I have been reading a lot of books lately and after analyzing my reads, I classified them based on my moods. We readers are always being moody and need change in our reading goals, so here are some personally recommended books based on moods!
Yolk by Mary H K Choi.
Yolk is about two Korean- American sisters who are opposites of each other. Both the sisters live separately. Jayne is enjoying her life in New York, but struggling to live as she has an eating disorder but she is not ready to confront. On the other hand, June is living the perfect life with a great job until she is diagnosed with cancer. When Jayne gets to know about this, they have bonded again after a long time and these sisters try to help each other in bad times.
This book hit me in every way. I loved the sisterly relationship between June and Jayne. The writing in this book is very surreal because the author does a great job describing every minute detail. Even when June and Jayne had fights or arguments between them, the love that they have for each other could be seen. There were a variety of emotions rushing inside me while reading this book. The love interest was good and it was a good addition to the story. I highly recommend this book if you are in the mood for reading an emotional story!
This Is Not The Jess Show by Anna Carey.
The ’90s is filled with drama and nostalgia. Jess Flynn’s teenage life has always been a messy one. She is struggling with overprotective parents, friends drama, boy stuff and a sister on verge of dying from illness. Nothing is going her way and when a tiny black phone with a bitten apple logo falls from her friend’s backpack on her feet, that leaves Jess confused. (iPhone did not exist in the ’90s) Her friends refuse to tell her about the device and Jess knows that they are hiding something from her. As things start unravelling the picture gets clearer about Jess’s life.
It was an adventure reading this book. In the starting things are pretty hazy, but then a HUGE twist comes into the story and shook my life. The twist in the story was so unexpected and unpredictable. The story after the twist revolves around how Jess is trying to come out of the phase. I can’t spoil anything else as the twist is the diamond, but I feel that I should have dived into this book by not knowing anything about it as from what I had expected by reading the summary, is entirely different inside. This book is filled with adventures and twists and I highly recommend it to you all!
The Babysitters Coven by Kate Williams.
Seventeen-year-old Esme Pearl has a babysitters club. She is in need of cash as wherever she goes, it becomes destruction, hence she makes a babysitters club with her fashionable friend. Esme is really good at babysitting, but lately strange things are happening. Objects are flying in the air and causing destruction around her and Esme feels she is the cause of it. On the other hand, a new girl, Cassandra Heaven has joined Esme’s school but is desperate to her babysitters’ club even though Cassandra is the worst babysitter. They both have a lot in common and they have to discover about their lineage and magical powers as babysitters. Both of them have to protect the world from evil as a coven.
I found the concept of babysitters with witches really cool. The main character is trying to find her footing and her real identity. This book is filled with fun adventures and weird magic spells. Unique concept with fun twists, it was a light read and I enjoyed reading it!
All Your Twisted Secrets by Diana Urban.
Six teenagers are invited to a dinner for getting selected for a scholarship. But, the scholarship dinner is a trap. Someone has locked them in a room with a bomb, a syringe filled with poison and a note saying they have to pick someone to kill or else everyone dies after one hour. All of them are good friends, who have messed up lives and have a bad past. They have to decide either to kill one or all have to die.
Very mixed feelings about this book I must say. The mystery and suspense were at a LEVEL 10 till the end and I couldn’t keep the book down. But, the high level of mystery that was built up didn’t meet the End. I expected a more serious and shocking end but it wasn’t. I really appreciate the fact that being a teenager I read this book because it was moreover based on a phase of life that every teenager faces. Even though it had ups and downs but I learnt something very important life lesson that is:
It is human nature to be deceptive and hide your true colors until a climax comes. Never trust anyone in life.
Above mentioned books are within the age limit of 13-18 years. I hope I could provide you all with some book recs according to some moods. What mood are you in to read? Let me know in the comments and I will try to recommend some books in my next post!