Monday, September 12, 2011

Cold and Furry!

DNA = dieofcute!
Ann Halam's Siberia doesn't just have the usual things I like in a YA novel: a grim, post-apocalyptic setting, a boarding school, a plucky, rebellious heroine, and a heroic journey through the snow (c'mon, I'm a Tucsonan, I need some vicarious cold). It also has an added bonus: cute fictional creatures!
I don't want to give away too much about this plot, because it's full of surprises, but let's just say that some of the surprises are extremely adorable.

If you're looking for a sci-fi adventure starring a younger character (Sloe isn’t just plucky and rebellious: she’s also only thirteen!), with a fast-paced, complicated plot, and characters who aren't what they seem, check this one out! You might also want to try The Golden Compass, which is very similar, in a steampunk fantasy kind of way.


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