August 2011-Zombie romance? The very idea of this book intrigued me. Amy was one of the authors joining me on the YA Scavenger Hunt and I hurried out to pick up her book shortly after that. I loved getting a tour of Paris and sitting at a cafe reading with the main character. The idea of the revenants and their enemies the numa was great! Love the cover too.
I was pretty indifferent about this one when Finn suggested it for our book club title, but I ended up loving it! The story is intriguing and the characters interesting. I loved the narration. At first the first person present tense grated at me, which it normally doesn’t, but before long I didnt’ notice it anymore.
I absolutely LOVED this book. That said, I would not recommend it to anyone, just decide for yourself. I'm not sure who can handle what and the first half of this story was pretty darn disturbing. It's fiction about a 32 year old woman who is abducted and held captive for a year. The story is actually her telling it to her therapist. The second half is after she's escaped and trying to move on with her life and find out the identity of who took her. It was excellent, but again, disturbing.
Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard “I tend to think the 'next big thing' label can be more curse than blessing, but I'm very excited for the release of Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard and Illuminae by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff. One is fantasy and the other is science fiction, but both promise powerful characters and the kind of intricate worlds readers love to get lost in.” — ...