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The evil city of Arkangel Add to this picture a dimwitted professor a thief with a heart of gold a group of terrorist environmentalists and an evil cyborg or two oh and Le Love Triangle and ou ve got the same buckle on the swash fun that made the first book so enjoyable Up next Infernal Devices aka Book Three Let s start with the good because there s still a lot of good in there Namely the world building The idea of transforming cities into animals preying on each other in a broken ecosystem that slowly moves on towards its doom is great and uite elaborate Predators prey scavengers and parasites compete together in a world that is marching towards its end as Municipal Darwinism encourages a large scale destruction of all available resources and brings back slavery and inhuman treatments of prisoners It s a particularly elegant way to answer the uestion are humans just like animals after all showing what would become of the world if humans decided that it s okay to behave as if they still lived in a jungle answer a massive mess There are hundreds of possibilities withing the world aloneNow the reason why I still gave the book two starsLet s start with something simple Can we please pretty please get a ten Black Brothers, Inc. year moratory on stories where female charactrs are solely motivated by their ovaries emotional state Like could we try to have plots that are influenced by the action of female characters but NOT by the stupid things women do when they re in loveattached to someonebereaved and all Andeees I know emotion can be a powerful motive and women can and do feel emotion and some women would really behave like that and I d like to get that argument out the the discussion already because there are ALSO women who act out of rational motives who have political views who can put their ideals and their personal feelings in the balance and strangely enough they sovery rarely make their way into a book I don t care if some women would really act like that Not all women would and I m stating to feel that nothing less than a ten ear moratory can reestablish the balanceThat s not the only problem I m sorry to say the characters are on the whole either clich or completely underdeveloped There s constant talk that the hero Tom is such a nice altruistic person but we never see him do something nice and altruistic in the whole novel so he just comes out as flat Hester is mostly a conventional girl hero with low self esteem who will do all sorts of stupid things because she s in love with her man wising up in the end but still All right so she s disfigured and therefore she has to be interesting somehow because it s so audacious of the author to have an ugly female hero I ll grant it s an unconventional choice but I d like to point out that 1 since we never hear the end of how ugly she is in the end that s pretty much her only salient trait and 2 so now it s enough to create an ugly female character to make her interesting Nice way to reduce women to their looks folks Saying that only beauty makes value or that being ugly is a sufficient condition to make a female protagonist interesting is about the same in my bookIn the end I finished the book because the world still fascinated me but even that fascination is not enough to counter the profound boredom the characters and the flimsy fee fee driven plot have instillated in me I won t be reading on I thought I liked the first book of this series but I enjoyed this one even I think now that I am used to this post apocalyptic steampunk world of predator cities and crazy flying machines it is easier to just sit back soak into the story and enjoy the rideI won t say too much specifically about the story as it could end up spoiling the first book as well I will say though that I figured it would just be of the same as the first book However the author managed to take this specific steampunk universe he created and find new uniue ways to entertain the reader I was very satisfied and it makes me excited to get to book 3 than I originally was to get to book 2I am very sorry that the first movie didn t fare too well because I feel like this book could have served as the basis for one heck of an awesome seuel This was even obvious to me in that I couldn t help but try and picture what it would be like on the big screen But sigh I will likely have to just settle for the movies in my headSteampunk fantasy fans read this serie. Scar faced girl They must run for their lives through the wreckage and face a terrifying new weapon that threatens the future of the world.
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Ian books feel like copy cats in varying degrees and levels these days but this is original stuff and it becomes wholly evident in this book especially It s madness Chases and betrayals cheating and close calls things are happening all over the place And the most satisfying thing is seeing it all coming together like clockwork The world expands and connections are made beautifully in the bookTom was sticking like a sore thumb throughout the book It s a shame since I really liked the guy in the first one What a sniveling jerk Okay I get that not every man is macho and perfect and all but this dude had no dignity Not only did he cower behind Hester all the time depended on her never stood up but he had the gall to cheat on her and all the while she clung to him and loved him and made excuses for him Hester was the man and Tom was the baby How could he live with her for TWO whole ears and then kiss the first girl he met because she was beautiful and Hester wasn t I would have smacked him into kingdom come if I could Hester deserves better so I hope he grows some spine view spoilerEspecially since she s pregnant That ASSHOLE hide spoiler Book 1 Mortal Engines was disappointing Book 2 is worse I sense that there is an interesting story happening in Reeve s steampunk world but it s always just beyond the edges of the story he s actually telling Somewhere in this world multiple factions plot against each other and a world war is beginning But Predator s Gold isn t that story It s the story of three underage minors the bland hero Tom Hester the ultra violent girl with half a face and Freya the self centered fat ice princess and their petty jealousies and unbelievable naivety It s as though Reeve has taken all of my least favorite parts of Harry Potter and put them into a story with none of the magic or charm This book teaches the reader the words polynya an area of unfrozen sea water surrounded by ice and limpet relating to or denoting certain weapons that are attached to their targets by magnetic or adhesive properties and resist removal as well as including a predictable Stalker re birth Fagin plenty of argon lighting and even orphans is there anyone in this story with two surviving parents For that matter is there a single admirable adult in this worldThe end of the book features the most anticlimactic escape from certain death imaginable a character who isn t going to die even when shot point blank in the chest the R rated violence of a main character running amok and the ridiculousness of two 17 Daddy Daughter Incest 2 Series Bundle year olds living together as though married and now starting a family My heart is not warmed There is little to root for and it doesn t seem that any of the characters are on destined arcs or that there s anything important for any character to do in the storyReeve is disappointingly vague in his descriptions even where it would ve been easy enough to do a bit of research and really enhance the scenes he writes Here s one example Masgard drew his sword and swished it to and fro practicing flashy fencing moves as he advanced on her 292Swished it to and fro Flashy fencing moves This is howou write when all ou know about fencing is movie swordfighting But I expect an author to demonstrate a little research when thinking about his world I don t need him to show off fencing jargon but I d like to know that I can trust that the author is picturing everything that s happening not just that people are sort of swooshing swords at each otherThe most disappointing aspect of this series so far and especially this book is its low value on human life People are slaughtered in gruesome ways and most people are little than nameless cogs in the wheels of Municipal Darwinism I find little that is kind good and compassionate in this series which is unrealistic not to mention not much fun to read Who doesn t love dystopic visions of the future Not I Especially not one that involves giant cities on wheels that EAT each other The concept of Municipal Darwinism never gets old baby It s taken me forever to get around to the Hungry City Chronicles of which this is the second Tom and Hester our heroes from the first book read the only characters left alive after the first book sheesh Mortal Enginges has a bigger body count than Hamlet are in trouble again This time they ve landed on the peaceful ice city of Anchorage which has been ravaged by plague Oh and it s being chased by. Ied little town across the wastelands Soon London will feed In the attack Tom Natsworthy is flung from the speeding city with a murderous.
Will continue to read so far so good And so on to the second of the Mortal Engines series Now as usual I will try and capture my thoughts here without giving away any spoilers lets see how successful I am at that Anyway this book is although clearly from the work of the Mortal Engines it has a slightly different feel to it I guess not having to introduce to characters and the rather uniue way the world runs makes things a little easier and es the pace of the story a lot faster That said This Many Miles From Desire you can see how the relationship of Hester and Tom has developed but not beyond recognition the factou can still see flashes of the daughter of Valentine there is a great touch and keeps on reminding ou how dangerous she potentially can beBut as always its the machines and cities which for me are the crowd stealers In this book we are introduced to of them and in different ways as well as get the hint there are even to find which I really love As a side note there will be a visual guide coming out early November which I expect will be a mixture of reprinting a much earlier edition and a tie in with the release of the filmBut considering the events of the first book we are now moving on to new adventures but do not think for a moment that with a new chapter older scores and repercussions are forgotten One think I noticed that es Sermons Not Spoken you could read this as a standalone book and not feelou are missing out on key or worse critical events however there are enough references to previous events that if Julia you know the storyou can have a uite nod to Dancing with Fireflies (Chapel Springs, yourself and think ahes I know what they are referring to So how long do I resist picking up the third one and starting that I wonder as The Little House in the Woods and Other Stories you do now get the feeling that there are bigger tales to tell and that future books will be closely linked to each other Predator s Gold takes the action of Mortal Engines this time to the polar Ice Wastes where we board the once majestic now largely deserted fallen city of Anchorage Reeve continues the creative flair he showed in the first book pages abound with mercenaries parasitic vessels and pirate lairs and diabolical scientific experiments Once again the world building is nothing short of staggering but these books are so much than that as it is Reeve s ability to paint a visual picture with words along with phenomenal characterization that really make these books so utterly compelling and so highly rewarding to read The second Hungry Cities book is the same sort of fun as the first albeit with those dark moments of violence and horror like horrible deaths or people being unpleasant It still follows Hester and Tom but they ve grown up a bit and they have a place in the world as aviators That is until Pennyroyal comes aboard and spoils everythingRealistic and sad is the portrayal of Hester being so afraid to lose Tom She doesn t believe anyone else will see past her scarred face to who she really is and indeed she s not even that sure that who she really is is a person worthy of love It does lead to some fairly horrible behaviour on her part which though it makes sense with her characterisation makes her difficult to sympathise with After all the appeal of Tom is that he believes that life should be fair and Hester really doesn t hold with thatFreya as a character is I can understand her but I don t like her The way she behaves for most of the book is just awful andou can completely understand why Hester doesn t like her and The Modern Art Invasion you can t really understand why anyone else doesOverall it s a fun book and it expands the world opening up obvious lines for future plots and filling in things round the edges It s just slightly less fun because instead of moving toward a lighter characterisation for Hester as Mortal Engines does it kind of goes the other way and makes her less likeable againOriginally posted here It definitely had it s ups and downsI m not uite sure if Predator s Gold fell into the second book syndrome but it did have it s fair share of moments I love the world building and all that jazz but the romance part of this book just threw me for a loop I don t really understand the drunken kiss or why that girl thought she could replace my girl Hester in his mind but whatever the kiss happened I love Tom and Hello Excuse me Last book of theear coming throughI really really liked this one The world is exciting and fun and crazy in a way I ve never read before All YA dystop. Welcome to the astounding world of Predator Cities Emerging from its hiding place in the hills the great Traction City is chasing a terrif.
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Philip Reeve was born and raised in Brighton where he worked in a bookshop for a number of years while also co writing producing and directing a number of no budget theatre projectsPhilip then began illustrating and has since provided cartoons for around forty children's books including the best selling Horrible Histories Murderous Maths and Dead Famous seriesRailhead published by Oxford Un