Review #75

Title- The Book of Lost Things

Rating– 3.75/5

Genre- Fantasy

POV- Third person, past

Similar Books/Comps– The Keeper of Lost Things

My emotions-  Creepy but entranced

Vibe– darker


High in his attic bedroom, David mourns the death of his mother, with only the books on his shelf for company. But those books have begun to whisper to him in the darkness. Angry and alone, he takes refuge in his imagination and soon finds that reality and fantasy have begun to meld. While his family falls apart around him, David is violently propelled into a world that is a strange reflection of his own — populated by heroes and monsters and ruled by a faded king who keeps his secrets in a mysterious book, The Book of Lost Things.

Best part-

The magical world we jump into and the dangers he journeys through

What I’d change-

I’d make the character a little older

“David’s mother would often tell him stories were alive. They weren’t alive in the way people were alive,or even dogs or cats. People were alive whether you chose to notice them or not, while dogs tended to make you notice them if they decided that you weren’t paying enough attention. Cats, meanwhile, were very good at pretending people didn’t exist at all when it suited them…”

“Can I ever come back here’ he asked, and the Woodsman said something very strange in reply.
‘Most people come back here,’ he said, ‘in the end”

Published by CassieSwindon

Fiction author

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