Thursday, May 5, 2016

ARC Review~ The Girl of Ink & Stars

~About the Book~

Title: The Girl of Ink & Stars
Author: Kiran Millwood Hargrave
Pages: 288
Publication Date: May 5th, 2016
Publisher: Chicken House
Description:  Forbidden to leave her island, Isabella Riosse dreams of the faraway lands her father once mapped.

When her closest friend disappears into the island’s Forgotten Territories, she volunteers to guide the search. As a cartographer’s daughter, she’s equipped with elaborate ink maps and knowledge of the stars, and is eager to navigate the island’s forgotten heart.

But the world beyond the walls is a monster-filled wasteland – and beneath the dry rivers and smoking mountains, a legendary fire demon is stirring from its sleep. Soon, following her map, her heart and an ancient myth, Isabella discovers the true end of her journey: to save the island itself

**Disclaimer: I received a review copy from the author in order to give my honest review of this book. This does not effect nor influence my opinions about the book in any which way**


When I first saw this book over on twitter, I knew that it was going to be a book I would be highly anticipating. When I was lucky enough to receive a review copy before the release date, I was so ecstatic. Not only does this book have a beautiful cover, but what was in-between the pages was even more amazing. Overall I would give this book 4 out of 5 stars.

The story throughout the whole novel was nicely paced. There wasn't one area that I had felt should've been changed and or modified to better suit what was happening. I think the thing that the author did a brilliant job on was the actually storytelling taking place. The idea that this girl lived in a secluded city with border, but all she wanted to do was explore and make maps. Then when finally chanced with this opportunity, things definitely don't go the way they planned. Myths and stories become the truth, and the truth become the lies.  I also liked the suspense and sacrifice we as readers endured. From start to finish we saw countless plot twists and developments that were definitely and added bonus to the story itself.

Another thing I really enjoyed were the characters. Each, in my eyes held a  different connection to the story. I would have to say that my favourite character would have to be Lupe. We saw many different sides to her as the story progressed and it was nice. Not only did her character stand out to me, but I also felt a connection with this character. Lupe was easy to connect with for some aspects, but for other aspects it was a bit harder to grasp. Brilliant characters were shown, and it was all very nicely portrayed.

All in all, I had minor to no complaints about this particular book. I was content and satisfied with the way it ended and even just a little bit surprised in a way. However nonetheless that did not change the fact that this book is a 4 out of 5 star rating, and anyone who enjoys a good adventure book. If you do pick up this book I hope you enjoy the read and everything it stood for.

1 comment:

La La in the Library said...

Wow! You were very lucky! I requested this ARC and didn't get one. Thanks for the revuew.