The Strangeworlds Travel Agency is about multi universe travel, but in my opinion, more so about secrets, families, relationships and the lust for power. Lovely premise but somehow left me uninterested in this realityThe Strangeworlds Travel Agency is about multi universe travel, but in my opinion, more so about secrets, families, relationships and the lust for power. Lovely premise but somehow execution left me uninterested in this reality.
The Unadoptables is an brilliant read taking us on the thrilling adventure of five orphans who are on the run from a sinister sea captain and in search of a place to call home.
Keeper of the Lost Cities by Shannon Messenger starts with a good premise: a tween who’s not like everyone else.This is a generalisation or more accurately a truism, that most people want to feel necessary, be important and it’s set up from the beginning of the novel that Sophie is all that and more.
This is a world of magic and the fight of good against evil abounding with religious allegory.. I wanted to like this book, in fact I wanted to love it given the plot: it had all the themes that I typically enjoy. But I didn’t., which was a crying shame.
The message I got from this book was when you believe in yourself when you acknowledge the belief that someone has in you, everything is possible. You find a strength you didn’t even know you had to fight, to stand up for yourself and be a leader. This invokes the times Amani has referenced Binta telling Amani to be brave, as if Binta knew that despite appearances and past behaviour, Amani could be brave.
It is difficult to have enjoyed a book so much but be unable to articulate that in words.