By Marcus Sedgwick
I have read books by Marcus Sedgwick before, and this one did not disappoint! I read this book lightning fast because it was that good! The book is set on a fictional island called Blessed. Very strange things occur here. People do not seem to age, and there are no children on the island. There is also a very mysterious flower that looks like a dragon’s head. It is said to have magical powers. The main characters are Erik and Merle who take on many different forms throughout the book, and the chapters progress from future to past. Does this sound confusing? I know, but it’s worth it.
This book reminded me of the television show Lost. I was a huge fan of Lost for many reasons but mainly because it was amazing how the characters were all intertwined even though they did not know it. Midwinterblood is a lot like Lost in that way. This book will have your guessing right up until the end, which makes it a fast read because you are dying to find out what happens!
Check out two of Marcus Sedgwick’s other books White Crow and Revolver.