a cryer. Here's a quote from my review
"It's a book that asks the Big Questions. Questions about what it means to be human, what it means to be alive and what happens after death. It's a thought provoking novel, where cancer is the driving force but not he whole story."This book stands out as one of the most-hyped, most worth-it books I've read. You can read the rest of my review here.
Another that really lived up to the hype for me was Seraphina by Rachel Hartman. My expectations going into this novel were SO BIG that I was worried it couldn't possibly live up to them. Luckily it did. Here is a quote from my review.
This is Tamora Pierce-esque fantasy. It's got the drama of court politics, the romance of first love and an overaching story with a mystery to solve. The women are smart and strong.
Read the rest of the review here.