Monday, February 13, 2012

¡Lunes Libro Fantástico! DEAD TO YOU by Lisa McMann

I love it when an author can make me mad for all the right reasons. Mad that I stayed up way past my bedtime because I couldn't put their book down. Mad because they got me so invested in their characters that their pain was mine. Mad because their story ended way too soon. Lisa McMann's newest YA release, DEAD TO YOU, did that and more in this installation of ¡Lunes Libro Fantástico! (Fantastic Book Monday)

From Lisa McMann's official website : Ethan was abducted from his front yard when he was just seven years old. Now, at sixteen, he has returned to his family. It's a miracle... at first. Then the tensions start to build. His reintroduction to his old life isn't going smoothly, and his family is tearing apart all over again. If only Ethan could remember something, anything, about his life before, he'd be able to put the pieces back together.

But there's something that's keeping his memory blocked. Something unspeakable...

And you'll never guess what it is! DEAD TO YOU is a fast paced, gut-wrenching read. The very epitome of edgy teen fiction, it's darkness is heart-breakingly pierced by moments of warmth, love, and worst of all, hope. Lisa McMann's first foray into realistic fiction (all others have been paranormal/fantasy) is a winner all around. Part Law & Order SVU, part psychological Twilight Zone, DEAD TO YOU will have thinking long past it's punch-to-the-gut ending.

Parents should know: this is for more mature young adults - there are a handful of swear words including the big daddies. And while there is no explicit sex or abuse in the teens' current situations, other incidents are referred to, though not in graphic detail.

Be sure to check out Lisa McMann's other titles: the NYT bestselling WAKE YA triliogy (WAKE, FADE, GONE), CRYER'S CROSS, and the MG fantasy THE UNWATNEDS. Enjoy!

Happy Reading and ¡Buen Provecho!

1 comment:

  1. I thought it was a great book too, Shiela. Couldn't put it down and also mad at Lisa for being just so darn GOOD. Even though I hated how it ended, I loved the book.