In honour of this of this contest I thought I would share a few of my favourite books from 2010.
First, I read both The Forest of Hands and Teeth and The Dead-Tossed Waves by Carrie Ryan. They are both zombie Apocalypse novels. The first one follows Mary who lives in this enclosed area in the middle of the Forest of Hands and Teeth, a forest filled with the Unconsecrated. Soon a girl comes to Mary's village which the Guardians try to keep quiet; no one is supposed to know that there is life outside the fences. One day the Unconsecrated break through the barriers and start attacking everyone in the village. Mary's only choices are to stay and be turned into one of them or to face her fears and pass through the barriers, leaving her village forever.
The Second is about a girl named Gabry who lives in a lighthouse with her mother. They have much less Mudo (their word for Unconsecrated) but there is still the threat of them. A bunch of Gabry's friends decide one night to cross the barrier to this old theme park. Everything goes as planned until an unseen Mudo crosses their path. A few kids are attacked but most get out alright; but now they must lie about crossing the barrier.
There were a few others I enjoyed but these two were among my favourites. I may post a few more later, but for now I will feature Carrie's books. The third book, The Dark and Hollow Places, comes out on March 22, 2011.
Also, I know I suck at posting here but I am going to get better! I have a few ideas for this blog that should be fun. I am going to take Random Reviews to a new level and I may eventually create a new webpage for it but for now it will stay here. I will be reviewing everything from recipes to cell phone apps, and of course I will still review books. I have a review that I will be posting hopefully this weekend. It of The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie. I had to read this for my YA Lit class so yeah, look for that.
DFTBA and Best Wishes