Monday, December 10, 2012

Review | Between & The Eleventh Plague

Books mentioned in this video:
- Between by Jessica Warman
- The Eleventh Plague by Jeff Hirsch

Secret book of the month:
"She came to him at sunset, as the clouds reddened above the walls and towers. She came alone, as he had bid her. For once she was dressed simply, in leather boots and hunting greens. When she drew back the hood of her brown cloak, he saw the bruise where the king had struck her. The angry plum colour had faded to yellow, and the swelling was down, but there was no mistaking it for anything but what it was."

Between by Jessica Warman
First published by Walker Publishing Company, inc. 2011
This edition published by Walker Publishing Company inc. 2012
454 pages

"There were six people on the boat that night...and when they awoke, there were five.

Elizabeth Valchar -pretty, popular, and perfect- wakes up the morning after her eighteenth birthday party on her family's yacht, where she'd been celebrating with her five closest friends. A persistent thumping noise has roused her. When she goes to investigate, what she discovers will change everything she thought she knew about her past, her future, and what lies in between. 

As Liz begins to unravel the circumstances surrounding her birthday night, she finds that no one, least of all LIz herself, was perfect - or innocent. And that some memories never stop following you, no matter how hard you run." 

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The Eleventh Plague by Jeff Hirsch
First published by Scholastic, Inc. in 2011
This edition published by Scholastic, Inc. 2012
278 pages

"Sometimes the only way to survive is to keep moving. America is a vast, desolate landscape left ravaged after a brutal war. Two-thirds of the population are dead from a vicious strain of influenza. People called the sickness the eleventh plague. 

Fifteen-year-old Stephen Quinn was born after the war and only knows the life of a slavager. His family was among the few who survived and took to roaming the country in search of material to trade. But when Stephen's grandfather dies and his father falls into a coma after an accident, Stephen finds his way to Settler's Landing, a community that seems too good to be true. There Stephen meets Jenny, who refuses to accept things as they are. When they play a prank that goes horribly wrong, chaos erupts, and they find themselves in the midst of a battle that will change Settler's Landing —and their lives— forever." 

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