August 06, 2010
Buy Sacred Scars from an independent bookstore near you!
Buy The Selected Works of TS Spivet from an independent bookstore near you!
Other reads this past month, in capsule form: Zenith by Julie Bertagna, the sequel to Exodus – continues the story of Mara and Fox, and adds a third main character to the mix who's an intriguing sort of sea gypsy. I'm still a little taken aback by some of the names in the story (which is odd, since I'm used to reading all kinds of sci-fi and fantasy with all manner of bizarre naming conventions) but there you go. Certain parts of the story whizzed past a little quickly for my taste, but it was still a fun ride in a very immersive world. … Fat Cat by Robin Brande, which I've been meaning to read for ages and I am SO GLAD I finally did. I feel like our blog bud is really a kindred spirit now, and I felt like I should have read this a long time ago because intrepid and brainy Cat reminds me quite a lot of Asha, my narrator in The Latte Rebellion. Plus it's also a story of a crazy scheme in which hilarity (and personal growth) ensues. Yay! … Operation Yes by another blog bud, Sara Lewis Holmes, was also part of my July reading—I'll let Tanita do the talking on that one, so as to minimize repeat reviews. :)
I checked out all of these books at the library.