Katie's family are Irish exiles living in the wild new colonies that will become America. When her family is ambushed by Native Americans, Katie, her mother, and some of her siblings are captured. Quickly, Katie forms a bond with her captors Syawa (a holyman) and Hector. She chooses to leave her family and journey with the Native men back to their people; she has no idea what a journey it will end up being.
I thought this book was absolutely beautiful. The writing is simple, and concise, but still so eloquent. I loved hearing the story from Katie's point of view, and watching her bond with the two men throughout their journey. I also liked how the story pointed out that… Read more
A red phone box. It seems innocuous enough, a little outdated but nothing all that unusual. But this red phone box in particular can take you places, physically and emotionally, that you never imagined you could go. London is far more dangerous than anyone realizes, and the phone box plays a key, sinister role in this cycle of stories.
I wanted to love this book. I thought it was such a cool concept. 58 installments, by 28 different authors, all weaving in and out of each other, all focusing on the mystical powers of the red phone booth. Sounds amazing, right? In many ways it was. Despite having so many authors collaborating, the writing style is cohesive, the voices… Read more
Kennedy goes to school, like she would on any normal weekday. Today, however, is anything but normal. A global epidemic has struck, and Kennedy, along with several classmates, has found a haven inside the high school. Outside, The Infected wander around seeking victims. What has happened to the world, and how are they going to survive this mess?
There is so much about this novel that I really loved. First off, yes, this is essentially a zombie story; however, just like the original Night of the Living Dead, the "z word" is never uttered. Instead we are given a somewhat clinical explanation as to what is infecting people. I like that, I felt like it stayed true to… Read more