A review by ophie333
The Girl of Ink and Stars, by Kiran Millwood Hargrave

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


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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