"Hayley's parents disappeared when she was a baby. Since then, she has been raised and homeschooled by her grandparents. Grandad is overworked and travels a lot; Grandma is much too strict and never lets her meet any children her own age. When Hayley does something wrong—she is not quite sure what—they pack her off to her aunts in Ireland. To Hayley's shock, her family is much bigger than she thought; to her delight, the children all play what they call "the game," where they visit a place called "the mythosphere." And while she plays the game, Hayley learns more about her own place in the world than she had ever expected. This original novella by Diana Wynne Jones is sharply funny, fast-paced, and surprising until its very end—like all of this acclaimed author's work."
Saw this at the used bookstore, and thought it sounded good. The cover is really pretty (but don't think I'm judging the book by it). ;)
Epic by Conor Kostick
Pub. date: April 07
"Welcome to a society governed through computer games!
On New Earth, society is governed and conflicts are resolved in the arena of a fantasy computer game, Epic. If you win, you have the chance to fulfill your dreams; if you lose, your life both in and out of the game is worth nothing. When teenage Erik dares to subvert the rules of Epic, he and his friends must face the Committee. If Erik and his friends win, they may have the key to destroying the Committee's tyranny. But if they lose . . . "
I've been wanting t read this one for a while, but only recently found out it was in my library system. It sounds really good, I'll definitely be starting it soon.
I also borrowed The Summoning and The Awakening by Kelley Armstrong from Zombie Girrrl, which I've already finished. Thanks for lending them to me, ZG! They were really good! ^_^