Feb. 8th, 2011

Title: Perdido Street Station
Author: China Miéville
Series: Bas-Lag, Book 1
Summary: Beneath the towering bleached ribs of a dead, ancient beast lies the city of New Crobuzon, where the unsavory deal is stranger to no one-not even to Isaac, a gifted and eccentric scientist who has spent a lifetime quietly carrying out his unique research. But when a half-bird, half-human creature known as the Garuda comes to him from afar, Isaac is faced with challenges he has never before encountered. Though the Garuda's request is scientifically daunting, Isaac is sparked by his own curiosity and an uncanny reverence for this curious stranger. Soon an eerie metamorphosis will occur that will permeate every fiber of New Crobuzon-and not even the Ambassador of Hell will challenge the malignant terror it evokes.
Genre: Fantasy, Science-Fiction, Steampunk
Published: 2003
Other Information: Paperback, 623 pages
My Review )

Title: Turnskin
Author: Nicole Kimberling
Summary: Raised in a remote faming community, Tom Fletcher knows little of his Shifter heritage and less about the dangerous lives that other Shifters lead in the city of Riverside. For Tom the big city is a daydream of opening nights and bright theater lights. But when Tom meets Cloud Coldmoon-the infamous and handsome heir to a criminal syndicate-everything changes. Suddenly suspected of murder, Tom must flee to the only city where his kind are common. Filled with shapeshifters, con men and mobsters and ruled by the vengeful Coldmoon Family, Riverside is as perilous as it is alluring. Tom seeks refuge in the Turnskin Theater, where his shape-changing skills can be put to good use on, and off, the stage. Here he has the change to fulfill his dreams of stardom and romance, but only if he can stay one step ahead of the police and criminals alike-otherwise the next shape he takes could be his last.
Genre: Fantasy, Gay, YA
Published: 2008
Other Information: Paperback, 259 pages
My Review )



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