Posts Tagged ‘romance’


The Forest of Hands and Teeth by Carrie Ryan

February 10, 2010

This book is a post apocalyptic romance…with zombies.   Mary’s village is protected one all sides by a large fence.  The fence keeps the zombies (unconsecrated) out, and the villagers in.  When tragedy strikes Mary’s family she starts to dream of life outside of the village.  She becomes convinced that the Sisters who run the town are keeping secrets about the outside world. 

This is an interesting take on the classic Zombie Apocalypse tale.  Mary and everyone in the town has always lived with the threat of attack from these creatures, but no one is a super zombie killing ninja.  It’s a realistic look at how people might survive.  The ending left me a little flat but overall the book had me up all night turning the pages to find out what would happen next.  I recommend it to anyone who likes a good tragic romance, or zombies, or an exciting adventure.

If you like the book you will love the sequel.  What happens to Mary?  What happens to the people living beyond the forest?  Find out in The Dead-Tossed Waves.


Hush, Hush by Becca Fitzpatrick

February 3, 2010


Have you ever met a guy and known at first sight that he was dangerous?  You know you should stay away, but no matter how hard you try you are drawn to him.  Nora Grey finds herself drawn to the mysterious and dangers Patch in this romantic horror novel.  If you like Twilight you will enjoy this book.  There are no vampires, but there are fallen angels and earth walking demons. 

The story is told from Nora’s point of view, and we get to see how she deals with the forces of evil plotting against her.  The book will have you guessing throughout who the good guys are, and who the bad guys are.  With all the mind games and dirty tricks you won’t know who to trust.


Fat Cat by Robin Brande

December 28, 2009

Cat is fat.  Junk food is her drug of choice.  When she is forced to take on a long research project for school, she comes up with a way to get an A in the class, and change her body.  By giving up junk food, most modern conveniences, and living like a cave women, she hopes to prove her theory that modern people are poisoning themselves.  This books sounds like it’s going to be boring, but it is anything but.  Cat is sarcastic and laugh out loud funny.  Once she starts looking better, and the guys in her school start to take notice, the simple experiment turns into something more.  This book is a must read for anyone who is a fan chick flicks.


Dani Noir by Nova Ren Suma

December 21, 2009

What do you do if your dad’s a cheater, and your mom is a giant crying mess?  What about if you are being forced to stay with your dad’s new girlfriend and her mean daughter for the weekend?  Why not investigate a mystery while pretending to be your favorite film noir heroin?

The book was slow for me, and the main character was whiney.  She sees her dad’s cheating as a crime against her and her mom.  It’s really a book about divorce and cheating more than anything else.  If you are looking for a book to help you understand what a cheater has done I would recommend it, but if you’re looking for a fun and interesting book to read, then this one is a pass.