Thursday, 27 August 2009
Throwdown Thursday (3)
Throwdown Thursday is a new meme started by Kate at The Neverending Shelf. This is a weekly thing where we tackle books with similar characters, covers, themes, etc. to determine which one rocks more. And it is up to YOU to determine the winner!
Last week, my throwdown was between Cyn Balog’s Fairy Tale and Aprilynne Pike’s Wings. And the winner was…
Actually, it was a tie. It seems you guys think this blog is big enough for the both of ’em, and I would have to agree.
My throwdown this week is between two YA books in the speculative fiction genre where, whatever else the protagonists do, there's a pretty good chance they're going under the knife. In the first, all teenagers undergo drastic surgery at sixteen - new noses, new teeth, new bones… whether they want them or not. In the second, any teenager who isn’t wanted can be ‘unwound’ for their body parts: dissected while they’re still alive… until they’re not.
Uglies by Scott Westerfeld?
Or Unwind by Neal Shusterman?
Which one gets your vote?