On this gloomy and rainy Monday - well here in South Africa - I have picked some books that I have read in the past that have given me that 'WOAH' factor and has left a mark on my heart.
If you have read this book you will know what I mean by the 'WOAH' factor that is in this book.
Even though it wasn't the happiest of books it still left it's footprint upon my heart.
A beautiful and distinguished family.A private island.A brilliant, damaged girl; a passionate, political boy.A group of four friends—the Liars—whose friendship turns destructive.A revolution. An accident. A secret.Lies upon lies.True love.The truth.
Read it.And if anyone asks you how it ends, just LIE.
That blurb though!
This book is on my all times favourites list, it was magnificent. What makes this book unique for me and what makes it sticks out from the rest is the writing. The writing had a lovely poetic aspect to it as well as the story consisting of an unusual magical world.
Before Briony's stepmother died, she made sure Briony blamed herself for all the family's hardships. Now Briony has worn her guilt for so long it's become a second skin. She often escapes to the swamp, where she tells stories to the Old Ones, the spirits who haunt the marshes. But only witches can see the Old Ones, and in her village, witches are sentenced to death. Briony lives in fear her secret will be found out, even as she believes she deserves the worst kind of punishment.
Then Eldric comes along with his golden lion eyes and mane of tawny hair. He's as natural as the sun, and treats her as if she's extraordinary. And everything starts to change. As many secrets as Briony has been holding, there are secrets even she doesn't know.