Sunday, June 05, 2011

The Iron Thorn by Caitlin Kittredge

There is a necrovirus that is taking over the people and turning them mad. Lovecraft is set in a future New England. It is run by the machine and controlled by the Proctors. Aiofe Grayson is an orphan. She never knew her father and both her mother and brother have gone mad. Aiofe' s family is a little different, however. Their blood carries a strain of the necrovirus that remains dormant until their sixteenth birthday. When Aiofe receives a note asking for help from her brother, Conrad, a few weeks before her sixteenth birthday, one of the only times he' s contacted her since he went mad and tried to kill her on his birthday, she decides that she has nothing to lose. She sets off with her friend, Cal, and their guide, Dean, on a dangerous adventure, outside the city walls, to save Conrad. Or are they off to destroy Lovecraft and the world as they know it?

This book was amazing. Kittredge creates a world that is a merge of science, magic, and intrigue. The characters are complex and keep a reader interested in knowing more. Once I began this book, I could not put it down. A reader never knows where it is going to go next in plot, or character relations. Kittredge gives the reader just enough information to think that the understand yet they are totally uninformed and it keeps you hooked because you always need to read more. I would have been happy if it went on for another 500 pages!

Reviewer Age:18

Reviewer City, State and Country: Leverett, MA USA

Rating: 10

Content Rating: 1

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