“There’s a famous line from a poem about the ocean,” Mother had finally said to end the discussion. “‘Water water everywhere, but not a drop to drink.’” Not a Drop to Drink by Mindy McGinnis was just the kind of book I needed to read right now. It’s definitely one of those types of books… Read More Not a Drop to Drink
There is no lack of post-apocalyptic novels in the young adult genre; as authors have written everything from super-volcanic explosions (Ashfall) to a meteor crashing into the moon (Life as We Knew It). Yet none is more intriguing or engrossing than debut author Emmy Laybourne’s action-packed Monument 14, the first in a trilogy with large… Read More "Monument 14"
If I had to say anything about The Maze Runner, it would be that there’s a difference between creating suspense and just being plain annoying. Sadly, I think The Maze Runner does the former. Basically, our story follows Thomas – who wakes up with no memories in a mysterious maze. There he finds a group… Read More "The Maze Runner"
We may not have a future, but you can’t deny we have a past. There’s something intriguing about post-apocalyptic and survival stories. Maybe it’s putting yourself in the shoes of the characters and wondering whether or not you’d survive in that given scenario (me, probably not) or maybe it’s just the high stakes and action.… Read More "Life as We Knew It"
Summary: In the ruins of a place once known as North America lies the nation of Panem, a shining Capitol surrounded by twelve outlying districts. The Capitol is harsh and cruel and keeps the districts in line by forcing them all to send one boy and one girl between the ages of twelve and eighteen… Read More "The Hunger Games"