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Out of my Pocket

Like my clever title? Ha. Ok, so it’s not that clever, but since I went out and bought these two books today and they didn’t show up In My Mailbox, I thought I would try to be clever. Shush.

I was very sad on Thursday when I stopped by Chapigo on my way to an appointment after work only to find that the book I was going to buy was NOT IN STOCK YET! How frustrating! Fragile Eternity was supposed to be out last Tuesday and I was eagerly awaiting it and yet… nada. But I did end up buying the third Fablehaven book that was due out last month. So imagine my delight when I was checking the online Chapigo site to see if this book was in any of the stores yet and it was – at the large format Chapigo near where I would be going to lunch with my husband and his best friend!Β  Hence my dishing out the outrageous price for this book this afternoon. I know I have an anti-hardcover stance, but I have this particular series all in hardcover and I would like to keep it that way. It just looks prettier. Melissa Marr should feel all special that I think her books are fantastic enough for the hardcover prices! Haha!

And this one caught my eye – and I have never heard of it before or seen it but theyΒ  had the first book in the series on the shelf and it had a faerie on it AND it was $8… so… you know…

The Various – Book One in the Touchstone Trilogy
by Steve Augarde

It is a fact, an absolute fact, that there are creatures on the surface of this earth that have never been observed by man. . . . We may think we have seen all that there is to be seen on this tiny planet of ours. We most certainly have not.

There have been stories of the “little people” – piskies, fairies, Jack O’Lanterns, call them what you will – ever since the world began. Quiet rumors and whispered hearsay are all they amount to, until a twelve-year-old child discovers the truth, hidden away among the briars and brambles high about the Somerset wetlands. The truth is strange and wild – and sometimes deadly.

You have been granted three wishes, and The Various is but the first. (Transcribed from the back cover.)

Looks like this book was first published in 2005 and it’s being reprinted – likely due to all the faerie themed books these days. Which as far as I am concerned is A-OK! I wish these books were all around when I was a kid. Has anyone out there read this series? It seems sort of similar in theme to the Fablehaven series which I love so much. I am looking forward to reading this one.

8 comments to Out of my Pocket

  • No, FE’s release date is this Tuesday, the 21st.

  • I love the cover you have for The Various, it’s much cooler than my UK one. I’m really looking forward to reading Wicked Lovely soon, I think I will love the series.

  • I have Fragile Eternity, too! I had planned to read it on the weekend, but that didn’t work out… The Various has a wonderful cover and sounds good! Off to add it to my list!

  • Really need to read Ink Exchange and pick this one up. Hope you like The Various! I would have been tempted by the faerie cover too lol.

  • Cat

    Liviania – I was sure it was supposed to be last Tuesday! Oops. I was mad at my store for nothing. Hee!

    Rhinoa – I will have to check out the UK amazon for this now. I want to see what the other cover is!

    Kailana – you’ll probably read this before I do. πŸ˜‰

    Ladytink – I have such a weakness for faerie anything. Sigh. πŸ˜‰

  • Jo

    Great books! πŸ™‚

    By the way, you have an award on my blog:
    http://jo-scrawls.blogspot.com/2009/04/can-you-believe-it-another.html

  • My fellow children’s librarian at work read The Various last year and loved it, and it’s been on my list ever since. I’ll be interested to hear what you think! The cover is SO different, it took me a moment to place the book. I’m really excited about the new Melissa Marr, too!

  • Cat

    Jo – oh! What a surprise! I didn’t even notice that when I approved the comment! Haha. I am so observant! Thank you!

    Darla – I was waiting for you to chime in – I figured if anyone had read this already it would be you. But close enough. I’ll let you know if it’s as good as the Suddenly Supernatural series. πŸ˜‰