This is the first book I ever reviewed, and it's practically perfect. A wonderful, strong heroine; world-building to die for; a love story you can't help but warm to.
The Compound - S.A. Bodeen
The story of a family living underground in a nuclear bunker was always going to appeal to me, but what I got far exceeded my expectations. This one's all about the incredible tension, and the question of what exactly you'd do to survive. Mind-blowing.
The story of a girl who gets sucked into other people's dreams - and nightmares. This one is a quick read, but it packs a punch. Also, the romance is one of the most credible and compelling of recent YA fiction. Loved it.
In other words, it's been an amazing five months. Here's to 2009!