Yes. I did forget something...
To post the review of book 1-4 in the Twisted Symmetry series. But I don't cry over spilt milk. I don't shed tears just because some of my 2012 books that were probably actually part of my Top 12 (if I had such a thing) got missed out from my reviewing on the blog. I'm accepting I have procrastinated and probably did remember just got a little lazy.
Author: Benjamin J. MyersSource: Christmas gift.Recommended for: 12+ (including adults *cough* like my Mum)
I'll recap a little as I know this may not make sense.
There are siblings. Siblings that get on, siblings that fight... And siblings that have been split up. In this book they are called Chess, Splinter and Box.
Want to know more?
I'll just tell you a little bit about Box.
If you go here you’ll see the author described Box as a fighter, among other things. The ‘courage of a street rat will be pitted against the vast forces of the Twisted Symmetry’.
And that my friend describes with little spoilers this series.
Like the other books this just follows on nicely & neatly, the adventure in this World is about... say, 7ft tall. Yeah, high. I do love how despite being amazingly exciting it also is building up the world- little things like 'Jander' which I now use in my RPs which you aren't allowed to swear in. Curse in dog tongue? Go for it.
Although I have been empathizing in the other books with the situations I sort of came to a point where I was like... WhAAAAAAt? Nooo... What have they done to... (you'll see which character yourself if you read this book *cough* series).
The twists were unexpected and when I tend to see it in a big picture as well as a smaller one it's beautiful like a mosaic. Because it's more beautiful than this puzzle.
And at some points I find out why things happened & they aren't as upsetting as I thought. I don't need to say much more than I was still like that --->
It is clearly woven, the thread is anything but transparent. I ended up thoroughly surprised but I loved how Ethel and the rest of The Committee, save Anna perhaps, took a backseat until it really reached the climax. What do you do when you have so much information, power, transport but one thing holds you back...?
I really hope unity continues to get stronger and the series continues to challenge my mind. I suppose we know this is how Sci-Fi's are now. Different. Amazing.