Friday, April 26, 2013

Book Club Friday

Linking up for another Book Club Friday
I finished 2 books this past week.
One Breath Away by Heather Gudenkauf
Synopsis:  In her most emotionally charged novel to date, New York Times bestselling author Heather Gudenkauf explores the unspoken events that shape a community, the ties between parents and their children and how the fragile normalcy of our everyday life is so easily shattered. In the midst of a sudden spring snowstorm, an unknown man armed with a gun walks into an elementary school classroom. Outside the school, the town of Broken Branch watches and waits.

Officer Meg Barrett holds the responsibility for the town's children in her hands. Will Thwaite, reluctantly entrusted with the care of his two grandchildren by the daughter who left home years earlier, stands by helplessly and wonders if he has failed his child again. Trapped in her classroom, Evelyn Oliver watches for an opportunity to rescue the children in her care. And thirteen-year-old Augie Baker, already struggling with the aftermath of a terrible accident that has brought her to Broken Branch, will risk her own safety to protect her little brother.

As tension mounts with each passing minute, the hidden fears and grudges of the small town are revealed as the people of Broken Branch race to uncover the identity of the stranger who holds their children hostage.
I really loved this booked. I finished it in a day and a half. The author tells the book in multiply characters perspective. At first it was hard for me to remember who was who, but once I got in to the heart of the book it was easier to start remembering.
The 2nd Book I read was
Matched by Ally Condie
Matched (Matched, #1)
Cassia has always trusted the Society to make the right choices for her: what to read, what to watch, what to believe. So when Xander's face appears on-screen at her Matching ceremony, Cassia knows with complete certainty that he is her ideal mate... until she sees Ky Markham's face flash for an instant before the screen fades to black.

The Society tells her it's a glitch, a rare malfunction, and that she should focus on the happy life she's destined to lead with Xander. But Cassia can't stop thinking about Ky, and as they slowly fall in love, Cassia begins to doubt the Society's infallibility and is faced with an impossible choice: between Xander and Ky, between the only life she's known and a path that no one else has dared to follow
I really enjoyed this book. If you liked the Hunger Games then you will like this series.
I want to continue the series. There are 2 more books
Have a great weekend everyone!
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  1. Wow, One Breath Away sounds really good. I'm adding it to my list!

  2. Matched sounds like my kind of book! Thanks for the introduction! :)

  3. i enjoyed the matched series!