Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Teaser Tuesday: Blue by Lou Aronica

“I’m not sure. I just wanted to have a conversation with my father – ”
“ – I thought your father was dead.”
“He is. I wanted to have a conversation with him in my head, to imagine the kind of advice he would give me – and I found myself here.”

Title: Blue
Author: Lou Aronica
ISBN: 1936558009
Publisher: The Fiction Studio/2011
Pages: 400 

Chris's daughter Becky, a 14 year old, has a blood disorder and is not going to live long, Chris is divorced from his wife but loves Becky more than anything in the world. But Becky has drifted away from him. He used to tell her mazing stories and now Becky barely talks to him. Chris is unable to cop with that yet he can't let go of her.

Miea is a young queen, who has lost her parents at an young age and now trying to cope to look after her kingdom. There is some sort of blight in her land and nothing can cure that. By some quirk, Becky reaches the kingdom, which is a fantasy land, and finds that it is the same one she had created with her dad.  Becky thinks that Chris, a plant genetist can cure the blight. Chris can;t believe the make believe world exist but he does when he too goes there with Becky.

Becky seems to be perfectly fine there with no trace of disease and also the blight seems to disappear in her presence. And then Chris realizes that he has to take the biggest decision of his life. 

The novel is a fantasy one, yet it is filled with beauty of nature, love for fellow beings and about a world which can exist in our hearts and minds. Chris, Becky, Miea are all related in a way which seems impossible. Yet Aronica has made it very plausible. It is magical yet, so realistic. Father daughter relationship is so beautiful. Letting go is so difficult yet one has to do that when there is no other choice. One goes through a whole gamut of emotions while reading it.

I read the e-version of the book and enjoyed it very much. I recommend it for young as well as adult readers. Blue will totally take you over.



"Confuzzled" Shannon said...

Wow ..that is a powerful teaser. Thanks for sharing...interesting cover too.

Jennifer Stone said...

This sounds really interesting, I haven't seen this book yet. Thanks for the great tease!

My Teaser Tuesday is from Dreamland by Sarah Dessen. Happy Reading! Jen

Gigi Ann said...

The book sounds interesting.

Nise' said...

Wonderful teaser. I've looked at this book, but passed it by. I am rethinking that decision.

fredamans said...

I really loved this book!


Heather said...

A wonderful teaser - sounds like an interesting book. My teaser: The Book Thief

Tribute Books Mama said...

Interesting teaser.

Here's mine:http://tributebooksmama.blogspot.com

Cat said...

Great teaser - sounds like a fantasy I might like.

Yvonne said...

Sounds good. I already have this one downloaded to my Nook. I just need time to read it.