Monday, February 8, 2016
Toru: Wayfarer Returns by Stephanie R. Sorensen
First of all, the setting is Japan, a country to which I have a particular liking, since I spent a year and half there as a missionary for the LDS church. I loved the country and its beauty. I like the cities, but I especially liked the nature and mountains. I lived in Sapporo and Asahikawa on Hokkaido, so I was never far from mountains.
Secondly, I really like SteamPunk! It's a particularly fun genre, and this has it! I thought the dirigibles were a great addition to the story.
Thirdly, I thought the main characters were strong, brave, independent people, and I always appreciate go-getters, rather than characters that ho-hum, and expect things to be handed to them. These characters were awesome!
Check it out on amazon here! If you like Japan and SteamPunk, or just one or the other, then this is definitely a book you will enjoy!