That's right. I suggested it. Not gonna take it back. Reading is like a party in your brain.
In all seriousness now-this book, The Passage, was really good. It's epic and addictive. I must warn you though-it is very thick and will take you some time to read. Worth it though. The story is a haunting narrative about a new virus that has been unleashed on the modern world, turning it's victims into totally lethal and scary (not sexy) vampires. Yep, vampires. The only hope for the few remaining humans left in the wake of this new diseases torching path is one eight year old girl, who may or may not be the cure. It's so good! Oh and just so you won't be caught off guard like I was, this is a series. As in there will be a sequel or possible trilogy.
This novel, The Cookbook Collector, is much softer on the palette. A lovely story centered around two sisters who are starting their adult lives and falling in and out of love. There were parts where I wanted to cheer, parts where I wanted to cry and parts where I wanted to eat. Let me explain that last one. :) There are a bunch of gorgeous and descriptive food passages in this book, because one of the sisters finds and begins to study this massive and rare cookbook collection. Those parts were so lovely, I think this author might like food as much as me. Anyway, this was a wonderfully fun read that I highly recommend.
Happy New Year!