Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Burnt by a Book

I feeling behind on P-52 as we're well into the second half of the years and I've only covered 26 books. I pre-ordered Linger eons ago, but it hasn't arrived. I ordered a couple from the library, but they are in the same status. So desperate for a book to plow ahead I made a run to Book People (a local bookstore) for a quick fix. I came up with the Prophecy of the Sisters and had great intentions of reviewing it as I've wanted to read it for a while.

Don't get me wrong, if a fantasy book is able to engross me I will read it with an open mind. But it's not my genre of choice. So when this book starts out talking about the Hoarders, I have no idea where it's going. The outside cover says The Prophecy of the Sisters and the inside title page says Chosen. Also Ted Dekker's name appears all over the first couple of chapters, not Michelle Zink's.

Befuddled, I wonder what the deal is. I'm trying to figure out why I haven't seen the names of the sisters once in the first three chapters. I flip through the pages trying to make sense of this mess and finally find a blank page. On the other side of it there is a full page of text, the first with Michelle Zink's name. I realize the first five chapers have been replaced with the first five chapters of a Lost book. Yes, I am the proud owner of a misprint.

I feel precluded by some cosmic order from reading either book now. After all, it was fate that I pick up the copy that was neither one nor the other. If I were the author, I would be angry because my reader got burnt. But I'm not the author so my debacle is only should I return the book or try to get both authors to autograph it and give it away in a blogpost or sell it on ebay? You tell me. I have no clue. I've never seen this before.

Please remember I'm still giving away a hardback copy of hush, hush which you can enter to win here and a $20 gift card which you can enter to win here.

1 comment:

  1. I'm sure the authors are horrified! This misprint thing just happened to me, and I know I was (and the books were immediately replaced)! I'm sure you can get a new copy.

    p.s. if you're looking for a book to review, my novel (Life, Liberty, and Pursuit) is going on a blog tour. I promise no misprint disasters! :)