Hi Folks, This week I have a bit of a research focus and I need your help.
I have been madly writing a steampunkish, timey wimey, mysterious society type adventure and I have come across some great comparative titles.
Tell, me which have you read from the list below and what are your thoughts on them.
This one I read a review of recently on the hop and it sounded enchanting.
Kenneth Oppel is considered the master of this genre. What say you all.
I have a this on my kindle and I am enjoying it, but I am struck by the length of these kinds of books. Any thoughts.
Loads of mixed reviews on this one, should I bother as it appears to be mostly a graphic novel, and by some reviewers not at all what the blurb presents... Thoughts
This one has loads of reviewers saying its very peculiar, lol. How peculiar, too peculiar to capture a reluctant readers attention.
I am 3/4 through this one and enjoying it, but as per a previous blog post, I wonder at the wandering plot, the complexity, the character who is supposed to be 13 but reads like a 40 year old, the use of the word look at least 1300 times throughout the book LOL. Is this story appealing to kids aged 8-12 as target.
What interests me is the length of these books, the darkness of their themes and the complexity. Would a reluctant reader cope.
I have a theory that this kind of story can be done, without the excessive word counts and dark themes, but still engage reluctant readers, who would usually dismiss books like these as too challenging. Are many of these books loved by adults, but not so much by kids. Any experience on these books are welcome.
I hope to prove my theory correct one day... Love your feedback hoppers.
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