And today I am going to be recommending some of my favourites books!
Everybody has a select group of books that they love to talk about, and I am no exception!
So today I will be recommending some of them.
Recommending High Intensity Books!
1. Mind Games, by Teri Terry
Set in a virtual world, where everybody lives plugged up to a computer, our protagonist Luna, is a refuser, which means she chooses to live in the real world and refuses, point black, to "plug in" as they call it. But (and this isn't cheesy at all) she can actual live in the virtual world, whilst also being conscious of the fact that she is in a virtual world (nobody else can). And this is a secret that she must guard with her life, or else she could be taken. But when she starts to be scrutinized, she can hide no longer. Now, this is one of the most high intensity books that I have ever had the fortune to come across. Fast paced from start to finish, there is a ticking time bomb, the horror and the "try not to be caught with this massive secret that could potentially ruin all of humanity", and a secret government, this book is intense, guys. (And it's a stand-alone, so there's no reason not to read it).
2. Knife-edge, by Malorie Blackman
Now, I could put all of them in the series for this one, but I thought that Knife-edge was particularly high in intensity out of all of them. To quote Malorie Blackman, she said: "Like Noughts and Crosses was my book about love, Knife-edge was my book about hate." Knife-edge takes place immediately after the birth of Callie's birth. The uncle of Callie is after Sephy's blood, Sephy is dealing with the death of Callie's father, and the whole world, particularly her father, Kamal Hadley, hate her for giving birth to a mixed race child. Sephy feels trapped, and there is no way out, so you can bet there's some intensity in there. Then when Jude (Callie's uncle) gets sentenced in prison, Callie is the only one can help him, so his life is resting on a knife-edge. This book is about a test of wills, and butting heads, and Sephy's downward spiral as she tries to get over her first love. It is one of my favourite books, and I urge you guys to pick up the series.
3. The Day I Met Suzie, by Chris Higgins
This is a very realistic book of what can happen if your not careful and you get into a situation that is seemingly impossible to get out of. This is the story about Indigo, a girl that met Suzie, a seemingly innocent, homeless and most importantly penniless. That isn't how it ended. Basically, this book is able debts and how you shouldn't trust everyone for who they saw they are. Although it doesn't start off intense, it build gradually, and then it peaks. This book is totally un-put-down-able. Less intense at the start, but it totally and completely rivals the rest of these books once you get into the story. Recommend this if you want a book that will transition you into young adult.
4. Caraval (Caraval #1), by Stephanie Garber
The intensity in this book is within the mystery of Caraval, and trying to figure out what is real and what is just creepy blurred images; and the chase for Scarlett to find her sister, Tella, before time runs out. Because when the two of them, along with another character that I won't talk about, Tella is snatched, and when it is revealed that Tella is the prize to find at the mysterious Caraval, then there is a race against time to figure out the clues and find her. But what makes this book truly intense is that everything Caraval is, everything you see, there is a slight dark edge to Caraval, which makes it super intense.
5. Baby Doll, by Hollie Overton
The characters by themselves are menacing enough in this story. Well, not all the characters, mostly the captor, and Abby too. Abby has this dark, festering anger that not only twists and turns throughout the story, but she turns into her anger. And then there's the intensity that is the captor himself. Just the quiet intelligence he showed (he's a teacher), along with the mastermind criminal planner he is, made for an intense character. And then add that to the plot, this book is full of intensity throughout.
So that was my Recommending High Intensity Books post! I hope you enjoyed it, and this was hopefully one of the first of many recommendations that I hope to make for you guys!
I hope you have a wonderful day and I will see you all on Monday!