Unseen Acedemicals had me laughing and sometimes on edge in true Terry Pratchett form. The story sucked me in straight away and there was nothing I could do about it. Terry Pratchett is one of my favourite authors and all of his books have the same structure (but it works really well!), funny, tense, fantastical and dangerous. Some of the characters were just so well thought out. Mr. Nutt is amazing and had me wondering about his past and his future...
Overall this book gets a 5 star rating from me.
Leviathan is a wonderful tale of an Austrian prince (Alek) and an English girl posing as a boy (Deryn/Dylan) so she can join the airforce. The fantastic creatures and machines just bring this story to the front of any line-up. I am reading the sequel (Behemoth) in hardcover and you just lose the personality of a lot of the characters. Alan Cummings voices are wonderful and bring the book to life. Darwinists follow the exaggerated work of Charles Darwin while the Clankers use futuristic war machines. Stormwalkers versus Elephantines, Air Beasts versus Land Frigates! Battles that should be in a movie! I love this book from start to finish.
This is a great book with a brilliant story and excellent performance.
5 stars overall for a wonderful story and performance.
Tomorrow When The War Began is one of my favourite books. The series is brilliant. Personally I think John Marsden is a genius with this series. Suzi Dougherty is a perfect choice for the narration of this book. She conveys the emotion brilliantly. I like the way the characters in the book aren't heroic. There just plain, average teenagers caught in the middle of a terrible war. The story, with all it's twists and turns, is awesome. This book had me on the edge of my seat one moment, then had me laughing, then on edge again. Just brilliant work...
This book deserves 5 stars all the way with a great story line, interesting morals, brilliant characters and beautiful narration.
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