I have a lot of books I've bought or received in a fury of excitement, only to have them languish on the shelves. This is one of those books.
by Kate Thompson
In Rilka's village, it isn't safe to go out after dark. That's when the beguilers drift through the streets, tempting people to follow them. Everyone knows their power-they hypnotize their victims and ultimately drive them to their death. When Rilka decides to capture a beguiler, her family and friends mourn her as though she is already dead. In the course of her lonely, danger-filled journey, Rilka struggles to keep her strength and her sanity. She is ultimately rewarded with knowledge that will change life in the village forever. Rilka's fierce independence will resonate with teens as they become mesmerized by this utterly unique quest story.
I actually bought this one for a challenge I was participating in, and I was pretty eager to read it (love the cover, LOVE the title (I like the word 'beguile'), and it's an award winner), but due to time constraints, had to cut this one from the challenge list. It's a fairly trim book, and I could probably get through it pretty quickly, but as too often happens, it's buried on the bottom of a stack somewhere...
So, what do you guys think? Anyone read this? What's on your tbr pile?