Yikes, 25 hours left (here in the Central Time Zone), and 4 reviews left! Can I do it? I’ll sure try.
#44: A frightening tale of what could happen if the pro-lifers get their way: what’ really appropriate punishment?
#45: Have Opinions about Comic Sans and Helvetica? You probably should.
#46: Inspired by true events: youth boxing in 1930s Nazi Germany.
#47: I’m running out of books I read recently so I’m digging back a ways for literary fantasy with giant squids and the Apocalypse.
#48: Roald Dahl-esque fairy tale from Italy, newly translated.
#40: High school marching band is no place for super serious French Horn player Elsie, right? Who wants to be called Zombie Chicken?
#41: Interlinked romantic short stories from YA superstars John Green, Maureen Johnson and Lauren Myracle. Blizzards and Waffle House, a match made in heaven.
#42: YA author Eoin Colfer is all gronzed up and he’s all gronzed up. (It’s a worse reference if you’re not sure how to spell things.)
#43: You thought Jane Austen was the only author who inspired all those prequels, sequels and whatever? Louisa May Alcott has some too.
An embittered old toy maker and an orphaned boy both hiding themselves from the world.
The second in a series and the first is reviewed here. The stuff of nightmares, to be sure, but beautifully written. Yancey describes these books as a “love story disguised as a monster story”. Very dysfunctional love. Very horrifying monsters.