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In today’s blog post we are doing something new that I saw browsing through other Bookstagrammer’s blog posts!
This one came espically from ‘Coffee Cocktails & Books’, and the concept looked so interesting I just had to try it!
However, reading ‘Coffee’s’ post they state that they didn’t create it either, and that ‘Lauren’s Page Turners’ did. Bit confusing, but I just wanted to be 100% honest and give credit where credit it due. Links will be below! That is all, read on and enjoy!
Coffee Cocktails & Books:
Lauren’s Page Turners:
Title: The Call (Grey Land #1)
Author: Peadar Ó Guilín
Genre: Fantasy; YA; Horror; Science Fiction > Dystopia
Goodreads Rating: 3.87 / 5
Imagine a world where you might disappear any minute, only to find yourself alone in a grey sickly land, with more horrors in it than you would ever wish to know about. And then you hear a horn and you know that whoever lives in this hell has got your scent and the hunt has already begun.
Could you survive the Call?
Title: The Invasion (The Call #2)
Author: Peadar Ó Guilín
Publisher David Fickling Books
Genre: Fantasy; Horror; YA; Science Fiction > Dystopia
Goodreads Rating: 3.81 / 5
After so much danger, Nessa and Anto can finally dream of a happy life. But the terrible attack on their school has created a witch-hunt for traitors — boys and girls who survived the Call only by making deals with the enemy. To the authorities, Nessa’s guilt is obvious. Her punishment is to be sent back to the nightmare of the Grey Land for the rest of her life. The Sídhe are waiting, and they have a very special fate planned for her.
Meanwhile, with the help of a real traitor, the enemy come pouring into Ireland at the head of a terrifying army. Every human they capture becomes a weapon. Anto and the last students of his old school must find a way to strike a blow at the invaders before they lose their lives, or even worse, their minds. But with every moment Anto is confronted with more evidence of Nessa’s guilt.
For Nessa, the thought of seeing Anto again is the only thing keeping her alive. But if she escapes, and if she can find him, surely he is duty-bound to kill her…
Honestly, this novel looks so good, and I want it right now.
It reminds me of the novel ‘The Prey’ by Tom Isbell wherein a ‘master’ civilization, these teenagers think they are being raised to be soldiers only to find out they are being raised as ‘Less Than’s’ to be sold as bait and hunted for sport. However, in the Prey, they do escape (spoiler (but not really if you read the blurb)).
Is it bad that I kind of hope that they are hunted down in The Call? I just want to see the perspective and the creative writing of the author, I truly think it would be an amazing piece of work if the author does do what I hope.
However, it could be like the Hunger Games where it starts off playing ‘the games’ in the second novel, but ends up escaping the arena in Catching Fire (Hunger Games #2). But this is just a hypothesis, I probably look like an idiot reaching as far as this to assume The Call would have similar motivates as to that of The Hunger Games. Stark Contrast, but oh well.
Honestly, I predict this novel, despite what I said above, to be a 3/5. It could be a big hit or a miss because of the repetitive concepts and themes. However, it could do the opposite and actually surprise me. I have to read it and find out. Either way, I rate it a 3 out of five for my predictions.
That is all for today, thank you all reading, I hope you enjoyed!
I don’t have much to say but I hope this becomes a regular thing on my blog because I quite enjoyed doing research and giving my predicitions on a novel I haven’t even read yet.
I do it a lot when I go book shopping, so why not write about it, right?
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See you in my next blog post! Bye guys x