Monday, February 17, 2014

The Sound and the Echoes by Dew Pellucid

      A while ago I received this beautiful book from the author, Dew Pellucid. It was one of only a few hardcover copies. On top of that, it has colored illustrations and is a signed editor's copy!
      It is about a boy named will, whose sister has been missing for a very long time, and all that he and his family knows is that she disappeared near the frozen lake they live near. One day he decides to go investigate, to try to find out what happened to her. Instead, he discovered something he never would have expected - the world of the Echoes. The Echoes are a sort of people. Each of us is a Sound, and each of these Sounds has an Echo, who is their own independent person. Soon Will discovers that he is the Sound of the Echo prince, and that the False King is trying to kill him, because when a Sound dies, the law says that their Echo must to. So Will embarks on a grand adventure. 
      For the official summary, you can view the book on Goodreads.
      This book is engaging and well written, not to mention well-loved by those who have read it, most of whom wish for a sequel. 
      Here are two pictures of the beautiful book. This artwork is amazing....

      Great news! This book is now free on Kindle! I recommend that you get it, you won't be disappointed. It is also a great read-aloud to kids :)
      And......there is a Facebook page! She posts quotes, not just from the book, beautiful pictures, as well as the occasional giveaway. 
Here is another beautiful gift that I won from Dew:

Saturday, February 15, 2014

Another Adiobook Filled Summer!

      Listen up audiobook lovers! Another summer of free audiobooks is coming up! I signed up for this program last year, and I was marvelous!
      Each Thursday of the summer, you are allowed to download two free audiobooks, one a classic and one a more recent title.
      It was a bit confusing for me when I was trying to figure out how it worked, but it is simple as long as you have an overdrive account. Overdrive is also used by the library for digital media.
      They already have their list of audiobooks, which is here. I am really excited about some of these, and two of my favorite authors have books listed. (Eoin Colfer's W.A.R.P. and Nancy Springer's Enola Holmes.)
      I wanted to give you all some early notice, and hope you'll enjoy it as much as I have!