06 October 2010

"Waiting On" Wednesday is an event hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine. The purpose of this weekly event is to spotlight a soon-to-be-released book that you are very much anticipating. "Waiting On" Wednesday will also give bloggers an opportunity to share ideas for our TBR lists.



Title: The Marbury Lens
Author: Andrew Smith
Publisher: Feiwel & Friends, 368 Pages (November 9th 2010)
Preorder here: Amazon, Borders, Barns and Noble, The Book Depository

Synopsis: Sixteen-year-old Jack gets drunk and is in the wrong place at the wrong time. He is kidnapped. He escapes, narrowly. The only person he tells is his best friend, Conner. When they arrive in London as planned for summer break, a stranger hands Jack a pair of glasses. Through the lenses, he sees another world called Marbury.

There is war in Marbury. It is a desolate and murderous place where Jack is responsible for the survival of two younger boys. Conner is there, too. But he’s trying to kill them.

Meanwhile, Jack is falling in love with an English girl, and afraid he’s losing his mind. Conner tells Jack it’s going to be okay. But it’s not.

As I've mentioned before, I'm always on the look out for something different and I think this one fits the bill, don't you? Like me, who else will be reading this one? HUGE added plus whenever a book is set in the UK. :)

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7 comments:

  1. This one does look interesting! Great pick!

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  2. Great choice - sounds very Phillip Pullman-ish!

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  3. This sounds really interesting!

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  4. I just love the cover. Its so unique and cool. The plot is also good too.
    Pokadots1121@yahoo.com

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  5. Thanks for the shout-out. The book will be coming out on November 9, and I hope you like it. And, yes, much of it takes place in London and Blackpool, where I spent much time as a kid.

    Andrew

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