Another one of Dani's and my spot-it-on-the-bookstore-shelves find, Stoneheart is the story of George, a boy who, in an angry moment, broke the head off a statue outside a museum in London. In doing so he slips into an alternate London, and un-London where the statues come to life. And many of these statues are bent on his destruction. George finds help in some unlikely places. Together they run all over the city trying to find a way for George to make amends for his act of anger. The problem is, George holds no fondness for his old life, while his love for his new friends grow. If George makes amends, will he lose them forever? If he doesn't, how can he hope to escape from the murderous statues who will continue to hunt him down?
I really enjoyed this book (the start of a series). It was unlike anything I've read before. At the end of the book the author states that all the statues in the story are real - they actually exist in the city of London. It makes me really want to see them in person! Then ending teases at more mysteries yet to come which will undoubtedly be explored in the next book, Ironhand. I'm eager for more!