Goodness! This book was intense! I needed a lie down after! But what a book! Everything about it was amazing. I won't say anything to spoil all the shGoodness! This book was intense! I needed a lie down after! But what a book! Everything about it was amazing. I won't say anything to spoil all the shocking twists and turns, but I just wanted to say how incredible it was.
I'm looking forward to the second part of the trilogy. Excellent read! :-)
I loved this book. It was terrifying and utterly compelling! One foolish action of opening a box to bring about pleasures upon himself, Frank, the boxI loved this book. It was terrifying and utterly compelling! One foolish action of opening a box to bring about pleasures upon himself, Frank, the box-opener, sets off a chain of horrific events for him, and those close to him.
That box... Man, that box...
I have never seen Hellraiser, the film that was inspired by this tale, but I will defo be watching it now.
Clive Barker has a fabulous imagination. Can't wait to read more by him.
Deliciously dark and compelling. I love faerie folklore and Holly black never disappoints. I loved all the characters and fell seamlessly into a a worDeliciously dark and compelling. I love faerie folklore and Holly black never disappoints. I loved all the characters and fell seamlessly into a a world where the normal was the strange and the strange was the normal. I loved Hazel so much, her inner strength, her courage and her intelligence. Holly black always manages to get it just right for me. Highly recommended read....more
Set in a Dystopian world where food and shelter are scarce and only those registered are considered to even exist, The Ship immediately drew me in. ISet in a Dystopian world where food and shelter are scarce and only those registered are considered to even exist, The Ship immediately drew me in. I was eager to learn more about the mechanics of this society but it became quickly apparent that the state of affairs were simply a background to the bigger picture. The story is told from the perspective of a sixteen year old girl called Lalage. a girl who has been protected and sheltered, her world view shaped by the snippets of it that she is permitted to see. As a narrator I found her naive and a little annoying but authentic nonetheless. Lalage has known about the existence of a Ship for years. It is her father, Micheal's promise, a hope, and when the time comes she boards it beneath the shadow of loss. Once on the ship questions are spawned and I very much enjoyed asking them alongside Lalage, wondering whether things would have been different without her loss, wondering if her actions were really her own or that of a ghost she will always carry. Lalage for me was a character of conviction, I was just never sure whether those convictions were her own and therein lies the beauty of this tale, when you find yourself asking what would I do, how would I feel? The Ship is a beautifully written thought provoking tale of holding on, of letting go and being given the power to choose; something that our heroine Lalage is never offered, but something she takes. Highly recommended....more
I read the blurb on this one and was instantly intrigued. I loved the idea of a floating city in the sky and the fear of insanity if you approached thI read the blurb on this one and was instantly intrigued. I loved the idea of a floating city in the sky and the fear of insanity if you approached the edge. I bought it immediately and got stuck in as soon as it arrived. I was hooked until about half way through and then, for me, things began to fall apart a little. The world building was beautifully done, the characters well drawn and the writing was exquisite - for me the book failed on plot. The end felt rushed and the introduction of two characters so close to the end didn't feel right to me. I kept willing it to go in a different direction but it didn't and for me the ending fell flat. I will be checking out book 2 because despite my disappointment with the plot of this installment the series has too much potential to miss. I am eager to see where the author takes us next. ...more
I need book 3... I really enjoyed this sequel to Angelfall. Susan Ee paints a devastating picture, a dark landscape in which the characters reside andI need book 3... I really enjoyed this sequel to Angelfall. Susan Ee paints a devastating picture, a dark landscape in which the characters reside and fight for survival. Some of it is really rather chilling, and some of it really pulls at the heart strings - there was one scene, which I won't mention, that really, just, well... Emotions being put through a shredder would be the best way of describing it. Things are much, much darker this time around. I'll say it again... I need book 3...
This is the first book in the Farseer Trilogy by Robin Hobb…
Right from the beginning, this story had an intense, emotional impact. Fitz’s life is laced with a painful sadness and my eyes did mist over on many occasion. Hobb’s incredible writing, her skill at weaving a beautiful, visceral sentence, pulled at the heartstrings. But there was not only sadness. There was mystery, action, political intrigue, wonderful characters, amazing word-building and delicious writing.
Fitz is a wonderful character and a great narrator, really pulling you into the world with his voice, sharing his experiences and pieces of history from The Six Duchies. Not only is this a fantasy story, but one about growing up, about finding yourself in a tough world, and even one about family. Fitz is our guide, taking us on a journey through his younger years to his teens, our eyes through which we see an amazing yet cruel world, a world adrift in strange times. His is a life of pain and discovery. I cannot wait to read the second volume of the trilogy (Royal Assassin) and see how it all pans out.
I have to say that The Fool is my favourite character! I won’t say anything further about him, just that I think he is awesome! :-)
If you love fantasy, I highly recommended this feast of a novel! Happy Reading! :-)