People love unique things, something that doesn’t feel like the same old crap but something brand-spanking new and never been done before (those that make books and movies love that as well, especially with books). So that’s why I love the Kieli series by Yukako Kabei. A series of short novels from Japan, it’s the story of a young girl who can see ghosts becoming the traveling companion of an immortal soldier. Add in the setting on another planet, steampunk elements, and some really complex characters and interesting episodes, and it’s a very compelling story. The first four volumes are available here in the United States and the fifth will be out next month.
(As I’m writing this I’m in the midst of the fourth book and I want to read more even though I know I have to be somewhere soon. Agh! What’ll I do!)