Saturday, September 18, 2010

Book mix: Grace & Elegance

Here compiled are 13 recent YA novels that I feel can be described as graceful or elegant, from the characters, setting, writing, cover, etc.


  • Brightly Woven by Alexandra Bracken
    What can be more graceful than magic? Plus capes & weaving? Grace in motion.

  • Jellicoe Road- Melina Marchetta
    The writing is beautiful and the story is gracefully executed.

  • Fire- Kristin Cashore
    Everything screams gracefullness, from the setting, the writing, to the characters and the weapons. I mean, archery?

  • Ash- Malinda Lo
    A fairy tale retelling is bound to be full of elegance and grace and Ash exemplifies it.

  • The Book Thief- Markus Zusak
    Being so unique and beautiful, The Book Thief just needs to be included.

  • Ice- Sarah Beth Durst
    Another retelling, Ice takes place in the freezing cold and involves souls. Something about a combination of those two screams elegance.

  • Prophecy of the Sisters- Michelle Zink
    A gothic setting and graceful prose combine and I’m assuming, continue in Guardian of the Gate.

  • If I Stay- Gayle Forman
    The hardcover is simply lovely as is the whole story.

  • Shiver- Maggie Stiefvater
    Not only is the main character’s name Grace but the writing is elegant. Double reasons.

  • Silver Pheonix- Cindy Pon
    The original cover with the asian girl is full of beauty and grace and the whole journey of magic is amazing.

  • Grace- Elizabeth Scott
    Having not actually read it, I can’t say much about it but the title is Grace. And Elizabeth Scott is known for her elegant writing.

  • The Demon’s Covenant- Sarah Rees Brennan
    Even though it takes place in a contemporary world, the dancing and the swords & bows are totally elegant.

  • Thirteen Reasons Why- Jay Asher
    The cover is haunting, but the motion of a swing is always so graceful. The writing and inclusion of casette tapes make 13 Reasons Why all the more elegant.

3 comments:

  1. Know what's most-ultra-beautifull, girl? Seventh-Heaven. Lemme tell you bout it. Greetings, earthling. Because I was an actual NDE on the outskirts of the Great Beyond at 15 yet wasn't allowed in, lemme share with you what I actually know Seventh-Heaven's gonna be like for us: meet this ultra-bombastic, ex-mortal-Upstairs for the most-extra-blatant-and-groovy, pleasure-beyond-measure, Ultra-Yummy-Reality-Addiction in the Great Beyond for a BIG-ol, kick-ass, party-hardy, eternal-warp-drive you DO NOT wanna miss the sink-your-teeth-in-the-smmmokin’-hot-deal. YES! For God, anything and everything and more! is possible!! Cya soon.

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  2. Hmmm. Still up. Wonder why. Lemme guess. You'd love to know more?? As best as I can describe, Seventh-Heaven's augustly inferior to earth. This’ll help immensely on your writing journey (Upstairs) and, believe-you-me, why would you want anything else?? Why should you love our exploded plethora of produce which’ll plant the seeds for you to grow to great heights?? PROCEED AT YOUR OWN RISK:

    Greetings, earthling. Not sure if we're on the same page if you saw what I saw. Because I was an actual NDE on the outskirts of the Great Beyond at 15 yet wasn’t allowed in, lemme share with you what I actually know Seventh-Heaven’s dichotomy gonna be like for us if ya believe/accept: meet this ultra-bombastic, ex-mortal Upstairs for the most blatantly, tastefully, incomprehensibly phat… catch-22-excitotoxins… myriads of cogently-ironic-metaphors… sheer endorphin-rush with pleasure-beyond-measure to boot… Ultra-Firepower-Idyllic-Addiction in the Great Beyond for a BIG-ol, kick-ass, point-blank, party-hardy, robust-and-risqué-play-station voltage, eternal-real-McCoy-warp-drive you DO NOT wanna miss the sink-your-teeth-in-the-rrrock’nNsmmmokin’-hot-deal: PLEASE KEEP HANDS/FEET INSIDE THE RIDE UNTIL WE MADE A CIRCUMFERENCE OF the OUTSTANDING, NEVER-ENDING, THRILLIONTH-RED-MARKER-POSSIBILITIES …with eXtra eXciting eXtroverts doing the most vivid, brazen congruent as flawless as pearls from the Toyster Upstairs!!! Quite a run-on-sentence… yet, Upstairs, you may push-the-hydraulic-envelope for endless exaggeration. WAIT!! THAT’S NOT ALL!! TELL’M WHAT THEY’LL RECEIVE, JOHNNY!! In that insane landscape of tumultuous, thoroughbred metabolism high-above the paisley troposphere, just a drop-in-the-bucket in a universe fulla audacious innuendo. So, gain altitude, not attitude, and take front-row-seats, miss gorgeous, as the inexhaustible, irresistible intimacy shall blow-your-fragile-mind to peaces. Meet me Upstairs. Do that for us. Cya soon, girly (and, no, I wasn’t on any LSD when I rote this).

    PS “It is impossible that anyone should NOT receive all that they have believed and hoped to obtain; it gives Me great pleasure when men hope great things from Me and I will always give them more than they expect”
    -Our Lord to Saint Gertrude

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  3. Hmmm. Still up. Wonder why. Lemme guess. You'd love to know more?? As best as I can describe, Seventh-Heaven's augustly inferior to earth. This’ll help immensely on your writing journey (Upstairs) and, believe-you-me, why would you want anything else?? Why should you love our exploded plethora of produce which’ll plant the seeds for you to grow to great heights?? PROCEED AT YOUR OWN RISK:

    Greetings, earthling. Not sure if we're on the same page if you saw what I saw. Because I was an actual NDE on the outskirts of the Great Beyond at 15 yet wasn’t allowed in, lemme share with you what I actually know Seventh-Heaven’s dichotomy gonna be like for us if ya believe/accept: meet this ultra-bombastic, ex-mortal Upstairs for the most blatantly, tastefully, incomprehensibly phat… catch-22-excitotoxins… myriads of cogently-ironic-metaphors… sheer endorphin-rush with pleasure-beyond-measure to boot… Ultra-Firepower-Idyllic-Addiction in the Great Beyond for a BIG-ol, kick-ass, point-blank, party-hardy, robust-and-risqué-play-station voltage, eternal-real-McCoy-warp-drive you DO NOT wanna miss the sink-your-teeth-in-the-rrrock’nNsmmmokin’-hot-deal: PLEASE KEEP HANDS/FEET INSIDE THE RIDE UNTIL WE MADE A CIRCUMFERENCE OF the OUTSTANDING, NEVER-ENDING, THRILLIONTH-RED-MARKER-POSSIBILITIES …with eXtra eXciting eXtroverts doing the most vivid, brazen congruent as flawless as pearls from the Toyster Upstairs!!! Quite a run-on-sentence… yet, Upstairs, you may push-the-hydraulic-envelope for endless exaggeration. WAIT!! THAT’S NOT ALL!! TELL’M WHAT THEY’LL RECEIVE, JOHNNY!! In that insane landscape of tumultuous, thoroughbred metabolism high-above the paisley troposphere, just a drop-in-the-bucket in a universe fulla audacious innuendo. So, gain altitude, not attitude, and take front-row-seats, miss gorgeous, as the inexhaustible, irresistible intimacy shall blow-your-fragile-mind to peaces. Meet me Upstairs. Do that for us. Cya soon, girly (and, no, I wasn’t on any LSD when I rote this).

    PS “It is impossible that anyone should NOT receive all that they have believed and hoped to obtain; it gives Me great pleasure when men hope great things from Me and I will always give them more than they expect”
    -Our Lord to Saint Gertrude

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