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Heir virtue and right to rule while the lower classes are drenched in sin and soot An England utterly strange and utterly real   An elite boarding school where the sons of the wealthy are groomed to take power as their birthright Teachers with mysterious ties to warring political factions at the highest levels of government  Three young people who learn everything they’ve been taught is a lie – knowledge that could cost them their lives A grand estate where secrets lurk in attic rooms and hidden laboratories A love tria. Smoke by Dan Vyleta was bloody marvelous From the first line in the bookThomas Thomas Wake up which did grab my attentionto the very last sentence of the book I m still smiling ear to ear but I m not dishing out this lineI had a BLAST OF FUN hanging out with the teenagers Charlie Thomas and Livia all of noble birth There is adventure dystopia adventure mystery rich vs the poor and young love There are political and moral overtones with the Tories liberals and Radicalsturning this novel into a thriller with villains and heroes but as to being fully certain who is evil and who is notwell that s uestionable depending on whose perspective you might be looking from In this worldthere is a physical manifestation of Smoke from your body and clothes if you tell a lieare sinfuland withhold secrets Yet there are degrees of sin Depending on which social class one belongs to The wealthy kids such as Thomas Charlie and Livia have been trained to control their emotions so their clothes look cleaner than people who come from povertywhere they are covered in soot It was fun that the candy sweets Beasley Son was a character in this novel the yummy irresistible treats These sweets are a part of the mystery they just might give Charlie and Thomas answers if they eat one Then again uestions may arise Is Smoke a diseaseor a cure Lots of symbolism in this novel When the mind is enlightened the spirt is free and the body matters notOma Desala from StargateSmoke represents the release of the soul or spirit from its visible and physical form and it s sublime ascent back to the invisible GREAT novelmaybe A seuel is coming It looks like it s possible Thank you Doubleday s first reads giveaway Reiki A Comprehensive Guide knowledge that could cost them their lives A grand estate where secrets lurk in attic rooms and hidden laboratories A love tria. Smoke by Dan Vyleta was bloody marvelous From the first line in the bookThomas Thomas Wake up which did grab my attentionto the very last sentence of the book I m still smiling ear to ear but I m not dishing out this lineI had a BLAST OF FUN hanging out with the teenagers Charlie Thomas and Livia all of noble birth There is adventure dystopia adventure mystery rich vs the poor and young love There are political and moral overtones with the Tories liberals and Radicalsturning this novel into a thriller with villains and heroes but as to being fully certain who is evil and who is notwell that s uestionable depending on whose perspective you might be looking from In this worldthere is a physical manifestation of Smoke from your body and clothes if you tell a lieare sinfuland withhold secrets Yet there are degrees of sin Depending on which social class one belongs to The wealthy জামশেদ মুস্তফির হাড় kids such as Thomas Charlie and Livia have been trained to control their emotions so their clothes look cleaner than people who come from povertywhere they are covered in soot It was fun that the candy sweets Beasley Son was a character in this novel the yummy irresistible treats These sweets are a part of the mystery they just might give Charlie and Thomas answers if they eat one Then again uestions may arise Is Smoke a diseaseor a cure Lots of symbolism in this novel When the mind is enlightened the spirt is free and the body matters notOma Desala from StargateSmoke represents the release of the soul or spirit from its visible and physical form and it s sublime ascent back to the invisible GREAT novelmaybe A seuel is coming It looks like it s possible Thank you Doubleday s first reads giveaway

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Alternate cover edition can be found here“The laws of Smoke are complex Not every lie will trigger it A fleeting thought of evil may pass unseen; a fib an excuse a piece of flattery Next thing you know its smell is in your nose There is no hateful smell in the world than the smell of Smoke” England A century ago give or take a few years   An England where people who are wicked in thought or deed are marked by the Smoke that pours forth from their bodies a sign of their fallen state The aristocracy do not smoke proof of t. DNF 50%This book has a fascinating premise Part historical fiction part paranormal dystopia it imagines a Victorian world where sin is visible in the form of an ugly smoke that leaks directly from a person s body Imagine it your anger lust and shame displayed for the world to seeThe beginning opens in a rich upper class boys boarding school near Oxford And at first it is compelling Thomas and Charlie are the protagonists each likable and sympathetic enough to capture our interest The narration is mostly third person but slips into many first person accounts and the writing style is dense and descriptive but this suits the setting and atmosphere of the novelThere s a darkness and fear to this world that keeps the pages turning for the first few chapters Crazy religious zealots and innocent teenage boys are a combination that draws us in Unfortunately though somewhere towards the end of the first 25% this book becomes unspeakably dull It loses its compelling rhythm surrounding the way the smoke is used to punish the boys and the hint at mysteries and lies behind it Instead we get pages and pages of description about country life fancy manors and characters far less interesting than Thomas and CharlieThe denseness of the narrative works when paired with a plot that intrigues but it felt like wading through thick mud when the plot slowed down and nothing was happening The time we spent in this slow section which I m sure eventually gives way to interesting things again the less I cared about the story and the fate of the charactersBlog Facebook Twitter Instagram Youtube Store

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Ngle A desperate chase Revolutionaries and secret police Religious fanatics and coldhearted scientists Murder A London filled with danger and wonder A tortured relationship between a mother and a daughter and a mother and a son Unexpected villains and unexpected heroes Cool reason versus passion Rich versus poor Right versus wrong though which is which isn’t clear   This is the world of Smoke a narrative tour de force a tale of Dickensian intricacy and ferocious imaginative power richly atmospheric and intensely suspensefu. The concept of this book was very intriguing It deals with a world in which you literally start smoking when you sin In other words sin is very visible and at school you are taught to try and hide your sins It s exactly at a school that we meet our two main characters Thomas and Charlie Circumstances however lead them away from school one Christmas and that s where the story really takes off I really liked the two boys as well as this mysterious yet fascinating world I think that s why the beginning of the novel came off the strongest to me because it introduced me to both the world and the characters I also really liked how the story is predominantly told from the protagonists points of view but every second chapter is from the point of view of an outside person That really brought depth to the narrative and I was constantly looking forward to these short in between chapters However much I found this world fascinating though I started losing interest in the story towards the middle and it only got worse There wasn t any point where I was eager to get back to the book and continue reading especially when it started becoming of a middlegradeYA story That s why my rating ends at 3 stars because while I loved parts of this book I was also disappointed in some of it


10 thoughts on “Smoke By Dan Vyleta

  1. says:

    DNF 50%This book has a fascinating premise Part historical fiction part paranormal dystopia it imagines a Victorian world where sin is visible in the form of an ugly smoke that leaks directly from a person's body Imagine it your anger lust and shame displayed for the world to seeThe beginning opens in a rich upper class

  2. says:

    This is a dark atmospheric and imaginative dystopian novel that feels intensely like a world that is Victorian and Dickensian This is society divided by Smoke which marks the poor whose clothes and bodies are clearly marked by soot and smoke T

  3. says:

    Smoke is stunning and sublime A piece of fiction like this does not come along very often This is a firm favourite of mine now forever Totally adored it I'm stunned by so many low reviews TrulyThis book has the mos

  4. says:

    Smoke by Dan Vyleta was bloody marvelous From the first line in the bookThomas Thomas Wake up which 'did' grab my attentionto the very last sentence of the book I'm still smiling ear to ear but I'm not dishing out this lineI had a BLAST OF F

  5. says:

    This is a novel in which I admired what the author was trying to do — I appreciated his vision and cleverness of story — but ultimately this is a flawed book and it didn't completely work for me Smoke is set in Victorian England but it's a revised version Characters in this world show their sin by smoke So i

  6. says:

    I received this on a read to review basis from NetGalley Thank you to the author Dan Vyleta and the publisherHarper Collins for this opportunitySmoke is the name for the physical transmutation that appears on a person's body and clothing as a physical sign of their internal sin Whether in thought or deed the sinners are

  7. says:

    The concept of this book was very intriguing It deals with a world in which you literally start smoking when you sin In other words sin is very visible and at school you are taught to try and hide your sins It's exactly at a school that we meet our two main characters Thomas and Charlie Circumstances however lead them away from school one Christmas and that's where the story really takes off I really liked th

  8. says:

    One of the benefits of a cross country airline flight is a lot of sitting without other distractions competing for your time Withou

  9. says:

    I loved Dan Vyleta’s previous novels particularly “The uiet Twin” a dark historical mystery and so was thrilled to have the chance to review his latest offering “Smoke” is a very different novel to his previous work but will hopefu

  10. says:

    I'm uite certain that reviews of this book will make much of its 'Dickensian' atmosphere and setting The author is clearly aiming for such with uotes from Dickens included However something kept poking at me saying Dickens? Hmm that's not uite it And suddenly it sprang at me Joan Aiken Yes Aiken has than a touch of the Di

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