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Friday, August 7, 2009

Refer A Book Weekend 8/7/09

Rules of Refer A Book Weekend: To play all you have to do is recommend a book that you liked and post in the comments. Tell me why you liked the book or link to your review. I will pick a recommendation, then add it to my TBR pile and the person who recommended the book will get to win a book from this Pile of Free Books that I reviewed.I usually post the Refer A Book Weekend post at 12pm EST after I am done work. Each week I will post a new post for you to comment in. The winner will not be picked until Monday so you have the weekend to recommend .

Hint: open to any recommendations


D.A. Tyo said...

Since I recently found your site, I'm not sure if you have read this one yet...I recommend The Forest of Hands and Teeth by Carrie Ryan.

Zombies! Or should I say Unconsecrated! But it's much more than that. Here is what Carrie Ryan says in an interview at Amazon..."I tend not to think of The Forest of Hands and Teeth as a "zombie book," but rather a book that happens to have zombies in it. The Forest of Hands and Teeth, which takes place generations after the apocalypse, is really about a girl struggling with growing up, desire, and a controlling society set against the backdrop of a world with zombies (called “Unconsecrated”) constantly pushing against the fences. The characters have already come to terms with the Return (the zombie apocalypse) and know nothing else: this is their world and they've accepted it."

The Forest of Hands and Teeth is one of the most intense YA novels I have read. I found it a gripping story. Careful--this book does not have a neat ending (something I don't mind--I will be waiting for the next book!). I stayed up all night until I had this one finished.

Llehn said...

I would like to recommend Fortune's Folly by Deva Fagan :

After her father loses his gift for shoe making, Fortunata spurns wicked Capain Niccolo’s offer to join his household as a maid. She and her father take to the road, and Fortunata becomes an itinerant fortune teller. Soon ensnared in her predictions for Prince Leonato’s future, Fortunata learns she must make them come true in order to save her father’s life. Falling in love with the prince is an unforeseen complication.

It's an amazing, amazing book. Check out the reviews at