Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Top Ten Tuesday: Ten Books Set Near the Water


This week's Top Ten Tuesday (sponsored by the Broke and the Bookish) is ten books set in any setting. So I figured since I love the water (I'm a water sign (Cancer) and being near the water relaxes me) , I'd give you ten books set near the water! Enjoy! 





1. For Darkness Shows the Stars by Diana Peterfreund (Review)

Elliot North fights to save her family's land and her own heart in this post-apocalyptic reimaging of Jane Austen's Persuasion. The love interest captains a ship! 


2. Second Chance Summer by Morgan Matson (Review)

When Taylor's dad gets devastating news, and her parents decide that the family will spend one last summer all together at their old lake house in the Pocono Mountains.


3. Passenger by Alexandra Bracken

When a violin prodigy who has lost everything wakes up on a ship in another time period, a man who wants to escape a life of servitude is forced to confront his past while keeping his former captors from claiming a stolen object of untold value.


4. Salt to the Sea by Ruta Sepetys

Titanic. Lusitania. Wilhelm Gustloff. All major maritime disasters, yet the last is virtually unknown. This story is told in short snippets, rotating betwen four narrators attempting to escape tragedy in 1945 Europe. 


5. Compulsion by Martina Boone (Review)

Barrie moves to her family's South Carolina plantation, which is guarded by an ancient spirit who cursed one of the island's three founding families and gave the others magical gifts.


6. The Scorpio Races by Maggie Stiefvater

Nineteen-year-old returning champion Sean Kendrick competes against Puck Connolly, the first girl ever to ride in the annual Scorpio Races, both trying to keep hold of their dangerous water horses long enough to make it to the finish line.


7. We Were Liars by E. Lockhart 

This story of a prestigious family living on a private island off the coast of Massachusetts is full of secrets, lies, dysfunction, and twists. 


8. Midnight Bayou

While renovating an old mansion on the outskirts of New Orleans, Declan Fitzgerald begins seeing visions of days from a century past.


9. Ship Breaker by Paolo Bacigalupi

In a futuristic world, teenaged Nailer scavenges copper wiring from grounded oil tankers for a living, but when he finds a beached clipper ship with a girl in the wreckage, he has to decide if he should strip the ship for its wealth or rescue the girl.


10. Salt & Storm by Kendall Kulper

Sixteen-year-old Avery Roe wants to take her rightful place as the sea witch of Prince Island. When she foresees her own murder, a harpoon boy named Tane promises to help her change her fate and keep her island safe and prosperous, but salvation will require an unexpected sacrifice. 


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