Restoring Harmony Playlist

Friday, November 26, 2010 | | 3 comments ♥
I had the opportunity to read Restoring Harmony by Joelle Anthony (review here) through The Teen {Book} Scene! As part of the book tour, I was asked to make a playlist of songs that I feel fit in with Restoring Harmony. Since Molly, our main character, plays the fiddle, I tried to find some more folksy songs, and then I threw a few extra in. I've linked all the songs with their Youtube videos. Enjoy!

1)Spit on a Stranger- Nickel Creek
2)Sunny Came Home- Shawn Colvin
3)We Used to Wait- Arcade Fire
4)Long Time Traveler- The Wailin' Jennys
5)After the Storm- Mumford and Sons
6)Belong- The Cary Brothers

Restoring Harmony by Joelle Anthony

Thursday, November 25, 2010 | | 1 comments ♥
The year is 2041, and sixteen-year-old Molly McClure has lived a relatively quiet life on an isolated farming island in Canada, but when her family fears the worst may have happened to her grandparents in the US, Molly must brave the dangerous, chaotic world left after global economic collapse—one of massive oil shortages, rampant crime, and abandoned cities.

Molly is relieved to find her grandparents alive in their Portland suburb, but they're financially ruined and practically starving. What should've been a quick trip turns into a full-fledged rescue mission. And when Molly witnesses something the local crime bosses wishes she hadn't, Molly's only way home may be to beat them at their own game. Luckily, there's a handsome stranger who's willing to help. Restoring Harmony is a riveting, fast-paced dystopian tale complete with adventure and romance that readers will devour.
I was able to read Restoring Harmony courtesy of The Teen {Book} Scene.

Dystopian stories have always been a favorite of mine; they're usually fast-paced and brimming with suspense and the ever-present longing to explore the world the author created. Thankfully, Restoring Harmony does not disappoint on any of these counts. The reader is led on a journey through a futuristic and poverty-stricken North America, with Molly, our determined and musically-inclined main character.

Undoubtedly, one of my favorite bits of the book are the harvesting scenes. As a kid, I used to have a vegetable garden, and I loved collecting all the tomatoes and squash and cucumbers. So while I may just have positive connotations with gardening, I found those scenes in particular to be very lovely. It's clear that Anthony put a lot of heart into this book, and I'm sure I'm not the only reader to see that. Go look for it!

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