Genesis by Adam Wilson is the first of the Breaking Mirrors Trilogy and was my 18th book of 2018. I purchased this book sometime ago when spotting it on Amazon, but it has sat on my kindle unread for sometime.
Joe is an 18 year old orphan who has finally found a home with foster parents where he felt at home. He is a courier for a London ticket tout, has few friends, his work colleagues and especially Ellie and Sam his foster parents other child.
For his 18th birthday Joe receives a gift delivered by his social worker which she had been entrusted to deliver by his mum, a dream catcher with a key attached. From that day forward Joe experienced a dream every night where he couldn't break the mirror at the end of it. This dream develops in to a set of riddles which he believes that he has to solve. This sees him travelling across London past and present.
I have really struggled to feel how I feel about this book, it is the start of a trilogy and parts have made me think that I do want to read more, but at stages in the book I just felt like the story was a little slow and not really going anywhere, which makes me think do I really want to lose more time. I always judge a book on how much I pick it up when I have a spare moment and ultimately how long it takes me to read it and this took me 3 weeks and the Kindle sat abandoned for periods of time.
The book is well researched and I have learned a great deal about the history of London that I didn't before. The hook for me to buy this book was because it was set in London, but if I am honest in general this book left me a little cold. Some bits flow well and other sections seem to amble nowhere and ramble nonsense.
I've struggled to rate this book as I liked parts but didn't others. I've settled for a safe 3/5, but it in parts its a 2 and others its nearer a 4.
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