May Book Photo Challenge

Day 14: My Name in a Book

The Land of Elyon Series by Patrick Carman

I discovered this series in 6th grade, which was over eight years ago. I used to call it my unofficial autobiography. It was extremely weird seeing my name over and over in the story. At first it stuck out a lot, since it’s not exactly common. Alex’s and Alexandra’s are everywhere, but I hadn’t come across a protagonist with my namesake before. Let alone an entire series! 

Warvold looked deep into my eyes, the wind blowing strands of white and gray hair across his worn face.
“Elyon has only one hope for us, Alexa. That we would know he loves us. Do you understand? The one who made you, the one who made everything.” He swept his hand across the sea. “He loves you. And more than that, there is nothing you or I need to to do to earn his reckless affection for us. That love has driven me to fight his enemy, the enemy of us all.”
—  Patrick Carman, The Tenth City.
With the Hunger Games coming to theaters at the end of this month,

Why not try some other amazing dystopian novels while you wait with bated breath for the 23rd:


From the creator of The Land of Elyon, Patrick Carman comes a riveting adventure The Atherton Series set in an extraordinary satellite world – created as a refuge from a dying Earth – that begins to collapse and forever change the lives of its inhabitants!


Set in 2099, Exodus by Julie Bertanga is themed around the consequences of global warming where Mara, her family, and her community realize that they are asylum-seekers in a world torn between high-tech wizardry and the most primitive injustice. To save her people, Mara must not only find a way into the city but also search for a new land and a new home.


Many hundreds of years ago, The City of Ember , written by Jeanne DuPrau, was created by the Builders to contain everything needed for human survival. It worked – but now the storerooms are almost out of food, crops are blighted, corruption is spreading through the city and worst of all – the lights are failing.


The Declaration, by Gemma Malley, is a powerful futuristic drama about a world in which human life has a transformed value, and ageing has long since lost its finality. Charismatic characters, action-driven plot and sublime writing combine to make this an unputdownable novel for teens.


The Knife Letting Go is the first novel in the The Chaos Walking Series by Patrick Ness. Imagine you’re the only boy in a town of men. And you can hear everything they think. And they can hear everything you think. Imagine you don’t fit in with their plans…Todd Hewitt is just one month away from the birthday that will make him a man. But his town has been keeping secrets from him. Secrets that are going to force him to run…

You know, I've had the Dark Hills Divide for at least five years...

… and I still haven’t finished it. ಠ_ಠ

I mean, judging by the bookmark, I’m 5/8 through the book. I know there are at least two other books after this, too.

Don’t get me wrong, I enjoy this book. I really enjoy this book.

I’m just confused why after so long I still haven’t finished it.