So I went book shopping yesterday and it was great to see the staff at the bookstore which I used to frequent before our office relocation. Knowing my reading taste of the books I read, one of them recommended You Against Me by Jenny Downham to me. At first glance, the title caught my attention but it was the one sentence at the back of the book that really piqued my curiosity: "You want this to be a love story?"

There is no elaboration of what this story is behind the back of the book so of course I have to find out more.

Synopsis (from B&N)

If someone hurts your sister and you're any kind of man, you seek revenge.
If your brother's accused of a terrible crime but says he didn't do it, you defend him.

When Mikey's sister claims a boy assaulted her, his world begins to fall apart. When Ellie's brother is charged with the offense, her world begins to unravel. When Mikey and Ellie meet, two worlds collide.

This is a brave and unflinching novel from the bestselling author of Before I Die. It's a book about loyalty and the choices that come with it. But above all, it's a book about love.

What do you think? It sounds good, right? Since I couldn't wait, I decided to read this book right now instead of waiting and I hope it would be as good as what it stated from the synopsis.

Another book I bought is Delirium by Lauren Oliver and I don't think I would need to say more about this book since I have read so many rave reviews around the blogosphere. Because of your wonderful reviews, I have to pick this up even though I have yet to read her previous novel, Before I Fall, another book that has received lots of rave reviews. I don't think I need to post the synopsis since I am sure many of you would've know what this story is all about by now.

I also bought three Chinese manga in which I finished reading two of them yesterday in one sitting. One of them is a stand alone while the others are part of a series. I felt like cheating marking the two manga I read for my February read list as they are not novels but hey, they are books right?

Hope you have a great Friday and happy reading!

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11 Responses
  1. Sandy Nawrot Says:

    I can vouch for Lauren Oliver. There is some fun to be had with her books!

  2. Kailana Says:

    Sounds good. Enjoy your new books!

  3. Ana S. Says:

    I've heard such great things about Delirium. Enjoy!

  4. Julia Says:

    The synopsis for "You Against Me" is interesting. I want to know what happen on that one. So I'm looking forward to read your review on that one. I hope you enjoy the book, as well as with "Delirium" book as well :) Happy reading!

  5. Ceri Says:

    Ooh, you're right. You Against Me definitely sounds intriguing. :D I'm gonna be waiting on your review for that!

    I've seen so many reviews of Delirium around the blogosphere too. Can't wait to see what you think of that as I've read some good and some bad.

  6. The Bookworm Says:

    Happy reading Mel. I have Before I Fall in my TBR. You Against Me sounds very good.

  7. Alice Says:

    This does sound good, Melody. Happy weekend!

  8. Violet Says:

    You against me sounds awesome and very different. I've seen a lot of good reviews for Delirium too. I looked through some manga books at the Borders sale yesterday but was so lost, I didn't know where to begin :)

  9. Darlene Says:

    Great books Melody! I've heard great things about Delirium too. I'll probably end up buying it. Happy Reading.

  10. Iliana Says:

    Hope you've been enjoying your weekend Melody. I totally want to know more about that book, You Against Me. You must tell us more about it. And, I really want to read Delirium. It's everywhere isn't it!

  11. Jaimie Says:

    That does sound good! It's been a long time since I've had a good book buying binge so I'll enjoy it vicariously through you!

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