The Finisher||Burning Midnight||Beautiful Broken Things
What do they all have in common you might ask??
Well, they’re all about to be reviewed by me!!! I was kindly sent these books for review from MyKindaBook, and I loved them all!!
First up, I’m going to review ”The Finisher” by David Baldacci.
Enter a village imprisoned by its fear of the unknown. Where curiosity is discouraged, and no one has ever left – or wanted to. Until now.
Then a mysterious bequest turns one teenage girl’s life upside down. A curious map and a ring which connects Vega to another time lead her to discover an unknown world beyond the perimeter walls. A world filled with possibilities, and creatures beyond her imagining. But before Vega can experience it, she will be forced to fight for her freedom. And unravelling the truth of what exists beyond the confines of her village may cost Vega her life …
Ohhhh my god did I love this book!!! Like, literally, love love love loved it. I just want to immerse myself in the world all over again. I requested this book as I’ve seen it floating around on goodreads and was intrigued by the cover.
But basically it centers around a A 14-year-old girl named Vega Jane lives in a village called Wormwood, where the citizens have been told that the forest surrounding them (the Quag)is full of deadly monsters. When Vega’s mentor disappears, leaving behind a secret message, she begins to realize that Wormwood is built on dangerous lies. She is forced into a physical competition, with the strongest males in the village, and has to rely on her wits, her only friend Delph, and her canine, Harry Two. Her intrepid, questioning nature is a threat to the natural order, but allows her to find a number of magical elements.
As much as I loved this book, the first half of this 500 page book was horrendously slow, but once things got started, the pages disappeared and I soon found myself at the end of the book desperately wanting book 2.
Burning Midnight by Will McIntosh.
I don’t want to go into too much detail here about this book as I went into know literally nothing and that’s how I feel you should go into this book. I’ll only say that our main character was called ”David Sullivan” and this was the tagline;
How much would you pay for superpowers?
I mean right?!!? How much would you pay? What would you pay? Would you sacrifice anything?
Ahh so many questions!!! But this book blew me away at its sheer awesomeness and uniqueness. There were some stereotypical parts and a bit of angst for angst sake but it was overall a fantastic read.
Beautiful Broken Things by Sara Barnard
I was brave
She was reckless
We were trouble
Again, I went into this knowing those three lines and ended up finishing the book in one sitting. I loved this one far too much. I love a lot of books I review but this one was amazing. But again, just because I love it doesn’t mean I loved it page for page.
The premise was just up my street having loved The Worst Girlfriend In The World but the ending of this one just left me…. EUGHGG, very eloquent I know. You wouldn’t think I did A Level English.
This book is about friendship and growing up and trainwrecks- figurative ones mind, not literal ones because hellooo I could not handle that too. I couldn’t help but think that I was reading something significant. This isn’t your usual story about teen romance. Instead it’s about all of the trials and tribulations of friendship. And that friendship was so real, so complicated, that I couldn’t help but smile and laugh and cry along with the ups and downs. But the lack of romance in this book was what kept me hooked- it was sooo refreshing!!
I will be adding Sara Barnard to my ”auto buy author” pile!