THE NIGHT SHIP.


To say that I am excited would be an enormous understatement. I have just found out, little bit behind the times I know, that THE NIGHT SHIP by Jess Kidd has been published. Why am I so excited? Because Jess Kidd is one of my all time favourite authors, and her three other books, dripping with magical realism, are three of my favourite reads ever.


Here is a little blurb about THE NIGHT SHIP



The Night Ship is an enthralling tale of human brutality, fate and friendship – and of two children, hundreds of years apart, whose destinies are inextricably bound together.

ONE SHIPWRECK. TWO MISFITS. THREE CENTURIES APART.


1629. Embarking on a journey in search of her father, a young girl called Mayken boards the Batavia, the most impressive sea vessel of the age. During the long voyage, this curious and resourceful child must find her place in the ship’s stratified world. She soon uncovers shadowy secrets above and below deck and as tensions spiral, the fate of the ship and all on board becomes increasingly uncertain.

1989. Gil, a boy mourning the death of his mother, is placed in the care of his cranky grandfather. Their home is a shack on a tiny fishing island off the West Australian coast, notable only for its reefs and wrecked boats. This is no place for a boy struggling with a dark past, and Gil’s actions soon get him noticed by the wrong people.

The Night Ship is an enthralling tale of human brutality, fate and friendship – and of two children, hundreds of years apart, whose destinies are inextricably bound together.


I will be getting a signed first edition, but I may just have to download this on the kindle and read it over the weekend. It sounds amazing.



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MY REVIEW.














































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