Sunday, June 22, 2014
The Living, by Matt de la Peña
The story, however, takes a sudden left turn when a huge earthquake levels California, sending a massive tsunami out into the ocean and threatening the ship. By the time that threat passes, Shy finds himself on a wrecked lifeboat, in the company of a spoiled young woman named Addie. Larger dangers await!
Sometimes, even I need to take a break from the "pink" books, but at the end of the day the mindless violence, nonsensical plots, and sheer brutality of action stories doesn't really do that much for me. I kind of liked the dynamic between Shy and his crew mate Carmen (and even Shy's budding attachment to Addie), but the romance never really develops very far and character development is not a major focus here. I think I'll go back to my usual stuff again.