Hey Guys! I will be doing a book review on ‘The Ghost Of Heaven’ By Marcus Sedgwick today! The Ghost of Heaven is a YA fantasy, standalone novel following four different perspectives and timelines. So, without further ado, let’s get into it!
*Note: This is a spoiler free review and all thoughts and opinions are on my own.*
I love this book cover so much!
“It is their soul, crying for peace. It appears in their eyes, like a ghost resurfacing, crying for help. And then, when I stop reading, the mad waters rush in, and wash it away once more.”- The Ghost Of Heaven (Quarter 3), Marcus Sedgwick.
A bold, genre-bending epic that chronicles madness, obsession, and creation, from the Paleolithic era through the Witch Hunts and into the space-bound future.
Four linked stories boldly chronicle madness, obsession, and creation through the ages. Beginning with the cave-drawings of a young girl on the brink of creating the earliest form of writing, Sedgwick traverses history, plunging into the seventeenth century witch hunts and a 1920s insane asylum where a mad poet’s obsession with spirals seems to be about to unhinge the world of the doctor trying to save him. Sedgwick moves beyond the boundaries of historical fiction and into the future in the book’s final section, set upon a spaceship voyaging to settle another world for the first time.
The writing style was crisp, epigrammatic and very well-seasoned. Marcus described the things around the characters in the book perfectly. Even though the first story in the book is not my favourite, the others definitely made up to it!
The plot for this book was very well thought out. All four stories in the book are linked in a very interesting way. For example, Past-Past-Present-Future. You guys probably don’t understand what I’m trying to say but it’s better to go into the book without knowing anything.
The pacing for this book was fast. It will keep you up all night because when you put the book down, your brain will wonder, “What is going to happen to the character?”
*I am not going to talk about the villians in the book because… They’re unexpected.*
Anna: She’s the main character in the second story. She’s kind and she will do anything for her brother. Her story almost made me cry because she doesn’t deserve to be treated the way people treated her to be.
Doctor James: OH MY GOSH! I loved this character in the book! He’s the main character in the third story and he’s super cool and kind. He treated his patients like gold and that’s what I liked about him.
Bowman: He’s the main character in the fourth story and um.. Unlike the other two characters I have talked about previously, he’s not so kind and he’s actually a [Spoiler].
In conclusion for the characters section, Marcus has created wonderful and unique characters.
I give this book a 89.5%. It’s a beautifully written book and I think that everyone should get their hands on it!
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