Monday was a public holiday (woohoo!) and I’ve pretty much stayed in holiday mode all week, hence the scant offering of posts and this little review going up Saturday rather than Friday. The weather is also maddeningly gorgeous. The air sweet with spring blooms and all that. I just want to be outside. Preferably at the beach or a shady park.
But gorgeous weather also means many happy hours reading in the sunshine and I did manage to post a couple of reviews this week. First up, Natasha Carthew’s The Light That Gets Lost. This one is old school YA dystopia—think Lord of the Flies—all mud and grit and teenage unrest. Brilliant stuff. And Carthew’s prose is just exquisite. Keeping with the dystopian theme, I also took a look at Claire Vaye Watkins’ Gold Fame Citrus, a Gothic vision of south-west America made inhabitable by climate change. It’s a story of faith, fate and divine madness and takes a hard, critical look at the American Dream. Essential reading for those who like their fiction bleak.
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Finally, for all the YA fans out there, I recommended six YA reads for spring.
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I have a stack of exciting books waiting and a few other fun bits and pieces in the works. Next week is set to be a big one (and far less scattered).
Until then, happy reading!
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