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Film Review: Warm Bodies

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Warm Bodies (2013), based on the book of the same name by Isaac Marion. Rated PG-13. The Plot: Poor R. He’s having a bit of a crisis. Wanting to connect to those around him, but just not able to. It’s part of the problem of being a zombie. Then he falls for Julie, a human [...]

Review: This Is Not A Test

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This Is Not A Test by Courtney Summers. St. Martin’s Press. 2012. Personal Copy. The Plot: Sloane is having breakfast with her father. She has been home from school and her father has written a note explaining it was the flu. (It wasn’t the flu.) Her older sister Lily left home six months ago, with [...]

Review: Ashes

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Ashes by Ilsa J. Bick. Egmont USA. Brilliance Audio. 2011. Review copies from publisher. Listened to audio. Narrated by Katherine Kellgren. The Plot: One minute, Alex is hiking, trying to figure out her future and deal with her past. Sounds typical for a seventeen year old, but her future is complicated by an inoperable brain [...]

Review: The Dark and Hollow Places

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The Dark and Hollow Places by Carrie Ryan. Delacorte Press, an imprint of Random House. 2011. Review copy from publisher. The Plot: Annah has waited in the Dark City for years, waiting for the return of Elias. As children, they, along with Annah’s twin sister Abigail, had been lost in the Forest of Hands and [...]

Review: Rot & Ruin

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Rot & Ruin by Jonathan Maberry. Simon & Schuster. 2010. Reviewed from ARC picked up at ALA. The Plot: Benny Imura has turned fifteen, which means he has to get a job or lose half his rations. Morningside and its inhabitants have survived the First Night of the zombies and fourteen years later, the zombies [...]