Monday, December 19, 2011

Best of 2011: Kathrine Rounds Out her Rockin Top 10



Here's another five books I couldn't put down:

Bad Taste In Boys by Carrie Harris -- The football team is taking steroids, but "OMG!!!!" instead of just beefing up they're becoming zombies!! Football playing flesh-eating zombies!! AHHHH!!! Good thing our protagonist is a science geek and future physician who has been doing lab experiments with her super awesome science teacher… which makes her totally qualified to take down this zombie epidemic!

The Dark and Hollow Places by Carrie Ryan -- I'm a little late to the game on this series. This is the third in the Forest of Hands and Teeth trilogy. Zombies? Check! Evil government? Check! Love triangle? Check! If you love those three things together, this book is for you!

The Last Little Blue Envelope by Maureen Johnson (see our full review here)-- Totally fun mystery/travel narrative. You might not remember what happened at the end, but you will have a lot of fun along the way! Fantastic vacation read.

Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children by Ranson Riggs -- This book is filled with photographs of the bizarre and unusual. I didn't think the author could possibly integrate them into the story. But he did! This book is awesome! Wonderful story about a teen traversing time and space to unlock the mysteries of his grandfather's youth.

A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness --  This is my pick for the Printz Award. The pictures in this book make it look horrifying, but this is really a story about a boy facing his inner demons as his mother's health deteriorates. You will cry!

Happy 2012! May the books be even awesomer in the new year!

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