2014 EVENTS:
Holly Bourne, Non Pratt and James Dawson - 30th October
Becca Fitzpatrick - 15th November

Monday, 15 December 2014

REVIEW: Cuckoo Song - Frances Hardinge

Monday, 15 December 2014
GENRE: Supernatural YA
PAGES: 416
FORMAT: Paperback
BUY IT: Waterstones
RATING: 4 Stars
The first things to shift were the doll's eyes, the beautiful grey-green glass eyes. Slowly they swivelled, until their gaze was resting on Triss's face. Then the tiny mouth moved, opened to speak. 'What are you doing here?' It was uttered in tones of outrage and surprise, and in a voice as cold and musical as the clinking of cups. 'Who do you think you are? This is my family.' When Triss wakes up after an accident, she knows that something is very wrong. She is insatiably hungry; her sister seems scared of her and her parents whisper behind closed doors. She looks through her diary to try to remember, but the pages have been ripped out. Soon Triss discovers that what happened to her is more strange and terrible than she could ever have imagined, and that she is quite literally not herself. In a quest find the truth she must travel into the terrifying Underbelly of the city to meet a twisted architect who has dark designs on her family - before it's too late ...
I had been meaning to read this for a long time, and as soon as I picked it up I couldn't put it down! It's such a unique and haunting novel, each character is well defined and the journey Tris goes on is really interesting and moving.
I would recommend this to anyone who likes something a little extraordinary, or Coraline by Neil Gaiman.

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