|Eve by Anna Carey
Published by HarperTeen
Publish Date: October 4, 2011
Eve is YA dystopian novel that is great so far. This time the world has fallen victim to a big, bad virus. Eve has grown up in a boarding school and has just found out that the world outside the school isn’t what she has always been taught–it’s horrifying and her fate is one that she cannot even imagine for herself. Now she is on a journey to find a somewhere safe. (And there’s a boy.)
The Goodreads summary promises “forbidden love and extraordinary adventure.” And Lisa the Nerd encouraged me kindly to move this book up on my TBR pile. At about one-quarter of the way in, I’m LOVING it. This is my kind of book. Lisa has never steered me wrong with a recommendation, so I think I’ll end up raving about this one in another day or two.
|The Revisionists by Thomas Mullen
Published by Mulholland Books
Publish Date: September 28, 2011
Wow, this book is really interesting. In the future, the world is finally at peace. There’s no hunger, no war, no problems. A group of Protectors travel back in time to make sure history doesn’t change. In order to keep the peace, all of the chaos and disaster and war from the past must happen. The problem is that people from the future have figured out how to travel back in time to prevent catastrophic events like the Holocaust and 9/11–and they’re working against the Protectors. If these cataclysms do not occur, perfect peace may never be achieved. It’s all just a job for the Protectors, until they get a little too connected and start feeling things about all the people that die as a result of what they do.
|Halfway to the Grave by Jeaniene Frost
Published by Avon
Publish Date: November 1, 2007
This is the first book in Frost’s Night Huntress series and was recommended to me by a real-life friend. I picked it up from the library after seeing her be all squealy-happy on Facebook after the new book came out a few weeks ago. It’s been on the shelf until last night when I grabbed it, planning to read a chapter or two. An hour later, I was SUCKED into it and am now a fan. Why have I not heard of these books until a few weeks ago when I had to see it on Facebook?? (Facebook isn’t that great, you guys!! But it’s the reason I found this series, and that makes me feel a little odd. I’m supposed to find all of my wonderful bookish recommendations on blogs, twitter, and Goodreads!)
|Little House in the Big Woods by Laura Ingalls Wilder
Illustrated by Garth Williams
Published by HarperTrophy
Publish Date: January 1, 1953
I’m reading this book out loud to my children in the mornings before school. I can’t say enough great things about it, so I won’t even try. I’m sure most of us have read it, but if you haven’t…even as an adult, please do. And if you have kids: either read it to them, read it with them, or encourage them to read this series. The illustrations are wonderful and the story is tops. But seeing as I am the reader, this counts as one that I am currently reading.