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).

Mandy

5 comments:

Juju from Tales of Whimsy said...

This does sound excellent :)

Falling Off The Shelf said...

Sounds very interesting! Love that cover too!

...MY NAME IS ELENI AND I AM A BOOKAHOLIC... 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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