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The Mermaid's Sister - Carrie Anne Noble

This book is quite surreal at times and is overall very good. Sometimes it is difficult to work out some things in the story but everything does become clear at the end of the novel. The book is set in Victorian times but it seems to be mostly timeless and it's time period didn't really affect the novel for me and it wasn't something that I thought about much whilst I read the book.

  The plot is rather good and it is written very cleverly. One of Nobles' strong points is her ability to create very real characters. She does this so well that at the end of the book you can almost sense the characters reactions and emotions to different events before they come which makes the author very skilled at her craft.

8/10 I enjoyed this one, did you? Let me know in the comments below or email your thoughts / opinions to: info@theollybookblog.com

Demon Road - Derek Landy

Landy is back and Landy is good. He gets the story rolling quick off the mark begins to enthrall us in his new series. It's set away from Skulduggery Pleasant (Which did end quite 'unusually' remember?) and into the world of demons! (Hence the name)

  Possibly like many teenagers, at times Amber Lamont thinks that her parents can be monsters. To rephrase it and say it how it is in the book, her parents are monsters. And they are chasing her all over the U.S. so that they can eat her. And they are very, very, evil. (Did I say very?) And her only means of getting out of this mess is a man who very well might be a mass murderer who really is on the highway to hell. Yep, as the cover suggests, she's having a hell of a time...

  As the first book in a new collection of books, it can be difficult to see just how good a series  will turn out to be. We already know that Derek Landy can write a lot of books for one series, after all, he turned out 9 excellent novels fo…

Nightbird - Alice Hoffman

Alice Hoffman is a brilliant wordsmith, you know that it's true from the first page to the last. It's a spellbinding read with a lot of detail and thought going into it.

  The characters are imagined brilliantly and when you read the book you feel as though you have a strong connection to the characters in the book because they are presented to us so well from their physical descriptions to their emotions shown during the course of the novel.

  The book has elements of adventure, fantasy and even romance which definitely create a truly captivating story. You shouldn't judge a book by it's cover but my edition of it is really very good. It's mysterious and quite enchanting which definitely draws you in to the book. So overall a great novel from Hoffman, I hope that in the future she will write some offer books like this one for us to read because Nightbird is terrific.

10/10 I really enjoyed this book and couldn't put it down. Leave your comments down below to…

Blog undergoing Maintenance!

Hi guys, today I have a different sort of post for you.
Starting today I am going to be changing the overall look and design of The Olly Book Blog, for a while you might start seeing things on the site that don't quite seem right, do not worry, this is just part of the maintenance that I am doing! 
I would also like to ask you for any ideas or suggestions of how I could edit the blog as I will always appreciate your feedback seeing as you guys are the ones who will be using and looking at the blog. So if you do have any feedback just go ahead and make it known in the comments.
I would also like to share with you a new book blog that I think you will enjoy. You can find it at: Et's Best Books Blog.
Please do check that blog out as it has some great content that I think you guys will enjoy. So that's all for now, I will update you when the maintenance is completed and then should be able to hopefully start posting new book reviews on a more regular basis.
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