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review 2018-06-09 10:57
#36 - The Boy on The Bridge by M.R. Carey
The Boy on the Bridge - M.R. Carey

Holy shit, this book was intense. I’ve read The Girl with all the gifts a few years ago and totally loved it. It is really different from what I usually read, but this was so well written and so nerve-racking I was excited about reading The boy on the bridge. I was not disappointed at all, it was really good.

 

I was a bit confused about the characters; I could not remember their names apart from Greaves and Dr. Khan, I kept mixing up the others, but it was not really a problem. The pace was slow and sometimes not a lot happened for a few chapters, but that is what I liked the most about the book, you got the feeling that it was building up slowly and that something big was going to happen at the end. This is exactly what happened and I love every word of it.

 

Also, every chapter where the characters were inside Rosie, doing research or just going on with their lives was also a way to show what happened when you are trapped with other humans, knowing that there is nothing outside, no way to escape this small space in which you have to live. I was anxious all the time. And even if it was eventful, nothing was boring about that. You got to experience the relationships that can develop in such circumstances, when you know you can lose everything at any moment.

 

The author really has a way with words and I adored his writing style. This book was kind of scary and I was so anxious while reading it. The ending was absolutely perfect; the author could not have found a better way to end this story in my opinion.

 

I definitely recommend this if you love post-apocalyptic books and want to experience something different, a must read!

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review 2017-05-27 10:33
#37 - Fellside by M.R. Carey
Fellside - M.R. Carey

I chose to read this book because I read The Girl with all the Gifts by M.R. Carey and I absolutely adored it. It was a book that stayed with me long after having read it (and I can’t wait for the movie to come out!!). But Fellside was really different, the writing was still great, something I like a lot in The Girl with all the Gifts, but it was not really the same kind of book. It was really creepy and mysterious and I actually liked that about this read.

 

Still, it was not one of my favourite book and I won’t re-read it. Only because it is not the genre I most enjoy. The author managed to create a really mysterious story. Everytime I came up with an idea to solve the mystery, it was destroyed by new evidence five pages later. I had so many questions and so many ideas it was really difficult to go on.

 

Nonetheless, I was not that invested in the book at the beginning. I felt that it was a bit slow and I could not keep track on all the characters, who they were and what they were doing; but then the last 150 pages kept me on edge and I read this last part in one sitting.

 

If you like mystery and paranormal, you need to check this out, I bet you won’t be disappointed.

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