Wednesday, 9 December 2015

The Light that gets Lost - Review


 Book Review:

Title: The Light that gets Lost
Author: Natasha Carthew
Publisher: Bloomsbury

 'For mum and Dad and Billy he was ready to leap into the unknown and all he knew of that unknown was it had one single solitary name and the name was revenge'


I received an early copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.

The light that gets lost is a tale of an unfortunate young boy, named Trey, who's life is turned upside down the day his parents are murdered. Now, 8 years on since that fateful day, Trey has only one thing on his mind, Revenge.

This book conflicted me many times. I had read the first couple of pages and was immediately hooked, but then slowly as the book progressed I got bored of waiting for something to happen. It just seemed like nothing was ever going to happen. However, I would suddenly become addicted again. It was a never ending cycle, which is the reason that it ultimately became a 3 star read for me rather than a 4.

One thing I really enjoyed in this novel was how real and strong willed Trey was, especially when he was constantly in battle with his inner demons. At the start, Trey is only looking for revenge against the man who killed his parents, but as his time at Camp Kernow progresses and he makes a new friend, we see him begin to face an inner turmoil as to whether that is the path he wants to take. Should he get revenge or live life as a normal 16 year old?

It's safe to say that although I did enjoy some parts of this book, it didn't blow me away. It was one of those stories which when you read it, doesn't pull any real emotions out of you. You continue reading to see what happens next and how it ends, but in reality you're not truly connected to any of the characters, which is a shame.

However saying this, if you're a fan of Meg Rosoff's work, then I definitely recommend this book for you.

3 Stars
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  1. Nice review. Kavita is such an awesome name. Thought I should tell that (it's not weird, right?)

    1. Thank you! And no, it's not weird, I think your name is awesome too.