“sometimes, on our way through the world, we meet someone who touches our heart in a way others don't.“
A fantastic idea with semi-flat characters and far too flowery language.
After hearing about the movie months ago, I knew I had to read the book first. As much as I enjoyed it, I couldn't say that I will finish the series. The idea is so steampunk and cool, however the book just seems to drag. The fact that the main character isn't flawless is one if the main things about the book I liked as its different yet obvious. I do prefer the movie, only because I felt it was faster and more action packed.
It's definitely an interesting world concept...a post-apocalyptic planet created when the continents shifted, it's devoid of digital tech & most of our historical records; entire cities wheel themselves across the globe gobbling up smaller cities for parts. The human element is a familiar story - men in power grasping for tech that will provide them global domination stomps on the little guy once too often & unwittingly unleashes a revolution.
Here is my official stack for #24in48
I‘m going to finish Mortal Engines, finish the first Oz graphic novel, then go on from there reading the rest of the Mortal Engines series and Oz graphic novels. And if I have time I have a ton of books on my kindle!! Oh and I have The Duke and I (first book of The Bridgerton series) on audiobook. I‘m ready for the weekend....wait....snacks 🤦🏻♀️
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I like to stay pretty focussed, 1 physical book, 1 audiobook. How bout you? How many books are you juggling regularly? #questions
The ending is very different from book to movie but both are still good.
Slow start but when it gets going it's a great page turner.
I am in love with Hugo weaving (pictured above) he plays the character Valentine.
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Absolutely loved this book. I loved the characters and how easily the plot flowed. I did start to get a little bit annoyed when there was no explanation on what had happened to society to result in this way of life. However, with one sentence half way through the book i was given the answer. 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟
Good world building but disappointing characters and derivative story. There is a disappointing tendency for steampunk books‘ protagonists to be impossibly innocent and naive- a complicated world with an infantile protagonist lets the entire story down.
I don‘t read too much YA, but glad that I picked this up at the library. London (and other cities) are on the move, gobbling up smaller cities and towns over devastated ground. There are other cities that are static, high in the mountains protected by a Great Wall;there are airship pirates, lethal undying cyborgs, a boy engineer and a girl who wants revenge in this fast steampunk fantasy. And I have a mad crush on the pirate/spy/assassin Anna Fang
Part 1 of 3: 1000 years in the future where towns move on wheels, called "traction towns", that eat other towns (people become slaves, metals used for fuel to keep the predator town moving), all set during post a apocalyptic world where "the ancients" have destroyed the planet.
Tom Natsworthy, Hester Shaw & Kate Valentine (all 15-16 yrs old) save the world from the recreation of a bomb using relics. It's a teen book.
A wildly original dystopian premise, with frustrating characters. Hester, while being a badass physically-handicapped would-be assassin is repeatedly mentioned as “ugly” as if it‘s her only trait. And Tom‘s main “growth” is loving her despite her ugliness. Ugh no thanks. I can see how it would translate well to the big screen, but I‘m wondering how they made the audience care what happened to them. 🤷🏻♀️
I‘ve been in Dallas for my initial visit with the headache center at Baylor, so I‘ve been out of touch for a few days, but I did receive a birthday gift from my mom while I was there! 😊
I'm reading the tagged book and it's ok. But here is a picture of my sweet dog Dexter. It is his birthday today! He's 3.
Entertaining story. I'm not sure if I'll seek out the rest of the series, but this one was an enjoyable read. I'll be interested to see how the film compares.
Going to try to finish this one today so I can get back to Abaddon's Gate. I'm enjoying both of them, but this one has to go back to Libby tomorrow.
My first book finished in 2019! It enjoyed this book quite a lot. The adventure was great I loved some of the quirky characters that came along throughout the story. But the ending kind of confused me a bit...I mean this is a series but it honestly felt like a true ending, no cliff hanger, no this is where our next adventure lies. So I‘ll be interested in seeing what happens next simply because this book just felt complete.
I read this over several weeks at bedtime with my fourteen-year-old, who was interested only because it‘s a Peter Jackson-produced movie. 😛 He loved it and, perhaps for the first time since Harry Potter, requested the next book in the series the second we finished. And I thought it was pretty good, too - so a pick for sure. 🙂
Huh not terrible. It kinda reminded me of Stardust and the Discworld series.
My first #funkopop figurines: Hester Shaw and Anna Fang from Mortal Engines! They are my new favorite heroes, and I just had to get them in collectible form. I mean, the wind-whipped trench coats, the powerful stances with weapons in hand, the fierceness in those adorable button eyes. Come on! 👊🖤👊🖤👊🖤
I had not heard of this series until I saw a preview for the movie. This book was a quick read and I really enjoyed it. There are a few twists at the end that I was not expecting. I thought the writing was great in this, and there was a fight scene where I could vividly picture what was happening due to the description. Now, I'm looking forward to the film.
Got to see the movie today and I really enjoyed it! Yes, it condenses and cuts a lot of details from the book, but there‘s only so much you can get across in two hours. Still thought it was better than the harsh reviews critics and moviegoers are giving it, though. Maybe it helps that I read the book first? Visual FX are amazing—the world of traction cities is really fascinating. And Anna Fang is my hero! #asianrep 👊🖤 Would def see this again.