Thursday, January 8, 2009
The Explosionist by Jenny Davidson
The Explosionist is set in a parallel world. Napoleon defeated Wellington at the Battle of Waterloo in 1815. This caused many other event to conspire and create a very interesting world that you want to learn about.
Sophie Hunter lives in Edinburgh, Scotland in 1938. She goes to an all-girls school and hopes to be a scientist. Currently, bombs are going off all around the city and all young women might be forced to be drafted in to some sort of public service. Will this stop her dreams? After receiving a message from a medium, and soon after the mediums murder, Sophie finds that she might be in more danger. With the help of her friend Mikael, she uncovers the truth and it effects not only her, but all of Europe.
This book was amazingly well written and very interesting. The characters are amazingly real and loving. Once you start this book, you will be glued to the story. The story starts off slowly, but then you are put into this pit of amazing mystery and intrigue. There are some complicated plot twist, but it keeps you mind full of thoughts. This dystopia of a parallel world will keep you until the last word and then it will stay you for long after. The ending will make you want more, because it is such a wonderful book.
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Peace out, Sarah.