Thursday, January 20, 2011

The Frenzy; Francesca Lia Block




ARC 

  • Reading level: Young Adult
  • Publisher: HarperTeen; 1 edition (September 28, 2010)


Synopsis

Liv has a secret.

Something happened to her when she was thirteen. Something that changed everything. Liv knows she doesn’t belong anymore—not in her own skin, not in her family . . . not anywhere. The only time she truly feels like herself is when she’s with her boyfriend, Corey, and in the woods that surround her town.

But in the woods, a mysterious woman watches Liv. In the woods, a pack of wild boys lurks. In the woods, Liv learns about the curse that will haunt her forever. The curse that caused the frenzy four years ago. And that may cause it again, all too soon.

While Corey and Liv’s love binds them together, Liv’s dark secret threatens to tear them apart as she struggles to understand who—or what—she really is. And by the light of the full moon, the most dangerous secrets bare their claws. . . .





My Review

I could feel The Frenzy not just through the story but the writing style. It was such a quick read I couldn't believe how fast this read went. After reading this the idea of the book had more dimension than I thought. One of the main points is multi racial couples. Actually I guess it would also be multi-species couples. Either way you could see why Liv would feel the need to hide her relationship. Poor Liv didn't even really have a chance to find out who she is and why before her life went on a whirl wind of drama.

   Being as short as this book is I was surprised by the amount of twists in the plot and by how much you actually get to know the characters. There was sexual activity and some other adultish activity. Nothing to over the top but a little warning none the less.  There was no stopping this Frenzy that played out.  I can see how this book would not appeal to some people but for me it left it's mark.

You can find out more about Francesca Lia Block here.





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10 comments:

Juju at Tales of Whimsy.com said...

Thanks for your review. For some reason this one has never intrigued me :)

Blodeuedd said...

That cover caught my attention and the book sounds good too, interesting

GMR said...

First things first...love the cover. The colors chosen are so vibrant! Second...I've had the pleasure of reading a few works by this particular author previously. Have to say it...they've been hit and miss for me. Sometimes really great, other times....they fell a bit flat of my expectations. Does that mean I won't check this one out? Nope. ^_^ Thanks for sharing...and the mini-warning. Happy reading!

Alyssa@Teens Read and Write said...

Intriguing - I'm guessing werewolves but it could be misleading - and, darn you, you gave nothing away! Guess I'll have to read it! Thanks for the review.

Melissa (Books and Things) said...

Okay, now I'm curious... I'm going to have to add this one to my wishlist and read it for myself. Great review. It made me so curious!

Blueicegal ♥ said...

oOOOH I love fast reads, and the cover is so eye catching!

Tina said...

This is the first positive review Ive seen for this one...I like most of the stuff you do so I may check this one out....:D

Kristin Rae said...

Good review--I haven't been sure about this one, but I'll look into it. Nice to know it's short. :)

Jenny N. said...

I've heard mixed things about The Frenzy and am still on the fence about reading it or not.

Meredith said...

I hadn't heard of this one, but the cover and the premise have me hooked! Thanks for the review!