THE LAIR by EMILY McKAY
Movie Rating: R for language
Inappropriate Scenes: None
Swearing: lots of uses of S**t, D**n, A*s, G**D**n, and the f-bomb
# of Pages: 424 (paperback)
Genre: YA Dystopian
Release Date: November 5, 2013
After making it to a resistance base camp in Utah, Lily learned to survive at all costs. But when a Tick attack decimates the fighters, Lily and her pregnant friend, McKenna, decide to make the hard trek north to Canada—and safety.
Meanwhile, Mel is being taught how to survive by the very vampire that turned her. Living without her sister is hard, but dealing with the fact that her autism was cured by the vampire bite is an even bigger challenge.
But when a monstrous betrayal places Lily in mortal danger, Mel must set out to find her, save her, and begin to unravel the empire of destruction that the Ticks have built.
My Review:I'm a huge fan of The Farm. Huge. Vampires, Ticks, and Greens, oh my! The Lair was not as good as The Farm but still really good.
Pros: Nonstop action starting at page 1 and ending at page 424. There was romance but not too much romance that took away from the plot and the story. And the way that Ms. McKay so skillfully weaves those little surprises into the story is just amazing. I literally gasped and went, "Ooooooo." (yeah, my mom thought I was crazy) And that little twist at the complete end of the book was just torture! Now, I'm sitting here bawling my eyes out. (not really, but close) I mean, Why why why was that necessary? *sobs*
Cons: So basically I only have two issues with The Lair. One, the cliffhanger. (who likes a cliffhanger?) And second, the over-the-top swearing. And it was mostly just Carter's character that did it! That made me think that Ms. McKay (who really is a wonderful author) wanted to make Carter a more kick-butt character. But instead of making him more kick-butt, she made him seem like a guy who didn't have enough education to use a proper adjective to describe how he was feeling and instead had to use a caveman's words.
Other notes: I really want you all to know that even though I was disappointed in the language, I loved this book and am so super pumped to read the next one. Recommend to everyone who doesn't mind swearing! It was a fantastic book, with a fantastic plot, with fantastic surprises, and fantastic characters. Can you imagine just how wonderful a movie based of this series would be? Words couldn't describe. :-) Until next time, Ms. McKay. Keep up the good writing!
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