Monday, December 12, 2011

Mini Review Monday (1)

Mini Review Monday is a newish feature I've started to share my thoughts of books I've read that I don't have time to do a full review on.  These are mostly books that are out of my own collection.  This is not exactly a weekly feature but will pop up here and there.

Title: Songs for A Teenage Nomad by Kim Culbertson
Genre: Young Adult
Publish Date: 7th September 2010
Pages: 256 pages

I loved the creativity this novel had to offer.  I kind of expected more choice of songs offered throughout, ones that I would probably relate to but I still loved this from start to end.  I found it helpful to look up on itunes the songs the book refers to, just to get a feel of the atmosphere the character was creating.

Title: Dash and Lily's Book of Dares by Rachel Cohn and David Leviathon.
Genre: Young Adult
Publish Date: 11th October 2011
Pages: 260 pages

While this book didn't WOW me, I did enjoy reading the exchange between Lily and Dash through the notebook and getting to know each character along the way.  I thought this would be cool to do in real life.. if say I was maybe 13 years younger, but knowing my luck, it would end up being some creepy stalker dude lol!  After reading Songs for a Teenage Nomad this was a great book to follow.

Titles: Survivor (#2 Alone) and Quarantine (#3 Alone) by James Phelan.
Genre: Young Adult/Dystopian
Publish Dates: Survivor - 4th August 2011, Quarantine - 27th October 2011
Pages: Both Survivor and Quarantine are 272 pages

Both Survivor and Quarantine were read quickly.  This is book two and three of the Alone series about an Australian boy named Jesse stuck in the city of New York after an explosion while on a UN Ambassadors Camp.  Dealing with the 'Chasers' finding other survivors and still keeping his wits, Jesse embarks on an adventure that changes him forever.  A recommended read for those who like dystopian, post apocalyptic type reads.  James Phelan will be added to my favourite Authors list!

Hope you enjoy my Mini Review Monday.  Stay tuned for more at a later date

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