Salt takes place in a world ruled by the Company , with the aim of making money. Society is highly stratified. It is not our world, but it is not an unfamiliar world. Hari, from the Burrows, must save his father from the Deep Salt. Pearl, from the Company, must save her self from an unwanted marriage. When they meet, they have to save much more.
I found myself impatient when I read this book. Partly because I felt like I could see what was happening, but more because the tension kept mounting. The ending was very satisfying, and yet I am happy there is a second book. Which I must go order now.
We had a house concert last Saturday — so there was a ton and half of work to be done. Much lees reading time, but I did read two.
Blameless by Gail Carriger– happily the ending was not a cliff hanger , because book four isn’t out until June or july.
I also read The Candidates by Inara Scott. YA and sadly too YA for me to read the next book. the ending was really good , but it draggggeed . premise: girl who is pretty ordinary has a special power . Suddenly offer a scholarship to a great school , she doesn’t know why — but we do And we wait and wait and wait for it to be discovered. With all the additional teen age drama . Not a horrid book, but not a YA book for adults.
Rot & Ruin by Jonathan mayberry Zombies — see below
iDrakula by Bekka Black. A reteling of dracula using text and email. silly , but fun
Changeless by Gail Carriger . This is the second book in the Parasol Protectorate series. i expected to want to read the third , not Need the third book now
and I just finished Songs for a Teenage nomad by Kim Culbertson. A quick read , compelling story about a 15 yr old girl whose mom is always on the move . She thinks she knows why, but she doesn’t really. Ernest, a little movie of the week , but pretty good
Zombies are not my monsters . They are boring. They just run around brainlessly eating people. but now I’ve read three good zombie books.
The first was World War Z , by Max Brooks which an episodic, vegnet style book using reports, news paper accounts, diaries entries to tell the story of a war against zombies.
The second was Feed by Mira Grant. which was more of a political thriller after we created a world full of zombies.
And I just finished Rot and Ruin by Jonathan Marberry. it is a YA book where the kids – just remember the zombie uprising. and while the zombies are still, zombies – it adds the humanity back to monsters. A really good compelling story
I love cauliflower, it is such a versatile vegetable. Last night I had it as a soup at the Essanay Cafe . At home I often eat it steamed or stir fried. Or mashed like potatoes with cheddar cheese. tomorrow I am getting roasted cauliflower turnovers from The Niles Pie Company .