Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Dead Water Zoneby Kenneth Oppel
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For as long as he can remember, Paul has looked after his younger, weaker brother Sam. But when Sam leaves home to work as a research assistant in Watertown, he disappears into the dark folds of the city's noxious slum. When Paul goes looking for Sam in Watertown, he learns a dark secret: something in the water is changing the residents of Watertown, transforming them into something inhuman. But can Paul reach Sam before the dark waters get to him first?

A nice dark-future YA story.  A quick enjoyable read by the author of the semi-steampunk Airborn trilogy. 

This was also an interesting ebook milestone for me - since getting an Android based phone, I can now access Kindle, Nook, Kobo  books AND the Overdrive library books - which is how I got this one.  That's not going to work for War and Peace - but for a book like this it was just right.