Beastly by Alex Flinn
There are plenty of girls who would date this guy. What makes him so repellent? Facial tattoos? Piercings? Big deal. I consider this creature design a FAIL.
Leviathan by Scott Westerfeld
I loved this sweet book. Another Newbery winner Geary slipped into my stack.
reﬂected naked and distressing in the glass. . . . Her hands
gather her hair in a dense ponytail, and her face, unshielded, looks
round and inﬂamed, her eyes the tarred tips of poison darts. Her
arms are strong, her neck utilitarian, not vulnerable at all: indeed,
Plum’s entire body is somehow too much – too tall, too thriving,
too there. "
The Last Unicorn by Peter S. Beagle, adapted for graphic novel by Peter Gillis, with art by Renae DeLiz and Ray Dillon
Yes, I know we've all read it. But read it again. And then read this version.
I didn't know if I would like it. But I did. And even pieces that would normally bug me, holes in the plot and such, didn't get in the way of my enjoyment. This is a plague book, a post-apocalyptic and a dystopian all in one. Yum!
Recommended for older teens and adults. Warnings on: sexual situations (nothing graphic) and disturbing imagery