with Hannah and Cassie
Favorite Factor is a feature in which Hannah and I take some adult novels that we both have an interest in, do review with a TWIST, and let you know about the five factors:
- The Faces: Characters
- The Frame: Setting
- The Flow: Plot
- The Feelings: Relationships
- The Function: Overall
- The Finale: Chat style wrap-up!
At the end is when we talk a bit together about how we each felt about the book at hand, and then we give it a shiny rating, the rating shows how much, or little, of a favorite the novel is!
THIS edition of Favorite Factor is SPECIAL. We are highlighting some of our all-time favorite adult fiction books, based on factor [frame, faces,etc.] and offering a chance for you guys to win in an EPIC GIVEAWAY! ARE YOU EXCITED!? I Am! And BONUS! You get to choose from my picks, OR Hannah’s! Let’s continue!
I CAN NOT POSSIBLY DO THIS SETTING JUSTICE. North Star Texas is basically a character in this novel. It comes to life with its residents, town, food, and gossip. Liza Palmer could not have done a better job if she tried.
I don’t talk about this book enough. The Green Mile is IN FACT the only Stephen King book I have successfully completed. AND OH MY. These characters take empathy to a whole new level. We’re inside a prison, in fact.. our characters are all on death row, so it gets a bit cray, and a bit emotional. But I loved my time with these fellows, I simply wanted to jump in and save them all.
Night Film is a CHUNKER. But it sure as hell didn’t feel that way while reading it. While a thriller, it is a bit hefty for its genre. However, it does NOT read as such. The pace is kept up throughout all 600 pages, and with the media implements such as newspaper articles and social media, it FELT like a 350 page novel. Now, in my opinion that takes SKILL. Props to Marisha Pessl!
Firstly, The Art of Racing in the Rain envoked so many feelings in me its beyond belief. The narrator is a dog, a much loved dog whom is telling the tales of his owner through his eyes. The amount of emotion we feel from this POV is UNBELIEVABLE. This book is guaranteed to make you cry, and even if you hate crying while reading, this book is worth it, NO QUESTION.
Secondly, I Shall Be Near To You is another tearjerker, in a completely separate category. The events in this novel made me cry, and I felt for our main characters in a truly memorable way. I loved them and what they stood for as people, and because of the backdrop as the Civil War, it made it that much more emotional. TRULY amazing, especially as a debut!
OH THIS BOOK. I think this is PERFECT for those trying out Adult Fiction because the narrator, June is 15. Set in the 80′ its a time where stereotypes are abundant and the world was a different place. But at its core this book is one about a girl who grows up in a tough place, and has some very difficult relationships. Its beautiful, touching, and I own a signed copy. Its gorgeous. Just, trust me.
This time we have no Wrap Up, so the FINALE is the best book OVERALL. And this book takes the cake. Lou and Will have been on my mind on and off for OVER A YEAR NOW. I can not say ENOUGH about the pacing, the characters, the plot, and the morals tried in this novel. It got me hooked on JoJo Moyes, and I have since read one other novel by her, and purchased two more. She will steal your heart with this one, guys. This book will make you feel SOMETHING. I promise.
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Don’t forget to go check out Hannah’s picks!