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Hav3n by Tom  Easton
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Sep 24, 2012

really liked it
Read in September, 2012

Pretty good post-apocalyptic adventure that would appeal to boys and girls alike. Interesting focus on the aftermath of the cataclysmic event, rather than on the event itself. The cover is awful and I really really wasn't keen to read this but now I will be pushing it on children who want something to read to fill the Hunger Games gap. It was kind of like Children of the Dust by Louise Lawrence, but not as tedious and irritating. Good characters - some likeable and some hateable which made the reading good.

Some parts are a little cliche, but to be honest this whole genre is going that way now. It's going to be like 'dark romance' aka Twilight all over again...

For a really really really good post-apocalyptic/strong female character/adrenaline pumping story check out Blood Red Road by Moira Young. Awesome.
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message 1: by Anne (new)

Anne Thanks for this Lucy. I'm "shopping" later this week, so will add this to the list. But I can't agree about Moira Young - bored the pants off me!!

Ms Smith Aww! But Hav3n was pretty good. To say its got a really naff cover. I'm currently reading Code Name Verity - about a British spy who gets captured in occupied France - really interesting as it's written through her confession to the Nazis and you learn little bits about her past gradually but are also witnessing her treatment at the hands of her captors. Good stuff. Although I'm not sure yet how it's going to end...

I've got to do some serious reading this half term! Lots of really good new books out though.

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