Smackdown Books 2018

Wolf Hollow
Salt to the Sea
The Serpent King
Optimists Die First
The Hate U Give
Orphan Island
Dan vs. Nature
The Female of the Species
March
Unbecoming
Upside Down in the Middle of Nowhere
Paper Girls, Vol. 1
The Passion of Dolssa
The Distance Between Us
When We Collided
Louis parmi les spectres
OCDaniel
Girl in the Blue Coat
Refugee
Defy the Stars

Thursday, April 9, 2015

Glory or Garden...

I read both of these in previous rounds, so I've had a nice hiatus from the madness of Smackdown to venture into adult fiction.  I don't want to repeat myself on the aspects of each book that I liked or disliked, so I'll just summarize why I have chosen Night Gardener to continue smacking.  Personally, I was more enthralled by the characters and voices of the Night Gardener.  If you read my previous post about Glory...I was not a fan of the characters or the premise.  Drinking dead bat?  Definitely not my scene.  But people seem to love A.S. King, I'm just not a fan.  Night Gardener was spooky, the description was fantasical!  I loved the adventure wrapped up in this story.  As I said before...I the story was magic right down to the book cover and paper.  Night Gardener also more accessible to my students.  Realistically, Glory wouldn't be a viable option for me to put in my class library or at least it's a book I would only give to a select few to read.  I'm hoping for a real showdown next round.  This was went out with a whimper, I want a tough decision next time!

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