Wednesday, 23 April 2014

Book Review: Larby Lodge

Title: Larby Lodge
Author: Gail and Paul Gallacher
Series: The Eve Summer Sequence #1
Release Date: 31/12/13
Pages: 324
Service: Giveaway
Format: Ebook
Download: Kindle

‘2057 AD. It is 39 years since the change.  A time of great chaos and upheaval, when millions of children across the globe developed magical powers. Still, no one knows why it happened. For years a fragile place has existed. But now a divide is forming…And a 15 year old Eve Rivers is about to find herself caught up in the middle of the battle. A battle fought between those who embrace the change, and those who will do anything to stop it. A battle that will forever alter the lives of everyone Eve holds dear.’

I just want to start off with the fact that I cannot get over how much I love this book. It was amazing! I’m a huge fan of anything that includes magic and it was thrown in there with dystopia and I loved it!

Eve is a 15 year old girl who is struggling with the events that are going on in her life and you see the ways that she is trying to deal with them and how she’s just trying to find who she is whilst there are people who are basically threatening her life.

The plot to this book was amazing, though in some part it was slightly predictable. Still, I kept on reading to find out why certain things were happening and there were some things that I really didn’t have a clue about that ended up surprising me big time.

Eve’s character was someone that I really loved reading about. You could see how she was just struggling to cope with some things and how she was just trying to make the best of situations that you would hate to be in. She doesn’t always end up being able to cope though and sometimes does lash out which makes her seem that little bit more realistic because she was a character who didn’t seem like everything was okay after she’s had been shaken up quite badly. You could see these things just build up inside of her and then she ends up having to just release all of these feelings.

Larby Lodge was a place in my head that was slightly creepy but I had such a good picture of it and I loved the things that ended up happening there and the friends that Eve made there. I hated Pollyanna a.k.a. Bitch. Her character was so harsh and there were so many times she just ended up filling me with anger.

Towards the end though, things did get slightly confusing for me. I felt that there were too any things that happened a short amount of time and it was hard to keep track of it all. There were some events that really stood out and then some that seemed to confuse me and I didn’t really know what was linked to what. But that was my only real problem with the book.

On the whole Larby Lodge was a book that I loved and I cannot wait to read the second one in the series. I would definitely recommend this to anyone who wants a dystopian book with a twist of magic in It!

Rating: ★★★ 1/2


  1. This sounds like a brilliant book. I definitely like magic in books. :) x

    1. It's so, so, so good! You should definitely pick it up!

  2. Please note. Due to demand this book is available again on Amazon as an ebook. Thanks. The authors.