Ég ákvað að árið 2016 ætlaði ég að lesa meira svo hér byrjar það!
Keypti mér þessar tvær bækur á Kindile-inn nýlega. Ég fylgist með einni á youtube sem fer undir nafninu BooksAndQuills og hún talar, eins og nafnið gefur til kynna, aðallega um bækur. Hún setti upp vídjó fyrir nokkrum dögum þar sem hún talaði um bækurnar sem hún hefði keypt í Janúar og var “Death or Ice Cream” á þeim lista. Coverið heillaði mig svona svakalega að ég varð bara að kaupa hana og svo hef ég séð hana tala nokkrum sinnum um “Monsters” og finnst hún hljóma mjög vel – coverið er líka kúl svo það skemmir ekki (ekki að eg sé alltaf að horfa á það, því ég er jú með þær á kindlinum og þar skipta cover engu máli – en litlu hlutirnir fattiði…).
Ég ætla setja aðeins um bækurnar hér fyrir neðan – ég er aðeins byrjuð á “Death or Ice Cream” og omg so far SO good!
Death or Ice Cream – Gareth P. Jones
Larkin Mills: The Birthplace of Death! Larkin Mills is no ordinary town. It’s a place of contradictions and enigma, of secrets and mysteries. A place with an exquisite ice cream parlour, and an awful lot of death. An extraordinary mystery in Larkin Mills is beginning to take shape. First we meet the apparently healthy Albert Dance, although he’s always been called a sickly child, and he’s been booked into Larkin Mills’ Hospital for Specially Ill Children. Then there’s his neighbour Ivor, who observes strange goings-on, and begins his own investigations into why his uncle disappeared all those years ago. Next we meet Young Olive, who is given a battered accordion by her father, and unwittingly strikes a dreadful deal with an instrument repair man. Make sure you keep an eye on Mr Morricone, the town ice-cream seller, who has queues snaking around the block for his legendary ice cream flavours Summer Fruits Suicide and The Christmas Massacre. And Mr Milkwell, the undertaker, who has some very dodgy secrets locked up in his hearse. Because if you can piece together what all these strange folks have to do with one another …well, you’ll have begun to unlock the dark secrets that keep the little world of Larkin Mills spinning . ..
Monsters – Emerald Fennell
A blackly comic tale about two children you would never want to meet.
Set in the Cornish town of Fowey, all is not as idyllic as the beautiful seaside town might seem. The body of a young woman is discovered in the nets of a fishing boat. It is established that the woman was murdered. Most are shocked and horrified. But there is somebody who is not – a twelve-year-old girl. She is delighted; she loves murders. Soon she is questioning the inhabitants of the town in her own personal investigation. But it is a bit boring on her own. Then Miles Giffard, a similarly odd twelve-year-old boy, arrives in Fowey with his mother, and they start investigating together. Oh, and also playing games that re-enact the murders. Just for fun, you understand…
A book about two twelve-year-olds that is definitely not for kids.