April 10, 2012

Above by Leah Bobet

The language was kind of confusing, until you really get into it. Then you realized that it's part of the magic of the book. It is Safe. Matthew was a very likeable character, and his role as the teller was actually really cool. It allowed you to get some background story on almost all the characters, so it was a huge part of the story. Ariel is really moody and the kind of girl that when you see her you immediately know that nothing in her life has ever gone right. Their love story was cute, but it wasn't a very big part of the story. Most of the story centered around Safe and Above. I found myself getting confused in certain parts of this book, because I wasn't sure how the story had progressed to that point. All in all, fantastic imagination, and very good storytelling.

Here's the Blurb:

Matthew has loved Ariel from the moment he found her in the tunnels, her bee’s wings falling away. They live in Safe, an underground refuge for those fleeing the city Above—like Whisper, who speaks to ghosts, and Jack Flash, who can shoot lightning from his fingers. 

But one terrifying night, an old enemy invades Safe with an army of shadows, and only Matthew, Ariel, and a few friends escape Above. As Matthew unravels the mystery of Safe’s history and the shadows’ attack, he realizes he must find a way to remake his home—not just for himself, but for Ariel, who needs him more than ever before.

                      I give this Book Three Stars. That is an amazing cover.


  1. I really want to read this!!

  2. It was pretty cool once I got into it. :)

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