Wednesday, September 16, 2009

OT: The Forest of Hands and Teeth

This is another recent example of an excellent young adult novel (which due to the zombie content is also filed in adult horror in my library) and I recently reviewed on my teenage fiction blog.

It's a tense read but the biggest attraction to me was the world created by the author and all the questions that arose from that setting...

6 comments:

Kenneth said...

I have noted many postings recently for books targeted for kids and young adults on this blog. I understand you have a separate blog dedicated to the younger market and I would hope that you keep the two blogs separate going forward. I understand that you feel there is some overlap, and I guess I don't share your POV on that. I haven't seen a lot of material of late in this blog on the traditional books, "adult" books if you will, that was the focus earlier this year, and I hope you come back to that. Ken

Karen (Euro Crime) said...

Hi Ken, I'm sorry you feel that the blog content/direction has changed and it's certainly not intentional.

Looking back over this month's 25 posts, only 2 are marked as off topic and a further one is for crime fiction for younger readers. Almost every weekend there is post pointing readers to the six new reviews on the website.

I will revisit the older postings and see what I haven't been doing so much of lately.

Maxine said...

Euro Crime is by far the best blog for news and updates about crime fiction books and other material (eg programmes, films) in the UK/Europe. Where else can you go for this info all in one place? Nowhere. I'm also happy to have the odd OT kids' book or cat pic ;-), makes the site more human. Well done to Karen - Euro Crime is a great service and has immesurably enhanced the quality of my reading since I discovered it.

Becky LeJeune said...

I love this book. I have two teen books going on my best of '09 list and this is one of them. Can't wait until the Dead Tossed Waves is released.

Karen (Euro Crime) said...

What's the other one Becky? I also loved Thirteen Reasons Why.

Becky LeJeune said...

My other one was Lilith Saintcrow's teen debut, Strange Angels. I think style-wise it worked for me as an adult or a teen read like this one did. Plus it had some really great ideas that made it a stand-out for me.

I've not read Thirteen Reasons Why yet. Rachel Vincent's My Soul to Take was another fun one that I really enjoyed. It's banshees (or bean sidhes), which I haven't seen yet in the genre.