Saturday, March 27, 2010
Book Review #877
Fever Crumb by Philip Reeve
Rating: four stars (out of four)
I was completely hooked from the very beginning. I could feel pieces of the story sliding around in my head and I tried to figure out what was going to happen...always feeling like I was on the edge of a breakthrough and then something totally crazy would happen in the story and I would be thrown for a loop. This book definitely fits the dystopia genre. It reminded me of The Secret Under My Skin and had elements of The Giver and a whole slew of my other favorite fantasy/sci-fi novels.
The way Philip Reeve wove in old characters that I knew from the previous novels was amazing. I would be reading, paying attention to the plot and all of a sudden he would give you one sentence that gave one piece of information and everything would click into place and you would go, "AAHH! That's what's his face! That's how he came into being! Oh my goodness, I can't believe it."
I loved the world. I was fascinated by the city and its inhabitants. I think I read this book in one sitting and after I was done I couldn't do anything but try and wrap my mind around the story. I would totally recommend this book. I felt like it was even more thrilling than the Hungry City Chronicles.