Title: The Order of Odd-Fish(Odd-Fish #1)
Author: James Kennedy
Publisher: Random House
Pub Year: 2009
Genre: YA fantasy/sci-fi
Jo Larouche, a thirteen-year-old girl who lives in an ornate "palace" in a desert, has her world turned upside-down and inside-out when she is transported to quirky Eldritch City via fish. She soon meets Ian, a dashing young squire, and Aubrey, an idolized television star, and goes on the adventure of a lifetime when a rival group of squires threatens the name of Odd-Fish. Learn about the society of the Odd-Fish in this one-of-a-kind debut by James Kennedy!
So...where do I start? I had an opportunity to see James—and I did—, as well as interview him! You can see the interview here. This was a phenomenal debut, and when I got it, I was a little skeptical. Did I really want to read a book with a large fish puking on it? The answer was...No. For whoever said don't judge a book by its cover, they were SO WRONG! As soon as I saw it, I was weirded out, and I don't think I read it until about a week after, when I was cleaning out my desk in my room. After reading the first chapter (which describes a rambunctious party at a palace in the middle of nowhere), I was hooked! Kennedy couldn't have written if better if he had tried.
The price of the book is (US)$9.99, but only the paperback copy, at B&N.