Nailer works light crew; his dirty, dangerous job is to crawl deep into the wrecks of the ancient oil tankers that line the beach, scavenging copper wire and turning it over to his boss. After a brutal hurricane, Nailer and his friend Pima stumble upon a wreck of a luxurious clipper ship filled with valuable goods. Can they find a safe way to cash it in? Amid the wreckage lies a girl clinging to life. If they help her, she promises to show them a life of privilege they have never known. Can they trust her?
This is a postapocalyptic story . It is quite violent, but it is a great read.
Last update: 11/14/2012 11:26:17 AM Comments (0)
The lives of three very different young people intersect and transform against the backdrop of a total solar eclipse.Ally has grown up being homeschooled at the remote campground her family runs. Her family must give up the campground immediately after the eclipse and move to the city.
Bree, a city girl, finds out her parents, both astronomers will be the new managers after the eclipse. Bree's world revolves around modeling, clothes and being popular.
Jack is a reclusive artist and an avid sci-fi reader who arrives at the campground with his teacher.
The anticipation leading up to the solar eclipse brings thrilling changes in all three lives.
I loved this book and am a huge fan of Wendy Mass.
Last update: 11/14/2012 11:26:03 AM Comments (0)
Eli and his family have lived in the underground Compound for six years after a nuclear alarm went off. After all this time, they have gotten used to living underground, but they are not happy. Yes, they live in luxury, but they are trapped in this desolate life with only Eli, his two sisters, only his father and mother, doing the same thing day after day after day. Eli begins to wonder if he’d rather take his chances outside. Eli’s father built the Compound to keep them safe. But are they safe—really? Were there other survivors?
Last update: 11/14/2012 9:31:02 AM Comments (0)
Dana Hathaway doesn’t know it yet, but she’s in big trouble. When her alcoholic mom shows up at her voice recital drunk, Dana decides she’s had it with being her mother’s keeper, so she packs her bags and heads to stay with her mysterious father in Avalon: the only place on Earth where the regular, everyday world and the magical world of Faerie intersect. But from the moment Dana sets foot in Avalon, everything goes wrong, for it turns out she isn't just an ordinary teenage girl—she's a Faeriewalker, a rare individual who can travel between both worlds, and who can bring magic into the human world and technology into Faerie.
Soon, she finds herself tangled up in a cutthroat game of Fae politics. Someone's trying to kill her, and everyone wants something from her, even her newfound friends and family. Suddenly, life with her alcoholic mom doesn't sound half bad, and Dana would do anything to escape Avalon and get back home. Too bad both her friends and her enemies alike are determined not to let her go . . .
Last update: 11/14/2012 9:30:41 AM Comments (0)