Book Review: World War Z and If I stay

As I posted in my 27 Things, I want to read 27 books in my 27th year of life. So far so good, I have finished 2 books so far. One was a slower more tedious book (I didn't say it was bad) and the other was a quick light read, both had their ups and downs. 

Since finishing World War Z and If I Stay, I figured I would give you a mini review of them while they are fresh in my mind. 

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Written from the points of view of people all over the world who survived the zombie apocalypse,  World War Z by Max Brooks, covers all aspects of the war from army men to stay at home mom's. I thought the lay out of the book was interesting, he treated it as a compilation of short stories about how the war started, how they fought it and some of the after effects. This way of depicting what happened makes it almost a more historical in feel novel, which is not typically what I go for. I liked it, but it left me with more questions then answers, I wanted to know more about how these people survived. The fact that each chapter was someone else's oral interpretation of what went on made it more confusing and less consistent. If you are into more historical books then I think you would love this, for me it was a struggle to read but I did find it interesting.

After reading a heavy book, I was looking for something a bit lighter. If I Stay but Gayle Forman, is about a teenager named Mia, who got in a terrible car wreck with her family. She doesn't recall the accident but she has to put the pieces of her life back together to make some important decisions. I really liked this book, it had a nice flow that kept you wanting to read. I was so engrossed in this book waiting to find out what happened next, that I read it in about 3 days (which is impressive considering I only have about 1 hour of reading time a day). I enjoyed this book so much that I went and bought the sequel immediately after I finished, which is from the point of view of a different character a few years after the accident. The sequel, Where She Went, has been equally as good so far. 

If I Stay is currently in pre-production to be turned into a movie with Chloe Grace Moretz, which I am super thrilled about. I hope the movie is as good as the book.  

What have you been reading lately?