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Wednesday, 13 January 2010

Waiting on Wednesday: Halo

This meme is hosted by Jill @ Breaking the Spine.

So, the book I canoot wait to read this week is:

Halo by Zizou Corder
Released 4th February 2010, Puffin


Summary from Amazon:
Washed ashore as a baby in ancient Greece, Halo is discovered by a family of centaurs. Although her true identity remains a mystery, she is loved as one of their own. But when Halo is dragged away by fishermen, her wild adventure begins . . . Halo soon realizes that if she is to survive then she must live in disguise – as a boy. A violent war is threatening to erupt and Halo is at the mercy of the mighty Spartan warriors. And as she battles to hide her secret, Halo never forgets her quest to find out who she is – and where she really came from.

Me again:
More historical fantasy fiction! I just love the idea of having a brother who is a centaur.  I also happen to love Greek mythology. I read an article in Puffin Post about this book where the authors were explaining their inspiration for writing it. Zizou Corder is a mother daughter team. How cool! Their article completely hooked me!

17 comments:

Luisa at Chicklish said...

Thanks a lot for posting about this - it sounds interesting!

Simcha said...

Wow, this sounds like a really interesting book. I look forward to reading your review of it.

Melissa said...

Ohhhh I love this concept!!! I definitely want to check this out :)

Juju at Tales of Whimsy.com said...

O cooool pick :)

Elie said...

This looks interesting, it would be a big change from what I currently read. Great pick

brizmus said...

Oh, I LOVE historical fantasy fiction! This looks awesome!

Shweta said...

Looks like a great book Becky.. I am fan of His -Fic so can't wait to read it ..And thanks for all the nice words you left on my blog. I sorted out the mess.:)

Book Snob said...

This book sounds crazy good. I love historical fiction. Great pick!

Alayne said...

Looks cute and good! My pick is at The Crowded Leaf.

Lauren said...

This does sound intriguing! I'm always interested in how those two-person writing teams work, too.

Kelsey said...

Wow great pick. I love greek mythology as well :)

Bookalicious Ramblings said...

Sounds interesting, even though it's not the kind of thing I usually go for, but it sure sounds original, heh! Hope you enjoy it when you get the chance to read it! :)

prophecygirl said...

I have a proof copy of this somewhere, but I got it so long ago that I can't remember where I've put it. Hmmm! Thanks for the reminder.

Mel (He Followed Me Home) said...

hmm, I've never read historical fantasy fic but love mythology! Thanks for wowing this :)

Jenn (Books At Midnight) said...

Ohh, mother-daughter team, that explains it. I was thinking that is a very interesting author name. :)
And, I agree with Bookalicious Ramblings, that it's not the usual sort of book I read, but it does look intriguing. I love Greek Myth too, and the cover looks totally epic. *o*
Great pick!

Lea said...

This one does sound awesome!!! It sounds so unique too (plus, centaurs! How cool is that?)

Great pick :)

Nina said...

Good pick! this book sounds amazing! As a history student I never can;t get enough of these kind of books!! :)