Tuesday, January 26, 2010
Waiting on Wednesday (50)--Two Lovely Books from Philip Reeve
Fever Crumb by Philip Reeve
Release Date: April 1, 2010 from Scholastic
Fever Crumb is a girl who has been adopted and raised by Dr. Crumb, a member of the order of Engineers, where she serves as apprentice. In a time and place where women are not seen as reasonable creatures, Fever is an anomaly, the only female to serve in the order. Soon though, she must say goodbye to Dr. Crumb-nearly the only person she's ever known-to assist archaeologist Kit Solent on a top-secret project. As her work begins, Fever is plagued by memories that are not her own and Kit seems to have a particular interest in finding out what they are. Fever has also been singled out by city-dwellers who declare her part Scriven. The Scriveners, not human, ruled the city some years ago but were hunted down and killed in a victorious uprising by the people. If there are any remaining Scriven, they are to be eliminated. All Fever knows is what she's been told: that she is an orphan. Is Fever a Scriven? Whose memories does she hold? Is the mystery of Fever, adopted daughter of Dr. Crumb, the key to the secret that lies at the heart of London?
Haunting, arresting, and astonishingly original, Fever Crumb will delight and surprise readers at every fast-paced, breathless turn.
Philip Reeve is the bestselling author of the Mortal Engines quartet and the highly acclaimed Here Lies Arthur. He lives in Dartmoor, England with his wife and son.
Okay, so I've actually already read this one. I love the Mortal Engines series, so I ordered this one from Amazon UK, but luckily for all of you, dear readers, it is coming out here in April. I highly recommend this book. It's a fantastic read (review is coming soon). So what I'm really waiting for this week is the sequel which is coming our in April in the UK.
A Web of Air by Philip Reeve
Release Date: April 5, 2010 UK from Scholastic
Two years ago, Fever Crumb escaped the war-torn city of London in a travelling theatre. Now she arrives in the extraordinary crater city of Mayda, where buildings ascend the cliffs on funicular rails, and a mysterious recluse is building a machine that can fly. Fever is the engineer he needs - but ruthless enemies will kill to possess their secrets. This is the fabulous sixth book in the "Mortal Engines" series, from the brilliant and award-winning Philip Reeve.
Yay, a new Mortal Engines book!! I will be ordering this one from the UK as well, because I can't wait. These books are probably in my top 5 of all time. They are steampunky, dystopic (is that a word?), and post-apocalyptic all rolled into one. They are made of awesome. Can you tell I like them?!