Sunday, July 25, 2010

Gareth Thompson; The Anarchist's Angel +Giveaway

Young Adult
Pub. Date: May 2010


Fifteen-year-old Samson Ashburner has always felt like an outsider—even before the accident that left his face scarred and his confidence shattered. With the jeers and taunts of the local children ringing in his ears, Samson’s only refuge is his ancestor's hut deep in the nearby woods. It is here that he encounters Angel Obscura, a gypsy girl who teachers Samson that not everybody takes him at face value. But Angel is not all that she seems, and Samson is soon drawn into a web of deceit and shady dealings with an explosive outcome.

My Review

Unfortunately, I was unable to finish this book. I am a little disappointed with myself.
  Here is the first line in the book. "I came round to the noise of a grim reaping machine."
Sounds good doesn't it?

 It was going great for me till I hit pg114, But I forged on and when I couldn't do it any further I gave up.  I just couldn't stay tuned into the book. It might have been the wording. It's sets in Cumbrian which the way they communicate is much different as to how I communicate. I couldn't grasp the way they interacted.

So My loss is your gain. One person will have a chance to finish this for me.

If you think you would enjoy this read and willing to do a review, leave your email in your comment. (US ONLY)
Winner will be announced Monday. :)


Cass said...

This sounds really interesting. Hopefully I'll enjoy it more than you did, if I get to read it. :) Thanks for the opportunity to win!


Ashley's Bookshelf said...

This sounds neat! I would love to give it a try!

Vidisha said...

Grate i would love to try

Debs Desk said...

That sounds like my kind of book, Please include me in your giveaway.
Debbie D

Cara said...

Sounds very cool. (:

Erika said...

This book sounds brilliant!!!

Riv Re said...

This book sounds really good.

Izzy said...

The cover is pretty, isn't it? :D

Beverly said...

This sounds good - thanks for hosting - please enter me -

Caitlin said...

I'd love to gove the book a go! Thanks!

Tore said...

Sounds like a really great book. I would love to read it. I think I would like it. Please enter me in contest.

pams00 said...

I'd like to give it a try.
Pam S


Sounds like a great read!

Aik said...

I'd love to review this book! I have a US address.

Here's my blog:

aikychien at yahoo dot com

brizmus said...

Pity I'm not in the US - despite your lack of love, I'm thinking I could really get into this book.
I hate it when that happens, though.

Shannon O'Donnell said...

That cover is a little scary, isn't it? I don't know, Liz. You are usually dead-on when it comes to books. If you couldn't finish it, I probably wouldn't either. :-)

Alyssa Kirk @ Teens Read and Write said...

Too bad - it looks so good and has a great first line!

Teens Read and Write

Chas @ LLL Reviews said...

Wooooow!=) This one sounds great!=) I wish I could enter to review but I have a few here I have to get to and expecting a few others!=)

I can't wait to read the review though!=)

Lily Child said...

Bummer! It's such a disappointment when I can't finish a book! Thanks for the honest review! :)