Archive for March, 2014

The last girl
By Michael Adams

“The end of the world happened quickly. The sun still shone, there was no explosion – just a tsunami-sized wave of human thought drowning the world in telepathic noise as everyone’s inner-most secrets became audible. Everyone’s thoughts, that is, except sixteen-year-old Danby.”
I think the idea of knowing what everyone else is thinking is so scary. Do we really want to know what our family, friends, colleagues or strangers are thinking about? In Adams book the result is insanity and violence and a very dangerous place and time to be living.
While Danby can hear the thoughts of everyone else no-one can hear hers. It is her only protection as she tries to rescue her brother and make her way through the different dangers to safety.
I am going to have to read this to find out if she succeeds. I may need to hurry especially as book 2 The last shot is out now.

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Going over
by Beth Kephart

This is one of those times when I just have to talk about a book that isn’t even out yet – but is coming soon. Next month will be the release of what I think is going to be a great YA book offering something a little different.
Going over is set in Berlin in February 1983. It is a city divided by a barricade separating east from west.
Ada lives among the rebels, punkers, and immigrants of Kreuzberg in West Berlin. Stefan lives in East Berlin, in a faceless apartment bunker of Friedrichshain.
How will Ada and Stephan get together? What sacrifices will they make? Who will stand in their way? Will love win over?
This book brings in the realities of a life that once existed for many.
I love the short sharp chapters I have seen online and I am certainly looking forward to the release of this book.
The music in this trailer even has an 80’s vibe to it.

Firstborn
By Lorie Ann Grover

“Tiadone has been forced to live her entire life as a female accepted as male in her community in order to survive as a firstborn child. But when she needs to pass the rites of manhood, she finds the Creator may have use for her feminine traits after all.”

In Tiadone’s world firstborn females have no worth and are left to die. Passing as a male was her only hope but now the time has now come to defend her home and fight like other males. The reality however, is that Tiadone is a female with feelings that could unravel and ruin everything.

Looking forward to this book with a strong female character in a world of struggle and survival.