Sorry for the lack of posts recently, hit a wall with reading slightly with having so much work on at uni. Though back into it now reading Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell and enjoying it! Nearly finished, review to follow :)
The Midnight Palace by Carlos Ruiz Zafon
So, I finished this book around 2 nights ago. Carlos Ruiz Zafon is one on my favourite authors since I read The Shadow of the Wind last summer. I’ve read all of his books since, except Marina (on the reading list), and have loved all of them. This is actually a young adult novel but as you know if you follow this blog, that usually doesn’t put me off! The story is set in Calcutta and starts with an army man fleeing across the country with two young twin babies away from a mysterious, supernatural threat. He leaves the two babies with their Grandmother then goes to meet his fate with the mystery pursuer.
Sixteen years later the twins, Ben and Sheere, are reunited and together, with the help of their group friends and Grandmother, explore the lost world of their late father and the madman who is hunting them down, his intent of murdering the twins.
This book was actually rather scary, the villain (no spoilers) has a HUGE plot twist (which I didn’t see coming) and the climax of the novel is so clever. So much adventure in a short book I enjoyed it so much!
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