Fresh Flesh by Todd Russell
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
This book gave me the willies. At the same time this book wasn’t scary so much as creepy.
Jessica gets washed up on this island in the middle of the ocean…okay not that far off but a good 400 miles from the nearest civilian. She encounters this lone man -Richard or rather Dick -who teaches her her how to live off the land. After about two months she finally hears the truth about this island. And that is where it gets creepy.
Just image a lone women on a tiny island with about 5 serial murderers who haven’t seen a women in years! Yea recipe for disaster. Plus *whispered* I think the island is alive!! *end of whisper* I know right! I think the island takes these convicts, the blackness of their hearts and just turns them insane. Others like Jessica and Richard, who are good souls at best, get tangled up in the mess and go through h*ll but still manage to survive the insanity.
Overall if you want a not-so-scary-but-still-creep-you-out book to read in the dark this is one of those that you should read 🙂
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In Between Seasons by Cassandra Giovanni
My rating: 3 of 5 stars
I am not too sure how I feel about this book.
As far as a romantic young adult book I think it is great. This is something I would have liked to read to read as a teenage -the romance without intimacy, the chemistry between two people, and the adventure they have.
I found the storyline or rather the mystery of the war to be a bit confusing. The Author really doesn’t go into great details on the war, or the tribes, or even the world around them ; she just seems to focus on the couple. Which isn’t necessarily a bad thing. Sometimes it’s kinda refreshing not to have to worry about details around you and just focus on the couple and their love story.
The couple is well developed. I don’t normally do “love at first sight” but this works for me because they are both broken. They are a couple whose whole world and family seem to be stacked against them. They fight, they talk, and through it all they develop a friendship that grow to into love.
Overall an okay book to read when you want something to relax with 🙂
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