by Alix Harrow
You guys. I love, love, loved this one! Yes, it’s YA. Yes, it’s fantasy. Don’t let that scare you away! This story is about a little girl in the wrong place, with no idea why she doesn’t belong.
Before I go any further, I also have to tell you that this book is a love song for readers. It’s comfort food for lovers of the written word. Maybe this kind of story might even save someone about to give up on books.
I love how imaginative the author is. She creates various worlds outside our reality here on earth, and then she introduces them, slowly, to a little girl who thinks she’s reading a novel.
Inside this book we find adventure, heart break, romance, friendship, and even a completely loyal dog. There are good guys and bad guys and family and a girl who figures out, almost on her own, who she is. Then she takes hold of her own life and flings into flight.
I can’t even describe how lovely this book is. So much fun to read. So many delightful details – the tattoo artist, for one. And as a writer, myself, this story spoke to my heart. I didn’t want it to end. I found myself saving the last few chapters, to make it last.
If this review seems to be written in broad strokes, it’s because I don’t want to ruin the magic for you. You’ll have to take my word for it and read it, just to see why it’s great.
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