No, I am not referring to the movie staring the sexy Zac Efron. I am referring to the way two books in particular have made me feel. My favorite type of story is one that leaves you feeling bittersweet, lusting for more, and may even have you rolling around on the floor because of the drama. A good story is one that takes you out of your own world and puts you in one where in alternate universe you can be the hero. The last time I felt this way was when I was a teenager reading books like His Dark Materials and Harry Potter, fantasy and science fiction books full of love, fighting, and purpose.
The two books I am talking about areÂ Legend by Marie LuÂ andÂ Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins.Â I devoured these books. They had everything I want in a story; a strong female character, the fight between good vs. evil, and of course a love interest.