AUTHOR– Lucy Inglis
PUBLISHER– Chicken House
GOODREADS RATING– 3.66/5
GENRE– Mystery, Thiller, Young Adult
PUBLISHED– August 7th, 2014
ABOUT THE BOOK: Girls in London are disappearing. 16- year old Lily was to be the next but she was saved by a boy. Half- human Regan is the guardian of the doors, from an unseen world hidden within our own, where legendary creatures hide in plain sight. As Guardian of the Gates, it’s his job to protect both halves of the City–new and old–from restless creatures that threaten its very existence. Can Lily and Regan find the girls and discover the truth in time to save London from being torn apart…
MY REVIEW: I didn’t like this book at all. This book is narrated in third person which is poorly written and the plot is too fast. Fast moving plots are actually more interesting if written and described nicely, the development pace should be uniform while the characters of a story should be progressing with a certain uniformity catching the readers’ interest. I found both of the things missing in this book. I think that the plot was a little innovative but while reading it felt as if the story was written in a hurry. The romantic parts of Regan and Lily in the book were really disappointing and actually depicted first-sight sudden love with those out of nowhere “compliments” and “jealousy” parts. I actually felt that the description of the city was better than that of the characters.
First of all, there could have been a little more creativity in deciding the names.??? *(*(^%@”>>/.’;’:;[Py*&90)*…
Lily and Regan’s past are well explained but then, there were so many sudden developments and changes in the book the ruined the interest. Lily is portrayed as the too-cool-for-school and I-know-it-all-so-shut-up kind of a girl which really annoyed me. Secondly, she was way too cool for a 16 year old girl which just got to know about the wayward history of her city. On the other hand, Regan’s character is too weird to even understand. He is sometimes too serious trying to help or save Lily and then he tries to get a sense of humor which is worse than that of a crocodile’s, due to which nobody liked him much. And then again we have the fast and undeveloped plot which again succeeded in making this book worse. I seriously didn’t understand what was happening in the seconnd half of the book with all the vague description and Lily’s all time nagging. I thought that the book would be nice before buying it, but it didn’t meet my expectations. I’ll give it 1.5 stars.
(THESE REVIEWS ARE MY POINT OF VIEWS, AND YOUR OPINIONS MIGHT BE VARYING FROM MINE)