THE INVENTION OF HUGO CABRET by Brian Selznick
(published 2007; read synopsis)
I first heard of this book after watching the film Hugo, which I quickly became a huge fan of. I didn't realise it was a book to film adaptation until I saw the special features on the DVD. I loved the movie so much that I quickly ordered it online. The book looks huge, but it is jam-packed with beautiful illustrations and pictures galore, as well as words of course.
Below are photos of the hardcover's jacket and the book without the jacket. And I also took a short little video of me flipping through the book quickly, so you can get an idea of what it's really like (awesome is what it's really like!).
TRYING WAR by S.D. Gentill (The Hero Trilogy, #2)
(published 2012, Pantera Press. read synopsis)
This is the sequel to Chasing Odysseus and the second book in the Hero Trilogy. These books are rooted in Ancient Greek mythology, and I really loved Chasing Odysseus so I was extremely excited to receive this book as a review copy from the author's publicist. For some odd reason I really like the obscure covers of these books. Click here for my review of Chasing Odysseus.
Stay tuned for my next post: What I got from the library!