The Compulsive Reader: Fangirl on the Loose

Sunday, August 23, 2009

Fangirl on the Loose

Every once in a while, I'll read a book that will make me stay up super late, despite knowing that I must, must, MUST get up in the morning, and is so amazing that I just have to GUSH about, and not just to like, my mother, but to the WORLD! And so when I'm not getting enough satisfaction gushing on Twitter, these late night, rambling blog posts are born.

So I have to tell you guys, I am in love with a book I promised myself I wouldn't read until later. It's my mother's fault. She picked it up, read it in like, three hours this morning, and then said, "You need to read this NOW!"

That book is The Line by Teri Hall.

I was kinda already flipping out over it in this blog post, but after having read it....oh my word! Such an amazing, powerful, chilling read! It's just as creepy and suspenseful and mysterious as its fabulous cover would suggest. The ending is utter torture (I suspected this. This is why I wanted to wait to read, thus lessening my wait time for the inevitable sequel), and it's just full of twists and secrets and startling revelations and unexpected secrets. It is my new favorite book of 2010...which is weird because 2010 is still four months away.

I know I'm being obnoxiously vague and a complete tease here, so look for my review later this week. But just in case this one wasn't on your radar: wake up, pay attention, The Line is utterly spectacular. Put it on your wishlists, guys! Like, for real!


~The Book Pixie said...

This was already on my wishlist but now you have got me dying to read it. Don't blame me if you come home one day to a broken window and a missing book. :P

~Briana :D

Lauren said...

Oh, that is so not fair! But I know what you mean with those books that keep you up late...it's the best part of summer, if you ask me. But once you have an alarm, if the book is good enough, you just can't make yourself care about the not-so-distant torture of Morning when you have action right Now!

Rhiannon Hart said...

I'm so thrilled! I can't wait to read this book and I apologise in advance for not reading your review because it sounds like one of those books that I want to go into knowing very little about. I LOVE dystopian stuff and was excited when I saw it in your post the other week!

Anonymous said...

Wow, I already wanted to read this but now, I really really really want to read it. Glad you enjoyed it so much. You've made me all excited now. :P

R.J. Anderson said...

Ooh! I've been looking forward to this one for a year already, but I want it even MORE now! Consider me tantalized!

teri said...

Wow! Thanks to you and to your mom! You made my day! I feel all happy that you both liked The Line!