Friday, October 2, 2009

Friday Finds: Rapacia: The Second Circle of Heck

Rapacia: The Second Circle of Heck by Dale E. Basye

Product Description

Welcome to Rapacia, where the greedy kids go.

When Milton escapes from Heck in a soul balloon made of old clothes, Marlo is the only Fauster child left to take the blame. Bea “Elsa” Bubb, the Principal of Darkness, sends her straight to Rapacia, the circle where greedy kids are tormented by glimpses of a just-out-of-reach, glittering shopper’s paradise called Mallvana. Marlo soon falls under the sway of Rapacia’s assistant principal, a grinning metal rabbit known as the Grabbit that seems to have plans of its own.

Meanwhile, back on the Surface, Milton has his own problems. He is determined to get in touch with Marlo and help her find a way out of Heck. But it’s hard to concentrate when his body and soul don’t seem to hold together the way they used to. Will Milton ever reach Marlo? And if he does, will they both end up as pawns in the Grabbit’s mysterious game?

13 comments:

bermudaonion said...

That looks like great fun!

rhapsodyinbooks said...

How cute! With all the literary and biblical allusions, I'm surprised there is no character named Dante!

Bryan R. Terry said...

That looks great! I'm going to have to try and find a copy of that somewhere.

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Book Dragon said...

Second circle? I guess I've got the first book. It's waiting for me to hurry up and read it before it has t go back to the library!

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Nicola said...

This book was a lot of fun! The first book in the series is called Heck but this one is better than the first, imho.

my Rapacia review

Margot at Joyfully Retired said...

This one looks fun.

lustyreader said...

oh i've never heard of this series, but looks cute and fun. i love books that have allusions and references to other literary works and themes, i always feel smarter when i know where they're from ;)

Jo-Jo said...

Oh my goodness...this cover just makes me laugh!

Ti said...

That's quite a cover! Makes me think of a green Now-and-Later candy. Remember those? My decrepit teeth cannnot eat them anymore but they were pretty good ;)

Ms Ulat Buku said...

Hmmm... interesting. Am gonna check this book out tomorrow at the bookstore. Thanks!

Mishel said...

I love that cover. Definitely gotta check this series out =)

Kaye said...

I love childrens books, this one looks great.

6p00d8341cd6b353ef said...

That looks like a really fun book!