Fast-Paced Contemporary Books Recs

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Hi guys! I hope you’re having a great day. Today I was thinking that I wanted to do something different and I remembered one of my post where I told you about my LGBT+ Books Recs, I had a lot of fun doing it and chatting with you about your recommendations for me, so I wanted to do something similar, but this time I want to tell you about my favorite Fast-Paced Contemporary Readings.
This post is inspired by one of my recent readings Black Bird of the Gallows
by Meg Kasse (My Review), I enjoyed it much more than I thought I would, it was a pleasant surprise and today that I think about it, I feel it has been so fast and easy to read that it deserves an honorary mention here. So without further ado let’s start!

The book that inspired this post

Black Bird of the Gallows by Meg Kassel 

33509076A simple but forgotten truth: Where harbingers of death appear, the morgues will soon be full.

Angie Dovage can tell there’s more to Reece Fernandez than just the tall, brooding athlete who has her classmates swooning, but she can’t imagine his presence signals a tragedy that will devastate her small town. When something supernatural tries to attack her, Angie is thrown into a battle between good and evil she never saw coming. Right in the center of it is Reece—and he’s not human.

What’s more, she knows something most don’t. That the secrets her town holds could kill them all. But that’s only half as dangerous as falling in love with a harbinger of death. 


We Were Liars by E. Lockhart

18339662A beautiful and distinguished family.
A private island.
A brilliant, damaged girl; a passionate, political boy.
A group of four friends—the Liars—whose friendship turns destructive.
A revolution. An accident. A secret.
Lies upon lies.
True love.
The truth.
We Were Liars is a modern, sophisticated suspense novel from National Book Award finalist and Printz Award honoree E. Lockhart. 
Read it.
And if anyone asks you how it ends, just LIE.


The Summer I Turned Pretty (Summer #1) by Jenny Han


Belly measures her life in summers. Everything good, everything magical happens between the months of June and August. Winters are simply a time to count the weeks until the next summer, a place away from the beach house, away from Susannah, and most importantly, away from Jeremiah and Conrad. They are the boys that Belly has known since her very first summer–they h

ave been her brother figures, her crushes, and everything in between. But one summer, one terrible and wonderful summer, the more everything changes, the more it all ends up just the way it should have been all along. 


Geekerella by Ashley Poston 

30724132Anything can happen once upon a con…

When geek girl Elle Wittimer sees a cosplay contest sponsored by the producers of Starfield, she has to enter. First prize is an invitation to the ExcelsiCon Cosplay Ball and a meet-and-greet with the actor slated to play Federation Prince Carmindor in the reboot. Elle’s been scraping together tips from her gig at the Magic Pumpkin food truck behind her stepmother’s back, and winning this contest could be her ticket out once and for all—not to mention a fangirl’s dream come true.

Teen actor Darien Freeman is less than thrilled about this year’s ExcelsiCon. He used to live for conventions, but now they’re nothing but jaw-aching photo sessions and awkward meet-and-greets. Playing Federation Prince Carmindor is all he’s ever wanted, but the diehard Starfield fandom has already dismissed him as just another heartthrob. As ExcelsiCon draws near, closet nerd Darien feels more and more like a fake—until he meets a girl who shows him otherwise. 


The Inexplicable Logic of My Life by Benjamin Alire Sáenz

30388930The first day of senior year:

Everything is about to change. Until this moment, Sal has always been certain of his place with his adoptive gay father and their loving Mexican-American family. But now his own history unexpectedly haunts him, and life-altering events force him and his best friend, Samantha, to confront issues of faith, loss, and grief.

Suddenly Sal is throwing punches, questioning everything, and discovering that he no longer knows who he really is—but if Sal’s not who he thought he was, who is he? 


Everything, Everything by Nicola Yoon

18692431My disease is as rare as it is famous. Basically, I’m allergic to the world. I don’t leave my house, have not left my house in seventeen years. The only people I ever see are my mom and my nurse, Carla.

But then one day, a moving truck arrives next door. I look out my window, and I see him. He’s tall, lean and wearing all black—black T-shirt, black jeans, black sneakers, and a black knit cap that covers his hair completely. He catches me looking and stares at me. I stare right back. His name is Olly.

Maybe we can’t predict the future, but we can predict some things. For example, I am certainly going to fall in love with Olly. It’s almost certainly going to be a disaster. 


Well, those are my recommendation, so now I would love to hear your RECs for me!

Let me know your favorite Fast-Paced Contemporary Books in the comments!

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22 thoughts on “Fast-Paced Contemporary Books Recs

  1. I LIVE for contemporary novels so I was so happy to see your list! I’ve read Geekerella and Everything, Everything and they are both fabulous!! Seeing your list really makes me want to post one of my own. We’ve gotta spread all the contemporary love! 😉

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  2. This post was MADE for me! I absolutely adore The Summer I Turned Pretty series (although it completely 100% WRECKED me like I couldn’t choose a side and I ALWAYS choose a side) and I love contemporary! I really really want to read We Were Liars, I love e.lockhart’s writing style and the whole book seems to have a Gossip Girl feel, and I love Gossip Girl. I’ve also heard so much about Geekerella and I NEED to get on reading that. A bit controversial, but I really loved Everything, Everything and especially loved Nicola Yoon’s writing style. I am yet to read the Inexplicable Logic OR Ari and Dante but you bet they’re on my list. Great post!

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    • I’m so glad you enjoyed it honey !.Oh GG fan here too😍, I miss that series so much😩. I’m sure you’ll enjoy We Were Liars, I recommend that you’ll go into without knowing too much and it will surprised.I can’t recommend you all these contemporaries more, I hope that if you go for them at some point, you enjoy them as much as I’ve did 💕

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  3. I have to be in the right mood to read contemporary, but some I have read this year that I would recommend include: Queens of Geek by Jen Wilde, Alex, Approximately by Jenn Bennett, Letters to the Lost by Brigid Kemmerer, Eliza and Her Monsters by Francesca Zappia, One of Us is Lying by Karen M. McManus, and Lucky in Love by Kasie West.

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