Wednesday, May 19, 2010

To Be Reviewed

Just a note on what I have lined up for review.  Of course it won't necessarily happen in this order.  I'll get these read and post more information as soon as I can!

Malice by Chris Wooding
Once you get into the story, there's no way out.  Everyone's heard the rumors.  If you gather the right things and say the right words, you'll be taken to Malice, a world that exists inside a horrifying comic book.  It's a world that few kids know about and even fewer survive.  Seth and Kady think it's all a silly myth.  But when their friend Luke disappears, suddenly the rumors don't seem silly after all.  Malice is real.  Malice is deadly.  And Seth and Kady are about to be trapped inside it.

The Story of Cirrus Flux by Matthew Skelton
In 1783 London, the destiny of an orphaned boy and girl becomes intertwined as the boy, Cirrus Flux, is pursued by a sinister woman mesmerist, a tiny man with an all-seeing eye, and a skull-collecting scoundrel, all of whom believe that he possesses an orb containing a divine power.

Finnikin of the Rock by Melina Marchetta
Now on the cusp of manhood, Finnikin, who was a child when the royal family of Lumatere was brutally murdered and replaced by an imposter, reluctantly joins forces with an enigmatic young novice and fellow-exile, who claims that her dark dreams will lead them to a surviving royal child and a way to regain the throne of Lumatere.

For the Win by Cory Doctorow
Couldn't find a short description for this one, so here's mine.  In his new novel Doctorow explores the world of online gameplay, but things are more serious for those with money.  As online gameplay rules the world economy a group of subversives attempt to challenge the status quo.

The Last Thing I Remember by Andrew Klaven
High school student Charlie West awakens bloody and bruised in a concrete bunker, only to discover that he has lost a year of his life and remembers nothing about escaping from prison after being convicted of murdering his former best friend, or why he is being pursued by both the law and a group of terrorists trying to bring down the government of the United States.

Four thousand years ago the world's first super human walked the earth.  Possessing the strength of one hundred men, skin impervious to attack, and the ability to read minds, this immortal being used his power to conquer and enslave nations.  Now plans are in motion that will transport this super human to the present, where he'll usher in a new age of tyranny unlike anything the world has ever seen.

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