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The Farm by Emily McKay
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Aug 01, 2012

really liked it
bookshelves: vampires
Read from December 07 to 13, 2012

OK so this book is a little different than what I was expecting. I think I went into it thinking it would be similar to Hunger Games...hoping it was like Hunger Games...but no...definitely wasn't. The book starts out by just throwing you into the story with really no background as to how "The Farm" was created. Yes you do eventually learn but it takes a while and for me it was hard to get into the book because I wanted to know more about it..I wanted to understand the world I was in and get a feel for it.....
After about 100 pages in the book grabbed me..The main character, Lily, is portrayed as such a strong, heroic character that you cant help but love her..and Carter is just breathtaking. He is mysterious, secretive, and lovable all in one. Lily's twin sister, Mel, who has autism, is such an important character. Her perspective on the events occurring around her really brings you into the story.
I will say the one part I was unsure about where the "Ticks". At first I assumed they were actually the vampires in the story but later in the book you realize they aren't. They are a totally different species and are more related to zombies. It was hard to wrap my head around that part.
The last 10 chapters in the book are amazing. I couldn't put the book down. There are a lot of questions that are answered in such a short few chapters and it makes the ending very intense. Overall I enjoyed the book and would have given it 4-1/2 stars if not for the lack of world-building and it definitely needed a better explanation regarding the Ticks and vampires.
I will definitely be reading the second one because the ending was so intense and left me dying to find out what happens next....
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Laura Nice! Can't wait to read this one after the holidays! Great review, Beth! :)

Beth  (YA Books Central) Thanks!! :):)

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