👧 Susan is moving to London to become an art student. While she waits for the course to begin she decides to look for her father and stumbles upon Merlin, a left-handed bookseller who turns crime boss and sipper Frank Thringley into dust. From this moment on, Susan, finds herself involved in the most dangerous situations, together with Merlin and is his sister Vivian, a right-handed bookseller.
♥️ I liked:
🌎 Alternate London. I love fantasy and fandoms, and this was a particularly amazing one. All the creatures you may have read of in old myths are part of it, but they all have something different that makes them very unique.
📚 The booksellers. I love books and books about books. As soon as I saw “Bookseller” on the cover I was sold. Imagine my excitement when I discovered that these are not just normal booksellers, no, they are a sort of mysterious secret agents that keep evil creatures in check and save the world. I also loved all the left-handed or right-handed business, it’s just genius.
👧 Susan. She is a very clever and determined young woman, she wants to find her dad and nothing can stop her, not even sippers or goblins. In the beginning, she can only follow Merlin, but she keeps asking questions: she is not a pushover and she thinks for herself. I also loved the fact that she loves art, it gives the book another depth: it’s not just about fighting the evil, but there is also space for beauty.
❤️ The fast pace. The book is easy to read, it brings you straight into the action and, even if there are so many weird things, it’s not overwhelming, the reader gets immediately used to its uniqueness.
🤔 I wasn’t so sure about:
It’s not a book about books. As I said earlier, I love books about books and I thought that books were going to be the focus here. Well, they are not.
⭐⭐⭐⭐ ⭐ 5/5 Even though it’s not a book about books, I loved it. If you love YA Fantasy this is the book for you.