Hollow Kingdom By Kira Jane Buxton

Hollow Kingdom By Kira Jane Buxton

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S.T. is a domesticated crow. He is a bird of simple pleasures: hanging out with his owner Big Jim, trading insults with Seattle’s wild crows (those idiots) and enjoying the finest food humankind has to offer: Cheetos.

But when Big Jim’s eyeball falls out of his head, S.T. starts to feel like something isn’t right. His most tried-and-true remedies – from beak-delivered beer to the slobbering affection of the loyal, but dim-witted, dog Dennis – fail to cure his owner.

S.T. is left with no choice but to venture out into a frightening new world, where he discovers that the neighbours are devouring each other, and the local wildlife is abuzz with rumours of dangerous new predators roaming Seattle…

Humanity’s extinction has arrived, and the only one determined to save it is a foul-mouthed crow.

My Thoughts:

After wanting to read something a bit different, I decided to give this book a go. It is all about a domesticated crow who is a big fan of Cheetos and he goes on an adventure with his brother Dennis who is a dog. They get up to all kind of mischief. There are parts that are amusing. It is a slightly weird story which I am sure people will love. For me it just didn’t hold my attention enough.

I received an ARC copy of this book for an honest review.

Get your copy here:

kindle edition

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Hollow-Kingdom-time-worlds-unlikely-ebook

Hardback

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Hollow-Kingdom-time-worlds-unlikely

 

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Charlie and Me By Mark Lowery

Charlie and Me By Mark Lowery

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Thirteen-year-old Martin and his younger brother Charlie are on a very special journey. They’re going to be travelling 421 miles all the way from Preston to the very tip of Cornwall. They’re hoping to catch a glimpse of the dolphin that regularly visits the harbour there. But is that the only reason they are going?

It’s a journey that’s full of challenges and surprises. Martin adores his brother Charlie but he’s not like ordinary kids. He’s one in a million. He was born far too early, and ought to have died. And cheeky, irrepressible, utterly unique Charlie is always keeping Martin on his toes – especially on this crazy trip they are now on. Martin is doing his best to be a good big brother, but it’s hard when there’s something so huge coming once they get to Cornwall …

My Thoughts:

I thought this would make a change to the books I had been reading and it did. This is the story of Martin and his younger brother Charlie who decide to go on a journey like no other. I love how the book is set out with Martin’s poems and the lined pages like it really is a book. There are some funny parts to the story but it also deals with some more personal issues which have been dealt with in a sympathetic way. This is a short story and I managed to read it within an hour. I will be looking for more of this author’s books.

I received an ARC copy of this book for an honest review.

Get your copy here:

kindle edition

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Charlie-Me-421-Miles-Home-ebook

paperback

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Charlie-Me-421-Miles-Home