4/5 Stars ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Okay, so yes. It’s a slow read. It took me about a week to get through it. It’s not slow because it’s bad, but rather because it’s so descriptive. The author emerges you into her world of magic, circus and the offices of book hoarders. You know exactly what everything looks like, you can feel it, taste it, hear it. It’s wonderful.
The story loses its point for about one hundred pages or so a couple times, which is maybe why it’s so slow. It drags. I can admit it.
What I liked….
Everything is so magical and memorable. I really felt like I was in the world. The character development is on par, and I learned to love Celia and Marco for the quirky people that they grew to be.
The characters were so weird and funny, and believable. I really enjoyed that about this book.
The story was unpredictable with some twists and turns. And everything connected at the end, which made all the waiting worthwhile.
What I didn’t like…
The story really lost me a couple of times. I think certain areas of the book didn’t need to be there, and it really dragged for that reason.
Overall. I give it four stars and I really think you should give it a go. What is the worst that can happen? You don’t like it? Not the end of the world, I’d say.