Reading is one of my favorite things to do over the summer. But I can only enjoy reading when it’s a captivating book. Finding a good book is hard sometimes because they don’t always catch your attention. These are some books I personally liked and recommend.
1- “The Girl in the Box” series by Robert J. Crane
I’m currently at the end of the third book in this 10-book series and I love it. The first book caught my attention so much I found myself reading the book constantly. This book is about a teenage girl named Sienna who is a metahuman, a human with more strength and supernatural abilities than a normal human.
She is taken away to an agency, the Directorate, and is forced to fight enemies throughout the book. The author is so clever. What I love about his writing is that he uses a lot of imagery. Whenever he’s describing something the protagonist is feeling, you feel it as well. Crane’s use of language is very descriptive and vivid.
2- “Kiss Kill Love Him Still” by Jamie Blair and Dawn Rae Miller
The story is based on the homicide of four girls’ crush. This book was really interesting and quite different because it has four female characters and they each take turns narrating their position in the story. They all have very different personalities so it feels real. You get to read the whole story from four perspectives. Their crush dies out of nowhere and the four girls are all on a quest to find out who the murderer is. They all suspect and blame each other for the cause of his death.
3- “314” by A.R. Wise
If you like haunting and gruesome stories, I definitely recommend this book to you. The gruesome start of this book with the murder of a man tortured with boiling hot water will immediately grab your attention. The author uses realistic details to describe the most disgusting scenes. The story and plot itself is extremely eerie and creepy. The whole story revolves around the number 314.
The main character, Alma Harper, is a teacher who is trying to forget her brother’s murder on March 14. A reporter is continuously trying to get information on the situation from her, but no one knows what happened to her brother on March 14 at 3:14 p.m., so it’s all a mystery. She soon realizes that the number is haunting her, just like her brother. This book has a lot of twists and turns, so I was really into this book and I think it is a good read.