Friday, 4 April 2014

A-Z Challenge: D


Hello Everyone,

As per my earlier post () where I outlined the rules of the A-Z Challenge, I am still taking part in the Five on Friday Link up (Hosted by AprilDarciChristina and Natasha ). So on with my Five D Books:

                Danny Champion of the World
I loved Danny Champion of the World when I was young. It was classic Roald Dhal, but at its best. There was less nonsense than normal, with a beautiful rendition of a boy’s hero relationship with his father, where his father for once lives up to expectations. Even the movie interpretation lived up to the book, which is not normally true of movie interpretations.

Diamond of Drury Lane
Diamond of Drury Lane by Julia Golding tells the story of orphan Cat Royale who lives in the Theatre Royale within the world of satin, sequins and intrigue. Set against the backdrop of gang rivalry, boxing matches, a disguised lord, thwarted lovers and one seemingly priceless diamond, Cat Royale’s adventures are action packed and great fun.

A Doll’s House
A ‘controversial’ classic depicting an average Victorian household, everything light and pretty on the inside, but with secrets flowing beneath the surface. Will the doll’s house fa├žade hold, or with the incoming bad news will cracks begin to show?

With the upcoming movie, this had to be on my D list for today. Divergent is a coming of age novel for teens where the female protagonist (doesn’t) sets out to save the world (with a bit of romance thrown in for good measure). A good plotline that isn’t too predictable, with a whole new society created to allow the author some continuity errors if need be. A normal teen-fiction series.

Despite not having gotten round to reading this yet, I am pretty obsessed with vampires, and this is the ultimate vampire story. It can also be thought about in terms of xenophobia, as Dracula is a foreigner moving to Britain where he is not welcomed. Definitely on my summer reading list.

Any other D books that you think I’ve forgotten? Comment below telling me. I’m always open to new book suggestions.