- Ann Arbor, MI, USA
- member since January 13, 2008
Did you like The Thief With No Shadow? Not certain how long ago you might have read it but I'm curious how it compares to the writing of Neil Gaiman, Kristen Cashore, Robin McKinley - all favorite authors of mine. I appreciate your opinion as I decide whether to read it or not.
Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni is an Indian writer. I think her books are spectacular! "Mistress of Spices" was made into a movie. I don't know if she would satisfy all audiences, but she is a writer for women. I thinks she has great insight with the world around us. She also incorporates current events into her fictional stories, and takes a unique stand for what she believes in. It is all wrapped around a gripping fictional plot. =)
I also have read and do own "The Yellow Wallpaper"! I came to own it from a lit course that I took in college.
How's the weather over there in Michigan!?
Thank u for adding me as your Shelfari friend =) I basically like a good range of both fiction and non fiction. With fiction, it depends on my mood and the season for the book. Generally happy ending/romantic/adventure packed with substance. My favorite author is Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni. I've read almost all of her books. For non fiction, I prefer memoirs. I like inspirational and uplifting books. I see that we also have quite a bit of books in common, too! I was drawn to most of the books on your shelf =) What are some of your favourites?
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published in 2005,
by HarperCollins Children’s Books
Ingo is the first book in a major series for children, set in a tantalisingly beautiful and dangerous world of adventure under the sea, where the Mer people live. The second book in this trilogy, The Tide Knot, will be published in May 2006 at the same time as the paperback of Ingo. Ingo is also published by HarperCollins in the USA, and by HarperCollins Canada.
Sapphire and her brother Conor live on the Cornish coast in a cottage on the cliff-tops. One day just after Midsummer Eve, their lives change for ever when their father disappears while out in his boat one evening.
Everyone else thinks he has drowned, especially when his upturned boat, the Peggy Gordon, is found wedged between rocks at the foot of the cliffs a few miles down the coast. But Sapphire and Conor believe he is still alive, and they make a vow never to give up their search until they find him.
Through their quest for their father Sapphire and Conor discover that they have the power to enter the mysterious world of Ingo. They meet a Mer brother and sister, Faro and Elvira, and voyage deeper and deeper into the world beneath the sea, where you travel by surfing currents and must learn the ways of dolphins, sharks and whales. Soon they are drawn far away from their life in the Air. Sapphire and Conor learn that although they are human, they also have Mer ancestry. When they are in Ingo their Mer blood grows strong, and they have powers they never knew they possessed ...
I took a look at your shelf, and am happy to make some recommendations. We share a lot of the same literary appreciation. As far as YA fantasy, which I love (when well written)--The Percy Jackson series is good (lots of humor)--by Rick Riordan, The Septimus Heap series by Angie Sage (very similar to Harry Potter), On a darker note The Last Apprentice series by Joseph Delaney (simple, yet very well written), Dragon's Keep by Janet Lee Carey, Keturah and Lord Death. As for contemporary fiction, I thought the Samurai's Garden by Gail Tsukiama was very special--lyrical. I also liked Interpreter of Maladies by Jhumpa Lahiri (short stories). These are off the top of my head, when you are looking for more let me know. I am also looking for new authors/books too.