Tuesday, March 25, 2014

[Review] Ask the Passengers by A.S. King

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Publication (dd/mm/yyyy): 23/10/2012
Publisher: Little, Brown and Company
Pages: 290
Source: Bought
Genre: YA (14+) - Contemporary, GLBT

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My Rating: 
Startlingly honest and bold
My thoughts

I'll just come right out and say it. I loved this book hardcore. I devoured it, one of those nothing-else-exists-until-I-finish-this-book kinds of books. Of course, I expected nothing less of A.S. King. I kind of have a golden track record with her novels (see below).

(The Dust of 100 Dogs | Please Ignore Vera Dietz -- still haven't reviewed because there were too many things to say that I was overwhelmed and now I'd have to reread it so there. | Everybody Sees the Ants)

Ask the Passengers was insightful and felt wholly unique and fresh in this glorious way that only A.S. King seems able to achieve. The writing is raw and punchy; if you're no stranger to King's writing you'll know what I'm talking about. The main character, Astrid, reminded me of Daria from the MTV show Daria: smart, kickass, sarcastic, kind of an oddball but awesome in her own ways, and most importantly she takes it upon herself to not give a damn what other people think because they're all morons.

Top Ten Tuesday (7): Popular Authors I've Never Read


Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted at The Broke and the Bookish. I didn't care much for this week's TTT topic, so I looked back at previous topics and thought this one was pretty interesting. :P So here they are...


Top Ten Popular Authors I've Never Read
  • Jodi Picoult
  • Cassandra Clare
  • Holly Black 
  • Melina Marchetta
  • Shannon Hale
  • Victoria Schwab
  • Rainbow Rowell
  • Sarah Beth Durst
  • Jennifer Echols
  • Neil Gaiman

I think I'm most ashamed to not have read Melina Marchetta, because she's an Australian YA author! A really popular Australian YA author. And I. Have. Not. Read. A. Single. Book. Of. Hers. I do have plans to tackle a few of these authors' works this year, such as Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell, Vessel by Sarah Beth Durst, On the Jellicoe Road by Melina Marchetta and The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman--all titles which I already own.
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