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Anything That Moves is a very interesting piece of literature. In fact, It's the only one of it's kind I have dared to read. The book explores the world of 'Foodies,' or 'Food enthusiasts,' a world for those with dangerous appetites and iron stomachs. (A world I never intend to join.) I was constantly left hungry and disgusted at the same time with a strange craving for chicken. The author, Dana Goodyear, did an excellent job at describing the food in the most appetizing way... considering the ingredients.
I love me some post-apocalyptic books and Mindy Mcginnis delivers!
The Lost Boy is my first graphic novel review! It was a very good start!
This is the third book set in the world of Nancy Werlin's Impossible series. Unthinkable is an actual sequel to Impossible, and Extraordinary adds to the world. Each book can be read by itself, but I really enjoyed all three together.
Kennedy's introduction to the paranormal world begins after her mother dies and the evil spirit that killed her comes after Kennedy. Fortunately, identical twin brothers Jared and Lukas are there to drive the spirit off and rescue her. (Yummy, gorgeous twins!) Kennedy is then forced to come to terms that her mother was part of a secret society that was sworn to protect the world from a vengeful demon, and now that her mom is gone, Kennedy must step up and join the Legion.
All the Truth That's in Me takes you completely out of whatever little comfortable niche you've built for yourself and makes you look at, makes you listen to the myriad ways that humans abuse each other. This is a story set in colonial New England — a time when victims were blamed for bringing their hurts upon themselves and often shunned lest their troubles be contagious. And Judith is a victim of horrible crimes. She was abducted and separated from her family for years, then mutilated and broken and sent back home unable to speak.
We first met September as a heartless imp who merrily tripped off to fairyland on a leopard without even waving goodbye (The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making). But in her third adventure, The Girl Who Soared Over Fairyland and Cut the Moon in Two, September most decidedly has a heart. She may struggle against it and not want to face the pains that seem to come with that wayward organ, but she knows she is changing. She is growing up.
Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley was a remarkable girl. She dared to be an individual, a woman with thoughts and aspirations and needs, at a time when the penalties for doing so could be mortal. At the least a woman who defied society faced a life of scorn and loneliness, and Stephanie Hemphill shows us just how true that was for Mary. Told in spare free verse, Hideous Love pulls this remarkable girl from the pages of literary history and gives us a heartbreaking portrait of a self-made and self-possessed woman who lived among the intellectual elite of her day.
For sheer reading fun, you really can't top Kiersten White's witty romance and non-stop tension (Paranormalcy anyone?), and The Chaos of Stars is no exception.
The Beginning of Everything went from the middle of my reading to-do pile to the top of my fall recommendations and stunningly near the top of The Standard Teen Must-Read List. What a beautiful and honest look at being just at the edge of adulthood!