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Se days but this is riginal stuff and it becomes wholly evident in this book especially It s madness Chases and betrayals cheating and close calls things are happening all ver 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 ne What a sniveling jerk Okay I get that not every man is macho and perfect and all but this dude had no dignity Not nly did he cower behind Hester all the time depended n her never stood up but he had the gall to cheat Dicmatized 2: Bitter Sweet Revenge 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 years 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 edgesf the story he s actually telling Somewhere in this world multiple factions plot against each Martian Science Fiction: Scifi Novellas Set on Mars other and a world war is beginning But Predator s Gold isn t that story It s the storyf 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 The Witches Ball of my least favorite partsf Harry Potter and put them into a story with none Saving Charmaine: A Heaton Family Friends Series Book of the magicr charm This book teaches the reader the words polynya an area f unfrozen sea water surrounded by ice and limpet relating to r denoting certain weapons that are attached to their targets by magnetic r adhesive properties and resist removal as well as including a predictable Stalker re birth Fagin plenty f argon lighting and even The Deadline orphans is there anyone in this story with two surviving parents For that matter is there a single admirable adult in this worldThe endf 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 f a main character running amok and the ridiculousness f two 17 year Ready to Restore: The Layman's Guide to Christian Counseling 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 anyf the characters are Ready to Restore on destined arcsr 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 f research and really enhance the scenes he writes Here s ne example Masgard drew his sword and swished it to and fro practicing flashy fencing moves as he advanced Shieldmaiden Book 1: Quest for the Jewel on her 292Swished it to and fro Flashy fencing moves This is how you write when all you 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 showff fencing
Jargon But I Dbut I d to know that I can trust that the author is picturing everything that s happening not just that people are sort Traficada: Diário de uma Escrava Sexual (Portuguese Edition) of swooshing swords at eachtherThe most disappointing aspect Encounter at Buff Ledge: A UFO Case History of this series so far and especially this book is its low valuen human life People are slaughtered in gruesome ways and most people are little than nameless cogs in the wheels f 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 f the future Not I Especially not Regarde, c'est maman ! one that involves giant citiesn wheels thatlove dystopic visions The Bricklayer of the future Not I Especially notne that involves giant cities n wheels that each ther The concept Vinny: Victory Over Drugs, Death, and Degradation of Municipal Darwinism never getsld baby It s taken me forever to get around to the Hungry City Chronicles The Occult Detector (The Semi Dual Stories Book 1) of which this is the second Tom and Hesterur heroes from the first book read the nly 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 n the peaceful ice city Pioneer Jews: A New Life in the Far West of Anchorage which has been ravaged by plague Oh and it s being chased by the evil cityf Arkangel Add 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 Eating Thin for Life: Food Secrets Recipes from People Who Have Lost Weight Kept It Off on to the secondf 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 f 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 yes the pace f the story a lot faster That said you can see how the relationship We, the People of Hester and Tom has developed but not beyond recognition the fact you can still see flashesf the daughter Single of Valentine there is a great touch and keepsn reminding you 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 f 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 ut early November which I expect will be a mixture f reprinting a much earlier edition and a tie in with the release f the filmBut considering the events f the first book we are now moving n to new adventures but do not think for a moment that with a new chapter lder scores
and repercussions are forgotten One think I noticed that yes you could read this as a standalone book and not feelrepercussions are forgotten One think I noticed that yes you could read this as a standalone book and not feel are missing ut Showa, 1939-1944: A History of Japan on keyr worse critical events however there are enough references to previous events that if you know the story you can have a uite nod to yourself and think ah yes I know what they are referring to So how long do I resist picking up the third The Book Of The Superiority Of Dogs Over Many Of Those Who Wear Clothes one and starting that I wonder as you do now get the feeling that there are bigger tales to tell and that future books will be closely linked to eachther Predator s Gold takes the action f Mortal Engines this time to the polar Ice Wastes where we board the nce majestic now largely deserted fallen city Rescuing a Werewolf 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 shortf 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 Making Women Pay of fun as the first albeit with those dark momentsf violence and horror like horrible deaths GloomCookie 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 portrayalf 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 f love It does lead to some fairly horrible behaviour n her part which though it makes sense with her characterisation makes her difficult to sympathise with After all the appeal The Jesuit 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 mostf the book is just awful and you can completely understand why Hester
doesn t like her and you can t really understand whyt like her and you can t really understand why else doesOverall it s a fun book and it expands the world With Bound Hands opening upbvious lines for future plots and filling in things round the edges It s just slightly less fun because instead Rim of the Pit of moving toward a lighter characterisation for Hester as Mortal Engines does it kindf goes the You Can Beat the Odds 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 sharef moments I love the world building and all that jazz but the romance part f this book just threw me for a loop I don t really understand the drunken kiss r why that girl thou Hello Excuse me Last book Stripes of All Types of the year coming throughI really really liked thisne The world is exciting and fun and crazy in a way I ve never read before All YA dystopian books feel like copy cats in varying degrees and levels the. Welcome to the astounding world f Predator Cities Emerging from its hiding place in the hills the great Traction City is chasing a terrif. O this picture a dimwitted professor a thief a heart of gold a group f terrorist environmentalists and an evil cyborg gold a group f environmentalists and an evil cyborg two h and Le Love Triangle and you ve got the same buckle Baltimore Catechism No. 2 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 lotf good in there Namely the world building The idea Mic manual de campanie electorală of transforming cities into animals preyingn each The Big Book of Maker Skills: Tools Techniques for Building Great Tech Projects other in a broken ecosystem that slowly movesn 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 f all available resources and brings back slavery and inhuman treatments f prisoners It s a particularly elegant way to answer the uestion are humans just like animals after all showing what would become One Life, One Incarnation: Beautiful Bones of the world if humans decided that it skay to behave as if they still lived in a jungle answer a massive mess There are hundreds Just Joking 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 year moratoryn stories where female charactrs are solely motivated by their varies emotional state Like could we try to have plots that are influenced by the action f female characters but NOT by the stupid things women do when they re in loveattached to someonebereaved and all And yeees 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 Times of Trouble (A Time Travel Anthology) out the the discussion already because there are ALSO women who actut f 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 thatwomen would really act like that Not all women would and I m stating to feel that less than a ten year moratory can reestablish the balanceThat s not the nly problem I m sorry to say the characters are n the whole either clich r 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 ut as flat Hester is mostly a conventional girl hero with low self esteem who will do all sorts f 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 The Real Bluebeard: The Life of Gilles de Rais of the author to have an ugly female hero I ll grant it s an unconventional choice but I d like to pointut that 1 since we never hear the end Stay on Your Toes, Maggie Adams! of how ugly she is in the end that s pretty much hernly 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 nly beauty makes value r 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 Night Train To Cherbourg: A Joszef Kiraly: Gentleman, Vampire Mystery on I thought I liked the first bookf this series but I enjoyed this Disowned one even I think now that I am used to this post apocalyptic steampunk worldf 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 Comptia Security+ Sy0-301 Exam Cram 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 Iriginally 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 Marco Polo: A Photographer's Journey one heckf an awesome seuel This was even The Cosmic Internet: Explanations from the Other Side obvious to me in that I couldn t help but try and picture what it would be liken the big screen But sigh I will likely have to just settle for the movies in my headSteampunk fantasy fans read this series. Scar faced girl They must run for their lives through the wreckage and face a terrifying new weapon that threatens the future f the world.