I love reading books set in my hometown of Toronto. I’ve read Old City Hall by Robert Rotenberg, Girls Fall Down by Maggie Helwig and of course the Scott Pilgrim graphic novels by Bryan Lee O’Malley. Which is why, ever since I found out about this book, I knew I couldn’t wait to read it!
by Leah Bobet
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.
ABOVE is the debut of an amazing new voice.
Above is available April 1, 2012.