Wednesday, 7 January 2015

Wishlist Wednesday #163

Wishlist Wednesday is a book blog hop where we will post about one book per week that has been on our wishlist for some time, or just added (it's entirely up to you), that we can't wait to get off the wishlist and onto our wonderful shelves.

So what do you need to do to join in?
  • Follow Pen to Paper as host of the meme.
  • Please consider adding the blog hop button to your blog somewhere, so others can find it easily and join in too! Help spread the word! The code will be at the bottom of the post under the linky.
  • Pick a book from your wishlist that you are dying to get to put on your shelves.
  • Do a post telling your readers about the book and why it's on your wishlist.
  • Add your blog to the linky at the bottom of this post.
  • Put a link back to pen to paper (http://www.pentopaperblog.com) somewhere in your post, and a note saying that Pen to Paper is the host of the meme.
  • Visit the other blogs and enjoy!


Burned
by Ellen Hopkins

Synopsis:
I do know things really began to spin out of control after my first sex dream.

It all started with a dream. Nothing exceptional, just a typical fantasy about a boy, the kind of dream that most teen girls experience. But Pattyn Von Stratten is not like most teen girls. Raised in a religious -- yet abusive -- family, a simple dream may not be exactly a sin, but it could be the first step toward hell and eternal damnation.

This dream is a first step for Pattyn. But is it to hell or to a better life? For the first time Pattyn starts asking questions. Questions seemingly without answers -- about God, a woman's role, sex, love -- mostly love. What is it? Where is it? Will she ever experience it? Is she deserving of it?

It's with a real boy that Pattyn gets into real trouble. After Pattyn's father catches her in a compromising position, events spiral out of control until Pattyn ends up suspended from school and sent to live with an aunt she doesn't know.

Pattyn is supposed to find salvation and redemption during her exile to the wilds of rural Nevada. Yet what she finds instead is love and acceptance. And for the first time she feels worthy of both -- until she realizes her old demons will not let her go. Pattyn begins down a path that will lead her to a hell -- a hell that may not be the one she learned about in sacrament meetings, but it is hell all the same.

In this riveting and masterful novel told in verse, Ellen Hopkins takes readers on an emotional roller-coaster ride. From the highs of true love to the lows of abuse, Pattyn's story will have readers engrossed until the very last word.
Ellen Hopkins is an author that you see quite a lot in the book blogging and vlogging world. It seems everyone has read her, and they either hate or love her. But I don't think it can be denied that she is both controversial and unique. Her books are written in verse, which is unusual for a novel (the only novel in prose I've read was The Weight of Water by Sarah Crossan – which is amazing, if you get the chance to pick up a copy).
I keep meaning to get hold of one her books – and initially I had thought that I would start with Crank – but after watching a video on JessetheReader's YouTube channel where he talks about the Burned duology, I think it may end up being these books first. I may just have to put them on my birthday wishlist!

What's on your wishlist this week? Let us know in the comments below, or link to your own Wishlist Wednesday post in the Linky :) 








2 comments:

Angie F said...

Ooh, this is probably going to be my next novel by her! I love Ellen Hopkins. :D

Maji Bookshelf said...

i have never read a hopkins novel and i am not inclined to do so because i've heard her books are triggering and i personally can't read such depressing topics. Though i've only read one verse book before and really enjoyed it (the sound of letting go)

- Juhina @ Maji Bookshelf

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