#BookADay : ABOVE by +Leah Bobet (Arthur A. Levine Books /Scholastic). Love the voice in this beautifully written YA urban fantasy. Heartbreaking, dark yet hopeful, romantic. Love the fact that the narrator is the Teller, who is responsible for remembering and guarding the stories of his friends. Love the diverse and wonderfully complex characters. And check out the cover; that's Toronto!

ABOVE was named a Kirkus Reviews Best Teen Book of 2012, nominated for the Andre Norton Award for YA Science Fiction & Fantasy, and nominated for the Aurora Award For Best YA Novel. Here's an excerpt from the starred Publishers Weekly review: "*[A] dark, dazzling tale…Bobet effortlessly blends reality and fantasy, her characters are both gifted and broken—hers is a world that is simultaneously fantastic and painfully real. Heartbreaking, romantic, complex, and magical, this fantasy lingers on the senses." 

More about the book, including an excerpt: http://www.arthuralevinebooks.com/book.asp?bookid=201

More about Leah: http://leahbobet.com/

You can also find her on Twitter: https://twitter.com/leahbobet

Leah's new book, AN INHERITANCE OF ASHES, comes out from Clarion Books (U.S.) on Oct. 6 and Scholastic Canada (Canada) in Sept later this year: http://leahbobet.com/writing/an-inheritance-of-ashes/

The Torkidlit community is lucky to have Leah, and I look forward to reading her next book!


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