Big books definitely intimidate me but often times they end up being some of my favourites! I just wish they didn’t take so damn long to get through.
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Starting off big, Winter clocks in at around 827 pages! This is the conclusion to the sci-fi romance series, The Lunar Chronicles. I thought it was a pretty great ending and was my favourite of the bunch. So much happens that you can fly through it!
Clocking in at 544 pages, this book tells the story of Tess who, determined to escape a life she never chose for herself, sets onto the road to search for a legendary creature. This book is without a doubt my all-time favourite, but it’s hard to convince folks to pick it up because of it’s chunky-ness and because it can be slow-paced at times.
Finding YA books that are over 500 pages can be hard sometimes (when it isn’t the final book in a series), in my experience, but that’s not an issue with adult novels like Jade City, which is about 560 pages. Like Winter, this is a book you can fly through as you follow the Kauls, a mob-like family trained to use the power of jade to commit supernatural feats. It’s ruthless and frustrating and amazing.
Speaking of awesome adult books, The Poppy War is about 644 pages of overcoming dire circumstances, controlling powers far beyond mortal reach and facing your destiny. It was a stunning and traumatic read, but so worth the effort.
Crooked Kingdom is certainly an example of a YA book over 500 pages, but with the POVs switching around every chapter and one action scene after another, you can definitely fly through the pages.