We at The City Voice have a ton of hobbies, but as journalists, we all definitely like to read. You kind of have to if when you’re a journalist, so here are the books that we at The City Voice recommend to you guys who are reading back at home!
The Wicked King by Holly Black is the sequel to The Cruel Prince. Cardan becomes the (Wicked) King and uses his power to “undermine” Jude. Jude wishes to control Cardan to improve the political choices that are constantly changing. I enjoyed this book because of Jude’s overall empowering demeanor. Definitely encouraging people to look more into the series.
A book I would recommend is the memoir of its author’s life, “Educated,” by Tara Westover. Westover tells the story of how she was born to a family of survivalists in the mountains of Idaho who denied her healthcare or an education. Instead she was forced to help her mother, a midwife and healer, or her father in his junkyard. Passionate about education, she broke free from her family and taught herself enough to get into college, going even to Harvard and Cambridge. I really like this book because it is very tragic but inspirational how she overcame so many obstacles in her life to achieve her dreams.
My favorite books series is The Inheritance Games by Jennifer Lynn Barnes. It’s fast paced and keeps you hooked with plot twists and mysteries. The Hawthorne Legacy, which is the second book in the series, is my personal favorite, and I’m also team Grayson 🙂
My favorite book series ever is Gossip Girl. I read the whole 13-book sequence, and it never missed. The series by Cecily Von Ziegesar follows the drama-filled life of Blair, Serena, and Nate as they go to an old money school in New York City’s Upper East Side.
I recommend Daughter Of The Pirate King by Tricia Levenseller. It is a fun, fast-paced swashbuckling adventure with a brave and witty heroine. I have re-read it 3 times, and every one of those times, I could not put it down!
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