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text 2015-04-01 21:48
March Wrap-Up
Antéchrista - Amélie Nothomb
Nana - Émile Zola
Germination (Feast of Weeds Book 1) - Jamie Thornton
Alice in Wonderland - Lewis Carroll,John Tenniel,Peter Newell,Beasie Pease Guttman
The Girl with All the Gifts - M.R. Carey
The Whisper of Stars - Nick Jones
Divergent - Veronica Roth
Insurgent - Veronica Roth
Saga, Volume 2 - Brian K. Vaughan,Fiona Staples

The month of March was way better than February as far as my readings are concerned (in terms of quantity).

 

I've completed 8 novels (6 in English and 2 in French) and 1 graphic novel:

- Antéchrista by A. Nothomb (review)

- Nana by Emile Zola (review)

- Germination by Jamie Thornton (review)

- Alice in wonderland by Lewis Carol 

- The girl with all the gifts by M. R. Carey (review)

- The Whisper of Stars by Nick Jones (review)

- Divergent by Veronica Roth

- Insurgent by Veronica Roth

- Saga (# 2) by Bryan K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples

 

I am currently reading Paper Town by John Green. I really love John Green's writing style and the story seems interesting. I do not really have an April TBR, my Easter break begins on Saturday and lasts for two weeks, but I am going to a festival and then I will have to study a lot and go to work. Still, I will have more time to read than during school, so that's good news.

 

What have you read in the month of March? What was your favourite book?

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review 2015-03-03 19:39
Germination (Feast of Weeds Book 1) - Jamie Thornton

I won this book in a giveaway and I was really excited to read it !

 

It is a really short story and you do not really have time to fully understand what is happening, but it really gives you the need to have the second book (like RIGHT NOW) !

 

It is the story of a group of kids living in the street, trying to survive. But actually, they're trying to do more than survive. They want to live a life they have chosen, they want to build a better place for themselves. Unlike a lot of other survival/post-apocalyptic books, these kids (kind of) chose this way of life. They do not have to live alone because of a plague or an evil power that took over their country. They wanted to escape. Still, there is a virus in the story, a kind of plague, but we do not really know about it yet.

The characters were interesting and can be further developed, I really need more of that story.

 

I only gave it a 2.5/5 because it was way too short (I mean not in the number of pages, but rather in how much of the story is revealed)

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review 2015-03-02 20:58
Germination (Feast of Weeds #1), a novella by Jamie Thornton
Germination (Feast of Weeds Book 1) - Jamie Thornton

This novella is a great introduction to what should be a very interesting series for mature YA readers.  At approximately 80 pages of text in ebook form, this is a gripping tale narrated by one of seven runaways, Mary.  In her narrative, and in her advice blog for potential runaways, Mary gives us a look at a time when a disaster in the making begins to spread.  The blog is a great touch and part of how the reader understands Mary's world.  It adds to the feeling of authenticity that characterizes the story.

 

If you enjoy apocalyptic (pre or post), horror, stories of contagion or just a well told tale then I would recommend you give Germination a try.  This book does contain many of the realities of life on the streets for teens and the home environments that can force them to resort to running away, but without becoming gratuitously graphic, and this should be taken into consideration when considering it as a reading choice.  Personally, I am looking forward to continuing this series.

 

My thanks to the author for a free ebook copy, won through a booklikes giveaway, in exchange for an honest review.  I only wish I could have said more without repeating the book description, which is quite accurate, and including spoiler after spoiler.

 

 

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text 2015-02-23 01:23
Germination Cover Reveal!

Germination is the opening novella to Feast of Weeds, a post-apocalyptic Young Adult series, where the runaways are the heroes, the zombies aren’t really zombies, and you can’t trust your memories–even if they’re all you have left. 

 

In the next few months, I’m offering free access to the first books–along with a chance to win some prizes. The catch: I’ll only be offering this to my email list. Join the Adventure at my website. 

 

In the meantime, here's the cover and blurb and link to the Germination BookLikes Giveaway!

 

A group of runaways.  A horrifying virus.

Mary knows how to thrive on the street. She makes it her mission to keep other kids away from everyday monsters. But when she’s attacked by a crazed man clutching a bloody heart she realizes—there’s a new kind of monster in town.

 

A single drop of blood, and now Mary’s one of the infected. Unless she can stop the virus and save her friends, the new monster in town might just be her.

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