Above

Kobo eBook available

read instantly on your Kobo or tablet.

buy the ebook now

Above

by Leah Bobet

SCHOLASTIC INC | March 1, 2012 | Hardcover

3.5 out of 5 rating. 12 Reviews
Not yet rated | write a review
A gorgeous urban fantasy about dangers outside and in.

Matthew has always lived in Safe, a community hidden far beneath the pipes and tunnels of the city Above. The residents fled to Safe years before to escape the Whitecoats and their cruel experiments, and now Matthew is responsible for both the keeping of Safe''s stories and for Ariel-a golden-haired shapeshifter, and the most beautiful girl he''s ever seen.

But one horrifying night, an old enemy murders Safe''s founder, Atticus, and the community is taken over by an army of shadows. Only Matthew, Ariel, and a handful of friends escape Above. Now they not only have to survive in a sunlit world they barely know, but they must unravel the mystery of the shadows'' fury and Atticus''s death. It''s up to Matthew to find a way to remake Safe-not just for himself and his family, but for Ariel, who''s again faced with the life she fled, and who needs him more than ever before.

An urban fantasy and a love story, Above is the breathtaking debut of an extraordinary new voice.

Format: Hardcover

Dimensions: 368 pages, 8.56 × 5.8 × 1.25 in

Published: March 1, 2012

Publisher: SCHOLASTIC INC

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0545296706

ISBN - 13: 9780545296700

save
28%

In Stock Not yet released

$15.19  ea

Online Price

$19.99 List Price

or, Used from $5.04

eGift this item

Give this item in the form of an eGift Card.

+ what is this?

This item is eligible for FREE SHIPPING on orders over $25.
See details

Easy, FREE returns. See details

Item can only be shipped in Canada

Downloads instantly to your kobo or other ereading device. See details

All available formats:

Check store inventory (prices may vary)

Reviews

– More About This Product –

Above

by Leah Bobet

Format: Hardcover

Dimensions: 368 pages, 8.56 × 5.8 × 1.25 in

Published: March 1, 2012

Publisher: SCHOLASTIC INC

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0545296706

ISBN - 13: 9780545296700

About the Book

When insane exile Corner and his army of mindless, whispering shadows invade Safe, a secret, underground community of freaks and disabled outcasts, Matthew, traumatized shapeshifter Ariel, and other misfits go to the dangerous place known as Above, where Matthew makes a shocking discovery about the histories entrusted to him.

Read from the Book

From Above

The wings rustle after her, dry and unbending, catching the light and spreading it soft, white on white on white. In the morning, the house glows like your mama''s arms: sourceless light and iridescence.

I read that word in a thick old book once. When I went to Jack to ask what it meant, he held his hands out and they glowed so gentle I thought they might kiss the air, and since that day I wanted a place that was iridescent, that lit without burning. Being in love is sort of like that, when it''s real. When it''s true.

It''s like that to watch Ariel smile.

From the Publisher

A gorgeous urban fantasy about dangers outside and in.

Matthew has always lived in Safe, a community hidden far beneath the pipes and tunnels of the city Above. The residents fled to Safe years before to escape the Whitecoats and their cruel experiments, and now Matthew is responsible for both the keeping of Safe''s stories and for Ariel-a golden-haired shapeshifter, and the most beautiful girl he''s ever seen.

But one horrifying night, an old enemy murders Safe''s founder, Atticus, and the community is taken over by an army of shadows. Only Matthew, Ariel, and a handful of friends escape Above. Now they not only have to survive in a sunlit world they barely know, but they must unravel the mystery of the shadows'' fury and Atticus''s death. It''s up to Matthew to find a way to remake Safe-not just for himself and his family, but for Ariel, who''s again faced with the life she fled, and who needs him more than ever before.

An urban fantasy and a love story, Above is the breathtaking debut of an extraordinary new voice.

About the Author

LEAH BOBET''s short fiction and poetry have appeared in Realms of Fantasy, Strange Horizons, and The Year''s Best Science Fiction and Fantasy for Teens, and been nominated for the Pushcart Prize and the Rhysling Award. She received a 2008 emerging writers'' development grant from the Toronto Arts Council. She lives in Toronto, Ontario.

Editorial Reviews

Praise for Above

"Above pulls off that rare trick of being convincing and utterly magical at the same time." -Emma Donoghue, New York Times bestselling author of Room

"Leah Bobet''s Above is that rarest of creatures, combining the outspoken honesty of a good first novel with the craft of a seasoned professional." -Elizabeth Bear, Hugo Award-winning author of Dust

*"[A] dark, dazzling tale...Bobet effortlessly blends reality and fantasy, her characters are both gifted and broken-hers is a world that is simultaneously fantastic and painfully real. Heartbreaking, romantic, complex, and magical, this fantasy lingers on the senses." -Publishers Weekly, starred review

"Bobet fearlessly takes the reader to uncomfortable places, where, as Matthew discovers, there is always more than one side to a story." -Quill & Quire

"[A] profoundly moving meditation on how we treat the mentally ill, disabled and homeless...Above is a soulful and spellbinding debut novel." -The National Post

"A tremendous adventure, as well as a meditation on how our mythologies shape us...a gorgeous tale." -Toronto Life

"[Readers] willing to go along with this captivating exploration of both individual and collective identity will find themselves pondering its implications long after the last page." -Kirkus

Item not added

This item is not available to order at this time.

See used copies from 00.00
  • My Gift List
  • My Wish List
  • Shopping Cart