Friday, May 14, 2010

Fever Crumb by Philip Reeve

Fever Crumb is a most unusual member of the Order of Engineers. That her eyes are different colors is one thing, but the fact that she is female is exceptionally strange. In fact Fever is the only female member of the Order. When Kit Solent, an ex-Engineer, asks for help with his newest archeological find, the Order sends Fever, both because of her unusual nature and her promise as an excellent Engineer. But is it coincidence that she’s mistaken for a Scriven, one of London’s former mutant overlords, the first time she goes out into town? And what of the strange memories that surface once Fever begins working with Kit?
Whether you’ve already read the Hungry City Chronicles and want to know more of the history, or if you’re looking for a post-apocalyptic sci-fi novel, Fever Crumb by Philip Reeve is a great choice.


Monday, May 10, 2010

The Unwritten Rule by Elizabeth Scott

The Unwritten Rule by Elizabeth Scott
Everyone knows the unwritten rule: You don’t like your best friend’s boyfriend. Sarah knows that and she doesn’t want to like Ryan but she just can’t help it. She’s liked him forever. Except now Ryan is dating Sarah’s beautiful best friend Brianna and Sarah must accept their relationship and forget about him. But something happens one night that makes Sarah question everything from her loyalty and friendship with Brianna to the depths of her feelings for Ryan.


Once Was Lost by Sara Zarr

15-year-old Sam has always been defined as the pastor’s daughter. But not all is well behind closed doors. Under the pressure of being a pastor’s wife, Sam’s mother is an alcoholic who after one too many DUI’s is now in treatment. But it’s not a fact that Sam wants her friends (who often don’t invite her along to less questionable activities – you know – the whole being the pastor’s daughter thing) to know about nor is it something that Sam and her father openly talk about with each other.
It is during this crisis in her family that her community faces a crisis of its own. A young girl in the church has mysteriously gone missing and no one is free from suspicion including her own father and the girl’s older brother, whom Sam has always crushed on. This family and community crisis shakes Sam to her inner-core where she also experiences her own personal crisis – one that questions her faith, hope, and belief in something that is bigger than she is.

for a great rad, try Once Was Lost by Sara Zarr.