Best of the Bunch #3 - August 2015
Best of the Bunch is a monthly meme hosted over at A Cocoon of Books. What it is is that you give the Best of the Bunch award to one book which you have read in that month.
This is going to be so, so hard! I read so many good books this month! So many!! I read a total of 6 books this month, 4 of them received 5 stars, 1 received 4 stars and 1 received 1 star! So youp! I have to pick from 4 absolutely amazing books....
Just to let you know the four books were:
- The One by Kiera Cass
- Conversion by Katherine Howe
- Shadows by Ilsa J. Bick
- Cress by Marissa Meyer
What will I pick? What will I pick? I'm going to go with Conversion by Katherine Howe because it is probably the least known book in that little list above!
Conversion by Katherine Howe
It’s senior year at St. Joan’s Academy, and school is a pressure cooker. College applications, the battle for valedictorian, deciphering boys’ texts: Through it all, Colleen Rowley and her friends are expected to keep it together. Until they can’t.
First it’s the school’s queen bee, Clara Rutherford, who suddenly falls into uncontrollable tics in the middle of class. Her mystery illness quickly spreads to her closest clique of friends, then more students and symptoms follow: seizures, hair loss, violent coughing fits. St. Joan’s buzzes with rumor; rumor blossoms into full-blown panic.
Soon the media descends on Danvers, Massachusetts, as everyone scrambles to find something, or someone, to blame. Pollution? Stress? Or are the girls faking? Only Colleen—who’s been reading The Crucible for extra credit—comes to realize what nobody else has: Danvers was once Salem Village, where another group of girls suffered from a similarly bizarre epidemic three centuries ago . . .
Inspired by true events—from seventeenth-century colonial life to the halls of a modern-day high school—Conversion casts a spell. With her signature wit and passion, New York Times bestselling author Katherine Howe delivers an exciting and suspenseful novel, a chilling mystery that raises the question, what’s really happening to the girls at St. Joan’s?
Oh my, my, my! This book got so many bad reviews that I was so apprehensive walking into it but I loved it!! I love the way it was written! I loved the mystery and the history and the characters and the cover and everything about this book.... That right there was a gush! But Katherine Howe has a new release coming out this year along the same lines of this book and I cannot wait to get it and read it now :D Go read this guys!!
What was your Best of The Bunch for the month of August?? :)