Friday, January 4, 2013

It's Not You, It's Me (4) and Giveaway!

"It's not you, it's me. I just want to be friends."  I'm sure some of us have heard those dreaded words uttered before and the same saying can be applied to books.  Some books just don't work for me, whereas other readers may have really enjoyed them.  This new feature will be showcasing books that I never finished or reviewed.

The Farm by Emily McKay

Goodreads says, "Life was different in the Before: before vampires began devouring humans in a swarm across America; before the surviving young people were rounded up and quarantined. These days, we know what those quarantines are—holding pens where human blood is turned into more food for the undead monsters, known as Ticks. Surrounded by electrical fences, most kids try to survive the Farms by turning on each other… And when trust is a thing of the past, escape is nearly impossible. Lily and her twin sister Mel have a plan. Though Mel can barely communicate, her autism helps her notice things no one else notices—like the portion of electrical fence that gets turned off every night. Getting across won’t be easy, but as Lily gathers what they need to escape, a familiar face appears out of nowhere, offering to help… Carter was a schoolmate of Lily’s in the Before. Managing to evade capture until now, he has valuable knowledge of the outside world. But like everyone on the Farm, Carter has his own agenda, and he knows that behind the Ticks is an even more dangerous threat to the human race..."
My Thoughts:

I received this book for review and I initially was intrigued, but then I remembered I am a huge baby when it comes to anything like this.  Heck, I am STILL having nightmares from The Forest of Hands and Teeth and earlier this month I could barely get through The Evolution of Mara Dyer even though I love the Mara Dyer series. Why you ask? I hate to be scared!  So, needless to say, The Farm is just too darn creepy for me.

One aspect of this book that I did enjoy (from what I read) is the fact that there is an autistic character, the main character's twin, and many chapters are from her point of view. I found this to be fascinating and unique as we don't see this often in young adult literature.

I want to pass The Farm along to a blogger who would be willing to review it, so bloggers get an extra entry in my giveaway.  Please refer to my giveaway rules and the deadline is January 18th.  This giveaway is open to US/Canada only.  Good luck!


  1. +JMJ+

    I love scary books! In fact, I try to read some Stephen King every October, just to guarantee I'll be properly scared at least once a year. ;-)

    I read this post carefully and checked your Giveaways policy, and didn't see a barrier to international entries. So I joined. However, if this is a local giveaway, please feel free to delete my entries! No hard feelings, I promise! =)

    1. I forgot to put US/Canada only. Sorry about that! Because it's my mistake, I'll leave your entry in! Thanks for letting me know and thanks for stopping by!

  2. Awwww sorry this one was a bit too creepy for you Christina! I initially thought that might be the case for me as well, but I got sucked right into the story and just had to know what happened. I ended up loving this book and was really pleasantly surprised - both with my fortitude (*pats self on back*) and with the story itself.

    1. I know! I heard it was a good read...I just couldn't get past the first 50 pages. Thanks for visiting, Jenny!

  3. Oh gosh. I'm just like you. I don't do scary. In fact, I absolutely refuse to watch scary movies unless my friends chain me up and tie me down. I definitely understand where you're coming from!

  4. Ohhh I want it, I want it, I want it. Err, I mean what a nice sounding book you have there.


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