Sunday, August 8, 2010

Fever Crumb by Philip Reeves

By the author of the Mortal Engines series

Fever lives at a time when women are creatures that aren't considered intelligent. She is an orphan who doesn't know anything about her past. She is also unusual because she is the only female in the Order of Engineers and serves as an apprentice to Dr. Crumb.

Fever must leave Dr. Crumb to become the assistant to archaeologist Kit Solent who is working on a very secret project.

Reeves creates a world that the reader can't help but be caught up in. At the beginning of the book, I wasn't sure if the book took place in the past or in the future - but the descriptions of the city of Cripplegate and the people who live there are so vivid they seem real. Reeves also has a sense of humor that I think will really appeal to students.

Readers will immerse themselves in this world and quickly devour this book because they will want to know about Fever's past. Why are people chasing her and trying to kill her? Why does she have this strange memories? This is a book that I think students will love!

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