S. P. Vega received her bachelor of science in biomedical engineering from The Ohio State University. When she's not busy attending medical school in the midwest, she spends her time running, painting, watching Sherlock, and reading Chuck Norris jokes online.
What are your five favorite books, and why?
1. City of Bones by Cassandra Clare - Dialogue in the book is very witty, book cover is excellent (people do judge a book by its cover!), and the characters are very compelling. Humor is very important in a book. The funnier the hero/heroine, the more the readers come to care about them. 2. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire by J. K. Rowling - It is action-packed and has dragons. Need I say more? 3. Hunger Games by Suzanne Collines - Jennifer Lawrence. Enough said. 4. Eragon by Christopher Paolini - See # 2 above. 5. Ender's Shadow by Orson Scott Card - For some reason, I came to care about Bean more than I ever did Ender. Maybe because he came off as the underdog and I've always had a soft spot for underdogs.
What do you read for pleasure?
I mostly read fantasy and some romance. I'd like to read more Sci-Fi but I haven't found any good books after Dan Brown's Digital Fortress (I don't know if this counts a sci-fi...maybe techno thriller? All of Dan Brown's books are good. If you have any interest in suspense/mystery, I'd strongly recommend checking out his other books). Of course Brave New World and 1984 are classics that everyone must read. But coming back to my current reading list, Divergent by Veronica Roth and Opal by Armentrout are high up there. I've recently finished re-reading Graceling and Fire, two books written by Kristin Cashore. They are both excellent reads for those looking for fantasy.
Blue Smith wakes up on Vitalis, a mysterious planet that may hold the cure to her cancer. The catch? Her team must succeed in three perilous quests. Three of her teammates lack motivation to win while one nearly gets them disqualified. While fighting for her life, she finds herself falling for the one person she thought she'd never trust. Are the Vitalians truly what they claim to be?