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Monday, May 5, 2014

Review for Torn by Amanda Hocking


Torn is the first book that I read for the Year-A-Thon. If you want to read more about the Year-A-Thon, go to:

Synopsis: "When Wendy Everly first discovers the truth about herself—that she’s a changeling switched at birth—she knows her life will never be the same. Now she’s about to learn that there’s more to the story…

She shares a closer connection to her Vittra rivals than she ever imagined—and they’ll stop at nothing to lure her to their side. With the threat of war looming, her only hope of saving the Trylle is to master her magical powers—and marry an equally powerful royal. But that means walking away from Finn, her handsome bodyguard who’s strictly off limits…and Loki, a Vittra prince with whom she shares a growing attraction.

Torn between her heart and her people, between love and duty, Wendy must decide her fate. If she makes the wrong choice, she could lose everything, and everybody, she’s ever wanted…in both worlds.

As a special gift to readers, this book contains a new, never-before-published bonus story, “One Day, Three Ways,” set in the magical world of the Trylle."

 Torn (Trylle, #2)

Torn takes off right after Switched ends. She's with her brother, which isn't really her brother. She brought her brother's real brother to meet each other. Her brother that really isn't her brother doesn't trust his real brother. Make sense? No? 

She gets kidnapped by the terrible other troll tribe people. She meets a new guy. Falls in love with him too. Learns secrets. Gets engaged. 

This book was crazy.  

Here are some important parts:
  • She got engaged to Tove.
  • She found out Tove is gay.
  • Matt and Willa are dating.
  • Her mother is dieing.
  • She found out the leader of her kingdom's enemy is her father.
  • She learned she may be partially immortal.
  • She was told she would have to kill her own father. 
  • She is still a Trylle.
  • She's in love with two different guys (neither of which I agree with).
The book seemed quite interesting, however it took me a while to get through it. I found it difficult to grasp what was really going on, since she STILL knows NOTHING about where she came from. Also, Matt (the guy she thought was her brother but isn't) wasn't in the book all that much. And Where was Rhys? He was there at the start of the book, but just disappeared. He was what I loved most about the first one! He was so quirky!

This book wasn't as good as the first one. I give Torn by Amanda Hocking 3 books. I hope the last one gets better.

Friday, May 2, 2014

BoutofBooks Read-A-Thon schedule

I will be participating in the Bout of Books Read-A-Thon! This Read-A-Thon seems to be going from May 12 to May 18. I think I will do better at that than a 24 hour Read-A-Thon so yes!

If you would like to participate as well, go to:

The sign-ups are still going on, so make sure you sign up before it ends! Happy reading!

Time Devoted to Reading

I will be reading:
6 hours a day 
12 hours on the weekend 
24 hours (hopefully) all week

My Goals

  • Read 1 book a day
  • Read more than 3 books
  • Read books I haven't read before
  • Read 10 books

Books to Read

  • Shiver by Maggie Stiefvater
  • Partials by Dan Wells
  • Confessions of a Murder Suspect by James Patterson
  • The Maze Runner James Dashner
  • Warm Bodies by Isaac Marion
  • The Replacement by Brenna Yovanoff 
  • Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo 
  • Faerie Wars by Herbie Brennan
  • The Space Between by Brenna Yovanoff 
  • I Am Number Four by Pitticus Lore

Monday, April 28, 2014

Review for Switched by Amanda Hocking


Switched by Amanda Hocking is the second (and last) full book that I read during the Read-A-Thon. I have read this book before, but I wanted to read the rest of the series so I started with this book first.

Synopsis: "When Wendy Everly was six years old, her mother was convinced she was a monster and tried to kill her. Eleven years later, Wendy discovers her mother might have been right. She's not the person she's always believed herself to be, and her whole life begins to unravel - all because of Finn Holmes.

Finn is a mysterious guy who always seems to be watching her. Every encounter leaves her deeply shaken...though it has more to do with her fierce attraction to him than she'd ever admit. But it isn't long before he reveals the truth: Wendy is a changeling who was switched at birth - and he's come to take her home.

Now Wendy's about to journey to a magical world she never knew existed, on that's both beautiful and frightening. And where she must leave her old life behind to discover who she's meant to become..."

Switched is the first book in the Trylle trilogy, or the tryllogy like I like to call it.

Wendy Everly has always been the outcast of the family. Her hair is darker while her family's is light. She has a bad temper, her hair will never lay down, she eats differently than anyone else, she hates wearing shoes, and she can make people do what she wants when she thinks hard enough.

Her life changes when Finn Holmes comes into her town. He constantly watches her, and he gives her the wrong idea. He's happy and kind one moment, then dripping venom the next. One night he appears at her window and tells her she's a Trylle. That she needs to go home with him. Obviously there are some questions.

A Trylle is a troll, but not the fairytale kind of troll. They look like humans, but their hair doesn't lay down like a normal humans. Some of them have a green tint to their skin, but not all of them. The best part is they all have some sort of power to them.

At first she refuses to go, but as the story goes on she gets attacked by a rival 'clan' (basically) of Trylle and she decides to leave. She finds out that she's the princess, and the only heir to the throne. She doesn't want to become queen, but she has too.

The reason she was with humans is because the Trylle switch the human babies with their Trylle babies. That way, the Trylle can take the child's inheritance fund when they become of age. The human baby is called a mansk in the Trylle world.

She befriends Tove (a very powerful Trylle), Willa (a semi-powerful Trylle), Rhys (a mansk), and Rhiannon (a mansk).

Wendy's mom is a psychic. She doesn't know what she sees, but she paints it. She doesn't know when or where it is going to happen, all she knows is what is in the painting.

She paints a picture of Wendy laying on the floor in glass, and towards the end of the book we find out what that means. There is a war between the rival Trylle clans, and Wendy is in the middle of it. They attack her party, but with the Trylle powers combined they stop their rivals. At least for the end of this book.

At the end, Wendy takes Rhys to meet his actual brother. The brother she thought was hers through the beginning of the book.

I really liked this book, but the second time reading it I started getting bored and noticed I was skipping parts of the book.

I give this book four books

Review for A Touch Mortal by Leah Clifford


A Touch Mortal is the first book that I read for the Read-A-Thon for this month (link to the Read-A-Thon page: )

A Touch  Mortal by Leah Clifford is a book that I have been waiting to read for a while, and I don't know why I didn't pick it up sooner.

Synopsis: "Eden didn't expect Az. Not his saunter down the beach toward her. Not his unbelievable pick-up line. Not the instant, undeniable connection. And definitely not his wings. Yea. So long, happily-ever-after.

Now, trapped between life and death and cursed to spread chaos with her every touch, Eden is at the center of the eternal struggle between heaven and hell. All because she gave her heart to one of the Fallen, an angel cast out of heaven. She may lose everything she's ever had. She may be betrayed by those she loves most. But Eden will not be a pawn in anyone else's game. Her heart is her own.

And That's only the beginning of the end."

Eden is an outcast everywhere. Probably because of her black and pink hair. Her parents don't care, she has no friends, and she's contemplating suicide. She wants to die. That's all she wants is to die. Then she meets Az and Gabriel. She makes friends with them that summer, but it was probably worse than when she had no friends.

Az and Gabriel (AKA Gabe) are angels. Az is a fallen angel, because he fell in love with a human. Gabe is a messenger of heaven, he is sent down to Earth to report what is happening there. Gabe decides to check Eden's path, basically her reason for being alive. The bad part, is the fact that Eden has no path, she has to die. She is a sider. Siders die, everyone in their life forgets them (except other siders and angels).

One day, Az and Gabriel decide that Eden needs to die before the big bad guy named Luke can get to her and get her to side with the Devil (Luke, Lucifer?). Az jumps off a balcony and fakes his death so Eden would kill herself. It worked.

She learns that she needs to pass her power or she will store too much and hurt herself or something. However, she finds out that she can cause other siders to pass to heaven, AKA she can kill them. She begins to "release" other siders because "they shouldn't have to live like this".

Along the course of the book, Eden moves in with different siders. Adam, Jarrod, and James. They also take in a woman named Libby later in the book. While Eden is looking for siders to release (which didn't show up on her doorstep like usual) James is released by someone else. Eden thought she was the only one with this power.

It is up to Eden to find out what is going on (obviously). So the answer is to go with Libby to see some band. They are invited backstage, and it turns out the singer is Luke.

It turns out he is after her, and he'd do anything to get her on his side.

As time goes on, Eden falls back in love with Az and passes him the touch. Which causes him to feel bad, so he begins to choose the side of Luke. She needs help, so she goes to her friends who have all joined with Luke for no reason at all, but they did. Libby was always on his side, because she is Luke's girlfriend.

There's a crazy battle on a roof. Adam gets killed, Libby can release siders, and Az almost falls completely. Until the biggest bombshell is dropped.

Eden didn't commit suicide. She was MURDERED!!!

She tells Luke that the siders she releases is sent to heaven, which tells Luke exactly who killed her.

She thinks it was Az, but it was Gabriel!

Gabriel killed her to jumpstart what was happening. But in return all of the siders were being sent to heaven because of him.

The book ends with Gabriel falling and siding with Lucifer to save his friends. However, it isn't over and Lucifer will be back!

Lets list the good and bad things about this book.

  1. The storyline. It was pretty new to me. Not the whole angel part, but the fact that she had to die to get the story started.
  2. The characters weren't all whiny and they helped themselves. Most of them anyway.
  3. The plot twists were pretty good. I honestly thought it was Az that had killed her, but I didn't expect Gabe.
  4. It was a long book (419 pgs.)
  1. Eden was stupid sometimes. Someone is after her, so she sneaks out to a club. And then someone is after her, she knows who, but she goes out to meet him alone? Everything she did was behind someone's back.
  2. It reused the angel storyline. I like angel books, but there are so many of them.
  3. Its a long book. For a Read-A-Thon it was a bad choice.
  4. A few things missing in the storyline.

Overall, I really liked the book. I felt that there were a few holes in the story, like why do they have to pass the touch? What happens if you don't?

I give A Touch Mortal by Leah Clifford 4 books.

Sunday, April 27, 2014

The end of Read-a-Thon quiz!

Read-a-Thon is officially over! I'll be honest, I crashed hour 20. However, this was an amazing experience that I will be redoing, and hopefully I will be a little more organized. There is a little quiz for me to do so here we go:

  1. Which hour was most daunting for you? Hour 20 because I fell asleep.
  2. Could you list a few high-interest books that you think could keep a Reader engaged for next year? The trylle trilogy by Amanda Hocking, the Percy Jackson series by Rick Riordan, and anything by John Green.
  3. Do you have any suggestions for how to improve the Read-a-thon next year? Maybe do less games that involve a camera?
  4. What do you think worked really well in this year’s Read-a-thon? For me or in general? For me, I think just keeping on helped me read the books I did. In general, the community was helpful in assisting everyone.
  5. How many books did you read? I read 2 and a half books, or a total of approximately 776 pages.
  6. What were the names of the books you read? A Touch Mortal by Leah Clifford, Switched by Amanda Hocking, and half of Torn by Amanda Hocking
  7. Which book did you enjoy most? I really loved a touch mortal.
  8. Which did you enjoy least? Switched, because I've read it before.
  9. If you were a Cheerleader, do you have any advice for next year’s Cheerleaders?
  10. How likely are you to participate in the Read-a-thon again? What role would you be likely to take next time? I am definitely doing this again. I read there's one in October? I would be a reader. It is such a fun experience!
Even though I did not reach my goal of 3 books for the read-a-thon, I feel like I did really good for my first one! I did not go for smaller books (though that may have been my downfall), but I liked the books I did read and that's what matters. I didn't realize how much reading took out of a person! You get exhausted so quickly! I am eagerly waiting for the next one to begin!

Saturday, April 26, 2014

Half way through the Read-a-Thon!

This is hour 12 of the 24 hour marathon! I have a little survey to complete for the Read-a-Thon, so here we goooooo!

Mid-Event Survey 1. What are you reading right now? Switched by Amanda Hocking
2. How many books have you read so far? I have finished one full book *I made the mistake of choosing a 400 page book to start with*
3. What book are you most looking forward to for the second half of the Read-a-thon? I'm just choosing as I go so I have no idea lol.
4. Did you have to make any special arrangements to free up your whole day? No
5. Have you had many interruptions? How did you deal with those? I had a doctors appointment at around hour 8-10. I brought my book to the office and read while waiting.
6. What surprises you most about the Read-a-thon, so far? How difficult it is to read soooo many books in one day.
7. Do you have any suggestions for how to improve the Read-a-thon next year? Read smaller books
8. What would you do differently, as a Reader or a Cheerleader, if you were to do this again next year? See question 7
9. Are you getting tired yet? Yes! I usually take a nap, but I haven't!
10. Do you have any tips for other Readers or Cheerleaders, something you think is working well for you that others may not have discovered? Do something besides reading while reading. Listen to music, have some type of background noise. It helps a ton!

Dewey's 24 Hour Read-a-Thon!

Hour 1-

Hour 2-

Hour 3- Began reading A Touch Mortal by Leah Clifford

Hour 4- Started: pg. 39   Ended: pg. 85

Hour 5- Started: pg. 85   Ended: pg. 179

Hour 6- Started: pg. 179  Ended: pg. 228

Hour 7- Started: pg. 228   Ended: pg. 274

Hour 8, 9, 10, 11- Started: pg. 274   Ended: pg. 373

Hour 12- Finished A Touch Mortal by Leah Clifford and started reading Switched by Amanda Hocking

Hour 13- Started: pg. 20   Ended: pg. 86

Hour 14- Started: pg. 86   Ended: pg. 142

Hour 15- Started: pg. 142   Ended: pg. 198

Hour 16- Started: pg. 198   Ended: pg. 254

Hour 17- Finished Switched by Amanda Hocking and started reading Torn by Amanda Hocking

Hour 18- Started: pg. 1   Ended: pg. 73

Hour 19- Started: pg. 73   Ended: pg. 121

Book Puzzles!

This is a little game called book puzzles! I post different pictures that together make a book title. See if you can guess them, and how many you can guess.

Book 1:

Book 2:




Friday, March 28, 2014

Review for the Fault in Our Stars by John Green

**Warning! Small Spoilers Ahead!!**

That moment when you look up from a book, and realize that the world is not experiencing the devastation that a book can cause. The Fault in Our Stars by John Green made me literally say that. I cried. I ugly cried. Then I thought, and now I am writing this review.

Synopsis: "Despite the tumor-shrinking medical miracle that has bought her a few years, Hazel has never been anything but terminal, her final chapter inscribed upon diagnosis. But when a gorgeous plot twist named Augustus Waters suddenly appears at Cancer Kid Support Group, Hazel’s story is about to be completely rewritten.

Insightful, bold, irreverent, and raw, The Fault in Our Stars is award-winning-author John Green’s most ambitious and heartbreaking work yet, brilliantly exploring the funny, thrilling, and tragic business of being alive and in love."

The Fault in Our Stars by John Green is a sad book. It centers around 16 year old Hazel Grace Lancaster, and she has cancer. She was diagnosed with thyroid cancer when she was 13 years old, had it removed, and then they found the tumors in her lungs. She can't breathe on her own, so she is constantly hooked up to something. She goes with the motion, until she meets Augustus "Gus" Waters.

Gus had cancer. He made it to remission, but not without losing his leg. He learns about the cancer support group through Isaac, who has eye cancer and is going to be blind. He meets Hazel Grace, and falls for her immediately.

The Fault in Our Stars is filled with loss and love. First love, and the loss of that first love. I loved every character in the book. I felt mad when they were mad. The book made me happy at first.

The first half of the book is great. It's funny, if you ignore the undertones about death. I literally laughed out loud to this book, to half the book. Hazel Grace likes a specific book, but her one life question is how does it end. The book drops off mid-sentence, and by meeting Gus, she may get her wish. Gus uses his one wish (from the make-a-wish foundation) and gets Hazel, Hazel's mom, and himself to Amsterdam to meet the author.

Along the way, Hazel and Gus fall in love. They get close, closer than they ever were with anyone else. Then the bombshell is dropped. Gus has cancer again. All over his body. He will die.

From that point on, I cried. Every flip of the pages made the crying worse. It was sad, and I knew what was coming. I couldn't stop reading though, it was a beautifully written piece of art between the pages and attached to a spine.

What did I like about the book?
  • The characters were relatable.
  • It was beautifully written about an ugly subject.
  • It punched me in the feels.
  • It wasn't fake or magical, it was real.
What did I dislike about the book?
  • The ending.
That's pretty much it...I absolutely adored the book until the end. I loved that it changed my views of sad books. I never really read them anymore, but I may pick up more. and I will be picking up more of Mr. John Green's books.

I give The Fault in Our Stars 5 books.

Monday, March 24, 2014

Review for Divergent by Veronica Roth

Since Divergent came into theaters this week (and I have yet to see it) I decided to re-read the Divergent series in its honor. And, of course, so I can review it for all of you!

Synopsis-"In Beatrice Prior's dystopian Chicago world, society is divided into five factions, each dedicated to the cultivation of a particular virtue--Candor (the honest), Abnegation (the selfless), Dauntless (the brave), Amity (the peaceful), and Erudite (the intelligent). On an appointed day of every year, all sixteen-year-olds must select the faction to which they will devote the rest of their lives. For Beatrice, the decision is between staying with her family and being who she really is--she can't have both. So she makes a choice that surprises everyone, including herself.

During the highly competitive initiation that follows, Beatrice renames herself Tris and struggles alongside her fellow initiates to live out the choice they have made. Together they must undergo extreme physical tests of endurance and intense psychological simulations, some with devastating consequences. As initiation transforms them all, Tris must determine who her friends really are--and where, exactly, a romance with a sometimes fascinating, sometimes exasperating boy fits into the life she's chosen. But Tris also has a secret, one she's kept hidden from everyone because she's been warned it can mean death. And as she discovers unrest and growing conflict that threaten to unravel her seemingly perfect society, Tris also learns that her secret might help her save the ones she loves . . . or it might destroy her."

Divergent is a book about Beatrice Prior, who has to make a tough decision. When you turn 16 in futuristic Chicago, you must choose a faction to live in for the rest of your life. To help you make that choice, you go through an aptitude test and it slims down your choice until you belong to one faction. But what if it didn't help you make a choice?

Beatrice Prior gets inconclusive results. She is Divergent. Her brain thinks in more than one way. She's not just brave or selfless or smart. She's all three. Being Divergent can get her killed.

Her family lives in the Abnegation factor, which is selflessness. She knows she doesn't belong there. She's too curious and too selfish to belong. Her brother, however, isn't. The Abnegation's biggest enemy is the Erudite, who are the intelligent. They release reports about the members of the Abnegation factor that aren't true. Or are they?

On the choosing ceremony, Beatrice's brother goes before her. Instead of choosing Abnegation, he switches factions to Erudite. Beatrice knows she must stay for her family, but at the last second chooses Dauntless, the brave. Her parents are now alone.

 The book Divergent is a story about Beatrice, or Tris as she calls herself in Dauntless, trying to find where she belongs. She falls in love in Dauntless, and she finds herself. Until the war on Abnegation breaks out and she has to stop it.

This book is filled with love, loss, action, and adventure. It is the story of one girl who is on a journey to find herself. And I absolutely LOVE this book.

I have read this book twice now, and I can say I love it better the second time. I love the characters. Lets start there.

Tris- She is strong, and funny, and is everything she doesn't want to be. She doesn't believe she is selfless, but it shines through when she is brave. She is one of the strongest characters I have read, and that goes with Katniss.

Four- HE IS HOT. He is. He is also funny, and strong, and weak. He doesn't want to be weak, but he is. Especially when he is with Tris.

Christina- She was my least favorite in the book. She was supposed to be Tris's friend, but it just didn't seem like that.

Will- I loved Will. Even though he was an Erudite transfer, he still fit with Dauntless. He was funny.

Al- Even after what Al did (read the book to find out!), I still loved him. He was like the jolly giant, because he always made me smile in all of the scenes he was in. Even if suicide isn't brave, he was brave.

Peter, Molly, Drew, Eric- They were all the antagonists in the main parts of the book. Even though they were bad guys, they were well rounded characters. I loved how the characters shone through.

Beatrice's mom and dad- They were stronger than I thought. They were stronger than Beatrice thought. They were a surprise to read about, and they reminded me of my parents.

I loved the idea of this world. This idea was amazing. It's something that I would live in. If I was in a faction, I think I would be in either Erudite or Amity. I love learning and reading, but I believe happiness can help anyone. I guess I am Divergent. Just don't tell anyone.

Veronica Roth is a brilliant author. I would love to read more books by her. The next one I'll review will be Insurgent by Veronica Roth. Stay tuned!

I give Divergent by Veronica Roth 5 books.

Friday, March 21, 2014

Review for Panic by Laruen Oliver

I...Have...PANIC!!! Wow..ok. This book, I knew I had to have it the minute it came out. I needed it. The cover is catching, and stroke-able.

Synopsis-"Panic began as so many things do in Carp, a dead-end town of 12,000 people in the middle of nowhere: because it was summer, and there was nothing else to do.

Heather never thought she would compete in Panic, a legendary game played by graduating seniors, where the stakes are high and the payoff is even higher. She’d never thought of herself as fearless, the kind of person who would fight to stand out. But when she finds something, and someone, to fight for, she will discover that she is braver than she ever thought.

Dodge has never been afraid of Panic. His secret will fuel him, and get him all the way through the game, he’s sure of it. But what he doesn't know is that he’s not the only one with a secret. Everyone has something to play for.

For Heather and Dodge, the game will bring new alliances, unexpected revelations, and the possibility of first love for each of them—and the knowledge that sometimes the very things we fear are those we need the most."


Panic is a game. Panic can only be played by seniors, and the winner gets the pot. The pot is created because everyone in the school has to donate 1 dollar every day that school is in session. When Heather plays, the pot is over $60,000.

Heather wasn't going to play. Her and Bishop, her closest friend, were going to cheer their friend Natalie on for the game. That is, until Heather gets dumped and makes the rash decision to jump off the ledge. The literal ledge.

Throughout the entire summer, there are games that the constants must complete. If you can't, your out. If you do it in the shortest time, your out. You can't panic. Panic is about getting over your fear.

Heather has a little sister who she needs to look after. Their mom is addicted to drugs, gambling, alcohol, and men. Heather has a lot to fight for in Panic, but so does Dodge.

Dodge is nobody. Dodge moves around so much, he doesn't knows where he is half the time. The only thing he does know is he lives on meth row, with his mom (who has a different boyfriend every day) and his sister. Dodges sister is paralyzed from the waist down, all because of Panic. Dodge wants to get revenge on the person who paralyzed his sister, and he joined because the sibling of the person is also in Panic.

Did I like the characters? Some of them. Bishop had secrets, and I liked him and Heather the most. I related to Heather, because she would do anything to help her sister, and I am the same with my brother. Dodge was a psycho! He just wouldn't stick with me, and I just wanted his story to end. Natalie was just as bad as Dodge. She used everyone to get what she wanted. I did not like either of them.

The story was well rounded. I enjoyed it, and found myself staying up all night just to devour this book. Once I started, I did not want to lose the story. It was real. It was something that could be going on. There was drama, there was deaths, there was Panic.

I feel like the ending could be different, could have been better. I like that it was a standalone, because I haven't read many of those. I loved this book, though a few things could be different.

The best part is the fact that the sleeve said its been chosen to become a movie!

Lauren Oliver is a great author. She wrote the Delirium series, which I absolutely adored! She also wrote Before I Fall, which was another standalone. I liked that one, but I loved this one even more.

I give Panic by Lauren Oliver 4 books

Sunday, March 9, 2014

Review for Zombies vs. Unicorns

Zombies vs. Unicorns...where do I start with thee?

Synopsis- It's a question as old as time itself: which is better, the zombie or the unicorn? In this anthology, edited by Holly Black and Justine Larbalestier (unicorn and zombie, respectively), strong arguments are made for both sides in the form of short stories. Half of the stories portray the strengths--for good and evil--of unicorns and half show the good (and really, really bad-ass) side of zombies. Contributors include many bestselling teen authors, including Cassandra Clare, Libba Bray, Maureen Johnson, Meg Cabot, Scott Westerfeld, and Margo Lanagan. This anthology will have everyone asking: Team Zombie or Team Unicorn

This book is an anthology, which is a new type of book to me. An anthology is a book that contains multiple stories from multiple authors. Zombies vs. Unicorns is divided up into stories which have a subject about either a zombie or a unicorn, and the whole point of the book is to try and get the reader to take a specific side.

I tried to read this book in one sitting, and I couldn't. I realize that this book is meant to read and enjoy on different times. You pick it up, read a story, put it down. It's like a bed time story.

Each author in this book takes a specific side: unicorn or zombie.

Team zombie consist of - Justine Larbalestier as the editor, Libba Bray, Alaya Dawn Johnson, Cassandra Clare, Maureen Johnson, Scott Westerfeld, and Carrie Ryan. Each of these authors has a specific zombie story, and a different take on them.

Team unicorn consist of - Holly Black as the editor, Kathleen Duey, Meg Cabot, Garth Nix, Margo Lanagan, Naomi Novik, and Diana Peterfreund. These authors also have their own takes on the unicorn.

So now I need to take sides...right? Right.

While I only read about two stories for each side, I think I can safely take sides right now. After I describe all of the stories I read.

The first story is by Garth Nix, and it is called "The Highest Justice". This story is about a young woman who is carrying her zombie mother on the back of a horse, and there is a unicorn keeping them safe. The unicorn makes people face justice, and it has an ending that I wasn't expecting. It was a great start to the anthology.

The second story is by Alaya Dawn Johnson and it is called "Love Will Tear Us Apart". This story had a lot of flaws. It is about a zombie who is like a human being. The zombie is a virus that can be cured, but he was not completely cured. He eats humans after luring them into a forest and after he...has his way with them. He ends up falling in love with a human boy, and the boy's dad is hunting the zombie. It was too short to let the story unravel, it seemed like the ending was completely rushed.

The third story is by Naomi Novik and it is called "Purity Test". This story was boring, to say the most. It is about a unicorn who is looking for a virgin to help free baby unicorns that a wizard has taken to try and become immortal. Sounds like Voldemort eh? It did to me, and the girl in the story, also. The story at least made sense, but the end seemed unfinished. I liked it a bit better than the ones that had plot holes.

The last story that I haven't finished is called "Bougainvillea" by Carrie Ryan. I am not even half-way through it, because it is just...boring. People died. Zombies rose. People escaped to an Island. I can already see how the end will turn out, and I don't want to finish this story.

I love zombies, so I am probably biased, because I want to be team zombie. If it depends on how much I enjoy the stories, then I am 100% team unicorn. Although, the unicorn stories all seem to be the same. I don't know how I feel about this book. Or all of the stories as individuals.

So far, I give Zombies vs. Unicorns 3 books. I will add an update blog when I finish the book.

What is your favorite of My Favorite Stand-Alones?