The Hourglass Factory Book Review

>Not only am I rubbish when it comes to writing book reviews but I also hate it when someone totally spoils a book for me in a book review and its something that I always try to avoid doing myself. So my book reviews will always follow the following format
I will write the blub of the book along with my thoughts on the book without spoiling anything, or at least trying not to.

The Hourglass Factory
by Lucy Ribchester

Meet Ebony Diamond: trapeze artist, tiger tamer, suffragette. Where there is trouble, she is never far away. But now she’s the one in trouble, and she is up to her neck in it.
Enter Frankie George: tomboy, cub reporter, chippy upstart. She is determined to make her name on the London Evening Gazette, if only someone will give her a chance.
Then Ebony disappears during a performance at the London Coliseum, and Frankie jumps at the chance to find out what happened. How did Ebony vanish, who was she afraid of, and what goes on behind the doors of the of the mysterious Hourglass Factory.
Although I am not a big fan of this period of history I found myself really enjoying this book and once I started reading I couldn’t put it down. At least for the first half of the book, it got a little boring after a while. Although at the same time I couldn’t help feeling a little disappointed about the actual story and the fact that there was not much to the circus aspect of the story and I didn’t really get a connection to any of the characters. Many of them were not really all that interesting or believable. Sure this was an almost 500 page book and after about half way through I found myself wondering if I should skim read through it. It was good read and I am glad that I gave it a chance but it wasn’t a favourite book of mine and I am almost sure that I will forget most of it in a few weeks.
Can’t wait to get onto my next read.

This book was also part of my Myhothon Challenge created by


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