Book Review: ‘Scrivener’s Moon’ by Philip Reeve


Book Title: Scrivener’s Moon

Author: Philip Reeve

Genre: Science Fiction

Summary: The third book in the prequel series to the Mortal Engines series explores Fever’s journey as London comes into being and the war between the moving cities and the Anti-Traction League takes root. The history of the Ancients is given more light as Fever tries to understand who she is, what she is, and where she fits into the world.

Favourite Scene: Fever’s feverish request for a kiss from Cluny.

Favourite Character: Fever. Of course, I’ve loved her since the beginning but her development in Scrivener’s Moon simply makes her more loved.

Review: Fever … Fever … Oh, Fever … talk about an intricate character! I love, love, LOVE her development in this novel as Reeve explores the background to her race, her identity independent of her grandfather’s memories and knowledge in her head, and her sexuality. The history that underpins London’s creation is given a lot of attention and I’m super excited to learn that Reeve “woke up the other morning with the first few chapters of a new book in [his] head“. Bliss! Yes, I’m a fan. A total, feverish, crazed fan. Haven’t read any of his books yet? What are you waiting for?!

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