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The Girl of Ink and Stars, by Kiran Millwood Hargrave

5 reviews

robin_reads's review

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adventurous inspiring mysterious medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? A mix
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
This is  the kind of book I would’ve devoured as a teen if this had been in my library. Such a lovely and adventurous read. Very straightforward and not complicated like fantasy tends to be. 

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iksme's review

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adventurous hopeful inspiring lighthearted fast-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Plot
  • Strong character development? No
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? No
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? No

3.0

This book is really mystical, I love it. The worldbuilding and fantasy is beautiful.

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ophie333's review

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adventurous emotional mysterious sad tense fast-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Plot
  • Strong character development? It's complicated
  • Loveable characters? It's complicated
  • Diverse cast of characters? No
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? It's complicated

3.75

This was a really good story. The concept is imaginative and I was hooked all the way through. Only thing I'd say is that the pacing was a little sudden at the end, felt rushed compared to how detailed the lead-up was to it. I had a bit of a hard time connecting to the characters as well, I feel like there could've been more focus on them. But nonetheless I'd definitely happily read it again for a short fantasy boost; the writing style was very gripping and the detail of having the maps used in the cover was really pretty.

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annaem's review

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adventurous dark emotional mysterious sad tense fast-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Plot
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? It's complicated
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? No

3.5

“Each of us carries the map of our lives on our skin, in the way we walk, even in the way we grow.” 
 
Isabella lives on a beautiful island, but she, and all those living there are only allowed on a specified section of the island. Isabella dreams of visiting the Forbidden Territories, as well as leaving the island to visit other countries. One day, Isabella’s best friend goes missing and a search is organised into the Forbidden Territories. Isabella disguises herself as a boy and offers her skills to be a part of the search party. The journey is full of danger and encounters with mythical creatures. A sad story full of friendship and sacrifice. I really enjoyed the determination of Isabella and her fierce friendship, as well as her firm belief in stories and how we can find ourselves in them. 

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laurahuskinson's review against another edition

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adventurous fast-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Plot
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? No
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? No

4.5


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