Thursday, July 28, 2011

YA Reviews from Lorri!

The Reapers Are the Angels ($15) by Alden Bell 
This post-apocalyptic zombie novel by Alden Bell is powerful! Through the eyes of Temple we witness the horrific extinction of the human race, yet still find quiet moments to marvel at the awe-inspiring beauty of the natural world that can only be reflections of God Himself. Brilliantly depict, this story is as beautiful as it is sad

White Cat by Holly Black (Curse Workers, Book 1)
17 yr old Cassel is the youngest of a magic-worker family. Having no power himself, he is at the mercy of his old brothers, or so he thinks...I loved this darkly imagined world! If you find you also enjoyed this story then you should try Holly Black's Modern Tales of Fairie (Tithe,Valiant and Ironside.)

Hunger ($8.99) by Jackie Morse Kessler. (Riders of the Apocalypse Book 1)
This series deals with teens and teen issues and the awkwardness of discovering that you have become one of the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse. Begin with Hunger the story of seventeen-year-old Lisabeth who suffers from anorexia and  is victim of an inner Thin Voice that holds her to both a strict eating regime and a exhaustive exercise regiment. When death shows up with a set of scales and a midnight steed, Lisabeth relives that her obsession is out of control and that she may lose her life if not conquered.  Don't miss Rage the story of Missy a cutter.

Cate Tiernan's Sweep is a lovely witchy teen series that is as addictive as is is delightful. 16 year old 
Morgan Rowlands thinks she's average until she meets Cal, the new boy at school who is not only captivatingly handsome but a coven leader. With his guidance Morgan soon discovers that she is a bloodwitch with a disturbing history and a nautal power that is beyond both of their control.

Among Others by Jo Walton In this magical Welsh coming-of-age tale we meet 15-year-old Morwenna, bright, crippled and somewhat geeky she endearingly relates to the world through the applied works of a host of science-fiction masters which isn't such a bad thing since she is magical and has to thwart the attacks of her evil witch mother...

or for a lovely sampling pick up a copy of Teeth: Vampire Tales edited by Ellen Datlow
In this YA anthology, Ellen Datlow has assembled 19 fresh and clever stories, some from my favorite YA authors, to create a collection of young and hip vampire tales. Featuring stories from Garth Nix, Melissa Marr, Cassandra Clare, Holly Black, Lucius Shepard,Emma Bull and Tanith Lee.

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