Sunday, March 13, 2011

new book #1

This book has been on my list ever since I finished Incarceron last year. Incarceron is about Finn who lives inside the live prison, and Claudia, who lives out. She lives among the priveleged in a stagnant society mimicking a time that never existed. She tries to help Finn get out.

Sappique is the sequel (Isn't the cover beautiful? Covers attract me. I'm a moth to their luminous light.). Mind you Incarceron does stand on its own but ending does not wrap everything up with a pretty ribbon. Much is left to the reader's imagination or guesswork and hopefully Sapphique will tell the rest of the story. But I didn't look at the inside cover. I'm just going to open the book and start reading, knowing that I'm in for a treat. Because Catherine Fisher is my one of my favorite writers; she knows how to write a story with real and true characters to care about, flawed characters, evil characters, strange characters but all interesting characters and possessing their own motives, which moves the story of this place stuck in time. I can't wait to begin!

But first I have to finish Perdido Street Station by China Mieville. I'll just share one quick thing about this book (which I definitely recommend if you like your fantasy a little dark and twisted). There are these creatures in it called Slake-moths. They suck you dry of sentience and leave you a mindless drooling idiot. Now I ask you, is not slake-moth exactly the perfect name for such a creature?

ps enjoy your sunday; it's actually sweater weather here! Yay!

3 comments:

  1. Oh, I've never heard of this collection, I'll have to give it a look. And yes, the cover is really cool looking. :-D

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  2. Ooooo, that is a perfect name. How creepy! That cover is gorgeous, btw. They tend to draw me, too.

    I have a whole list I need to get read and I keep getting sidetracked with new finds. Ah well...

    Have a great week!

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