by Pearl North
Edited by James Frenkel
Review by Gayle Surrette
Tor Teen Hardcover ISBN/ITEM#: 9780765320964
Date: 07 July 2009 List Price $17.99 Amazon US / Amazon UK / Show Article /
One of the perks of being a book reviewer, is that every so often there is a book that comes across your desk that once again manages to entrance you totally in a new world. Pearl North's debut novel, Libyrinth, is such a book. On the surface is a fantasy world where there is only one library and people dedicate their lives to taking care of and researching information from the books they have available, and exploring the farther reaches of this vast library. Of course, there are also people who feel the written word has corrupted the people and made them weak, and only the song can heal the world, and they destroy books. Perhaps, it seems like another old tale of science versus mysticism but North doesn't take the easy road, she's exploring new territory and new options. From official release/information:
Product Description: In her debut novel, Pearl North takes readers centuries into the future, to a forgotten colony of Earth where technology masquerades as magic and wars are fought over books.
(Source: Tor Teen)