"In a hole in the ground there lived a hobbit. Not a nasty, dirty, wet hole, filled with the ends of worms and an oozy smell, nor yet a dry, bare, sandy hole with nothing in it to sit down on or to eat: it was a hobbit-hole, and that means comfort."
In Enclave, the first in the dystopian Razorland series by Ann Aguirre, Deuce is a Huntress, responsible for the dangerous mission of gathering food outside the enclave. She is partnered with Fade, a mysterious and confusing boy as the threat from presumably mindless monsters, known as Freaks, grows.
Watch the book trailer for more details and try Enclaveor the rest of the books in the series, Outpost and Horde.
Downloadable of the Week: Finishing School series by Gail Carriger
In Gail Carriger’s Finishing School series, young women at Mademoiselle Geraldine’s Finishing Academy for Young Ladies of Quality, young women learn both the rules of polite society and the fine art of espionage. Download Etiquette & Espionage in ebook or downloadable audio or the sequel, Curtsies & Conspiracies, in ebook!
I suppose earlier generations had to sit through all this huffing and puffing with the invention of television, the phone, cinema, radio, the car, the bicycle, printing, the wheel and so on, but you would think we would learn the way these things work, which is this:
1) everything that’s already in the world when you’re born is just normal;
2) anything that gets invented between then and before you turn thirty is incredibly exciting and creative and with any luck you can make a career out of it;
3) anything that gets invented after you’re thirty is against the natural order of things and the beginning of the end of civilisation as we know it until it’s been around for about ten years when it gradually turns out to be alright really.
Apply this list to movies, rock music, word processors and mobile phones to work out how old you are.
Happy Book Trailer Monday! Have you read the Finishing School series by Gail Carriger?
I am a huge fan of Gail Carriger’s Parasol Protectorate series (start with Soulless if you’re interested in steampunk/paranormal/historical romance/fun,) but I haven’t tried her young adult series, which kicks off with Etiquette & Espionage. The premise is fantastic! At Mademoiselle Geraldine’s Finishing Academy for Young Ladies of Quality, young women learn the rules of polite society, but they also learn to be deadly spies. Try the sequel, Curtsies & Conspiracies, if you liked the first book in the series.