Ahoy there me mateys! I received this sci-fi eARC from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. So here be me honest musings . . .
the boy on the bridge (M. R. Carey)
Title: the boy on the bridge
Author: M. R. Carey
Publisher: Orbit Books
Publication Date: May 2, 2017 (hardcover/e-book)
I found this book to be even more compelling than me last read by Mr. Carey. This yarn be what I call a companion novel to, the girl with all the gifts. In me mind, it be a sequel but certainly can stand on its own.
This was a roller-coaster of a ride. This novel also takes place in Britain during the end of days but follows a different group than the previous book – a scientific exploration team. A mixed group of scientists and military personal are riding in an armored tank named Rosie. Humanity is dying out and the group is out to collect samples that have been left in the field to hopefully find the clue to survival. Of course, nothing goes as planned . . .
This team consists of twelve people. One of the best things about both novels are the fascinating characters. In particular, I fell in love with both Rina and Stephen. Stephen is a young brilliant scientist who everyone dismisses as a useless child because of his age and autism. Rina is his friend and fellow scientist who is one of the only folks to recognize his potential. Like the relationship of Melanie and Ms. Justineau in the previous novel, the thoughts and feelings of Stephen and Rina drive much of the enjoyment.
Though there is plenty of other enjoyment to be had. Whether it involves the breakdown of interpersonal relationships, politics, or dealing with ambushing hungries, I didn’t want to put this one down. I suggest ye pick up either of the two novels and fall in love with Mr. Carey’s stories and characters. I will certainly be reading more of his work, starting with fellside.
Check out these other reviews from me crew:
read the girl with all the gifts first – kate @ for winter’s nights
didn’t read the girl with all the gifts first – drew @ the tattooed book geek
Side note: Any one seen the film of the first novel?
So lastly . . .
Thank ye Orbit Books!
Goodreads has this to say about the novel:
Once upon a time, in a land blighted by terror, there was a very clever boy.
The people thought the boy could save them, so they opened their gates and sent him out into the world.
To where the monsters lived.
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