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Through the Zombie Glass Review

Title: Through the Zombie Glass Author: Gena Showalter Summary:    Zombies stalk the night. Forget blood and brains. These monsters hunger for human souls. Sadly, they've got mine... Alice Bell has lost so much. Family. Friends. A home. She thought she had nothing else to give. She was wrong. After a new zombie attack, strange things begin to happen to her. Mirrors come to life, and the whispers of the dead assault her ears. But the worst? A terrible darkness blooms inside her, urging her to do very wicked things. She's never needed her team of zombie slayers more, but ultra bad-boy Cole Holland, the leader and her boyfriend, suddenly withdraws from her...from everyone. Now, with her best friend Kat at her side, Ali must kill the zombies, uncover Cole's secret and learn to fight the darkness. But the clock is ticking...and if she fails at a single task, they're all doomed. Review :  This book ventured even further than any kind of retelling. I guess I need t

Alice in Zombieland...

Title: Alice in Zombieland Author: Gena Showalter Summary:   She won't rest until she's sent every walking corpse back to its grave. Forever. If anyone had told Alice Bell that her entire life would change course between one heartbeat and the next, she would have laughed. From blissful to tragic, innocent to ruined? Please. But that's all it took. One heartbeat. A blink, a breath, a second, and everything she knew and loved was gone. Her father was right. The monsters are real. To avenge her family, Ali must learn to fight the undead. To survive, she must learn to trust the baddest of the bad boys, Cole Holland. But Cole has secrets of his own, and if Ali isn't careful, those secrets might just prove to be more dangerous than the zombies. Review :  So, Alice in Zombieland, while not really an Alice in wonderland retelling at all, is still an awesomely exciting novel.   The beginning of this novel- in the very first chapter- is devastating, and thrusts

Throne of Glass Review

Title: Throne of Glass Author: Sarah J Maas Summary: After serving out a year of hard labor in the salt mines of Endovier for her crimes, 18-year-old assassin Celaena Sardothien is dragged before the Crown Prince. Prince Dorian offers her her freedom on one condition: she must act as his champion in a competition to find a new royal assassin. Her opponents are men-thieves and assassins and warriors from across the empire, each sponsored by a member of the king's council. If she beats her opponents in a series of eliminations, she'll serve the kingdom for four years and then be granted her freedom. Celaena finds her training sessions with the captain of the guard, Westfall, challenging and exhilirating. But she's bored stiff by court life. Things get a little more interesting when the prince starts to show interest in her... but it's the gruff Captain Westfall who seems to understand her best. Then one of the other contestants turns up dead... quickly followed by a

Haiku challenge. Vote please...

Haiku   is a form of traditional Japanese poetry  consisting of three lines of 5, 7, and 5 syllables.   Examples: So... Those are Haikus.  Until yesterday, I'd never tried to write one. However, since there's this little competition with a local library, I decided I'd give it a shot. So I wrote a few, and I'd appreciate some feedback. Which of these do you think would be more likely to win.  1.  Reading 2.  Writing 3.  Nothing Alternate: Until I had Children. 4.  Fail 5. Mom 6.  Music 6.5  Song Haiku Challenge 1. Reading 2. Writing 3. Nothing 4. Fail 5. Mom 6. Music 6.5 song Do Quizzes