This week, I received my first book for review! So although that was the only book I got, it was still pretty exciting for me.
Lex Trent Versus the Gods by Alex Bell (Thanks to Headline Publishing)A quirky and original comic fantasy from talented Gollancz author Alex Bell.
Law student Lex Trent’s world is inhabited by fearsome magicians, ageing crones and a menagerie of Gods and Goddesses. And while Lex is seemingly dedicated to his legal studies he’s always enjoyed a challenge – which is why he leads a double life as the notorious cat burglar ‘The Shadowman’ who has been (luckily) evading capture for years.
But Lex’s luck is about to run out because the Goddess of Fortune has selected him to be her player in the highly dangerous Games. Losing is not an option for Lex (particularly as it so often involves dying) but can he really win each of the perilous rounds? Given that the reward for doing so is money, fame and glory – all things that Lex is quite keen on – he’s going to do whatever it takes to make sure he will... and he’s certainly got good experience of cheating.
So far, it's been a really enjoyable read. I love the concept of the Globe, and the ladders and the Gods. Review coming soon!
Also, sorry I haven't posted a review in ages- school has been extremely busy since I have my French and Spanish orals in a few weeks and then GCSEs so I have tons of revision to do and hardly any time to read. I can't wait 'til they're over!