This is our entry into the #Currysfiresidefiction competition. Both ourselves and extended family love a bit of fiction. whether its in the form of a book or a TV show/film, so we thought we would tell you about a couple of our favourites found over the year.
We will start with books, and our book of choice is The Bone Season.
The Bone Season is a fantastic book that is the début novel for Samantha Shannon and it is incredible. A read like never before you follow the life of Paige Mahoney in the year 2059. The world is not as we know it now, there is a new order and people with gifts such as Clairvoyance and psychic abilities are hunted like criminals.
One day Paige is drugged and kidnaped. When she regain consciousness she is in Oxford, a captive, policed by Raphaites. Assigned to an individual Warden Paige slowly discovers the horrors that Oxford now holds.
A completely unique tale, Shannon has created a world that captivates and grips you from start to finish. A must read.
Next is a little different, but a real corker, The 2014 Transformers movie, Age of Extinction.
Now this movie didn’t get the best ratings, compared to the others. However from a personal perspective, I loved it.
It was the first film Ben and I have been to see in the cinema together after five years of marriage (yes, madness) Although I felt the beginning of the film could have done with some changes with the story telling as far as how the new “creators” got there in the first place. Now the Autobots are being hunted for their metal to use to create a new breed of robots.
The type the humans can control.
But after melting down parts of Mega Tron, these new creations took on a life of their own and soon the Autobots were needed to save the day.
The graphics and soundtrack gave the movie a more emotional connection. I was on the edge of my seat the whole time worrying about Optimus and the gang.
This movie did do a fantastic job of setting up the scene for the next installment, which for me made me forget a little about the slightly odd start.
I cannot wait for the next movie, which I know will be full of more “edge of my seat” moments!
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