Welcome to Cecelia Ahern and her blog tour for her new novel, Lyrebird which was released on 3rd November by Harper Collins.
Solomon is part of a documentary crew. He, along with his girlfriend, Bo and their colleague Rachel, return to the farm of a set of twins (that have previously been subjects for one of their documentaries) for a funeral.
When exploring the area around the edge of the farm, Solomon finds Laura hiding in the woods. Laura has been living a solitary life. She’s such a secret no one knows she exists. They discover that Laura processes an extraordinary gift and soon, they have taken her back to Dublin.
Can Laura adjust to life in a big, loud city or will she feel even more trapped?
First of all could I just take a moment to gush about the cover of this book. It is beautiful. I loved the fact that when this book arrived, it came with very pretty feathers. Now I’ve read it the feathers make more sense but they were pretty all the same.
This book was so easy to fall into. It didn’t take me long to read as I couldn’t stop reading. There is something about Cecelia’s writing that just draws me in. There’s such a magic to it. Where Rainbows End still remains one of my favourite novels.
The plot is interesting and explores themes like the pitfalls of fame and reality TV, love and trying to discover who you are.
The characters are all interesting, relatable and flawed. Laura I especially found intriguing. In some ways she is incredibly naive and in others she is more worldly than her solitary life would suggest. I would have loved to have known more about her life prior to being found. There is definitely another novel there.
Solomon is a lovely but conflicted hero. Finding Laura means he questions what is going on in his life.
I am not going to say much else about it as I don’t want to give everything away.
This book is beautifully written and explores differences with people, acceptance and loss. There were spots in the book that were sad and ones that had me smiling. This is another great novel from Cecelia Ahern.
The next stop on the tour tomorrow is Bookaholic Confessions.
Cecelia Ahern was born and grew up in Dublin. She is now published in nearly fifty countries and has sold over twenty-five million copies of her novels worldwide. Two of her books have been adapted as films and she has created several TV series. Her latest novel, Lyrebird was released on 3rd November 2016. She lives in Dublin with her family.
Find out more about Cecelia at http://uk.cecelia-ahern.com