Follow my Book Blog Friday is hosted by Parajunkee.
Q. Talk about the book that most changed or influenced your life (was it a book that turned you from an average to avid reader, did it help you deal with a particularly difficult situation, does it bring you comfort every time you read it?).
I have always been a reader. My uncle told me recently that I always had my nose in a book when I was young, and it was good to finally see my happy face. Ha!
But, the books that began to push me over the edge was easily the Twilight books. The writing was so beautiful in my mind and I see everything and feel everything so vividly in through Stephanie's words. I am in love with them.
But, they were not the ones to put me into my obsessed, blow my mind book reading that I do nowadays. The Mortal Instruments sent my mind spiraling into enchanted oblivion!
.... yeah I know, a little over dramatic.
I am in complete and utter love with these books. Cassandra Clare writing really... hit the spot for me. She is intellegent, witty, snarktastic! I am in love love love with these books. And, I am just dying for the rest of the series and the movie =)
I have also always wrote short stories, poems, that sort of thing. Nothing really ever stuck. I never knew exactly what type of story I wanted to tell or really what my writing style was. After reading the Twilight and Mortal Instrument books, I suddenly had insperation.
All at once, my characters began to come to life, my world shaping itself, and my plot twisting. So, yes, these books are my absolute inspiration and push for my own YA novel.
Still under construction, just waiting to sneak quietly and entirely into your avid readers minds.