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I've been reading Maitland since I came across "A company of liars" and she continuously sets the bar high. She really transports you back into the middle ages with all its brutality, superstitions and injustices and conjures up the sights and smells of the time so well.
I don't want to say too much about the plot because I hate learning too much before I read a book myself but it's fair to say that Maitland has proven herself again although I think I rate this a tiny bit less than "A company of liars" and "Owl killers" just because I didn't find it quite as sinister although most definitely creepy in parts, The magic in this is more blatant while in the past it was hinted at so… Read more
I've been reading Philip Reeve's Mortal engines books since high school (now 24) and since they were so amazing I've been reading the new prequel books too among the adult books I read. These prequels are good but there is just something missing for me... I just feel like the original books were more "adult" while parts of the new books are childish when they don't need to be.
That is the negative points for me which aren't that overwhelming just annoying. The positives are the characters, the chance to find out how the traction cities came to be traction cities and delving further back into the origins of the scriven etc
Having always been interested in Greek myths and legends and the fact that this won the Orange prize for fiction I thought this book would be a good read for me and I was right.
I wasn't too familiar with the story of Achilles so it was sort of new to me but so engrossing, I started reading this after a good book but one that didn't grip me as much as I would have liked but this book I couldn't put down and read it voraciously.
Like a good book should you invest in the characters and want the best from them, Knowing what's going to happen to Achilles in the end is so bad because the whole way through I was just willing the outcome to be different but it wasn't. The… Read more