Happy Wednesday! How’s your reading going? Have you read any really good books lately? Let me know in the comments! 🙂
Today I am THRILLED to introduce you to Krista and Becca Ritchie. I love these ladies. Their Addicted series (and the Calloway Sisters spinoff) is hands down my favorite series. I’m not exaggerating when I say it’s my favorite series since Harry Potter. Not since then have I connected so deeply with a cast of characters. Lo, Lily, Connor, Rose, Ryke and Daisy feel like friends to me. One of my friends refers to these books as “crack books.” She’s not wrong. There’s something so addictive (pun intended) about them. If you read new adult and can deal with tough issues in your books, YOU NEED to read these. I’m already sad at the thought of giving up these characters when the series ends later this year.
Their standalone, Amour Amour, is pretty flipping fantastic too. Hot Russian men in a Cirque du Soleil meets Center Stage setting. I want more. I want to see it as a movie. If you’re not big into series, give this one a try. I think you’ll enjoy it.
Krista and Becca are talking about some of their most unforgettable book moments. And they’re good ones. 🙂
Top Ten Unforgettable Book Moments
by Krista & Becca Ritchie
When you finish a book and years pass, when you’ve forgotten the title, names, the author and even when you first opened the novel – there are simply moments left, those picturesque memories that belong to books but feel like they belong to you. We have many of those, and we’re here to name some that’ve stayed with us or we know will stay with us until the end of time 🙂
(*beware of small spoilers!*)
- When you learn about the truth of the “ringing bells” in Under the Never Sky by Veronica Rossi – it’s insane. It’s creepy. It makes your head spin a little, and we immediately wanted to spill the secret of the “ringing bells” to each other and discuss. (We read this almost at the same time.)
- When Mara begins “hallucinating” throughout The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer by Michelle Hodkin: this is the start to a crazy, mind-boggling series where it’s hard to trust Mara’s narration. A horror, thriller that won’t let us go.
- When you realize you’re not reading a paranormal in Charm & Strange by Stephanie Kuehn: it will blow your mind.
- When Callum “really” sees Wren’s scar for the first time in Reboot by Amy Tintera: the tender, vulnerable moment shows how close they’ve become, and it’s not easily forgotten.
- When Maddie meets Logan’s little sister in The Summer I Became a Nerd by Leah Rae Miller: the cute, geeky romance alone is memorable, but the meeting of Logan’s family—and their integration within TSIB—was not only precious but inspiring. Don’t we all want parents & siblings that love us for who we are?
- When Peter Kavinsky compares his fruit cake cookies to Josh’s “dumb white-chocolate cranberry” ones in To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before by Jenny Han: so comical but so lovable, endearing, and swoon-worthy—this moment is a highlight of reading. It’s the little nugget we crave and go back to for intense smiles and grins.
- When Jace Witherspoon confronts his “estranged” brother in Split by Swati Avasthi: It’s one of the most emotionally-driven scenes we’ve ever read, so raw and real that it’s actually inspired us in our own writing.
- When Sean Kendrick rides his water horse in The Scorpio Races by Maggie Stiefvater: this reads like something pulled from the soul. Seeing Sean so connected to his horse and the beach, the call of the waves—in that moment you feel as alive as him.
- When Cedric dies in Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire by J.K. Rowling: we could’ve filled this whole top ten list with just Harry Potter moments, but we chose this one because it marks the end of Harry’s adolescence. Cedric dying during the tournament causes Harry to view the world in a much darker way, and all of the books shift in tone as well.
- The very end of The Two Princesses of Bamarre by Gail Carson Levine: a story about a girl’s bravery to help her sister at all costs—the end is a punch in the gut and reminds us that not every fairytale has the happily ever after we dream of, and like life, moments are bittersweet and there’ll be a time where we must part ways with each other, as sisters. No matter how much we fight for each other. It’s a beautiful final scene, and we’re happy to have it forever.
I’ve not read all the books on their list, but their teasers make me want to add the others to my TBR!
If you want to learn more about Krista & Becca – and connect with them online – you can visit their website or find them on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and Tumblr! These ladies have one heck of a social media presence and they’re fun to chat with. You won’t be disappointed!
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Until next week… happy reading!