This Week in Books

This Week in Books – 04-04-18

TWIB - logo

This Week in Books is a feature hosted by Lipsy at Lipsyy Lost and Found that allows bloggers to share:

  • What they’ve recently finished reading
  • What they are currently reading
  • What they are planning to read next

the boy on the bridge

I have recently finished reading The Boy on the Bridge by M. R. Carey, which is set in the same world as The Girl With All the Gifts.

Once upon a time, in a land blighted by terror, there was a very clever boy.

The people thought the boy could save them, so they opened their gates and sent him out into the world.

To where the monsters lived.

drift stumble fall

I’ve just started Drift Stumble Fall by M. Jonathan Lee.

Richard feels trapped in his hectic life of commitment and responsibility. From the daily mayhem of having young children, an exhausted wife and pushy in-laws who frequently outstay their welcome, Richards existence fills him with panic and resentment. The only place he can escape the dark cloud descending upon him is the bathroom, where he hides for hours on end, door locked, wondering how on earth he can escape.

Often staring out of his window, Richard enviously observes the tranquil life of Bill, his neighbour living in the bungalow across the road. From the outside, Bills world appears filled with comfort and peace. Yet underneath the apparent domestic bliss of both lives are lies, secrets, imperfections, sadness and suffering far greater than either could have imagined. Beneath the surface, a family tragedy has left Bill frozen in time and unable to move on. As he waits for a daughter who may never return, Bill watches Richards bustling family life and yearns for the joy it brings. As the two men watch each other from afar, it soon becomes apparent that other peoples lives are not always what they seem.

the earlie king and the kid in yellow

My next read *might* be The Earlie King and the Kid in Yellow – we’ll see!

Ireland is flooded, derelict. It never stops raining. The Kid in Yellow has stolen the babba from the Earlie King. Why? Something to do with the King’s daughter, and a talking statue, something godawful. And from every wall the King’s Eye watches. And yet the city is full of hearts-defiant-sprayed in yellow, the mark of the Kid.

It cannot end well. Can it? Follow the Kid, hear the tale. Roll up! Roll up!

And that’s my week in books! What are you reading this week?


  1. I have The Boy On The Bridge on my TBR. Just finished Drift Stumble Fall and loved The Earlie King & The Kid In Yellow. Have you read Scythe by Neil Shusterman yet?

    1. I’m glad that you enjoyed The Earlie King… I’ve heard mixed reviews, but it sounds very much like my kind of thing.
      I haven’t read Scythe – I’ll confess I’d not heard of it until you mentioned it – it sounds good though! Might have to squeeze it in!

  2. Give me a sneak preview of The Boy on the Bridge – did you love it?? I have it to read and I loved The Girl With All the Gifts so I have super high expectations!

    1. OK – only because you asked!
      I LOVED The Girl With All the Gifts. I liked The Boy on the Bridge, but it didn’t have quite the same impact. There are things it did well, and it’s a comfortable 4 stars, but not the five out of five I gave The Girl With All The Gifts.

Comments are closed.

%d bloggers like this: