What Waits In The Woods

by Kieran Scott
Point Publishing, an imprint of Scholastic

 

What Waits In The Woods is a real edge our seat thriller that will keep you guessing. The author has a great catchy writing style and builds a great story with likable characters. I enjoyed her Shadowlands trilogy that she wrote under the pen name Kate Brian. So it was no surprise that I enjoyed What Waits In the Woods.
I don’t really want to say much about the book for fear I might give away spoilers. If you love spooky thrillers than grab a copy of What Waits In The Woods you won’t be disappointed!

summary: It’s a beautiful, sunny day. Callie Velasquez holds hands with her boyfriend Jeremy as they follow Callie’s new BFFs Penelope and Lissa up the trail. The four friends are embarking on a camping trip — a trip that immediately goes awry. They lose their way on the trail, and encounter a charismatic stranger with questionable motives. And when Callie stumbles upon a dead body, it becomes clear that the danger that lies in the woods is deadlier than she could have ever imagined. Tensions mount and friendships are tested as these teenagers try to survive the most sinister of circumstances.

Faceless

by Alyssa B. Sheinmel
Faceless
I grabbed this one through one of my libraries (yes, I am lucky and can have 2 different library system cards so lots and lots of books to pick from). Faceless was one of those books that got under my skin and has stayed with me. I finished a few weeks ago and finally sat down to write the review.  The cover is what grabbed my attention, the summary is what made me click checkout and download the book to read.
Let me start by staying Faceless was very moving, and you will be cheering Maisie along from the sidelines. You will laugh, cry, be mad and go through just about every emotion possible. This book was so much more than I ever expected.  The big message through out the book is about loving yourself and accepting yourself. Many of claimed it to be the Wonder for the YA crowd and yes I think that is a great description. The author was very graphic in describing Maisie’s accident and the extent of her injuries but please don’t let that stop you from reading it. You really need to have this in her to understand everything she is going to through in the healing and acceptance process.

summary:  When Maisie gets into a terrible accident, her face is partially destroyed. She’s lucky enough to get a face transplant–but how do you live your life when you can’t even recognize yourself anymore?

She was a runner, a girlfriend, a good student…a normal girl. Now all that has changed. As Maisie discovers how much her looks did–and didn’t–shape her relationship to the world, she has to redefine her own identity, and figure out what “lucky” really means.