Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Review: The Iron Thorn by Caitlin Kittredge

The Iron Thorn
Author:Caitlin Kittredge
Release Date: February 22, 2011
Publisher: Delacorte Books
Iron Codex Book #1
ISBN: 0385738293
ISBN13: 9780385738293
Genre: Young Adult/ Steampunk

In the city of Lovecraft, the Proctors rule and a great Engine turns below the streets, grinding any resistance to their order to dust. The necrovirus is blamed for Lovecraft's epidemic of madness, for the strange and eldritch creatures that roam the streets after dark, and for everything that the city leaders deem Heretical—born of the belief in magic and witchcraft. And for Aoife Grayson, her time is growing shorter by the day.

 Aoife Grayson's family is unique, in the worst way—every one of them, including her mother and her elder brother Conrad, has gone mad on their 16th birthday. And now, a ward of the state, and one of the only female students at the School of Engines, she is trying to pretend that her fate can be different.

I feel so bad but I just could not get thorough the book. I forced myself to read through half of it and just could not continue to read it all and skimmed through to the end. It felt like every page was 10 pages long and everything was way over explained. The more I read the more I found that I just wanted the page to end and get on with the story. The plot was a good plot and the world building was fantastic, but uggh I really just could not connect with it at all. I was going to purchase the book and I'm glad that I decided to borrow it from the library instead.

I gave it 2/5 stars


  1. argh, I feel the same way!! I couldnt even make it through to the halfway point =/ and I LOVE Caitlin's adult books =(

  2. OMG You have no idea how glad I am that I'm not alone.

  3. I was going to get this but i think I'll give it a miss. Hate over detailed writing. Nice review.



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