Saturday, March 6, 2010
The Hotel Under the Sand
juvenile fantasy adventure
San Francisco, CA : Tachyon Publications, 2009
Emma suffers a tragic accident and ends up washing up on a sandy beach in a mysterious place. Surrounded by sand dunes she works hard to build herself a shelter out of other debris strewn on the beach. She meets a strange young man in a hotel uniform wandering around. He tells her the story of a grand hotel that is buried under the sand. The next day a miracle occurs and the hotel is uncovered during a vicious windstorm. If I were to tell you what happens next, it would completely ruin the story. All I can say is that there are ghosts, pirates, evil lawyers, an assortment of bizarre creatures and a rude little rich boy. An extremely strange and unrealistic story, yet magical enough to grab my interest.