The Farm by Emily McKay

Posted May 25, 2013 by kimberly CG in Bookclub Reviews / 0 Comments

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The Farm by Emily McKayThe Farm by Emily McKay
Series: The Farm #1
Published by Berkley on December 4th 2012
Genres: Paranormal Romance, Young Adult
Pages: 420
Source: Purchased

Life was different in the Before: before vampires began devouring humans in a swarm across America; before the surviving young people were rounded up and quarantined. These days, we know what those quarantines are—holding pens where human blood is turned into more food for the undead monsters, known as Ticks. Surrounded by electrical fences, most kids try to survive the Farms by turning on each other…
And when trust is a thing of the past, escape is nearly impossible.
Lily and her twin sister Mel have a plan. Though Mel can barely communicate, her autism helps her notice things no one else notices—like the portion of electrical fence that gets turned off every night. Getting across won’t be easy, but as Lily gathers what they need to escape, a familiar face appears out of nowhere, offering to help…
Carter was a schoolmate of Lily’s in the Before. Managing to evade capture until now, he has valuable knowledge of the outside world. But like everyone on the Farm, Carter has his own agenda, and he knows that behind the Ticks is an even more dangerous threat to the human race...


The Farm is a Young Adult novel. Many of our group are not interested in Young Adult, so while not as many read it, it still received a solid rating of 7.6 out of 10. Those that did read it enjoyed the twists, the suspense, and the unique characters. One reader commented that the “author immersed me in the world”, while another mentioned that she is eagerly looking forward to the next in the series

Converted from 7.6 to 4 stars for blog.



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