Book: City of Halves
Author: Lucy Inglis
Publisher: Chicken House
Release Date: 7th August
Received copy for review
Rating: ✪✪✪ .5
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London. Girls are disappearing. They've all got one thing in common; they just don't know it yet...
Sixteen-year-old Lily was meant to be next, but she's saved by a stranger: a half-human boy with gold-flecked eyes. Regan is from an unseen world hidden within our own, where legendary creatures hide in plain sight. But now both worlds are under threat, and Lily and Regan must race to find the girls, and save their divided city.
When I heard about City of Halves I was really excited to read it as I thought it sounded like something I would really enjoy. I did enjoy City of Halves, however there was something that I just couldn't put my finger on that made me not give it higher than a 3.5* rating.
The story was fast paced which I liked and the action started straight away which I really liked. City of Halves is quoted as a must read for all The Mortal Instruments fans and I couldn't help comparing both books and finding similarities. However even though there was similarities the bulk of the story was different and interesting and I enjoyed reading about the legendary creatures.
City of Halves had a strong female and male lead. I really liked both Lily and Regan. The insta love was of course typical but I kinda heart insta love. :)
City of Halves had everything going for it to be a great read but it just didn't meet the bar I had set for it to be an epic read. The comparison to mortal instruments put me of slightly and I just wish it hadn't done that.
In the end I did like the story even with the issues I had and I will pick up the next book. Sadly all books we hope to fall in love with don't always work out!