Generation Dead is Daniel Water’s first novel and he did a bang up job! He captured the voices of teenagers who are navigating their way through the tGeneration Dead is Daniel Water’s first novel and he did a bang up job! He captured the voices of teenagers who are navigating their way through the trials and tribulations of high school. The only difference between a regular high school and the high school in this book is that for some reason, and no one knows why - not even the scientists, SOME teenagers that die aren’t staying dead. They are referred to as “living impaired” or “differently biotic.”
Phoebe, a goth to the bone girl, is the main character of this interesting story. Adam is her best friend, football star, next door neighbor. Margi is her best friend. Together they experience life with the “differently biotic” - each are affected a different way.
Phoebe becomes fascinated and starts to fall for Tommy, the leader of the “differently biotic” kids. Since all of the zombies, as they like to call themselves, don’t come back the same - meaning some move and communicate better than others - Tommy makes sure some of the lower functioning ones aren’t left alone walking through the halls or in the cafeteria. Phoebe’s feelings for Tommy cause a lot of talk. People can’t believe she would want to have anything to do with a dead person.
Adam has to deal with Tommy in his own way. Tommy decides he wants to join the football team. The coach doesn’t want him to, of course, but the principal tells him he has no choice. Adam is the only player that gives Tommy a chance and sees what a great player he really is. The problem is, Adam starts to realize he has feelings that go beyond friendship for Phoebe and a love triangle is formed.
Margi can’t understand why Phoebe is warming up to the zombies. One of their best friends is one and Margi can’t seem to get past that Courtney was once alive and hung out with them all the time. She struggles to see what Phoebe likes about the zombies.
This fresh look at teen fiction contains it all. Light romance, paranormal oddities, danger, and suspense. Be sure to check this out as soon as it hits the shelf.
SICK by Tom Leveen This is a one-sitting read. SICK is fast paced and action packed. I LOVE Brian and his tough, mohawk wearing best friend, Chad. AftSICK by Tom Leveen This is a one-sitting read. SICK is fast paced and action packed. I LOVE Brian and his tough, mohawk wearing best friend, Chad. After a virus spreads through their town, they end up stuck in the theater department with a few of their classmates. The main problem is staying away from the very violent killers outside of their portion of the school. The second problem is, Brian is separated from his younger sister and girlfriend, Laura.
We see a TON of violence as Brian and Chad, along with the theater kids, fight their way through the zombies in their attempts to rescue the two girls and eventually escape the confines of the school grounds. (They are locked in with a HUGE metal fence)
THIS IS NOT A TEST by Courtney Summers would be a good pairing with SICK. Both books involve a group of students trapped inside a school avoiding dangerous zombies and deciding whether or not to attempt escape....more
It's been two years since the Contamination turned ordinary people into violent creatures. Velvet's parents disappeared and ever since she has been trIt's been two years since the Contamination turned ordinary people into violent creatures. Velvet's parents disappeared and ever since she has been trying to take care of her 10-yr-old sister while continuing to go to school. It isn't working very well. Everything is so expensive and she just doesn't have time to keep up with her homework and pay the bills.
The government has developed a way to control the victims or Connies. They are rounded up and placed in rehabilitation centers also known as the Kennels, since they resemble dog pounds, and fitted with shock collars that keep them docile. If the Connies for some reason don't remain calm, the shock collars also have the ability to kill.
One day Velvet gets a call from a Kennel telling her that her mother has been picked up and is now fitted with the collar. She can come and get her to go home as long as she is prepared to keep an eye on her. At first it is very hard for her to restrain her mother when she has to leave the apartment, but she knows it has to be done.
Slowly, but surely, her mother begins to make progress and responds more and more like a normal person. But, when signs of the Contamination start to show up again, the government isn't willing to take any chances. Connies aren't just being rehabilitated any more. This time it is much worse.
CONTAMINATED is a truly unique zombie novel. The idea of the zombies being rehabilitated and able to come back to a normal life is a nice change from the "have to kill them" plot. Garner does a great job of mixing post-apocalyptic, survival, and romance together to make an unputdownable story....more
This is a great book. I love both Jake and Cass. This book has a great mix of humor and gore and the author leaves it open for the sequel. I can’t waiThis is a great book. I love both Jake and Cass. This book has a great mix of humor and gore and the author leaves it open for the sequel. I can’t wait to see what happens next. ...more
THE FEAR is the third book in the Enemy series. The reading order is THE ENEMY, THE DEAD, and THE FEAR. The timeline of the novels is a little out ofTHE FEAR is the third book in the Enemy series. The reading order is THE ENEMY, THE DEAD, and THE FEAR. The timeline of the novels is a little out of whack, but each novel includes a new main cast of characters so it doesn't matter too much. THE DEAD actually takes place before THE ENEMY and THE FEAR starts after THE DEAD and catches up and passes THE ENEMY.
In this horrifying world, children are battling for their lives against their mothers, fathers, and older siblings. (In THE ENEMY, the reader is introduced to the sickness that has spread through London and affected everyone 15-yrs-old and over, turning them into crazed, diseased killers that feast on the young children left behind.)
This is a frightening world where the children have to fight for survival every minute of the day. In THE FEAR we follow DogNut and Courtney as they travel across London in hopes of finding friends they were separated from a year ago. As they navigate the dangerous streets of London, DogNut and Courtney fight the Mothers and Fathers hiding around every corner.
THE FEAR is filled with death, blood, and violence. It isn't for the faint of heart. Charlie Higson writes one cringe-worthy scene after another.
This one was a tough one to read - so brutal and sad. I can't wait to read the next one, THE SACRIFICE....more
As you can see from my rating, I thought is book was OKAY. It didn't take long for me to read and I definitely wanted to finish once I started, but...As you can see from my rating, I thought is book was OKAY. It didn't take long for me to read and I definitely wanted to finish once I started, but... At times the story was boring. Even though the kids in the story explored the building they decided to consider their Home Base we didn't get to see a lot of what they did. It was just skimmed over. Basically, there was too much talking and not enough doing.
The ending is what really had me going, "Huh???" It might have worked better for me if the author had allowed a little more time at the end, but the way it is, the ending is just BAM BAM BAM. After the rest of the book going DRIBBLE DRIBBLE DRIBBLE, the ending just didn't match and left me feeling dissatisfied. ...more