05 August 2009

Waiting on Wednesday: Beautiful Creatures


It's also a movie by Peter Jackson, the first movie where Kate Winslet was the lead. A completely different sort of book is coming out on December 1st. Beautiful Creatures, by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl, is a long YA novel of the deep south. From the early reviews, it is called "creepy", "awesome", involving paranormal mysteries. And it has a male perspective. cool!

They have a nice blog up for the book. As much as i hate to admit it, cause all you guys will overwhelm my entries, they're even doing giveaways! Whee!


I also finished up Life As We Knew It by Susan Beth Pfeffer earlier tonight at work. Though i am giving it the same 5 i gave The Dead and the Gone, i liked that book better. In this one, we follow Miranda, a 16 yr old girl, through her diary. it starts shortly before the moon event so we see what people were thinking before it happened. She has an older brother, Matt, a younger one, Jonny, and they live with their mother who is a writer. In the countryside of Pennsylvania they seem to do a lot better than Alex and his family did in NYC. This story also doesn't end until March so we get a bit more of what happens after the flu sweeps the country. It is a solid book. I just wish it didn't have such a Deus ex Machina ending. The Dead and the Gone did too but it didn't seem so obvious.

Also, an update/link to an old post. Back in May Guys Lit Wire did a book drive for InsideOut Writers to help incarcerated boys have books to read. They put up a sum up post and they got a total of over 600 books! amazing. they also mentioned they'll be doing another book drive in November, so check back.

Waiting on Wednesday is hosted by Breaking the Spine.
currently: tipsy from a glass of Pinot Evil!

2 comments:

  1. Love the cover - it really sets a tone!

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  2. Wow, that is so great that they got 600 books donated. I'm so happy for them and hope that the boys really enjoy the books.

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