As it seems our TBR lists are continuing to grow (overnight while we’re sleeping?) this month your challenge is to read a Young Adult novel you’ve wanted to read for awhile, plus another book from your TBR list!
I think it is time to browse through the TBR list.
Book 5 from the **Winter Reading Challenge – 2012** fits both the YA and TBR category … and I really have to finish off the Winter list before we hit Summer.
Paolo Bacigalupi – The Drowned Cities (Ship Breaker, #2)
In a dark future America where violence, terror, and grief touch everyone, young refugees Mahlia and Mouse have managed to leave behind the war-torn lands of the Drowned Cities by escaping into the jungle outskirts. But when they discover a wounded half-man–a bioengineered war beast named Tool–who is being hunted by a vengeful band of soldiers, their fragile existence quickly collapses. One is taken prisoner by merciless soldier boys, and the other is faced with an impossible decision: Risk everything to save a friend, or flee to a place where freedom might finally be possible.
This thrilling companion to Paolo Bacigalupi’s highly acclaimed Ship Breaker is a haunting and powerful story of loyalty, survival, and heart-pounding adventure.
3.5 stars. The sequal to “Ship Breaker”. Paolo Bacigalupi serves up another dirty, gritty, futuristic, dystopian setting. A world of child soldiers, cast-offs and a society riddled with violence. This book is a lot darker, and more violent than Ship Breaker and as such I would definitely recommend it for the more mature teenage reader.