Monday, May 16, 2011
YA for Grownups
Chime by Franny Billingsley. Briony can see the Old Ones who haunt the Swampsea. When her sister becomes sick with the Swamp Cough, she knows she must confront her witchy-past and risk losing her life to save her sister. A dark and beautiful tale.
Revolution by Jennifer Donnelly. Angry and depressed after the death of her brother, Andi just wants to play her music. Instead she has to finish a major project or she won't graduate high school. A discovery belonging to a musician from the time of French Revolution provides insight into Andi's life and a young revolutionary.
The Knife of Never Letting Go by Patrick Ness. Flash forward to planet colonization. A plague has hit the settlements, killing the women and infecting the men so that they constantly hear each others thoughts. One day Todd hears something different out there...silence and discovers a girl. The truth leads him on a wild chase.