Bailey Grant and Megan Farrell have been BFFs since second grade
They’re total opposites
Bailey’s a free spirit. Meg’s got a Life Plan.
Nothing can come between them.
Except a boy…
What People Are Saying
“With amazing authenticity, Patty Blount captures the thrill of gamer culture, as well as the dangers that lurk in an e-world where seeming truth and identity can be conjured like magic. Playing in this space is Bailey, who feels anything but made-up. She has real history, real problems, and a heart just a bit too open to stop her from falling in.” ~ Geoff Herbach
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SEND was a Junior Library Guild Selection 2012 and a Kindle Teen Romance Bestseller.
It’s been five years since I clicked Send
Four years since I got out of juvie
Three months since I changed my name
Five minutes since I met Julie
A second to change my life…
What People Are Saying:
Blount’s first novel is a morality play about releasing the past and seizing the present. ~ Publisher’s Weekly
Dan’s likable first-person voice rings with authenticity… ~Kirkus Reviews
This month’s Book Hungry pick comes from our newest member, Blake Leyers. We’re so happy to have you join us, Blake!
Cassandra Clare’s first book in The Mortal Instruments series and soon to be a movie is about 15-year-old Clary’s newly-discovered ability to see the Shadow world and all the creatures of stories gone by like vampires, demons, and the like. Also part of the Shadow world are the Shadow Hunters, like the adorable Jace and his troop of demon hunters, Alec, Isabelle, and Hodge. When Clary’s mom disappears under highly mysterious circumstances, Clary turns to the Shadow Hunters for help.
As far as stories go, it’s got something for everyone. There’s the cute boy, the best friend, the love triangle, the special powers and magical lore. My only complaint is that it gave me a little sense of deja vu. First, Clary and BFF Simon are ‘mundies’ — which means mundane. They can’t see the Shadow World. Until Clary suddenly can. This sounded a lot like ‘muggle’ to me.
SPOILER ALERT: Then, you’ve got a whole Star Wars family dynamic that took the story into ‘creepy’ territory for me, but this is book 1. I’m curious to see if what we know in book 1 is true or just supposition.
Finally, some of the dialogue felt way older than teen to me. I don’t know any teens who even know what ‘laconic’ means, let alone use it in a sentence.
If you can forgive a few little issues like those, you’ll enjoy this book. The action and the fight scenes are vivid and the emotion/angst is gripping. Overall, I’d give 3 out of 5 ‘cups’. Why ‘cups’? So glad you asked! In this story, whoever holds The Mortal Cup gains all the power.
Don’t take my word for it! Please visit my Book Hungry sisters’ website for their reviews.