The Compulsive Reader: Cherry Heaven by LJ Adlington

Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Cherry Heaven by LJ Adlington

Cherry Heaven, companion to The Diary of Pelly D., continues the tale of the war torn planet ten years after where Pelly left off. This time, it's in the New Frontier, home of the OHA, peace, and prosperity.

But to Kat J., something's just not right. No one will talk about her new home's previous owners, and who is this mysterious Oklear F, and what did he do that is so unspeakable, people still shudder about it ten years later? Is racism really as nonexistent as people would like to think? Is everything really as heavenly as it seems?

I had a little trouble getting into this one, but once I did, I had to keep reading. It just sucks you in. The ideas and customs are drastically different from what we're used to, so it was definitely fascinating. My friend tells me that The Diary of Pelly D isn't necessary to understand the plot, but it may be helpful. she also warns that it too is a little hard to get into, but very much worth reading.

HarperCollins is publishing a hardcover edition that is due to come out February 5, 2008, but from the looks of it, it seems that a paperback edition by a different publisher is out already. The picture shown is from that cover. I may be mistaken, but I believe that would be LJ Adlington's UK publisher.

Either way, check out the series. It's a real different one from many out there, and reminded me a lot of the Holocaust.


Chelsea said...

This sounds really good! Nice review, too.

Chelsea said...

Books on time travel? Sure! I like them. Well, I don't think I've ever read any, but I'd PROBABLY like them. I want to read "The Time Travelers Wife."

Anonymous said...

This was such a good book, though I thought a bit predictable. The symbolism and themes were well woven into the thick of the vploit.

Anonymous said...

i've never Read Diary of Pelly D. but, i have read Cherry Heaven and i LOVED it! I'm currently re-reading it right now. =D