December 20, 2018

#BookReview: Mortal Engines (Mortal Engines Quartet #1) by Philip Reeve

Title: Mortal Engines
Series: Mortal Engines Quartet #1
Author: Philip Reeve
Genres: Young Adult, Steampunk, Dystopian
Pages: Paperback, 269 (Movie Tie-In)
Pub Date: August 28th 2018
Publisher: Scholastic Press
Book Source: Purchased
My Rating: 1 Star (DNF)
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Synopsis: Emerging from its hiding place in the hills, the great Traction City of London chases one terrified little town across the wastelands. If it cannot overpower smaller, slower prey, the city will come to a standstill and risk being taken over by another. In the attack, Tom Natsworthy, Apprentice Historian to the London Museum, is flung from its speeding superstructure into the barren wasteland of Out-Country. His only companion is Hester Shaw, a murderous, scar-faced girl who does not particularly want Tom's company. But if they are to make it back to London before Stalkers or hungry cities get them first, they will need to help each other, and fast. If Hester is to be believed, London is planning something atrocious, and the future of the world could be at stake. Can they get back to London before it's too late?



About the Author: Philip Reeve is the bestselling author of the Mortal Engines quartet, which is now a major motion picture, and the award-winning Fever Crumb series. His other books include the highly acclaimed Here Lies Arthur and No Such Thing As Dragons. He lives in England with his wife and son. Visit him online at philip-reeve.com.






Peter Jackson posted on Facebook:
"We’ve had the rights to Philip’s book series for several years, but have had to wait for the right time to make it.
If you haven’t read the books, you should. They present a stunning look into the future, when all of Earth’s major cities are now mounted on wheels, roaming across the landscape as massive “Traction Cities”. Our society has build itself on the principals of Municipal Darwinism - this basically involves the bigger cities hunting down, and consuming, the smaller ones. And that’s only the backdrop to an original and emotional personal story.
Philip Reeve has created a range of intriguing characters, following their adventures in our strange future world through four books - “Mortal Engines”, “Predator’s Gold”, "Infernal Devices” and “A Darkling Plain”.
The moment we read these novels, we knew what exciting movies they’d make. I literally can’t wait to see them!"

Praise for the Mortal Engines series
*"Exciting and visually descriptive." -- School Library Journal, starred review
*"A page-turner, this adventure in a city-eat-city world will have readers eagerly suspending disbelief to follow the twists and turns of the imaginative plot." -- Booklist
“Big, brave, brilliant.” -- Guardian (UK)
*"Reeve's [Mortal Engines Quartet] remains a landmark of visionary... imagination." -- School Library Journal, starred review 
“Phenomenal... violent and romantic, action-packed and contemplative, funny and frightening.” -- Sunday Times (UK)



My Review: I really wanted to love this one after watching the movie but for me this one although it is stated to be a young adult. Felt more like middle grade and well it just didn't click with me at all.  I thought it was fairly boring and I just could not read it. 
 








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