Friday, November 6, 2009

Friday Find: Racing the Dark by Alaya Dawn Johnson

Racing the Dark by Alaya Dawn Johnson

From Publishers Weekly

In Johnson's bold debut, a young woman faces sweeping changes to the ancient traditions and culture of her tiny island home. When 13-year-old Lana recovers a rare sacred jewel from a dying mandagah fish on her first solo dive, she hides it rather than accept the responsibility of becoming a mystic. Within six months, the mandagah are dying due to changing water conditions, destabilizing the island's economy, which depends on the fish and their jewels. To pay for her family's passage to the city-island of Essel, Lana becomes an apprentice to the sorceress Akua. When Lana learns Akua gets her powers from blood sacrifice, she's appalled, but soon she must strike her own terrible bargain to save her mother's life.


Veens said...

Sounds like a good one!

Sassy Brit @ said...

Oh yes, it does sound like a good one! Hope you get to read this.

Here is my Friday Find.

Happy Friday! Yay!!!


serendipity_viv said...

What a fabulous find. I do like the sound of this. The cover is fabulous too.

Bee said...

Sounds like an interesting read!

Mishel (P.S. I Love Books) said...

Love the sound of this one!!

Hope you have a great weekend =)

Stephanie said...

This sounds terrific!

Sharon said...

Sounds like a good one. I do like that cover.

Bryan R. Terry said...

Looks interesting.

My Finds are HERE

Alyce said...

This looks like a very original story, almost like global warming meets fantasy.