The best part of Shadow and Bone was the setting. I loved that it was Russian-inspired, which lent the book a fair bit of intrigue for me. When it comes to fantasy, the more imaginative the setting, the better. It offers a lot to work with in terms of world building and invites readers into a new realm.
SCARLET (The Lunar Chronicles #2) by Marissa Meyer
CINDER (The Lunar Chronicles #1) by Marissa Meyer
MATCHED (Matched #1) by Ally Condie
Matched was a fairly mellow book for a dystopian fiction. In fact, it started off with a markedly utopia society in which peace reigned. Cassia looked forward to her Matching ceremony, where she would meet her Match. She fully trusted the Society to determine her ideal partner whom she would marry four years later, when they were 21 years old.
ALTERED by Gennifer Albin
I had such a tough time finishing this book. So many times did I consider just not finishing it but I told myself I should give it another chance. I know I had trouble with Crewel but this whole weaving business that supposedly kept order in Arras was too original for me not to continue…