Undead Girl Gang by Lily Anderson
My rating: 2 of 5 stars
Published: May 8th, 2018
Recommended Age: 12+
Genres & Themes: Young Adult, Mystery, Paranormal, Witches, Zombies, Mean Girls
Mila Flores and her best friend Riley have always been inseparable. There’s not much excitement in their small town of Cross Creek, so Mila and Riley make their own fun, devoting most of their time to Riley’s favorite activity: amateur witchcraft. So when Riley and two Fairmont Academy mean girls die under suspicious circumstances, Mila refuses to believe everyone’s explanation that her BFF was involved in a suicide pact. Instead, armed with a tube of lip gloss and an ancient grimoire, Mila does the unthinkable to uncover the truth: she brings the girls back to life. Unfortunately, Riley, June, and Dayton have no recollection of their murders, but they do have unfinished business to attend to. Now, with only seven days until the spell wears off and the girls return to their graves, Mila must wrangle the distracted group of undead teens and work fast to discover their murderer…before the killer strikes again. Continue reading
Username: Evie by Various
My rating: 3.5 of 5 stars
Received: Hachette Book Group Canada
First Published: September 22nd, 2015
Publisher: Running Press
Recommended Age: 12+
Genres & Themes: Graphic Novel, Science Fiction, Zombies, Action, Family
Like anyone who feels as though they just don’t fit in, Evie dreams of a place of safety. When times are tough, all she wants is a chance to escape from reality and be herself.
Despite his failing health, Evie’s father comes close to creating such a virtual idyll. Passing away before it’s finished, he leaves her the key in the form of an app, and Evie finds herself transported to a world where the population is influenced by her personality. Everyone shines in her presence, until her devious cousin, Mallory, discovers the app… and the power to cause trouble in paradise. Continue reading
The Girl with All the Gifts by M.R. Carey
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Publication Date:June 19th, 2014
Point of View: 3rd Person & Alternative
Recommended Age: 14+
Genres & Themes: Adult, Science Fiction, Zombies, Post-Apocalyptic
Melanie is a very special girl. Dr. Caldwell calls her “our little genius.”
Every morning, Melanie waits in her cell to be collected for class. When they come for her, Sergeant Parks keeps his gun pointing at her while two of his people strap her into the wheelchair. She thinks they don’t like her. She jokes that she won’t bite, but they don’t laugh.
Melanie loves school. She loves learning about spelling and sums and the world outside the classroom and the children’s cells. She tells her favorite teacher all the things she’ll do when she grows up. Melanie doesn’t know why this makes Miss Justineau look sad.