Archive | August, 2011

Obernewtyn by Isobelle Carmody

1 Aug

A classic of Australian young adult fantasy, this is the first in a rich and engrossing series following the trials of Elspeth Gordie.

This epic saga is set in a post-apocalyptic world ruled by the iron fist of the sinister Council.  Due to the radiation from the disaster known as The Great White, a new type of human is starting to emerge.  Labeled as Misfits, these mutants have developed unusual mental abilities that mark them for extermination by the Council who fear these new powers.

These are gripping and complex stories that have made life-long fans of many a young reader.