Wednesday, August 17, 2011

The Last Thing I Remember by Andrew Klavan

Charlie went to bed with a grin, staring at the phone number Beth had written on the back of his hand that afternoon at school. Charlie woke up beaten, burned and cut, strapped to a chair in a room filled with torture devices....a year later. What happened in that year? The police say Charlie killed his best friend, was tried and went to prison only to escape a few months into his sentence. A stranger with a familiar face says Charlie's a Homelander, an American terrorist recruited by Islamic extremists. But Charlie knows he'd never murder anyone, nor would he do anything to hurt the country he loves. But even as he tries to recover his memories he has to also evade capture long enough to uncover - and stop - an assassination plot. Can he make it on time? Or will there be another death on his conscious?

This excellently paced book is a full-on action adventure mystery. Charlie is a likable character and readers will believe him and believe in him, even when the police don't. They'll also be clamoring for the next title, because the plot doesn't end when you turn the last page.

Monday, August 15, 2011

Bad Taste in Boys by Carrie Harris

Place it on hold today!
Kate Grable is a student trainer for her high school's football team. Not because she's a football fan, but because it's one step closer to med school. When one of the football players vomits black goo onto her car at a party she assumes he's had too much to drink. When he appears to die and then revives she thinks it's a little odd. It's when he tries to kiss her and bites a chuck out of her lip she really starts to get worried. It turns out that football players have been injected with a performance enhancing drug and it's changing them into zombies. Now Kate has to find the cure before the virus spreads through her high school.

I gave this book five stars because it's fun, plain and simple. It's a zombie-filled romp with gore and ick and a cute romance. Think Shaun of the Dead for teens.

Check out the official book trailer for this title - too cute!

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Hold Me Closer, Necromancer by Lish McBride

Based on the audiobook:
This incredibly gory tale is the story of Sam, a Plumpy's fry cook who finds out he's a necromancer. Though his powers are bound, he's leaking just enough energy to come to the attention of Douglas, an incredibly powerful, creepy and evil necromancer who's not above kidnapping and torture to get what he wants. What follows a the gruesome, witty and occasionally very funny story. Recommended for older fans of Darren Shan.

Reserve your copy of Hold Me Closer, Necromancer today!