We work in the dark to serve the light. We are assassins.
Through a revolutionary technology that unlocks his genetic memories, Callum Lynch experiences the adventures of his ancestor, Aguilar, in 15th Century Spain. Callum discovers he is descended from a mysterious secret society, the Assassins, and amasses incredible knowledge and skills to take on the oppressive and powerful Templar organization in the present day.
Now I must start by saying I am a big fan of anything Assassin Creed and was delighted it was being turned into a film, so I just had to read the book before I watched the film. However, I didn’t find this one as good as the series of Assassin Creed I have previously read. It is a brilliant story line but I wasn’t as hooked as I was with the series and I think that’s because they’ve turned it into a more 21st century story rather than the old series. Nevertheless, I enjoyed reading this one even though it took me a while to finish which is why I awarded four stars. This book is written well and contains short chapters but i wouldn’t class it as similar to the whole series. I can’t wait to watch the film now and compare the two. I must admit I do love the cover though showing the two personalities of an assassin. This is written by a different author than those written in the series which is also why it felt a bit different. Enjoy!
The monster showed up after midnight. As they do.
But it isn’t the monster Conor’s been expecting. He’s been expecting the one from his nightmare, the one he’s had nearly every night since his mother started her treatments, the one with the darkness and the wind and the screaming…
This monster is something different, though. Something ancient, something wild. And it wants the most dangerous thing of all from Conor.
It wants the truth.
WOW! WOW! WOW! Where to start? I fell in love with this story. A MUST READ! I decided to read this story as I saw there was a film of this story and many readers have been reading it! It took me a good ten minutes after finishing this book to stop crying and calm down, so tissues will be needed! Not many books make me cry but this one hit me right in the feelings department. I can already say this will be in my top 20 books of 2017. I can happily go and watch the film now. A Monster Calls is a beautiful, well written and easy to read story for all. You may even learn something yourself from this story I know I did. But WOW… What a powerful and emotional story. I read this within a day easily for it isn’t a long read but one I would urge you all to read or bump up to the top of your reading piles. Loved every minute of it.
Just a little fact about this book: The award winning author Siobhan Dowd died of cancer before she could write this book but the lovely Patrick Ness took her idea and created this heartbreaking story for her behalf. AWWH. 😦
When Magizoologist Newt Scamander arrives in New York, he intends his stay to be just a brief stopover. However, when his magical case is misplaced and some of Newt’s fantastic beasts escape, it spells trouble for everyone…
My Review: So I FINALLY got this book for Christmas and WOW! I loved it. I can now go and watch the film (book before film BBF). I found it easy to read (finished it in a day) and didn’t want it to end! Brilliant. Never been let down by anything written by JK Rowling. A must read for all Harry Potter fans. It will be over before you know it! The perfect Christmas read for me this year. Savour it. Enjoy, I did.