It’s nearly Christmas – today I’ve been doing a bit of early baking – Broccoli Cheese & Carrot and Honey Soup – delicious. Also, I’ve found some new mentions of THE VISITORS online, so here’s an update:
Thanks to Fantastical Librarian for choosing THE VISITORS as an anticipated book for 2014.
Thanks also to YABookers, who gave a super 4* review of THE VISITORS on their site, with loads of positive comments. Here it is in full:
“‘We all seek home in the end’
I received this free from the publishers via NetGalley
Adeliza Golding is a deafblind girl born in Victoria England. She spends the first few years of her life frustrated and angry. That is, until a young woman takes her hand and starts to communicate. The only communication she had before was the Visitors she spoke to in her head. Liza friendship with Lottie and Calab leads her to travel the world and learn the truth about The Visitors.
I was really unsure whether to rate this 4 or 5, I don’t know why I couldn’t rate this 5 stars, something held me back. Perhaps, 4.5 stars would be more suitable. I really did love Liza and following her development into adulthood was a fantastic experience. Liza narration really does change and matures when she grows up and I think it was done really well. Liza gets her eye-sight back not long after Lottie takes her hand and learns to talk with her, and she can develop that communication after her eye-sight is given back to her. She grows into a young, loveable and mature woman. Liza friendship with Lottie is lovely to read, and it really shows how having a friend like Lottie can really change your life forever and can open the world up to them.
I had already guessed early on what The Visitors were. They have always been with her, and she eventually learns to help them and give them peace.
This is a very promising debut novel from Rebecca Mascull. It is an eye-opening and lovely piece of historical fiction and I would really recommend that you pick this one up. MY RATING: ★★★★☆”
Super stuff. Thanks to everyone who is reading THE VISITORS at the moment and particularly to those kind souls who are writing such nice things about it.