Thursday, 17 July 2014

Terra's World - Mitch Benn

Terra , which Neil Gaiman said reminded him of Douglas Adams,Terry Pratchett and Roald Dahl, launched the novel writing career of stand-up comedian and BBC Radio 4 Now Show regular Mitch Benn.

Now Terra is a couple of years older and back on earth. She's in hiding. And in Terra's World we find out why. But none of this is known to Billy Dolphin. He's just annoyed that since Terra returned to Earth Science Fiction has died a death. How wrong could a teenage boy be?

Terra may be back on Earth but the powers of the universe are not finished with her. Her old home faces a terrible threat which possibly only Terra can overcome. Just what is the black planet? To find out first Terra must learn how to survive as there is an alien bounty hunter on her trail. And only Billy Dolphin to help her.

My thoughts:
The fun continues, I do like sci-fi with humour in it. And in this one Terra is in hiding as someone is after her. And it's also the story of Billy who is sad cos ever since people found aliens are real, sci-fi has died. Cancelled shows, fewer books. It's a shame. But then Terra and Billy meet, and he gets that adventure he wants.

Told with a smile, this is a book that made me giggle. It's both real and silly fun at times. But it's also serious as things are not good on Terra's former home planet, it's really bad, and about to get worse. And who is after her by the way?

I liked Terra, but Billy was almost more fun. He was the side-kick after all, the comic relief. The one who was only there cos of her. He was not really a hero but he could be.

Conclusion:
Humour, science-fiction and danger on the horizon. A short fun book that you can read in a day.

Cover
eh

Hardcover, 320 pages
Published July 17th 2014 by Gollancz
Terra #2
Sci.fi / YA
For review

30 comments:

brandileigh2003 said...

A scifi with humor and thats fun sounds great.

Jenny said...

I think I would thoroughly enjoy Billy! Gotta love a little comic relief:)

Unknown said...

I agree with brandi and jenny here. Also if you enjoyed this, you should check out Traci Slatton, her sci-fi are similar to this one

Yvonne said...

Sci-fi and humor mixed together? Sounds like a fun read to me.

Blodeuedd said...

It was :)

Blodeuedd said...

He was the best

Blodeuedd said...

I have to check her out! I am so bad with names, so I might know who it is when I see a cover

Blodeuedd said...

Yes, awesome mix

Heidi@Rainy Day Ramblings said...

I am always up for a humorous read so I could handle this one.

Melissa (My World...in words and pages) said...

Oh I like that there is humor here! I like the sounds of this one. Thank you!

Anonymous said...

Oh, I never heard of this series, but I do like humour in books so will definitely check it up! Thanks for this lovely review. :)

Lola @ Hit or Miss Books

Chris said...

That is a boring cover.

Anonymous said...

Science fiction and laughs, that's something I can get behind! Nice that it's short too.

~Mogsy

Blodeuedd said...

:)

Blodeuedd said...

I do love my humour :D

Blodeuedd said...

Yes def check it out. Humour, sci.fi and fun

Blodeuedd said...

So true

Blodeuedd said...

I do love short sometimes, you can just sit down and finish it in one go ;)

Teddyree said...

That cover wouldn't entice me to buy lol, glad it made you giggle :)

Blodeuedd said...

It's boring :/ But the book is fun

BookaholicCat said...

I need to read first book. It's on my TBR... but too many books too little time! :(

Blodeuedd said...

But at least you have it ;)

Kimberly @ Caffeinated Reviewer said...

I haven't read many sci-fi novels with humor, this sounds interesting :)

Blodeuedd said...

They are sure told in a different way

Carole Rae said...

*waves* Hi!

The Bookworm said...

sci-fi and humor sound like a good mix!

Blodeuedd said...

*waves* :)

Blodeuedd said...

True :D

Melliane said...

I wonder if it's for me... you know my problems with sci-fi...

Blodeuedd said...

To be honest, I am the same. Too much tech and flying through space. But this book was not like that

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