Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in January 2018. It’s all about love of lists, love of literature and bringing bookish people together.
I really like the prompt this week! It’s all about book with our favourite colour either on the cover or in the title. My favourite colour is pink and I especially like pastel pink!
I haven’t necessarily read these books, they’re just pink covers I’m aware of! 🙂
I’ve seen this book around and I think I want to read it!
I hadn’t heard of this book before but I love the pink-y hue.
I love this edition. So beautiful! ❤
This is such a simple cover but it makes such a statement.
I love a purple-y pink. I’m reading this soon and I’m super intrigued!
Pretty, pretty colours. I love this book cover!
I really enjoyed this book. It’s about a girl who was disfigured after a tragic accident.
I love the colours used on this cover. The story is super cute too.
I love simple and a touch of pink!
I adore this pop of pink!
What did you do for your list this week? Leave me a link and I’ll stop by!
How did I get it?:
I bought it!
When Maisie is struck by lightning, her face is partially destroyed. She’s lucky enough to get a face transplant, but how do you live your life when you can’t even recognize yourself anymore? She was a runner, a girlfriend, a good student …a normal girl. Now, after a single freak accident, all that has changed. As Maisie discovers how much her looks did and didn’t shape her relationship to the world, she has to redefine her own identity, and figure out what ‘lucky’ really means.
I first heard about Faceless through a Top Ten list. I knew I wanted to read it when I read the synopsis. It immediately pulled me in. It didn’t take me long to read Faceless, if I had more time when reading it I probably could’ve read it in one sitting. It was engaging and fast-paced.
Faceless centres around Maisie who is in a terrible accident when out running one day. There was a storm and lightening struck a tree which made a branch fall down pulling some electrical wires down with it. Maisie wakes up in hospital several weeks later after being burnt by the electrical wires. Maisie’s left side of her body has been damaged, but her face has taken the most damage. Her nose, her left cheek and a lot of her chin has been burnt away having been so badly damaged by the fire. Maisie is given the opportunity to have a face transplant. She doesn’t take the decision lightly, as she is fully aware that she will have to be on anti-rejection drugs for the rest of her life. She knows she’ll be more susceptible to other illnesses too. Maisie will live a life of physiotherapy, little exercise, countless medications and not being able to ever get pregnant… the face transplant is certainly not an easy choice.
Maisie decides to have the face transplant and quickly finds out that she no longer feels like herself. She feels like she’s crafting Maisie Version 2.0. Her boyfriend and her friends are treating her differently. Maisie doesn’t always make the right choices throughout the story- I don’t think you can blame her. She’s certainly been dealt a rough hand. However, Maisie decides to choose life. She becomes stronger as the book progresses. She deals with staring, snide comments, people’s judgments and knowing her boyfriend Chirag really doesn’t want to be with her anymore but is too ‘nice’ to break up with her.
Faceless isn’t a perfect read but it’s a decent one. I think it’s fantastic that there’s a story about face transplants out there and that it’s realistic about Maisie’s feelings after her accident. Maisie isn’t accepting straight away and that to me, was incredibly realistic. Faceless isn’t just about Maisie’s accident. It’s about learning to accept who you are and learning to love yourself no matter what life throws at you.
Would I recommend it?:
Yes! 3.5 stars
A realistic YA read. Worth a go!
Stacking The Shelves is all about sharing the books you’re adding to your shelves, be it buying or borrowing. From ‘real’ books you’ve purchased, a book you’ve borrowed, a book you’ve been given or an e-book they can all be shared!
As ever, click on the book image to get to the Goodreads page!
I added a few books to my collection this week. I’ve been meaning to read these books for a while now. I’m not sure when I’ll get around to them, but hopefully soon!
I loved All The Rage, so I can’t wait to read more from Courtney Summers.
I have heard great things about this book. I love the simple but striking cover.
I have recently been recommended this book, it’s about a girl who has an awful accident, with her face becoming partially destroyed. I’m very intrigued!
What have you added to your list this week? Feel free to leave a link to your haul and I’ll stop by! Happy Reading!