Today I’m sharing my review for The Book of Koli by M.R. Carey as part of the blog tour. huge thanks to Tracy Fenton and Orbit Books for the invite and opportunity to read this book.
About the book
The Book of Koli is the first book in a new trilogy by M.R. Carey and I’ll admit it did take me a little while to get into the story. The first half of the book has a lot of world building and is told by Koli, and is almost like a kind of memoir and a due to that the grammar is often not right and it took me a little bit of getting used to but once I did, I really got into the story.
Set in the future where trees and plants are deadly, Koli lives in a small village called Mythen Rood which is run by leaders who have the ability to wake up tech and these leaders are called Ramparts. Koli dreams that he will one day be known as Koli Rampart and be able to join these leaders.
This is actually a really hard book to review because it is filled to the brim with no way of me being able to actually explain how good it is without giving anything away. I know I said it was difficult to get into but honestly once I got over my troubles I really devoured this story and I have never read anything like it.
I really enjoyed getting to know Koli and watching him grow and I loved how I felt like he was actually sitting with me and reading the story to me, it’s written wonderfully and I enjoyed how the author really let me get to know him and his world before ramping up the action.
This really is an exciting start to the trilogy and if like me you do struggle at the beginning then please do persevere because you will be rewarded with a story that is rich, exciting and is quite tense in places.
I can’t wait to read the next two books now and I’ll definitely be recommending The Book of Koli.