Friday 24 October 2014
Stoneheart (Stoneheart Trilogy #1) by Charlie Fletcher
A city has many lives and layers. London has more than most. Not all the layers are underground, and not all the lives belong to the living.
Twelve-year-old George Chapman is about to find this out the hard way. When, in a tiny act of rebellion, George breaks the head from a stone dragon outside the Natural History Museum, he awakes an ancient power. This power has been dormant for centuries but the results are instant and terrifying: A stone Pterodactyl unpeels from the wall and starts chasing George. He runs for his life but it seems that no one can see what he's running from. No one, except Edie, who is also trapped in this strange world.
And this is just the beginning as the statues of London awake...
This is a story of statues coming to life; of a struggle between those with souls and those without; of how one boy who has been emotionally abandoned manages to find hope.
I always wanted to read this book ever since I saw it. And I was not disappointed. I really liked the characters, Edie and George, and the Gunner was my favourite character because he was funny, brave and charismatic. In this book, feelings were portrayed really well, you learn to hate the characters which the protagonist hates, and you like the characters which are on your side. on every page of the book, something happened. The action was well paced and the idea was really original. The "rules" of the world of spits and taints were easy to grasp and understand. I was immediately captivated by this book as soon as I read the first page. You wanted to keep on reading because there were so many unanswered questions. Even though a lot of them were answered, I still wanted to know more about Edie's past. I would say that this book is good for people who like fantasy and a healthy dose of adventure.
I would give this book 5 out of 5 stars!