2015/09/23

Book Review:
The Chimes by Anna Smaill

Title: The Chimes
Author: Anna Smaill
Published: 2015
Language: English
Pages: 304
Rating: 3/5


Summary:
In a dystopian London, the written word has been forbidden and the people cannot form new memories, having them erased using music.

But when Simon comes to London, he realises he has a gift that could change everything...


Review:
This was a really interesting book and felt like a breath of fresh air. It's fast-paced, the writing is great and it has a lot of original elements. I will definitely keep Smaill on my radar, to see what she will come up with next.

It took me a while to get into this book, as I found it a bit confusing in the beginning. The characters are quite fascinating and they felt realistic. I also like how as the story progresses, you peel off another layer to find what's underneath.

The best part about this book is the world it is set in, though I thought perhaps it should have been explained even better. There's just so much unused potential, almost annoyingly so. I wished this had another hundred pages or even more, just to fully reveal everything. I especially wished the end had been longer, as it felt a little rushed to me.

I would definitely recommend this book to people who enjoy dystopian fiction.


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