Release Date: 02/10/14
Publisher: Hatchette Children's Group
A cleverly interlinked novel written in four parts by PRINTZ AWARD-winning author, Marcus Sedgwick, about survival and discovery, and about the effect of the spiral, a symbol that has no end, on all our lives. The spiral has existed as long as time has existed. It's there when a girl walks through the forest, the moist green air clinging to her skin. There centuries later in a pleasant green dale, hiding the treacherous waters of Golden Beck that take Anna, who they call a witch. There on the other side of the world, where a mad poet watches the waves and knows the horrors they hide, and far into the future as Keir Bowman realises his destiny. Each takes their next step in life. None will ever go back to the same place. And so their journeys begin...
A young adult novel that is one that you’re either going to love or hate and whilst it’s a novel for young adults its one that will make the reader of any age ask questions. Its definitely a book that has a solid arc, one that has some interesting characters and whilst I’m still not sure on it, I did feel that overall it’s a book that deserves to be read, if only for the experience of questioning yourself afterwards.
All round, a book that fits into Marcus’ style very well and one that all round was a reasonable enough read.