And now, presenting our teasers...
Okapi is currently reading Leviathan by Scott Westerfeld...and so far, it's amazing with accompanying illustrations by the lovely Keith Thomas.
"The Leviathan's body was made from the life threads of a whale, but a hundred other species were tangled into its design, countless creatures fitting together like the gears of a stopwatch. Flocks of fabricated birds swarmed around it - scouts, fighters, and preadators to gather food. According to her aerology manual, the big hydrogen breathers were modeled on the tiny South American islands where Darwin had made his famous discoveries. The Leviathan wasn't one beastie, but a vast web of life in ever shifting balance." Leviathan by Scott Westerfeld, page 71
Rica is currently wading the waters of The Forest of Hands by Carrie Ryan, though she hasn't yet begun to swim amidst its depths.
"At night she prays to God that he has found some sort of enclave similar to our village. That somewhere in teh dense Forest he has found safty. But no one else has any hope. The Sisters tell us that ours is the only village left in the world." The Forest of Hands and Teeth by Carrie Ryan, page 2