Monday, October 5, 2009

I Want To Read *Salt* Like WHOA!

I just went out to our teen bookshelf and found this guy just hanging out, overlooked.

Salt, the first in a trilogy, looks really cool. *turning it over* Ooh, Bernard Beckett has an author blurb about it: "From a storyteller who makes the craft look effortless...Salt is brutal and uplifting in equal measure". Well, when you write a book like Genesis, you get to recommend anything you want to me, Mr. Beckett.

Oh hey, also, maps! I love when books have maps, especially when they are made up places. The author has more than 40 books to his name, both written for adults and teens. Why have I not heard of Maurice Gee before?

The inside jacket flap leaves the story sounding vague, which is exciting. I hate knowing everything about a book going in. Here is the library summary:

In this compelling fantasy Hari and Pearl must discover the secrets of Deep Salt in order to rescue Hari's father Tarl. Their journey becomes far more than a quest to save Tarl--their world is on the brink of unspeakable terror.

This sounds so good. I think I will inch it into my book list for Dystopian Teen Week (I'm going to figure out the exact days of DTW by Wednesday).



Tales of Whimsy said...

This does sound excellent :)

Jenni @ Falling Off The Shelf said...

Sounds very interesting! Love that cover too!

Eleni said...

Hm, this sounds cool!

brizmus said...

This does sound really good! I'm also wondering how I had never heard of him before.

Mandy said...

He's a New Zealand writer. I haven't seen any bloggers review this book before. I'm still pretty excited for it.


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