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M. A. Bennett

Autor/a de S.T.A.G.S.

M. A. Bennett és M.A. Bennett (1). Per altres autors anomenats M.A. Bennett, vegeu la pàgina de desambiguació.

M. A. Bennett (1) s'ha combinat en Marina Fiorato.

10 obres 413 Membres 29 Ressenyes
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Obres de M. A. Bennett

Les obres s'han combinat en Marina Fiorato.

S.T.A.G.S. (2017) 299 exemplars, 23 ressenyes
The Island (2018) 41 exemplars, 3 ressenyes
Dogs (S.T.A.G.S., 2) (2019) 30 exemplars, 1 ressenya
Foxes (S.T.A.G.S., 3) (2020) 17 exemplars
The Ship of Doom (2022) 7 exemplars, 1 ressenya
Tigers (2021) 6 exemplars
Hawks (S.T.A.G.S., 5) (2022) 4 exemplars
The Mummy's Curse (2022) 4 exemplars, 1 ressenya
The Mona Lisa Mystery (2023) 4 exemplars
The Butterfly Club 3 Book Set (2023) 1 exemplars

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Gènere
female
Nacionalitat
England
Lloc de naixement
Manchester, England, UK
Llocs de residència
Yorkshire Dales, England, UK
London, England, UK
Educació
Oxford University
University of Venice
Biografia breu
M. A. BENNETT is half-Venetian, and was born in Manchester, England, and raised in the Yorkshire Dales. She is a history graduate of Oxford University and the University of Venice, where she specialized in the study of Shakespeare's plays as a historical source. After university she studied art and has since worked as an illustrator, actress and film reviewer. She also designed tour visuals for rock bands, including U2 and the Rolling Stones. She was married on the Grand Canal in Venice and lives in north London with her husband, son and daughter.

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Found: YA Thriller about rich hunting poor a Name that Book (gener 24)
Found: YA Thriller,Private school hunting party a Name that Book (novembre 2023)

Ressenyes

The thing I loved most about the first book was how each character had their own journey and their respective discoveries fit together like pieces of a puzzle. With every time jump they made, the puzzle pieces got altered and put into a new light.
This one was less of a clever puzzle and focused more on the supernatural, which is why I didn’t love the plot as much.

However, this one had way more depth to it when it came to the historical part.
The author clearly researched the details of tomb KV62 and it showed.
Not only the tomb itself, but the era surrounding it felt very realistic. From the English views on Germans, the new Egyptian independence and the race to find Tutankhamun first.

I especially loved the way this book handles the ethics of the English archeological activities in Egypt. Every single aspect is beautifully layered, and the characters involved come in shades of grey.
Carnavon doesn’t trust Konstantin because he is Prussian, his daughter doesn’t mind. Both father and daughter do not bother to learn Abdel’s name because he is a servant, but still reward him when helps them find something important.
When a working mule dies, only working class Aiden understand that grieving is not possible because work has to continue in order to earn money.
There is a ‘good’ and a ‘bad’ but none of the characters are wholly good or bad.
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MYvos | Jan 23, 2023 |
You won’t change your own past, but you could alter the future. You can’t change huge events. But remember, small changes can have big consequences. That’s the Butterfly Effect.

Mark my words, Titanic will be remembered long after the Lusitania is forgot.’ He put down his glass and addressed the whole table. ‘Titanic is more than a ship. Titanic is an idea. Titanic is a feeling. Britannia rules the waves – always has and al- ways will.’


It took some timeto get into this, but once I did it was one hell of a middle grade book.
The concept of time travel isn't new, but I loved the twisty way small details were repeated or altered every time they went back into the past. Sentences and items come back to haunt the protagonists, or to help them.
I also liked how the protagonists each had their little journey aboard the Titanic, and the information they discovered fit together like a puzzle.
This is the principle of checkov's gun well done.

The main characters' personalities were fine. I didn't love them, but each one had some satisfying moments to shine. I'm not sure how old they are, since they were able to pass as young adults but act like 12-14 year olds.
All of their character arcs left some big questions open for the sequel, and it felt slightly anticlimactic to have major bits of setup unresolved at the end. (Especially since everything relating to the Titanic was so well put together.)
I also hope the sequel will go a little further into depth about the important issues that were raised. Should Brittannia rule the waves, or the world? Why do men act and women watch, only to put the women on lifeboats as if their lives are more valuable?
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MYvos | Jan 19, 2023 |
Ressenya escrita per a Crítics Matiners de LibraryThing .
Promising premise, horrible beginning, mediocre middle, cliched ending.

There were a couple of points in this book where I almost started to enjoy it; Ms. Bennett isn't a terrible writer its just that the whole thing is structured so badly I could never get into it. I kept getting distracted by things like a newly-introduced character's accent not being described until two entire pages later. The first third of the book suffers from tell-itis to such a horrifying degree that even our narrator comments on it; sadly, such clever self-reference does not advance the plot in a useful way. And I'm quite charmed by the narrative voice but it could have been love if only the rest of the book didn't make me so mad I could spit. Save your money, kids, maybe her next book will be better.

I received this book free from Penguin Random House for review.
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fionaanne | Hi ha 22 ressenyes més | Nov 11, 2021 |
Dark academia. Reminded me a little of the secret history but with more compelling characters.
 
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crimsonraider | Apr 1, 2021 |

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Estadístiques

Obres
10
Membres
413
Popularitat
#58,991
Valoració
½ 3.6
Ressenyes
29
ISBN
55
Llengües
3

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