Thursday, May 13, 2010

Book Recommendation - The Sweet Far Thing

The Sweet Far Thing
By Libba Bray

Blurb: "The Order - the mysterious group her mother was once part of - is grappling for control of the realms, as is the Rakshana. Spence's burned East Wing is being rebuilt, but why now? Gemma and her friends see Pippa, but she is not the same. And their friendship faces its gravest trial as Gemma must decide once and for all what role she is meant for."

I couldn't put it down. 800 plus pages, be darned!  It was an enthralling read.

Felicity is definitely what made the story for me. She was such a vibrant character and we really got to learn a lot about her in this book. Finally we understand her motivations that had only been hinted at before.
And Poppy warriors scare me. I'll take the gargoyle from the roof thankyouverymuch.

It's an enchanting world with issues that cross the boundaries of normal YA literature right into your living room. Clear your calendar. You'll be reading.  ;)

Next week- Spells by Aprilynne Pike

1 comment:

Jen said...

I just fell across your blog and I'm already loving it! Your background is great!

This novel sounds like one I would read. The cover was something I would have picked up to read the back so you've basically given me enough to go and pick it up! Luckily I'm making a trip to B&N and starbucks this evening so I'll have to check it out!

I look forward to hearing about Spells it sounds like a great read! I've heard a bit about it!