Starcross (Larklight #2)
Somebody’s got to save the known Universe. Again.
Art Mumby, his mostly irritating younger sister, Myrtle, and their mother have been invited to take a vacation at Starcoss, the finest sea-bathing resort in the entire Asteriod Belt. Just one problem . . . there are no seas anywhere in the Asteroid Belt, and that’s just the first sign that the hotel is not what it seems.
It was so much fun visiting with returning characters, again! And we encounter both new and returning villains as well.
I thought the plot, characters, style of writing (which is excellent and delightful!) were all consistent with that of Larklight, and I didn’t feel that the author “cheated” with any of the characters to fill the second book with plot.
The plot was exciting and intriguing again. And while I didn’t feel...more
All our favorite characters from Larklight return for...more
Vor kurzem trudelte dann endlich die Taschenbuchausgabe der »Larklight«-Fortsetzung namens »Starcross« bei mir ein. Und auch hier zeichnete sich sehr schnell ab, dass Autor Philip Reeve und Zeichner David Wyatt in der Lage waren, ihr überaus originelles Fabulieren fortzusetzen.
Art, Myrtle und Mutter Mumby erhalten eine Einladung nach Starcross, einem Hotel, das sich im Asteroidengürtel befindet. Es wird sogar mit einem Badestran...more
This book appeals to me because of the existing relationship I had with Philip Reeve after reading his Mortal Engines series. I love his control of language, especially how he channels the young Victorian British boy and young Victorian British girl.
The superb writing is accented by humorous...more
We are back to a Victorian Age where the British Empire has conquered the secrets of space travel. Art and his family have been invited to stay a premier ocean side resort called Starcross. Starcross is a bit different in that the ocean is only there 12 hours a day...more
The plot of this novel is odd and completely silly in the greatest possible way, and can best be summed up by this direct quote from the book, "The British Empire stands on the brink of an invasion by highly intelligent hats from the future!" Yes, you did read that right.
Once more, Art (and occasionally Myrtle) narrate through their journals with hilario...more
Overall, the book felt extremely forced to me. I found a lot of the imaginative elements to be contrived. There are any number of writers who try to capture all of the...more
Like it's predecessor, Larklight (a href="http://www.goodreads.com/review/show/... review), this is a quirky and fun Victoriana adventure tale.
I enjoyed this one a bit more than the first - there was more humor, in general, and Myrtle was less annoying. And I quite liked the addition of Mrs. Mumby.
The story is good, the illustrations are nice additions, and I generally enjoyed it. I can't quite put my finger on what it is that holds this back from being a solid 4 stars, but, whatever it is...more
Starcross is the sequel to 2006's Larklight: Or the Revenge of the White Spiders!: Or To Saturn’s Rings and Back!: A Rousing Tale of Dauntless Pluck in the Furthest Reaches of Space. While I found the first book fun and silly, I also was just lukewarm about it. I neither loved it nor hated it. I saw the appeal, but didn't share in it exactly. With the second book, S...more
Still, Starcross, like Larklight, was a fun, energetic read, full of space pirates and intergalactic creatures. (Luckily, Mothstorm, the third in this series, gets back to the non-stop thrill-ride of Larklight)
At any rate, when "Starcross" wasn't insulting me, it was a every bit as charming and quirky as the first book in the series. ;)
In the book Art's sister and Jack wonder if they were, "meant to be together," (About time, Jack!) and she finds she isn't as much of the well bred lady she thought sh...more
So much fun though!
Philip then began illustrating and has since provided cartoons for around forty children's books, including the best-selling Horrible Histories, Murderous Maths and Dead Famous series.
Philip has been writing stories...more