Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Waiting Wednesday The Boy From Ilysies by Pearl North

Wednesday, August 4, 2010
"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Jill at Breaking the SpineThis meme spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.


This week I am spotlighting Pearl North's sequel to the Libyrinth series.  If you have yet to read her first book I highly recommend it as a must read for bookaholics. You can find out more about Libyrinth from my recent review and interview with Ms North.

  • Reading level: Young Adult
  • Hardcover: 320 pages
  • Publisher: Tor Teen (November 9, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0765320975
  • ISBN-13: 978-0765320971
The magical sequel to Pearl North’s critically acclaimed debut novel, Libyrinth
On a world light-years away, Earth is long forgotten, except for the knowledge protected in the vast libyrinth. But that knowledge was threatened by the Singers, who for generations beyond remembering have relied on oral storytelling. They sought to destroy the books in the libyrinth, which they thought would—if read—kill the words they sing, and the knowledge in their songs.

Now a Song has created peace between the Singers and the Libyrarians who work in the libyrinth. However, the libyrinth is quickly running out of food, and the survival of the ancient edifice and those who serve it may depend on Po, a young Ilysian who has had trouble adjusting to life at the libyrinth. Caught between his longings for acceptance and the Machiavellian tactics of his queen, Po is tricked into a crime that causes him to be cast out. He may return only if he retrieves a legendary artifact that may be the answer to all of the libyrinth’s problems…or could turn the world into a barren, lifeless ruin. For Po, life has finally become exciting…but the cost may be his life, and the lives of those he loves.
The Boy From Ilysies is an exciting, fast-paced novel about acceptance, growing up, and learning to trust oneself. (Publisher's summary from Amazon)

17 comments:

Alison said...

I haven't heard of this book or the book that preceded it. It sounds intriguing. The cover looks like something that belongs in MG, but it's listed as YA. Which genre do you think it fits better?
Alison Can Read

Shweta said...

I always get to know abt so many new books through your blog Jan :) Will check out your review :)

thebookfairyhaven said...

Gosh, this sounds so interesting. I am off to read your review because I haven't heard of Libyrinth either. Great pick Jan!

GABY said...

I haven't read this series but it sounds interesting. Thanks for sharing!

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Alayne said...

Sounds very fantastical and interesting. Great pick! My WOW is at The Crowded Leaf.

Sarah said...

I have had book one in this series on my TBR list for a while and I keep seeing it pop up everywhere. I am going to have to move it up on my list!

Thanks for sharing & happy reading!

Lori said...

I haven't heard of this book. I hope that you get your book soon, and that it is everything you hope it to be. Here's my WOW Happy reading!

By the by, Love the banner...

Jenny N. said...

I haven't read the first book either but the synopsis of this one sounds good.

Lily Child said...

Just stumbled across your blog and fell in love with it! Will now follow! :)

Daisy said...

This sounds really good! I'm adding the first book to my to-read list.

Book Sake said...

This looks like a great series, thanks for bringing it to our attention.

Our pick is at BookSake.

Lizzy said...

Despite hearing really good things about it, I still haven't read Libyrinth. I'll have to read it in time for the release of the sequel. Great pick :)

Elena said...

Hi! Thanks for following me. I really like your blog!

-Elena

Ava said...

I haven't heard of this one but it sounds like a great pick! :)

Darlyn said...

Wow..This story is interesting!I love something to do with magic!Labyrinth sounds magical enough.Off to read the review!

Carrie at In the Hammock Blog said...

great pick! i love your header!!

Sarah said...

I could'nt get into Libyrinth, but this sounds interesting...Maybe I'll give the first one another try :)

 
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