Inspired by the 6 Degrees of Separation meme hosted by Annabel Smith and Emma Chapman, we recreating something similar with #6BookishDegreesofSeparation. The theme for the first link in the chain June is ✮ Family ✮
1. There aren’t enough young adult books where ✮ Family ✮ is not just in the background, but actively helping out. That’s one of the things I loved in The Dream Thieves, Maggie Stiefvater.
2. Sometimes ✮ family ✮ is blood relations like Blue’s family in The Dream Thieves, and sometimes it’s the friends you meet along the way, like in Winter (The Lunar Chronicles #4), Marissa Mayer.
3. Winter was primarily set ✮ on another planet ✮ , Lunar, and reading it made me realize that’s its been a long time since I’ve read a science fiction book like that. The last book was Embassytown, China Mieville.
4. In Embassytown, humans and ✮ aliens ✮ tried to live in harmony, which is one way to do things. Another might be to invade the host and try to take over line in The Host, Stephenie Meyer.
5. In The Host, Melanie annoyed me and I found her to be an ✮ unlikable main character ✮. I felt the same way about Cassie in The 5th Wave, Rick Yancey. For some reason, she annoyed me … although I still liked the book.
6. 5th Wave is a ✮ story of survival ✮ – the few against the many. It reminded me of Feed, Mira Grant. In 5th Wave, its aliens, in Feed, it’s zombies.
So 6 books linked together by – family – books set on another planet – aliens – unlikable main characters – story of survival. Have you read any of the books?
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Sue at Book By Book
Oooh…lots of good book suggestions in this post! The only one I’ve read so far is Dream Thieves (just finished the entire series in June) – love it. Also love how Blue’s “family” is mostly not blood-related but the people she lives with who love her. The Secret Language of Sisters by Luanne Rice & The Big Dark by Rodman Philbrick are two kids’ books (YA for the first and MG for the second) where family is the primary theme. I enjoyed both this spring/summer.
Love these posts – lots of fun!
2016 Big Book Summer Challenge