Ebook, 206 Pages
Novella/ YA/ Fantasy
By: Seanan McGuire
Rating: 🌟🌟🌟 1/2
“New things are the best kind of magic there is.”
Every Heart a Doorway ★★★ 1/2
Down Among the Sticks and Bones ★★★ 3/4
Beneath the Sugar Sky ★★★★
In an Absent Dream ★★★★
Come Tumbling Down ★★★ 1/2
🌟 I think the above quote sums my feelings perfectly! I like this series because it kept bringing new things with each book and it felt magical. Unfortunately, the magic is beginning to dwindle and that could be a bad sign!
🌟 I had some expectations for this one because it has been getting better and better with each entry and it always transferred me into the weirdest of places in the smallest of books and I really liked that. The prose is whimsical as usual but I think it has been a while since I read the last book and my tastes have changed immensely in the last year. The writing itself is good and I liked that we were reminded of the previous events and worlds but it became excessive at the price of the new story!
🌟 There was always a certain beauty to McGuire’s introduction of a new character and getting to know them with important themes that the books discussed. This book included an OCD rep that I was not very impressed with and no new characters since it is a continuation of book 2 and we already know the characters. The characterization felt a bit forced in this one and I did not relate and like them as much as I did before.
🌟 The plot is okay, slow at first and rushed at the ending and could have been more balanced. We visit The Moors again but I was not a very big fan of this world to start with. Maybe that’s part of the problem too. There are higher chances to like it if you love that world!
“We can be sad and we can be hurt and we can even be killed, but the world keeps turning, and the things we’re supposed to do keep needing to be done.”
🌟 Summary: This was the weakest book in the series so far for me, that does not mean it was a bad book but I know it could have been better! The characters and world building kind of lost their magic, and the plot is repetitive! Hope to be introduced to something new in the next books so that I can continue this series.