Let’s talk books, cause who doesn’t love them?
As I’m a fan of monthly favorites, I thought I’d share two of the books I fell in love with this month.
All my friends are superheroes by Andrew Kaufman
The story follows Tom, whose friends are all superheroes. In fact, he even married a superhero,
the Perfectionist. On their wedding day, The Perfectionist gets hypnotized by her old ex-boyfriend,
the Hypno, and suddenly believes that Tom has disappeared. To her, he is invisible, and throughout
the book Tom desperately tries to find a way to get his wife to realise he has been there all the time.
Not only does this book have the most glorious title, it also has the loveliest story. I love the fact
that every character has a superpower that normally would be seen as a flaw or rather insane.
My favorite character must be the Spooner, who instantly feels when someone needs to be spooned
and then secretly comes in to them at night, spoon them, and walks out before the awaken.
I also fell in love with Andrew’s style of writing. It’s so different, unique, beautiful and easy to get
stuck in. I loved it so much that I’m planning on reading a few of his other books, and I’m currently
waiting for my local library to get Born Weird in their stock. So excited!
More Than This by Patrick Ness
Now this book I don’t want to tell you too much about for the reason that you get the best out of
it if you start reading it without knowing anything at all. That’s what I did, and I’m truly glad for
that. Here is the synopsis though (it doesn’t really give out much of the story, so I’ll leave it here):
” A boy drowns, desperate and alone in his final moments. He dies.
Then he wakes, naked and bruised and thirsty, but alive.
How can this be? And what is this strange deserted place?
As he struggles to understand what is happening, the boy dares to hope.
Might this not be the end? Might there be more to this life, or perhaps this afterlife?”
This is the second book I’ve read by Patrick Ness so far and all I can say is that this man is a
genius. He knows how to come up with original, intense and incredible stories. The chapters in
this are very cleverly divided, leaving you gasping for air from all the suspense. He’s a master at
plot twists, leaving you thinking you know how the book will end but then BAM, it all changes.
This one is very philosophical, almost life-changing, and it definitely makes you reevaluating
things in your own life. I will not say anything more than that. Read it, you won’t regret it!
That’s all for now, stay positive!