Posted by panaura on April 3rd, 2010
From new spins on classic tales to otherworldly magical adventures, this week’s books were fantastic. The Ever Breath by Julianna Baggott, and Here Lies Arthur by Philip Reeve both had that special quality that keeps you engaged and yearning for another piece of the story.
The Ever Breath follows twins Truman and Camille as they discover a secret about their family’s history. Their father was from another world known as the Breath World. And now he has returned to his homeland. But he’s in danger, and Truman and Camille travel to the Breath World to rescue him.
Here Lies Arthur is a new tale of King Arthur told through the eyes of a young apprentice named Gwyna. After her village was burned, Arthur’s bard, Myrddin, takes her in and disguises her as a boy so she can be his apprentice. But as she grows, its hard to keep her gender a secret. Soon Gwyna, a.k.a “Gwen,” will have to reveal her identity.