Explore the World of Rootless by Chris Howard

Thursday, August 9, 2012

I’m a big, big fan of dystopian novels guys. Like…an epic fan. Like…if I could only read one genre for the rest of my life, it would probably be dystopian. Does that make me have a bleak outlook on life? Ehhhhhh who knows? I digress. I’ve been fawning over an upcoming dystopian for a long time now though, and the November release is fast-approaching. What book, you ask? It’s called Rootless.

Title: Rootless
Author: Chris Howard
Publisher: Scholastic
Publish Date: November 1, 2012
Genre: YA, Dystopian
Pages: 336
17-year-old Banyan is a tree builder. Using salvaged scrap metal, he creates forests for rich patrons who seek a reprieve from the desolate landscape. Although Banyan's never seen a real tree--they were destroyed more than a century ago-his missing father used to tell him stories about the Old World.

Everything changes when Banyan meets a mysterious woman with a strange tattoo-a map to the last living trees on earth, and he sets off across a wasteland from which few return. Those who make it past the pirates and poachers can't escape the locusts . . . the locusts that now feed on human flesh.

But Banyan isn't the only one looking for the trees, and he's running out of time. Unsure of whom to trust, he's forced to make an alliance with Alpha, a beautiful, dangerous pirate with an agenda of her own. As they race towards a promised land that might be a myth, Banyan makes shocking discoveries about his family, his past, and how far people will go to bring back the trees.
The amazing mastermind behind this awesome story, which you should all be lusting after now, has just debuted his brand new website! It’s a fantastic blend of all things Rootless so that we, the readers, can get a feel for exactly how fantastic his world-building is. Get to know Chris Howard, himself, and explore his exciting new website…then eagerly anticipate the launch of Rootless with the rest of us!


  1. What a cool-sounding book!  Thanks for the info!!

  2. I can't wait to read this one. I Can. Not. Wait. To. Read. This. One. You get me? Thanks for the heads-up on the website!! 

  3. I spent all day Friday playing around on this website and found all the hidden things. Such a good time, such a cool site. 


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