Wednesday, June 25, 2014

WWW Wednesdays

What are you currently reading?
Perfected by Kate Jarvik Birch
Ella is a genetically engineered teenager, raised to be a pet for a rich family. When she arrives at her new home, she quickly realizes that "perfect" isn't all it's cracked up to be. I've only just started this one but am really enjoying it so far. The atmosphere and what little characterization I've encountered is fantastic.
What did you recently finish reading?
Conversion by Katherine Howe
Colleen and her friends are completely wrapped up in their senior year at St. Joan's Academy. Their lives are wrapped up in AP classes, extracurriculars, college applications, and, occasionally, boys. Senior year seems perfect until a mysterious illness begins to strike down girls in the senior class. Characterized by tics, seizures, paralysis, baldness, or other, more bizarre, symptoms the illness causes panic throughout the school and community. As people search for an explanation, Colleen begins to suspect something sinister is happening at St. Joan's.
Interspersed with events from the Salem Witch Trials, Conversion keeps you guessing all the way to the end. A pretty compelling read.
What do you think you will read next?
The Dare by Hannah Jayne

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