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Justine Larbalestier

Autor/a de Zombies vs. Unicorns

18+ obres 6,330 Membres 427 Ressenyes 5 preferits

Sobre l'autor

Justine Larbalestier was born and raised in Sydney, Australia. She is a young-adult fiction author and is best known for the Magic or Madness trilogy: Magic or Madness, Magic Lessons and Magic's Child. Her other works include Liar, How to Ditch Your Fairy, and The Battle of the Sexes in Science mostra'n més Fiction. In 2014 her title, Razorhurst, won the Aurealis Award in the Horror Novel category. This title also made the Inky Awards 2015 shortlist and the Queensland Literary Awards 2015 shortlist in the Young Adult category. She will be at the Melbourne Writers Festival Schools Program 2015. My Sister Rosa, published January 2016, won the 2018 Adelaide Festival Awards for Literature, Young adult fiction. (Bowker Author Biography) mostra'n menys
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Obres de Justine Larbalestier

Zombies vs. Unicorns (2010) — Editor — 1,299 exemplars
Liar (2009) 1,097 exemplars
Magic or Madness (2005) 938 exemplars
How to Ditch Your Fairy (2008) 785 exemplars
Magic Lessons (2006) 547 exemplars
Magic's Child (2007) 406 exemplars
Team Human (2012) 384 exemplars
My Sister Rosa (2016) 319 exemplars
Razorhurst (2015) 188 exemplars
The Magic of Reason (2007) 48 exemplars

Obres associades

Love Is Hell (2008) — Col·laborador — 462 exemplars
Fighting the Forces: What's at Stake in Buffy the Vampire Slayer? (2002) — Col·laborador — 227 exemplars
Come On In (2020) — Col·laborador — 109 exemplars
Eat the Sky, Drink the Ocean (2014) — Col·laborador — 95 exemplars
First Kiss (Then Tell): A Collection of True Lip-Locked Moments (2007) — Col·laborador — 94 exemplars
Nebula Awards Showcase 2008 (2008) — Col·laborador — 90 exemplars
Letters to Tiptree (2015) — Col·laborador — 54 exemplars
Agog! Smashing Stories (2004) — Col·laborador — 18 exemplars
The WisCon Chronicles Vol. 11: Trials by Whiteness (2017) — Col·laborador — 7 exemplars
The Best of Strange Horizons: Year Two (2004) — Col·laborador — 7 exemplars


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Um, yeah. I haven't read a book this fast in ages. Very engrossing.
unsurefooted | Hi ha 22 ressenyes més | Feb 25, 2024 |
This book was annoying. I wanted to like it, but it switched back and forth between the present, past, and family/Micah history. Plus, the whole werewolf thing made me want to just stop reading it half way through. It wasn't typical teenage angst, it had no redeeming qualities to me at all. You make the decision on whether she is really a werewolf or just plain crazy at the end. Personally, I don't care. She was not a sympathetic character at all.
BrandyWinn | Hi ha 102 ressenyes més | Feb 2, 2024 |
Not a fan. Didn’t care about the characters, found the dialog repetitive and annoying and the part about ghosts truly served no purpose.

Extra big creep factor that one of the main characters “Glory’s best girl” is a seasoned prostitute with a city wide reputation and seemingly huge list of dead lovers and it’s revealed that she’s only 16......which is just gross in about 1000 ways. The main talking ghost is her dead boyfriend...who is 36.

From an old subscription box
hmonkeyreads | Hi ha 10 ressenyes més | Jan 25, 2024 |
Oddly enough this is my first time reading anything longer by either author. I've read short stories by both of them, but for one reason or another I haven't read their solo novels. This probably was a good thing as I've often found when reading jointly written books by authors I've read solo works from, I have trouble focusing.

TEAM HUMAN was an enjoyable read, and appreciated in the vastness of YA paranormal lit these days. I found the discussions of the pros and cons of turning to be the most fascinating; its an aspect that's hardly ever discussed. The realities of the change, the toll that it can take on people who aren't prepared--these were thoughtfully discussed.

Mel's distrust of vampires, while well-founded, tainted the narrative somewhat. The book itself is meant to be a satire--not quite a parody because it deals with topics like prejudice and learning to let go, but its supposed to be a send-up of the genre. That said, it makes Mel as biased as any of the girls in other novels who go ga-ga over the vampires. It sometimes made it hard for me to take what she said with the seriousness she intended.

Much like Daniel Waters "Generation Dead" books, Larbalestier and Brennan take a paranormal topic (in this case vampires) and use it as a catalyst to discuss the prejudice of human nature. Its natural to be wary of the unknown, and work hard to protect those we love from it. Thing is we can take (and almost always do) take it overboard. Toss in high schoolers and things just get crazy. They're careful to never take things too extreme, to have Mel emphasis her reasoning and investigate anything that sounds too out there.

This would make for a good summer read or to hand to your friend who seems a bit too into the sparkly brethren.
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lexilewords | Hi ha 39 ressenyes més | Dec 28, 2023 |



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