Title – Larklight
Author – Philip Reeve
Illustrator – David Wyatt
Published/Publisher – December 2018 / Bloomsbury Children’s Books
Genre – science fiction, steampunk, fantasy, young adult, Fiction, Adventure
Pages – 416
Summary from Goodreads
Arthur (Art) Mumby and his irritating sister Myrtle live with their father in the huge and rambling house, Larklight, travelling through space on a remote orbit far beyond the Moon. One ordinary sort of morning they receive a correspondence informing them that a gentleman is on his way to visit, a Mr Webster. Visitors to Larklight are rare if not unique, and a frenzy of preparation ensues. But it is entirely the wrong sort of preparation, as they discover when their guest arrives, and a Dreadful and Terrifying (and Marvellous) adventure begins. It takes them to the furthest reaches of Known Space, where they must battle the evil First Ones in a desperate attempt to save each other – and the Universe. Recounted through the eyes of Art himself, Larklight is sumptuously designed and illustrated throughout.
4 out of 5 Stars
Well this was such a great read. I had so much fun reading this book. This was such a well written book with such a great premise. The story was set in the 1800’s in the Victorian era but the twist was that it is in space. I loved the plot, it was such an interesting idea and the author wrote it so well. I enjoyed the characters and watching them develop. The authors writing was on point and I really fell in love with this book. I won’t go into details of the plot so I don’t ruin it but I do highly reccomend this to everyone.
Another thing that made this story amazing was the illustrations. They were so stunning and added a whole extra dimension to the book.
I cannot wait to read the other books in this series and I urge you all to give this one a go.
Disclaimer – I received a copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for a honest review. This does not affect my opinions which are my own.