Wednesday 5 September 2018

Spotlight: And the Ocean Was Our Sky - Patrick Ness (Illustrated by Rovina Cai)

Today I want to spotlight the most gorgeous book that releases tomorrow in hardback: And the Ocean Was Our Sky by Patrick Ness. I was lucky enough to receive a review copy of this one and I can't even tell you how beautiful this hardback is, the illustrations by Rovina Cai are absolutely stunning and I've never read a Patrick Ness story that I didn't love. I'm going to be reading this book very soon so watch out for my review (I'll be sure to include some pics!) but in the meantime I wanted to spotlight it because I really do think everyone should go out and buy a copy immediately!

"Call me Bathsheba"

The whales of Bathsheba's pod live for the hunt. Led by the formidable Captain Alexandra, they fight a never-ending war against men. So it has been, so it shall always be.

Then the whales attack a man ship, and instead of easy prey they find the trail of a myth, a monster, perhaps the devil himself...

With their relentless Captain leading the chase, they embark on the final hunt, one that will forever change the worlds of whales and men.

From the multi-award-winning author of A Monster Calls and the Chaos Walking trilogy comes a haunting tale of power and obsession that turns the story of Moby Dick upside down.

Visit Patrick Ness' website or Rovani Cai's website for more information.

Just take a look at a couple of Rovina Cai's beautiful illustrations (pictures taken from Amazon) and tell me you don't want to read this!

Doesn't it sound wonderful? I just love the idea of seeing Moby Dick through the eyes of the whales and let's face it, only Patrick Ness would come up with something like that!

I thought it would be fun to share this video of Patrick Ness talking about his inspiration for the story with you:

And here's a clip of him reading from the book:

What do you think? If any of you have already read it I'd love to hear what you thought!

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