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Book Reviews: Lightborn + Carrie

Lightborn by Alison Sinclair

The sequel to the wonderful ‘Darkborn’. The city of Minhorne is divided by an ancient curse. For the Darkborn, sunlight is anathema while for the Lightborn; it is darkness that is anathema. They live side by side but forever separate. But magic, conspiracy and power plays threaten war between the Darkborn and Lighborn.

Meanwhile the mysterious Shadowborn are on the move. It is clear the two sides must come together to prevent catastrophe but mutual mistrust drives them apart. Can chaos be prevented? This is a good fantasy novel. The characters get caught up in ever more convoluted events. I look forward to seeing how things will resolve themselves in the third book. It is a fascinating world and it will be a shame when this trilogy ends.

Best Line:
I get full reports of your meetings, though frequently I mistake them for reviews of theatrical farces.”

Carrie by Stephen King

This is the classic King story about Carrie White who has been relentless bullied by her vile classmates since they were children. On Prom Night, the chief mean girl Chris and her thug greaser bubblebutt boyfriend Billy, plan the ultimate soul destroying prank on Carrie.

But Carrie has a secret. She has the power of telekinesis and she will unleash that power on all those who’ve mocked and belittled her and stood idly by all her life. This is good, a classic tale of revenge. It’s short, to the point and good. Some of King’s books do not work (like ‘The Dark Half’, ‘Christine’, ‘Firestarter’, ‘Insomnia’ and ‘Rose Madder’) but this does and I’m looking forward to ’11.22.63’.

Best Line:
“They were yelling for them to go out the back fire doors. Some did. Those were the ones who lived.”
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