I have so many books on my shelves now and I am only 9 away from finishing my 2016 reading goal and we aren't half way through the year yet so I am really happy with my progress especially as I only read about 6/7 books last year and they were all re-reads (the bloody amazing and very steamy blackdagger brotherhood series by J.R Ward). I am always looking for book recommendations, I particularly love mystery, fantasy, historical fiction and magical realism books and recently I'm loving classics so I was super excited when a mystery book arrived from the super lovely people at The Willoughby Book Club.
It is very action packed at times, it is sad and melancholy at times and it is unlike anything else I've read with monsters, an imaginative and almost dystopian world and an easy to read writing style. I always think it is best to go into a book not knowing much which is great for me as this book is too complex to explain in a paragraph or two. It reminded me slightly of x-men and the hunger games but it's so much more than that and I cannot recommend it enough. I was a little disappointed by the ending but it means that there is another book for me to read! However, if you're looking for an easy read then this is not it as there are SO many characters and terms to get to grips with and the story is quite fast paced and at the end of each chapter you're always left wanting to know more. I'm currently reading The Mime Order which is the second book and I'm loving it; once you get into the world, you won't want to leave...ever. Overall rating: ★★★★★, 5/5.
Overall, I'm really happy with the book and the service from The Willoughby Book Club as well as the presentation and extras included. You can choose from a lot of book subscription boxes such as the young adults box, baby books, classics, fiction lovers and more! There are 3 month, 6 month and 12 month subscription options and for every subscription box sold, they will donate one new book to Book Aid International which is fantastic! Can't recommend enough!
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