Wondering around my home town and found this cute little book store. Babushka Books in Shanklin, Isle of Wight.
Errm, do you mean a similar plot line or characters or something else? I mean both of those are dystopian novels so some other good dystopia books are; The Chaos Walking series by Patrick Ness these are fantastic books, I loved them! Also, The Bone Season is a great one. Hope this helps!
After the Snow by S.D. Crockett
I finished this book a few days ago. Woo, a review sort of on time for once!! I picked up this book when it first came out in hard back a few years ago and put it on my wish list then and there. I bought it with my Christmas vouchers this year and was really excited to start it.
It’s a dystopian novel set in a world entirely covered in snow. The protagonist, Willow, is a strange child who feels connected with a big dog skull he found once whilst hunting. His family go missing one day and he sets off on the journey to find them. Along the way he saves another child left for dead, Mary, and she comes along on the journey with him. They run into trouble in the woods and a ‘stealer’ tries to attack them leading them to be rescued and taken to the big city where the rest of the story pans out.
I was slightly disappointed in the story after wanting to read it for so long. I thought I’d read most of the book before I really understood fully what was going on. It’s written in poor english because it is in the voice of Willow, which reminded me of the Chaos Walking series by Patrick Ness which I loved, however it just wasn’t quite a good.
There was a slight twist at the end however the book just didn’t really grab me, I could have easily put it down and not picked it up again.
Whispers Underground by Ben Aaronovitch
So, I finished this book a few weeks ago. I’ve read the first two in the series and really enjoyed them. This one however, slightly disappointing. In the previous book, Moon over Soho, there was this new super villain that tries to kill Peter, the protagonist, and kind of is the undertone for the rest of the series. However, there wasn’t much mention of him in this book. He got a few look-ins and mentions but it’s not all about him which I was sort of looking for. The story is a bit wobbly and not as gripping as the other two books. Lesley May, Peter’s partner who got horribly injured in the first book, is now an apprentice which is good I enjoyed that.
In this book, Peter and Nightingale are called to a stabbing at Baker Street when it appears that the victim has been stabbed with a magical item. This opens up a whole new world full of the supernatural underneath London.
I can’t buy the forth instalment to this story just yet as it’s still in hard back but when it’s paper back I shall get straight on that, let’s hope it actually involves the main mystery villain!!