Spring has officially sprung! The air is warm and tastes like freshly squeezed lemonade and tasty treats. Whether you’re under a tree, on a picnic blanket, or snuggled inside next to the impending warmth beyond the glass window, it is the perfect time to break open a few new books. If you’ve been meaning to add to your bookshelves lately but don’t know where to start, you need a BookCase Club subscription. BookCase Club offers many different bookish options to appeal to any type of reader. Whether you like suspenseful thriller that keep you turning those pages well into the night, or you like sticky sweet romances, there are plenty of genres to choose from to get started.
Once you choose your genre/subscription box type, you will set up the payments and then get two hand-picked books delivered to your door each month for only $9.99 plus shipping. Also, if you are wanting to start a library for your child or a young relative, BookCase Club now offers subscription boxes for children as well.
Each month, I review the Teenage Dream subscription box, which features young adult books. This month, I received two hardcover young adult books: The Zom-B Chronicles by Darren Shan, and Proxy by Alex London.
First up Is a Collection of Zombie Novellas
The Zom-B Chronicles by Darren Shan features three stories (hence the title on the cover: The Zom-B Chronicles): Zom-B, Zom-B Underground, and Zom-B City. This bundle of stories follows B Smith as the unexpected, and unnatural, occurs whilst coming to terms with his father’s racism. Soon, B has a lot more on his plate, as zombies begin invading.
This novel takes place in a post-apocalyptic London as B runs through his high school, an underground military base, and anywhere else he can run and find those who will fight with him against the undead attackers.
This book seems interesting, but what the summary gives is just vague enough to pique my interest and make me wonder what makes this collection of novellas different from other zombie thrillers? Of course, it adds in contemporary issues and social criticism, so that is our first peek into the story and what it holds. What will B do and how will his past play into his future? We’ll have to read The Zom-B Chronicles to find out.
Is ‘Proxy’ by Alex London the Next Hunger Games?
Both novels chosen for this month’s box feature thrilling tales of parallel worlds. In Proxy, we are taken to a world where the rich and privileged are treated with no consequences, as they have proxies which take the beatings for them, quite literally. Teenaged Knox gets into more and more trouble, getting his proxy (Syd) beaten in the process, until one day something happens that changes everything. Knox accidentally kills his friend in a car crash. Syd is sentenced to death.
What happens next will take the reader on a ride, as the two boys, Knox and Syd, realize how neither of them is free, so they escape. Knox’s father is a powerful man, so Knox and Syd are followed. A man hunt begins, and secrets start to unravel.
This book has an interesting premise, and is said to appeal to fans of such post-apocalyptic novels as The Hunger Games and the Divergent series. It should be a wild ride, and I look forward to reading!
The two books offered this month sound exciting and adventurous, and I am very thrilled to go on these adventures in the comfort of my own home (or outside under a safe tree on a soft pile of grass). If you are interested in signing up for your very own subscription box via BookCase Club, be sure to use the coupon code GEEK2016 to save 15% on your order. Thanks again to BookCase Club! We look forward to May’s box and the adventures it contains.