Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Eyecatcher: Pastworld by Ian Beck

by Ian Beck

ISBN: 9781599900407
Release Date: September 29, 2009

from the publisher's site:

Pastworld. A city within a city. A city for excursions and outings. Pastworld is a theme park with a difference, where travellers can travel back in time for a brush with an authentic Victorian past. But what if the Jack the Ripper figure stopped play-acting and really started killing people?

For Caleb, a tourist from the present day, his visit goes terribly wrong when his father is kidnapped and he finds himself accused of murder. Then Caleb meets Eva Rose, a Pastworld inhabitant who has no idea the modern world exists. Both Caleb and Eva have roles to play in the murderer’s diabolical plans – roles that reveal disturbing truths about their origins.

why it caught my eye:

I love the misty look on the cover of this book. It caught my attention while I was re-shelving books in the YA section at work. I picked it up and loved the premise. Pastworld is definitely on my wishlist and I can't wait to get a chance to read it.

1 comment:

Cece Writer said...

It's a GORGEOUS cover and amid all the Twilight-lite etc covers in the YA section it really DOES stand out!