Wednesday, 3 September 2014

Review - Cuckoo Song by Frances Hardinge

Title: Cuckoo Song
Author: Frances Hardinge
Pages: 416
Publisher: Macmillan Children's Books
Release date: 8th May 2014


When Triss wakes up after an accident, she knows that something is very wrong. She is insatiably hungry; her sister seems scared of her and her parents whisper behind closed doors. She looks through her diary to try to remember, but the pages have been ripped out.

Soon Triss discovers that what happened to her is more strange and terrible than she could ever have imagined, and that she is quite literally not herself. In a quest find the truth she must travel into the terrifying Underbelly of the city to meet a twisted architect who has dark designs on her family - before it's too late...

My Review:

*I received a copy of this book via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Thanks to Pan Macmillan and NetGalley*

2.5/5 stars 

When Triss wakes up after an accident with some of her memories missing she knows something is wrong. 
She also has a ravenous hunger and her parents are conspiring behind her back. 
Triss soon finds herself in the strange world of the Besiders.

This is a very imaginative and creative book. If I had read it during my childhood I can easily see it becoming one of my favourite books. 
The storyline was unique and I liked the ending. 
The characters were likeable and realistic - I especially liked and felt for Violet.
The story did seem to drag in some places.

Overall while I did mostly enjoy this it didn't grip me and dragged in places.