Set in the world of the Half-Continent-a land of tri-corner hats and flintlock pistols-the Monster Blood Tattoo trilogy is a world of predatory monsters, chemical potions and surgically altered people. Foundling begins the journey of Rossamund, a boy with a girl's name, who is just about to begin a dangerous life in the service of the Emperor. What starts as a simple journey is threatened by encounters with monsters-and people, who may be worse. Learning who to trust and who to fear is neither easy nor without its perils, and Rossamund must choose his path carefully.
Why: While the synopsis for Foundling hardly says anything about what the book is actually about, I find myself wanting to read it none the less.
The thing that first drew my eye to this book when I was at a bookstore (not buying a single book though) was the cover, it just grabbed my attention even though there's not much going on. To make a long story short, it sounds like something I could definitely disappear into and devour.