Book Review: The Wild Robot

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The Wild Robot
By Peter Brown

My Edition:
Hardcover, 279 pages
2016?, Little, Brown
ISBN: 9780316381994

Rozzum unit 7134, or Roz, ends up on a small island when the ship transporting her and several other units sinks in a storm. Woken by a group of curious otters, Roz begins adapting to her new surroundings and learning what she can about island life. She tries to carve out a living in what she thinks of as her home, but the local animals see her as a monster. Can she find a way to get them to accept her?

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Love.

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Book Review: Marina

Marina
By Carlos Ruiz Zafón

My Edition:
ARC Paperback, 326 pages
2014, Little, Brown
ISBN: 9780316044714 (hardcover, via Amazon)

I received this book for free from LibraryThing’s Early Reviewers Program in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

Blurb from Amazon: “When Fifteen-year-old Oscar Drai suddenly vanishes from his boarding school in Barcelona, no one knows his whereabouts for seven days and seven nights.

His story begins when he meets the strange Marina while he’s exploring an old quarter of the city. She leads Oscar to a cemetery, where they watch a macabre ritual that occurs on the last Sunday of each month. At exactly ten o’clock in the morning, a woman shrouded in a black velvet cloak descends from her carriage to place a single rose on an unmarked grave.

When Oscar and Marina decide to follow her, they begin a journey that transports them to a forgotten postwar Barcelona–a world of aristocrats and actresses, inventors and tycoons–and reveals a dark secret that lies waiting in the mysterious labyrinth beneath the city streets.”

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