Title: The Mercury Fountain
Author: Eliza Factor
Publisher: Akashic Books
Publication Date: February 28, 2012
Review: This was not the book I expected when I read the blurb on the early reviewers page. I am a huge dystopian/utopian society fan, but I think most of those sorts of books I read are in the young adult genre and therefore I wasn’t prepared for such a heavy book. This is not an easy quick read; in fact, I will be reading it again to get the full idea of all that happened. By the time I got to the end I finally had in my mind who everyone was and how the town fit together and I just felt like I had missed so much while reading the rest of the book and trying to place where all the characters were. I did really enjoy this book, it is wonderfully written and the characters are quite interesting and unique. As long as you don’t go into this thinking it’s going to be a light, easy read (like I did) you will enjoy this book. I can see it being a great book to discuss in a book club or similar situation. And it really is just a great piece of literature, I highly recommend it!