Today I’m going to be posting two book reviews as they were sent by the same publisher- Bloomsbury, thanks guys!.
They publish the ammmmmmmmmmmmazing works of Sarah J Maas AND the Harry Potter books, but nope they aren’t the books I’m reviewing today. Today I’m reviewing “The Wolf Wilder” and “The Light That Gets Lost”
Now unfortunately for the latter, I did not finish it. Which is a shame as I always try to finish all books I pick up but as I read the first chapter of it I found myself thinking if I read anymore I’ll get into a reading slump I cannot focus!!. Now, the premise of this novel was amazing, – “A small boy hiding in a cupboard witnesses something no child should ever see. He tries not to look but he still hears it. And when he comes out, there’s no mistaking. His mum and dad have been killed. And though he’s only small, he swears that he’ll get revenge one day”.
Who wouldn’t want to read this?? And I jumped at the chance of a review copy for it! Now I know it’s aimed at kids so I bore that in mind as I began reading. But the layout, the writing style completely confused me. It felt like a manuscript that someone had just shoved together hoping that it made sense but unfortunately for me it didn’t. Now that might be because I am above the age for it but nevertheless it is a story I did not finish and *might* go back to one day.
Next review is slightly more positive.
The Wolf Wilder. Gorgeous cover, gorgeous setting and wonderful illustrations decorate this novel and make it such a fun read. Russian words are slipped in here and there and as it is aimed at a younger audience I would perhaps have a little glossary in the back to say how to pronounce it and what it means. The story revolves around a girl- Feo, a boy solider- Ilya, and her wolves on the hunt to rescue her Mama from jail. This is a beautiful story where aristocrats own wolves only to take them to the wolf wilder when they bite. Feo and her Mama are wolf wilders and I believed this story would have more about their way of life. It didn’t. Instead the story changed to one of revolution and the wolves hardly played a part (well, to me they didn’t). This caused a beautiful book to become slightly boring. But nevertheless I couldn’t put it down for the most of it. It has inspired me to pick up more of the authors works.
Buy the books below!
The Wolf Wilder The Light That Gets Lost
~ Katherine Rundell ~ ~ Natasha Carthew ~