Saturday, July 07, 2007

Declaration by Gemma Malley, RA Copy, due out Oct 2007

Set in a dystopian future, this book will be a good read for the YA crowd. In fact, my niece took my copy back to college with her for a light read. Well, non-course-related read.

The book does a nice job of exploring what might happen if one could live forever. If everyone could live forever. Overcrowding, limited resources, and who gets access to resources and who does not. Those born without permission are warehoused in orphanages and taught that their only goal in life is to be Useful. Few are born without permission.

It has a lot of Britishisms but should still be accessible to the US YA reader. It's also good for the adult reader who wants a quick read.

What I'm Reading Now
The Hunt by Allison Brennan. As in The Prey, Brennan has a fast-paced story with good characters and a mystery.

What I'm Hearing Now
Nothing. I still have Cornwell in the car but the car is in Arizona and I'm not

Musical Motif du jour
Pie Jesu and Alleluia have now left my mind. I guess I was mentally singing my father to heaven. His service was also all about the music. I'm gonna miss him a lot. At the moment, the sounds of robins, mourning doves, cedar waxwings, and owls seem to be my music.

1 comment:

zirelda said...

Early morning birds are my favorite music.

I just finished "The Secret Life of Bees" and am now reading "12 Straight" I love the Stephanie Plum series.