Wendy's favorite quotes

"Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don't matter, and those who matter don't mind."— Dr. Seuss

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

DARK LIFE, One of the Coolest YA Books Ever

After much of the continent became submerged, people started prospecting and farming the only place left to find land: the bottom of the ocean. Ty lives with this family on their 400 acre farm and dreams of the day when he'll own his own land--except the common wealth says no one will get any land, or any supplies until the notorious criminals aboard the Seablite are caught. Ty tries to help Gemma, a girl from topside, find her missing brother amongst the ruff frontier folk while keeping an eye out for Shade, the infamous leader of the Seablight gang. He has a dark gift that makes him almost impossible to catch...and he's not the only one. 

WOW. If I could give six stars, I would. DARK LIFE is the most original and interesting YA book I've read in years. Take 2000 Leagues Under the Sea, mix in a little X-Men, and add a healthy dash of Kenneth Oppel's AIRBORN, and you've got DARK LIFE. 
I'm adding Kat Fall's to my list of favorite authors, and then I'm going to stalk her website to see when the next book, RIP TIDE comes out.

Sunday, July 3, 2011

The Winner of POSSESSION by Elana Johnson is....


We gave each entry a different number, cut the papers up, and had my youngest girl pick a paper with her eyes shut.

Thank you to everyone who entered! I do a giveaway every other month or so--so stay tuned for more good things.

Happy Summer!